A Garland for Ukraine

A Garland for Ukraine

A Garland for Ukraine, a unique film tribute of music, features BMS member John Turner and has been produced with sound recordist Steve Plews of Prima Facie with video recording by Tim Walton. Ten composers, mainly British, but also including one Italian and one...
Another blue plaque

Another blue plaque

Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885) 2 Manchester Square, London Crossing London’s majestic Manchester Square enroute to the Wallace Collection I spotted a blue plaque on No. 2 – a rather fine late 18th century house in the south east corner where lived a composer...
PROCESSIONAL: Organ Music

PROCESSIONAL: Organ Music

By Dom Sebastian Wolff Richard Lea Organist AD FONTES  AF 007           This double CD set is presented as a luxurious hard cover booklet with detailed notes on the music by organist Richard Lea. He includes 30 pieces by Dom Sebastian...
EDWARD COWIE: 24 Preludes for Piano

EDWARD COWIE: 24 Preludes for Piano

Philip Mead piano MÉTIER  MSV 28625 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...
An appreciation: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

An appreciation: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

15 July 1934 – 16 April 2022 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...