President: Sir Charles Mackerras CBE
Chairman: Matthew Eve
The Wilfred Josephs Society was founded in 1994 to promote interest in the music of this unique composer of both classical and commercial music.
For over four decades Wilfred Josephs has led an enviably creative and prolific career as one of Britain's most distinguished composers. Well-known as much for his concert music as that composed for film or television, Josephs is a true craftsman in every compositional form and style with a catalogue of works that encompasses almost every musical genre.
This description will mistakenly foster the notion of an eclectic composer without much individuality; a composer without heart or soul, but far from being the case, Josephs' style combines pure melody with a romantic post-12-tone sensibility that is engaging and uniquely his own.
It is the rarer composer, particularly of Josephs' generation, who has the ability to compose music that communicates so effectively to an audience, but his concert works have been premiered and performed by leading soloists and orchestras around the world.
Joseph's voluminous overall creative output to date not only astounds but bewilders the casual observer in its extraordinary range and his many film and television credits (The Great War, I Claudius, Swallows & Amazons, Cider With Rosie, The British Empire, A Voyage Around My Father) confirm a leading composer at the height of his powers.
The Wilfred Josephs Society was founded in 1994 to promote interest in the music of this unique composer of both classical and commercial music and now has a world-wide membership.
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Knowing Wilfred Josephs by Matthew Eve
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