Time flies in the company of The Navy Lark and Dad’s Army.

Time flies in the company of The Navy Lark and Dad’s Army.

We’re all aware of the phrase Tempus fugit … I have just been listening to the Classic Comedy Hour on BBC Radio 4 Extra (8 a.m. for me, with other start-times available during any one day), in this case The Navy Lark and then Dad’s Army, the latter adapted for...
Neglected British Composers.

Neglected British Composers.

It has been suggested that I invite readers to nominate British Composers whom are unjustly neglected, and in so doing suggest a work of theirs that best represents them, whether recorded or not. I’ll start the ball rolling and give you my choice, Sir Lennox Berkeley....
When Tom met Harry & Max.

When Tom met Harry & Max.

In 2014, the respective composers’ eightieth-birthday year, Tom Service met Sirs Harrison Birtwistle (pictured right) & Peter Maxwell Davies for a fascinating and revealing conversation, just now rebroadcast on BBC Radio 3 (11.45 a.m. on Saturday May 30, and...