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Beckus Newsletter No 132 – Spring 2024

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Beckus 132

The contents:

Malcolm Arnold Competition at Eton

Digital Marketing Manager sought

Song of Simeon

Chris Green gets Lady Hilary Groves Award

Recital at Alfriston

Brass band CD update

Committee News

Joan Furió Vivas

Arnold Essay Prize

The Amis-Arnold Axis

Malcolm Arnold in the Huntley Film Archives

John Amis remembers

Malcolm Arnold: An Appreciation by Hugo Cole

Last survivor of wartime Kwai horror dies at 104

Ripe for Reissue

Performance Diary

It could be that the cheerful exuberance of so much of Arnold’s music is partly defensive; a bold facing-out of life-denying forces, an expression of his determination not to give an inch of ground in the struggle against them.

Hugo Cole