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
Concert of Thanet Music

Letter: information wanted

Ahead of a concert by Thanet Light Orchestra information is being sought about pianist Winifred Browne and composer Alfred Wall…

David Lloyd-Jones

Obituary: David Lloyd-Jones

Meeting extraordinary people is one of life’s great privileges and David Lloyd-Jones, who died on 8th June, was one such extraordinary man…

Peter Manning

Composer Peter Manning dies aged 73

Composer Peter Manning has died at the age of 73. He was best known for his work on electro-acoustic composition…

Go digital

Let’s go digital!

Please help the BMS to be more environmentally friendly and reduce its printing and postage costs by going paperless…

Undertones of War

Label to pay tribute to post 1918 British music

A tribute to post-1918 British sacred music is being released this month on the Australian based Ars Organi label…

 Latest features & reviews

Reflections on David Lloyd-Jones

Reflections on David Lloyd-Jones

His work for the BBC opened the door to what David would disparagingly refer to as ‘my time as a Civil Servant’, technically being employed by the Arts Council to establish Opera North. His achievement led to an appearance on Desert Island Discs…

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Chasing Moonbeams: Light Music Classics

Chasing Moonbeams: Light Music Classics

The only woman represented on the disc, Madeline Dring, was a supremely talented musician who died far too young. Her Times Change and Waltz- Finale, are in her very personal style, with quirky rhythms and sideways harmonic progressions…

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On This Shining Night

On This Shining Night

Two of the composers have written their own string quartet parts, and the CD opens with 11 such settings by Peter Warlock. These are delicious, with great vocal performances…

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