Bringing Britain’s musical heritage alive

Founded in 1979, the British Music Society is dedicated to promoting and preserving Britain’s musical heritage with particular emphasis on 20th century composers through recordings, publications and events
Malcolm Arnold Festival 2020

International Malcolm Arnold Festival 2020

Due to Covid-19 the 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival entitled A Man of the People will be held online from 17 to 18 October 2020.

Lynne Plowman

Welsh composer releases new album

Welsh composer Lynne Plowman has released her new album The Beachcomber on the Prima Facie label.

English Music Festival

English Music Festival – Autumn 2020

The English Music Festival (EMF) is playing its part in restarting music-making in the UK with the Sussex Autumn Festival on 9 to 10 October.

 Latest features & reviews

Lynne Plowman: The Beachcomber

Lynne Plowman: The Beachcomber

This CD offers just under an hour of agreeable if slightly – well, slight – listening, and as such it might be best thought of as a sampler or calling card for a composer whose major achievements are to be found elsewhere.

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Music for Stage & Screen

Music for Stage & Screen

These remastered recordings are taken from early recordings and film soundtracks. The music ranges from ballets Holst’s The Perfect Fool and Falla’s El Amor Brujo, through incidental music for a play Delius’s Hassan, to films, with well-known music by Vaughan Williams, Walton, and Bliss.

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