To join the Lennox Berkeley Society, which promotes the music and work of the composer Sir Lennox Berkeley, visit:

For the British Library Music Catalogue, where the music manuscripts of Lennox Berkeley are deposited on permanent loan, see:

To visit the Britten-Pears Foundation, home of the letters and papers and surviving property of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, and of the Berkeley Family Papers, go to:

A list of Berkeley recordings can be found at:
and on Chandos at:
and on Naxos at:

Chester Music, Berkeley’s publisher, is at:

For a detailed analysis of the music of Lennox Berkeley read Peter Dickinson’s definitive The Music of Lennox Berkeley, in the second edition published by the Boydell Press in 2003:
and visit Professor Dickinson’s website at:

Sites connected with Berkeley’s teacher Nadia Boulanger include:

For more information about Gresham’s School, Holt, where Berkeley studied as a boy during the First World War – to be followed by Auden, Spender and Britten – go to:

For a history of St. George’ School, Harpenden, where Berkeley studied before going up to Oxford:

And for Merton College, Oxford, where Berkeley joined the Brideshead generation in 1922, go to:

For an insight into life at Oxford at that period, read, amongst dozens of books about Evelyn Waugh and his contemporaries, Selina Hastings’s life of Waugh, available, with her other books, at:

And for more about social life on the French Riviera in the Thirties, when Lennox's parents had a villa on Cap Ferrat, read Selina Hastings's The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham (John Murray, 2009), also available at

For information about Lennox Berkeley's friend the French composer Francis Poulenc – biography, photos, catalogues of his work, articles and books about him, a discography, events etc – visit

For more than an insight into the musical life of Paris in the Twenties and Thirties the source is Roger Nichols, a friend, and writer about, Berkeley. Read his The Harlequin Years: Music in Paris 1917-1929 (Thames & Hudson, 2002), and visit his website at:

For a flavour of Berkeley’s circle from the Thirties till his death in 1989 read the published diaries of his friend, the writer James Lees-Milne, one of the first pillars of the National Trust, and the biography of Lees-Milne by Michael Bloch, all available, with so much more, at:

For further information about the BBC during the Second World War, when Lennox Berkeley was working there as an Orchestral Programmer :

To find out more about traditional Catholicism in general, and the Latin Mass in particular, visit:
and visit the London Oratory:
Westminster Cathedral:
To hear Gregorian chant as prayer visit the Benedictine monastery at the Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, home of the revival of Gregorian Chant:
and the beautiful and relatively new Benedictine monastery of the Abbaye Sainte Madeleine du  Barroux in Provence at:

For further information about Berkeley Castle, home of Lennox Berkeley’s ancestors, the earls of Berkeley, visit:

The website of Lennox Berkeley’s eldest son, the composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley, is at:

The website of Berkeley Guard, the security company founded and run by Lennox’s Berkeley’s second son Julian is at:

The Berkeley Ensemble, named after the music of Lennox and Michael Berkeley, has a site at: