British Composer Profiles
is a biographical
dictionary of past British composers living between 1800 and 2010. Gerald
Leach's work on two previous editions in the 1980s was recognised as
a valuable resource, and the British Music Society has now published
an expanded third edition revised, enlarged and edited by Ian Graham-Jones.
The Chronology and Appendices have also been enlarged as further reference,
and a new Introduction by Lewis Foreman offers useful insight into the
background of the state of British music during the period covered.
Seven hundred and twenty composers are represented in this substantial
250-page dictionary. Each composer-entry contains brief biographical
details and a listing of appropriate main works. Many of the composers
listed will not be found in standard reference works, which makes
this publication a first point of reference for those seeking basic
information on the many British composers, some largely forgotten,
who have contributed to our musical heritage since the beginning of
the nineteenth century.
British Composer Profiles costs £12.50 to non-members
of the BMS, plus postage & packing (within the UK £2.50, airmail
within the EU£6, airmail outside Europe £10).