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
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.

English Music Festival

English Music Festival – Autumn 2020

The English Music Festival (EMF) is playing its part in restarting music-making in the UK with the Sussex Autumn Festival on 9 to 10 October.

 Latest features & reviews

Malcolm Lipkin: Recollections

Malcolm Lipkin: Recollections

There are many British ‘lost composers’ of the 20th century, several born between the two world wars, who even after an encouraging start fell out of favour, or out of fashion, in their later years.

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