The brand new issue of Beckus (No. 130) is out!
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Society member Kevin Dickens gets MBE
Brass Band CD update
- Craig Ogden plays the Fantasy for Guitar
- Paul Harris plays Clarinet Concerto No.2
- Horn Concerto No.2 (London Mozart Players, Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn))
- Second Flute Concerto at South Downs Festival
- Fourth Symphony in King’s Lynn
Malcolm Arnold: an original symphonist by Robert Matthew-Walker
Arnold on BBC Music Magazine Cover CDs
Three films from 1962. The Lion, The Inspector and Nine Hours to Rama by Dimtiri Scarlato, Area Leader in Composition for Screen at the RCM
Ending on a major chord
A Malcolm Arnold Musical Companion, a new book edited by Alan Poulton and David Dunstan
Updated Catalogue of Works
The gravitational pull of the music is further downwards — the Mahlerian scale of this movement is maintained as the music unfolds — a half-remembered distant landscape, as English as Salisbury Plain, the Cotswolds, Scafell Pike or the Lake District — but without ‘folk’ elements: here is nature’s stark reality, by way of a contemplation of profound depth. In such a mood, Arnold bids us symphonic farewell. He finally got there.Robert Matthew-Walker