Lennox Berkeley: Crux Fidelis Motet

Scope and Content

1. For unaccompanied voices. Music manuscript, vocal score, in Berkeley's hand. Also includes a page of lyrics with alterations and an undated letter from Berkeley, concerning a correction in the work, with the music manuscript correction. Originally in an envelope marked by Imogen Holst 'MSS sent to me (To be dealt with)'.

2. For Tenor solo and SATB choir. Music manuscript, four copies, vocal score, in Imogen Holst's hand.

This motet for tenor solo and chorus is a setting of a hymn for Good Friday. It was written at Peter Pears's request and dedicated to Imogen Holst. It was performed on 24 Jun 1955 at the Aldeburgh Festival by the Purcell Singers with Peter Pears as soloist and conducted by Imogen Holst.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader’s Undertaking form.