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
A Garland for Ukraine

A Garland for Ukraine

A Garland for Ukraine, a unique film tribute of music, features BMS member John Turner…

John McLeod

Obituary: John McLeod

The death in Edinburgh on 24 March of the remarkable Scottish composer-conductor-clarinettist and educator John McLeod leaves an unfillable void in Scottish Music…

Tell us about your event

Tell us about your Event

The BMS is always delighted to share details of upcoming concerts and events featuring British music – and we have now made it even easier for you to tell us about them!

Ben Goldscheider

Festival to feature British music

Hertfordshire Festival (HFoM) will feature a terrific range of British Music at its 2022 festival. 

New publications of Darke piano music

Australian music publisher, Crescendo Music Publications has produced three new first editions of the music of Harold Darke..

 Latest features & reviews

EDWARD COWIE: 24 Preludes for Piano

EDWARD COWIE: 24 Preludes for Piano

This CD is a re-release of the 24 Piano Preludes by Edward Cowie, first recorded by piano virtuoso Philip Mead, a specialist in contemporary piano repertoire, on the UHR label of the University of Hertfordshire in November of 2007…

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An appreciation: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

An appreciation: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Following his death earlier this month, much has been written about the musical achievement of Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Unpalatable to some, indispensable to others, his music has dominated the new music landscape for well over fifty years…

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