Beckus Newsletter Archive 08

Beckus Newsletters No 104 – 115 Spring 2015 to Winter 2019

Issue 115 Winter 2019:

  • Much to enjoy at the 14th Arnold Festival
  • Keith Llewellyn, R.I.P.
  • Barry Wordsworth guest at Society dinner
  • Come play and sing Peterloo choral
  • John Gibbons becomes Patron of the Society
  • First recording of the Toy Symphony
  • New CD of the complete piano works
  • Savile Club CD
  • The Accordion Concerto that never was
  • From the Archives: premières and early performances (Part 1 of 2)

Issue 114 Autumn 2019:

  • Flute Concerto no.1 – Hitchin Chamber Orchestra
  • Cornish Dances, St Kea Church
  • Double Violin Concerto – Orchestra of the Swan
  • 14. Malcolm Arnold Festival
  • Festival and Society arrangements
  • Malcolm Arnold Society Scholarship
  • Judith Bailey and Malcolm Arnold
  • The other Malcolm Arnold
  • Battle of Britain: New evidence in the autograph manuscripts
  • Battle of Britain: letters from Walton
  • 1969: A busy year for Malcolm
  • Reel Streets, Part 2
  • Whistle Down the Wind: on location in Downham
  • Performance diary

Issue 113 Summer 2019:

Issue 112 Spring 2019:

  • Second Eton College Malcolm Arnold competition
  • Five Pieces for violin and piano in Italy
  • Double Violin Concertos in Ealing & Faversham
  • Oboe Concerto in Suffolk & English Dances in Norfolk
  • Symphony for Strings in Greenwich – St Paul’s Sinfonia
  • Our Classical Century: The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Hobson’s Choice – Music From the Motion Pictures
  • The return of The Three Musketeers
  • Lot 86 – A postscript to the Norwich auction of ‘The Sir Malcolm Arnold Collection’
  • The ‘Inn of the Sixth Happiness’ plaque in North Wales
  • The significance of Malcolm Arnold by David Mellor and Robert Matthew-Walker
  • Book Review: The Classical Music Map of Britain
  • Society accounts and subscription information
  • From the archives
  • Performance diary


Issue 111 Winter 2018:

  • 13th Arnold Festival: a triumph over adversity
  • Society Dinner
  • Annetta Hoffnung, R.I.P.
  • Prize competition
  • BBC to open up classical music archive
  • Stokowski recording of Beckus the Dandipratt
  • The musical grandfather: A William Hawes postscript
  • The Auction in retrospect
  • Armando Iannucci reflects on the death of Malcolm Arnold
  • Concert review: Hitchin Symphony Orchestra
  • Five Year Society Review
  • Badger’s Green: Arnold’s first film score
  • New subscription rates from 1 January 2019
  • Performance Diary


Issue 110 Autumn 2018:

  • Tavistock Festival
  • Sean Shibe wins RPS music award
  • Ruth Gipps Variations – Vanbrugh Ensemble
  • Arnold on Sounds of Brass
  • Grand Grand Overture at Brighton Festival
  • Charles “Charlie” Gregory, horn player
  • Arnold’s whistlers
  • From the archives: Commonwealth Christmas Overture, etc
  • Concert Piece for Percussion / Evelyn Glennie
  • Arnold the conductor: a remarkable decade 1963-72
  • Festival and Society events 12-14 October 2018

Issue 109 Summer 2018:

  • Brighton Philharmonic concert
  • A new Patron
  • Eton Essay Prize winners
  • Tavistock Festival
  • The Eton Collection
  • New CD of fanfares
  • Fantasy for Cello: an analysis by Julian Lloyd Webber
  • A gesture of friendship
  • Malcolm Arnold and Bruce Montgomery
  • Salute to Thomas Merritt op.98
  • Arnold and Britten from Zeeland
  • Kensington Gardens
  • The Fair County of Ayr
  • Three Shanties arranged for octet

Issue 108 Spring 2018:

  • Eton College Malcolm Arnold Competition
  • Heatwave: Music for flute, oboe, and piano
  • A heatwave in December
  • Isabelle Marchewka: Solo harp works
  • The Gramophone’s Top 10 English composers
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Martin Ellerby
  • The Three Musketeers on tour in Autumn 2018
  • Rick Stein
  • Neil Richmond: transcribing Arnold’s works
  • Water Music: a South East discovery
  • More praise for Sean Shibe
  • Phillip Dyson: Malcolm’s piano music
  • Society Accounts and subscription information
  • Sponsorship
  • Book review
  • The Richmond Ballet perform ‘Journey’

Issue 107 Winter 2017:

  • 12th Arnold Festival: a feast of delights
  • Society Dinner
  • New CD of Arnold Songs
  • Our new website!
  • Donald Mitchell (1925 – 2017)
  • Fantasy for Guitar / Acclaim for Sean Shibe
  • Fantasy for Double Bass
  • Arnold at Eton: a student’s view
  • Eton Essay Prize 2017
  • News from Bel Air
  • The search for the missing scores
  • More cuttings from the pas

Issue 106 Autumn 2017

  • Exhibition at Eton College
  • The Tempest at Eton
  • Statue of Malcolm Arnold unveiled at Northampton Guildhall
  • Rinaldo and Armida in Westminster
  • Exhibition of Marialuisa Marino’s art in Nottingham
  • Alan Moore’s Jerusalem
  • Malcolm Arnold Festival 2017 – A welcome by Paul Harris
  • Festival arrangements for society members
  • Reviving ‘Parasol’ by Ian Hÿtch
  • A Pride of Parasols
  • The Organ Concerto in America
  • Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
  • Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
  • More newspaper cuttings from the past

Issue 105 Summer 2017

  • St Paul’s Sinfonia – Viola concerto
  • Auction in Norwich
  • Goldsmith Sinfonia – Symphony No 5
  • Sinfonia Tamesa – Symphony No 7
  • New kid on the block, part 3
  • More on ‘Parasol’
  • A-Z of Northampton by Anthony Meredith – review
  • Bronwen Jones: pianist in Stolen Face
  • Clarinet Concerto and sonatina
  • More newspaper cuttings from the past
  • Malcolm Arnold: a birthday tribute by Humphrey Searle

Issue 104 Spring 2017

  • Essex Symphony Orchestra
  • Sale of items from Sir Malcolm’s estate
  • News from Maryland
  • The nine Symphonies in concert
  • New kid on the block, part 2
  • Parasol, Malcolm’s only musical
  • Fantasy for audience and orchestra
  • New publications
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