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
Grace Williams

Welsh composer features on BMS recording

A new BMS recording will be released on the Naxos label in July featuring the songs of Welsh composer Grace Williams…

Sir Andrew Davis CBE

Obituary: Sir Andrew Davis CBE

The British Music Society says farewell to one of our much-loved Vice-Presidents following the death of Sir Andrew Davis…

Genesis and Hope

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…

 Latest features & reviews

HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

This compendium of mostly British contributions to the literature amply demonstrates the versatility of which the recorder is capable. There is variety of mood, virtuosity, colour…

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PHILIP SAWYERS: Various

PHILIP SAWYERS: Various

Philip Sawyers’ Third Symphony of (so far) six symphonies was completed in 2016, and it is a muscular work rooted in tonal language but refreshingly ‘dissonant’ and dramatic…

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