BMS stock take sale

BMS stock take sale

From 1 February to 31 March 2021 the following CDs can be bought online at special prices for BMS members and subscribers to the monthly BMS e-newsletter. All the CDs below have been reduced in price to £5; double and triple CDs are available for £10. These prices...
Farewell to leading musical figures

Farewell to leading musical figures

RICHARD STOKER (8 November 1938 – 24 March 2021)After encouragement from Arthur Benjamin and Benjamin Britten, Stoker went on to study under Lennox Berkeley at the RAM, where he eventually became a Professor of Composition for 26 years. Although his main...
Campaign to bring back William Busch songs

Campaign to bring back William Busch songs

The daughter of the composer William Busch has launched a crowdfunding campaign called Circles within Circles to bring the forgotten songs of William Busch back into the world. Julia Cornaby Busch said: I am endeavouring to bring the songs of my father back into the...
BMS stock take sale

Publications Spring Clean Sale!

Pick up a bargain in our spring clean sale with all publications available for a limited period at special prices. Free postage within the UK too! To find out more visit our publications page.
Live music returns at English Music Festival

Live music returns at English Music Festival

Live music returns this Spring as the English Music Festival brings a star-studded programme of British music to the stage over the Bank Holiday weekend 28 – 31 May.  Festival director Em Marshall-Luck said: ‘We increasingly realise how inestimably...
Three Choirs Festival 2021 announced

Three Choirs Festival 2021 announced

The Three Choirs Festival returns to Worcester this summer, from Saturday 24 July to Sunday 1 August, with an exciting programme of choral and orchestral concerts, recitals, talks, family events, cathedral services, theatre, exhibitions and more. This year’s festival,...
Date for your diary: BMS AGM 2021

Date for your diary: BMS AGM 2021

The date for the BMS AGM 2021 has been announced – the meeting will be held online on 15 Sept. More information including the link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to members in late summer.
BASC 2021 plans unveiled

BASC 2021 plans unveiled

Nigel Foster, BMS member and Director of the London Song Festival, has announced Sarah Connolly as the teacher and judge of the BASC 2021 masterclass/competition to be held on Saturday 11th December 2021. The two sessions of the masterclass and Sarah’s adjudication at...
Entries open for BMS Essay Competition 2021

Entries open for BMS Essay Competition 2021

Student researchers are encouraged to enter the second British Music Society Essay Competition following the 2019 event which coincided with the Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The competition continues its aim to stimulate an increase in musicological...
CECILIA MCDOWALL: Sacred Choral Music

CECILIA MCDOWALL: Sacred Choral Music

The Choir of Trinity College CambridgeAlexander Hamilton organStephen Layton conductor HYPERION CDA 68251 With this CD the discerning collector is once again in debt to Hyperion’s stimulating catalogue of contemporary choral repertoire, one enhanced by performances...
JOHN MCCABE: Requiem Sequence and other works

JOHN MCCABE: Requiem Sequence and other works

William Byrd Singers director Stephen WilkinsonNorthern Chamber Orchestra director Nicholas WardJohn McCabe piano PrimaFACIE  PFCD044 John McCabe (1939-2015) composer, virtuoso pianist and, from 1983 to 1990, director of the London College of Music, worked at a...