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
South Wales Meet New South Wales

Composers project goes live online

Composers from South Wales meet Composers from New South Wales in online concert project.

Malcolm Arnold concert

Malcolm Arnold Centenary Concert

… not a single one of the major London orchestras has programmed a note of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s music in this his centenary year…


Hello to new members

We welcome these new members who have joined the society recently…

Giles Easterbrook

Tributes to Giles Easterbrook

Tributes from Andrew Burn, chairman of the Bliss Trust and three composers following the death of BMS vice-chairman in September

Gordon Crosse

Obituary: Gordon Crosse

English composer Gordon Crosse has died aged 83.

 Latest features & reviews

Gordon Crosse: Ad Patrem

Gordon Crosse: Ad Patrem

John Turner’s obituary to Gordon Crosse who died on 21 November 2021 makes reference to his third Elergy, Ad Patrem, which was composed in 2009 in memory of his adored father.

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Everyone who has attended the Last Night of the Proms, or watched it on television, will be familiar with ‘that lovely cello tune’ from Sir Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea-Songs. How many people know the name of the original composer of that song?

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