Bringing Britain’s musical heritage alive

Founded in 1979, the British Music Society is dedicated to promoting and preserving Britain’s musical heritage with particular emphasis on 20th century composers through recordings, publications and events
Roderick Williams

Meet our new Vice President

Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation – and has become a Vice President of the British Music Society.

Malcolm Arnold Festival 2020

International Malcolm Arnold Festival 2020

Due to Covid-19 the 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival entitled A Man of the People will be held online from 17 to 18 October 2020.

Lynne Plowman

Welsh composer releases new album

Welsh composer Lynne Plowman has released her new album The Beachcomber on the Prima Facie label.

 Latest features & reviews

James Joyce’s Favourite Songs

James Joyce’s Favourite Songs

This is, in effect, a Schubertian journey that charts ecstatic love thence to melancholy and despair. There is a fine balance between the vocal means – romantic, withdrawn, only once specifically folk-like – and the varied piano writing which is colourful, clear, and sometimes turbulent.

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Lynne Plowman: The Beachcomber

Lynne Plowman: The Beachcomber

This CD offers just under an hour of agreeable if slightly – well, slight – listening, and as such it might be best thought of as a sampler or calling card for a composer whose major achievements are to be found elsewhere.

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