Letter: Spot that Tune

Letter: Spot that Tune

Dear BMS The ‘Spot that tune’ music in the August E-News is by Robert Farnon – How beautiful is night.  I have a piano arrangement that was published by Chappell in an album entitled Robert Farnon – Journey into Melody ISBN 0-86359-529-4.  Kind...
Letter: Spot that Tune

Letter: looking for Bantock

Dr Adèle Commins, Head of Creative Arts, Media and Music at the Dundalk Institute of Technology is trying to track down a copy of the Bantock Society Journal Vol 4 no.1 from 1999. She is specifically looking for the article Bantock, Helen Schweitzer, and the 1896...
Inspire 2021

Inspire 2021

The Music Teachers’ Association of New South Wales, Australia will be holding their Biennial Conference for Studio Music Teachers on 24 and 25 September. Some of the presentations will be of particular interest to BMS members which will be held on Zoom are: Australian...
Guess the composer

Guess the composer

BMS Member John Turner has asked if any other BMS member can identify the following excerpt from the first and last pages of a Sarabande for piano dated 1939. As you will see, the style of the music is fairly sophisticated, the writing very precise, and the piece...
Nocturne: composed during lockdown

Nocturne: composed during lockdown

British composer John Whittaker shares a film of his ‘Nocturne’ which was composed during lockdown. This is one of a set of four songs composed for soprano and piano and is accompanied by a beautiful film of the English...
New book author bites back!

New book author bites back!

Philip Hunt’s suggestion in last month’s Bite-Back that the announcement of my biography of E. J. Moeran in the April Newsletter “overlooks” Geoffrey Self’s The Music of E. J. Moeran rather misses the point of announcing the publication of a new book. If he buys and...