Following on from the success of his recording of organ works by Stanford (Resonus RES10104), organist Tom Winpenny presents the first complete recording of the organ works of father and son Lennox and Michael Berkeley.
Composed over a period of less than 50 years, this eclectic and fascinating collection of organ works also contains the Three Pieces for Organ, Op. 72, No. 1 and Fantasia, Op. 92 by Lennox and Wild Bells (1986) by Michael. Also included is the Andantino, arranged by Jennifer Bate from Lennox's Festival Anthem.
'it is Michael Berkeley who provides the real musical highlight of the disc with his dazzling virtuoso showpiece Wild Bells...one just wonders how many years it took Winpenny to develop the kind of breathtaking technique which allows him to perform the piece with such insouciant fluency. Forget the short playing length. This release is more than worth its weight in musical gold.' MusicWeb International