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Beckus Newsletter No 131 – Winter 2023

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Beckus 131

The contents:

Festival returns to Northampton

Steve Phillps (Enderby Band) writes about the concert

A trip to the Sixth Happiness

Petroc Trelawny becomes a Patron

Annabel Soegaard wins the Arnold Essay Prize

Malcolm Arnold Festival on YouTube

In memoriam
Marjorie Snedker

Rumon Gamba talks about recording ballet music

Discovering Malcolm Arnold by Terry Teachout

Ending the Ninth by Alistair Jones

Hobson’s Choice in Grange-over-Sands

Bryan Forbes and Malcolm Arnold

Greatest British Composers poll

A Malcolm Arnold Musical Companion

New Subscription rates

Updated Catalogue of Works

Performance Diary

For, of all the many composers to whose careers the postwar avant-garde laid waste, Arnold may well be the one whose posthumous reputation is destined to soar the highest. Though it was only months ago that I heard his music for the first time, I already feel confident in ranking him with Elgar, Vaughan Williams, William Walton, and Benjamin Britten as one of the greatest English composers of the 20th century. I am no less confident that music lovers of the 21st century will feel the same way.

Terry Teachout