Who’s Who?

Who’s Who?

Some of our BMS friends and members have been sorting through their photo collections over Christmas and have unearthed some interesting photographs of musicians. Now we would like your help to identify who they are. Some we recognise but we are not sure about many of...
Tribute: Eric Parkin

Tribute: Eric Parkin

I learned of Eric Parkin’s death on Friday 16 October, when I received an email from someone who had bought some of his sheet music in the Reading Oxfam Music shop, writes J. Martin Stafford. The music contained a letter from me to Eric written in April 1999. My email...
Music items for sale

Music items for sale

Former member of the Society, Hilary Swift, has the following BMS and British music related items for sale for a small contribution.  BMS Journals: Volumes 6 – 13 (1984 – 1991), all in good condition. View the contents here. Gustav Holst: biography by...
The Rutland Boughton Music Trust

The Rutland Boughton Music Trust

The Rutland Boughton Music Trust is building a new website. Although still work in progress it does include a complete work list with sources for Rutland Boughton’s music and a discography. BMS CD 431 Songs of Rutland Boughton is still available to members at just £5...
The Drowning Shore

The Drowning Shore

From the glass panes of screens to border-seas, to the seal of our own bodies – how do we transcend the divisions by which we define ourselves? A new cantata in Scots and Yiddish explores the physical realities of language in our increasingly virtual...
Composers’ plaque challenge

Composers’ plaque challenge

Ireland and Britten I was interested to read the article “Never Forgotten” in the Autumn issue of BMS news. The plaques of Britten and Ireland reminded me of my visit to those composers’ birthplaces. Britten’s birthplace is a comfortable B&B where one can sleep in...