Arnold Bax to be recognised in Scotland

Arnold Bax to be recognised in Scotland

The news that internationally renowned British composer, Sir Arnold Bax, is to be officially recognised in Scotland will be welcomed by BMS members and all classical music enthusiasts. A bronze plaque unveiling ceremony, due to take place at the Morar Hotel,...
Book review: The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies

Book review: The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies

A disastrous Promenade Concert reception became a momentous turning point in the stormy life of composer, Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016). A dissatisfied part of the audience booed and walked out, during the premier performance of his large orchestral work, ‘Worldes...
Distinguished organist Jennifer Bate dies aged 75

Distinguished organist Jennifer Bate dies aged 75

A distinguished Life member of the British Music Society since 1980 as well as a Vice President, Jennifer Bate OBE lost her life to cancer on 25 March. Having received professional training from an early age from her organist father H. A Bate, Jennifer chose to focus...
Shopping with Grace Williams

Shopping with Grace Williams

A personal memoir of meeting Grace Williams in the late 1960s at her home in Barry, by Andrew Youdell. To access this post, you must sign up for a Standard Membership, Under 25s Membership, Patron or Life Membership or log...
The Cyril Scott Companion

The Cyril Scott Companion

Boydell and Brewer’s catalogue includes an impressive array of texts on British music to which this substantial and beautifully presented volume is a very welcome addition. To access this post, you must sign up for a Standard Membership, Under 25s Membership,...
John McCabe’s lost recital

John McCabe’s lost recital

In 1985 the internationally renowned pianist and composer John McCabe recorded an album of contemporary piano music by Australian, American and British composers. To access this post, you must sign up for a Standard Membership, Under 25s Membership, Patron or...
In praise of C.B. Rootham

In praise of C.B. Rootham

Philip L. Scowcroft has contacted BMS to highlight the music of Cyril Bradley Rootham. Scarcely a household name in British music, yet one who Philip Scowcroft advocates deserves better recognition. Born in Bristol in 1875, most of Cyril Rootham’s life is associated...