Welcome to the William Alwyn site

William Alwyn (1905 - 1985) was one of our finest composers with a wealth of repertoire from orchestral to film scores, ensemble to choral.

The site allows you to explore his world and find out more about the man, his music and some of his other talents such as his love of painting.

To find out more about the William Alywn festival in Suffolk and where you can listen to his music please use the links at the top or bottom of this site.

On Saturday 11 February – BBC Radio 3 commencing at 3pm. ‘The Sound of Cinema’ programme presented by Matthew Sweet will focus on the film music of William Alwyn which will include an interview with arranger and composer Philip Lane who has reconstructed so many of Alwyn’s films scores for recording. 

Also on BBC Radio 3 this Saturday morning (11 Feb), Record Review at 9am will review both the new Alwyn film music disc (Chandos) and the new Somm disc of Alwyn Early String Quartets performed by the Tippett Quartet. These will be reviewed by Andrew McGregor at around 10.25am.

To see our current collection of 2017 concert dates please click here.

We also have details of upcoming CD releases for 2017. Please click here