52,943 reviews
and more.. and still writing ...

Search MusicWeb Here



International mailing

  Founder: Len Mullenger             Editor in Chief: John Quinn               Contact Seen and Heard here  

Sir Arthur Bliss – Bibliography & Links

Return to Sir Arthur Bliss Homepage


Key Texts

Arthur Bliss – A Bio-Bibliography S.R. Craggs Greenwood Press 1988

Arthur Bliss – A Sources Book S.R. Craggs Scolar Press 1996

Bliss – The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers John Sugden Omnibus Press 1997

Arthur Bliss: Catalogue of the Complete Works L. Foreman Novello 1980 [with supplement 1982]

Bliss on Music: Selected Writings of Arthur Bliss 1920-1975 Oxford University Press 1991

As I Remember Arthur Bliss (autobiography) Faber & Faber 1970 republished by Thames Publishing in 1989

Arthur Bliss C. Palmer Novello Short biographies series 1995


For a comprehensive bibliography see Craggs 1988, 1996 and Foreman 1980.


Arthur Bliss was a prolific writer as well as composer. Much of his published musical criticism and other literary works can be found in Bliss on Music. Perhaps one of the most novel series of musical articles written was Bliss’s Musical Pilgrimage of Britain. This was published in the Listener in1935 over a period of twelve weeks. It is reprinted in its entirety in Bliss on Music.





Bliss Society

Bliss Trust

Chandos Records

Hyperion Records

Naxos Records

ASV Records



Return to Sir Arthur Bliss Homepage



Return to: Music on the Web