British Music of Our Time (1946)

British Music of Our Time (1946) is a real gem, some of these writers aren't afraid of getting their claws out at times...ouch!

Begins with a chapter on British music at the start of the 20th C.
George Grove, Arthur Sullivan, Hubert Parry,
Charles Villiers Stanford, Alexander Mackenzie,
Edward Elgar, Mary Wakefield, Henry Wood,
Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Edward German,
Ethel Smyth, Walford Davies

Individual chapters on
Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, Peter Warlock, Frank Bridge,
Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, Arnold Bax, Eugene Goossens, William Walton, Arthur Bliss, Lord Berners, Constant Lambert,
E. J. Moeran, Edmund Rubbra and Benjamin Britten.

A chapter covering
Joseph Holbrooke, Cyril Scott, Granville Bantock,
Henry Balfour Gardiner, George Dyson,
John McEwen, George Butterworth,
Herbert Howells, Ivor Gurney,
Bernard van Dieren.

And finally a chapter called 'What Now' covering
Howard Ferguson, Gerald Finzi, Gordon Jacob,
Elizabth Maconchy, Michael Tippett, Alan Bush,
Alan Rawsthorne,Lennox Berkeley.

Not bad for a paperback eh?!

book as jpeg Image files
pdf from Dusty


  1. I downloaded this from you before - is this an improved version?

  2. i just couldn't find the original post and link so redid

    : )