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
Bangalore - BMS

Early history of the BMS

Some members might be aware that the British Music Society existed in various forms with branches around the world including Bangalore in India…

Carwithen Festival poster

Carwithen Festival review

Congratulations to viola player Mark Chivers for organising a wonderful festival celebrating composer Doreen Carwithen’s centenary…

Arnold Bax plaque

Bax plaque installed in Morar

A bronze plaque commemorating the composer Arnold Bax has been installed where he composed some of his finest scores…

Concert of Thanet Music

Letter: information wanted

Ahead of a concert by Thanet Light Orchestra information is being sought about pianist Winifred Browne and composer Alfred Wall…

David Lloyd-Jones

Obituary: David Lloyd-Jones

Meeting extraordinary people is one of life’s great privileges and David Lloyd-Jones, who died on 8th June, was one such extraordinary man…

 Latest features & reviews

Notes from my Apprenticeship

Notes from my Apprenticeship

The greatest teachers are the rare ones who profoundly change you as a human being and whose lessons affect you throughout a lifetime. For me, Alexander “Sandy” Goehr has been that teacher…

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Reflections on David Lloyd-Jones

Reflections on David Lloyd-Jones

His work for the BBC opened the door to what David would disparagingly refer to as ‘my time as a Civil Servant’, technically being employed by the Arts Council to establish Opera North. His achievement led to an appearance on Desert Island Discs…

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Chasing Moonbeams: Light Music Classics

Chasing Moonbeams: Light Music Classics

The only woman represented on the disc, Madeline Dring, was a supremely talented musician who died far too young. Her Times Change and Waltz- Finale, are in her very personal style, with quirky rhythms and sideways harmonic progressions…

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