Promoting Classical Music composed by People born or domiciled in the British Isles

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BRITISH MUSIC RADIO - Current Programmes


BMR Live

recorded by BMR exclusive

"Honey from the Hive"

Dame Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley

 John Dowland and his Patrons     

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Concert Time 7


introduced by Joan Heathcote

made especially for BMR

featuring their label, also Lyrita and others

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Many additions to BMR Video

including Beecham conducting Chicago SO in Delius (live 1960)  Parry 3rd Symphony, Bridge Piano Quintet and a lot more, all live performances!

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Our mission is to broadcast British Classical Music because we believe in its quality and its value.  We aim to explore  the heritage of the musical culture of the British Isles, and especially to promote discovery - and re-discovery. 

We also want to encourage young performers to feature this repertoire in their programming, and concert organisers to work with us to promote such music.  

British Music Radio is not-for-profit, all surplus funds will be invested into its development.

 CONTACT US:          

 Telephone:  01243-862072       
32 Longford Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex  PO21 1AG
 Inland Revenue charity registration reference:  XT34089

Facebook:   Facebook/BMR

Useful Links

These will lead you to information about composers and their works

  • The Federation of Recorded Music Societies

  • The Land of Lost Content

  • British Music Society
  • Cecilia - a huge database
  • Music Web International - British Composers   
  • British Classical Composers Database
  • British Women Composers
  • The British Composers Project

  • BBC Radio 3 Composer of the week podcasts
    search for UK composers  

  •           On Air - BMR Latest News

    Support British Music Radio so that we can expand our range of programmes and activities including commissioning live events such as our Debut Project which is aimed at encouraging young musicians to take up British repertoire in their programmes.

    Our Programmes

    click on titles above to access.

    The Journey

     our regular magazine on all things BMR, hosted by Jan Cosgrove

    Classical Adventures

    a series produced for us by American, Vermont-based Divine Art Recordings and presented by Stephen Sutton.  This features much exciting material from that recording stable.

    Concert Time

    produced for BMR byCameo Classics, introduced by Joy Heathcote .    Joy features music from the renowned Lyrita and Cameo Classics labels.  Our thanks especially to David Kent-Watson at Cameo!

    BMR Live

    Recordings unique to BMR, with recitals etc by Mark Bebbington, The Coull Quartet, Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley and more.   The Angel in the Forest Julian Marshall's moving song cycle setting poems by German poet Gertrud Kolmar, at its premiere broadcast performance at the Alyth Centre for Jewish Music on 26th January 2014, commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day.   You will want to hear this superb performance with tenor James Gilchrist, and the Welton Singers and Players conducted by Ian Belton of the Brodsky Quartet, together with an interview with Julian and James talking with Jan Cosgrove. Irish Piano Music from the 19th Century - another BMR Live production.  Una Hunt performs a wealth of unknown music especially recorded by BMR at London's Regent Hall, a collaboration with Irish Heritage.   And we've added Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley in 'Honey from the Hive' based on Dowland's patrons.

    Other BMR features:

    Performances from around the world, live concerts and top recordings.  For example,

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra  The world-renowned orchestra in Elgar (Cockaigne Oveture and Cello Concerto) (soloist Yo Yo Ma) and Walton's First Symphony in 3 live recordings under 3 famous conductors.

    The British Symphony

    exploring key repertoire including concertos

    By The Sleepy Lagoon

    our series on British Light Classical Music, presented by Liz Allen, and featuring in this first edition seven tracks from the new 7CD Eric Coates Collection from Nimbus Alliance (to whom many thanks indeed).   Plus film music by Malcolm Arnold and Ron Goodwin, an extract from 'Alice in Wonderland', and Shepherd's making hey (not hay????) as a request.  Enjoy!  (Oh, you'll see we've got  a picture of the REAL said Lagoon .....)

    Sounds Ahead

    is about "more recent" music, some of it submitted by you, the listener It'll certainly keep us on our musical toes. 


    On the BMR Video side, we've added the unforgettable Ken Russell film about Delius and Eric Fenby, A Song of Summer, as well as the lovely visual images of London paintings which accompany Vaughan William's London Symphony.  Quite magical.  And now, 'Night Mail', the complete film made by the GPO Film Unit in 1935, a masterpiece of documentary making, with that famous music and verse by Britten and Auden at the end - shown complete to illustrate its place in the film.   We now also have added works by Britten - The Turn of the Screw, Curlew River, Peter Grimes and A Midsummer Night's Dream, all in video recordings of live performances.

    We will also post programmes by other producers.

    More News

    Are you an individuial or a group who has a proposal which will result in undervalued British works being given a hearing?   It could be performance, or funding support, or research.   Or have you ideas or a proposal for a programme, feature or series?  Would you like to devise or present material on BMR?