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Steve Phillps (Enderby Band) writes about the concert
A trip to the Sixth Happiness
Annabel Soegaard wins the Arnold Essay Prize
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
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Updated Catalogue of Works
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