Composers talking

In the last century many of our greatest composers, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Benjamin Britten, wrote music especially for the amateur community. They considered it a vital part of music making and it is great to see so many of today’s most prominent composers writing for this same community.

In this guide, composers and performers will find a wonderful treasury of sound advice from a wide variety of composers with experience in writing for amateur groups.

We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music do not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.