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
Genesis and Hope


The St Paul’s Sinfonia, who celebrate their 20th anniversary next year, are a well-established feature of concerts in Southeast London…

English Heritage Music Series

Series unearths scores from the past

The English Heritage Music Series now offers free access to musical compositions previously out of reach or long out of print…

John McCabe

Private viewing of John McCabe video

The video tribute to John McCabe, first screened at the BMS AGM in October last year, can be viewed by members only on a private online platform for three days in July…

Ralph Vaughan Williams

RVW Premiere at music festival

The English Music Festival in May will include the World Premiere of the ‘Richard II’ Concert Fantasy by Ralph Vaughan Williams…

Recording British Music

Book records neglected British repertoire

A book charting a personal history of 50 years’ researching and recording neglected British repertoire was launched in late April by publisher Vocalion Books…

 Latest features & reviews



It was trumpet-player Oscar Whight who, in 2020 during the pandemic, when musicians were being forced apart from one another, decided to bring together seven contemporary composers…

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