Music

Acknowledged for creating bold and distinctive programmes, the Bloomsbury Music Group collaborates with imaginative artists across the genres on a wide-ranging programme from arrangements of light music, core repertoire and works by contemporary composers.  The Group has commissioned sixteen original works and over two hundred arrangements.

Original works

The Bloomsbury Music Group has commissioned and then performed these original works:

The video below is a recording of the music we commissioned for BWE's November 2015 concert. You can listen to BWE performing other works we have commissioned on our page of recordings.

There is a recording of Roger Cawkwell's Phantasmagoria played by the Bloomsbury Band on Sound Cloud and part of the April 2018 concert.

Composers and arrangers

The Bloomsbury Music Group has commissioned arrangements from these musicians:

You can listen to performances of some of the arrangements that we have commissioned on our pages of recordings for BWE and for the Bloomsbury Band.

Concerts

A Space Odyssey

Saturday 24 November

BWE will journey into space with a varied programme that will feature the première of a BWE commissionby Christopher Hussey.

 

Trees and Flowers

Saturday 1 December 2018

The Bloomsbury Band will perform a selection of pieces celebrating nature and the countryside.

News

Bandstand concert in Ruskin Park

Sunday 1 July 2018

BWE entertained a samily audience relaxing in deck chairs provided by the wonderful Friends of the Park.

 

Flowers, Dogs and Midsummer

Saturday 23 June 2018

The Bloomsbury Band entertained participants in the Beckenham Place flower and dog show.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday 9 June

It has become a tradition for the Bloiomsbury Band to perform annually at a charity event on the Isle of Wight. This year's perfiormance was as successful as ever.

 

Russian Fire

Saturday 12 May 2018

BWE performed a dramatic, concert of Russian scores with Sarah Markham as the soloist in Glazunov’s enthralling Saxophone Concerto.

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