Welcome to the BMS website - the homepage for all lovers of British Music!

The British Music Society is currently in well into an exciting period of change and development which aims to bring together an even broader range of opportunities and experiences for supporters of the British music cause.


Membership has always included the provision of our flagship printed Journal, packed full of scholarly and informative articles about wonderful musical rarities. We are producing 2 Journals per year - even better value for your membership. Articles about John McCabe, Gordon Jacob, Arthur Butterworth, Humphrey Searle and Algernon Ashton, as well as a number of significant obituaries have featured. Further copies of past journals are also available through our Publications page. 


We are now also circulating regular monthly eNews to members - very much a sign of the times, but also a very creditable and cost-effective alternative to printed newsletters, quite apart from being much more up-to-date. Non members may also sign up to the eNews here.


BMS has a long tradition of recordings and some of our latest CD releases through the Naxos label are of twenty miniatures for cello and piano by W.H Squire, doyen of British cellists at the turn of the nineteenth century, which entered the Official Specialist Classical Chart Top 30 in its first week of issue; and a double CD of organ music by Malcolm Williamson, Master of the Queen's Music from 1975 until his death in 2003.


You can keep up to speed with our events here - watch this space to keep abreast of dates, links and promotions.


If you are not already a member, now is the time to sign up!


We hope you will find much here of interest and welcome your feedback by email, or via social media. If you are interested in becoming part of the executive committee, email us with a list of the skills that you might bring to the job. We are currently looking for help with social media and with the Journal, but there are always useful contributions to be made elsewhere.


With all our very best, British thanks!


Adrian Lucas

Chairman, British Music Society

Adrian Lucas, Chairman, BMS

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