The Malcolm Arnold Society

Music Webmaster
Len Mullenger:

Short Bibliography: this will be of help for those who wish to know more about

the composer, his life and work; especially for those making a study of Arnold's music.

Arnold, M. "I think of music in terms of sound". Music and Musicians, July 1956.
Arnold, M. "Music". The Listener, 14 October 1971
Burton-Page, P. Philharmonic Concerto. London: Methuen, 1994
Burton-Page, P. 'Malcolm Arnold at 70', Musical Times, 1991, October, 493-5
Cole, H. Malcolm Arnold; an introduction to his music. London: Faber & Faber, 1989.
Cole, H. 'Malcolm Arnold at 60', Music and Musicians, 1981, October, 9-11
Ford, C. "Malcolm Arnold". The Guardian, 17 April 1971.
Richie, C. "Arnold-Lean Trilogy". Silents to Satellite, vol. 10, October 1991.
Schafer, M. British Composers in Interview. London: Faber & Faber, 1963.

Poulton, Alan, The Music of Malcolm Arnold: a Catalogue, Faber and Faber, 1986

The following are audio interviews and talks:

Adeney, R. "Music Matters". B.B.C. Radio 3, October 1994.
Amis, J. ''Omnibus". B.B.C. Television, 1969.
Baker, R. "Comparing Notes". B.B.C. Radio 4, October 1991.
Burton-Page, P. Composer of the Week". B.B.C. Radio 3, 21 October 1994.
Howard, M. "Classic Reports". Classic FM, 21 October 1992.
Mitchell, D. "The Curse of Popularity". B.B.C. Radio 3, 14 March 1977
Oliver, M. "Music Weekly". B.B.C. Radio 3, January 1988.
Rusmanis, K. "Arnold at Seventy": Omnibus. B.B.C. Television, 11 October 1991

Comprehensive bibliographies can be found in Burton-Page and Cole in list one.

Frontespiece of the score for Horn Concerto No 2, written for Dennis Brain and bearing an inscription to Gerard Hoffnung (courtesy of Mrs Annetta Hoffnung)
"To Gerard
With every Good Wish
Boxing Day 1958"

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