Welcome to the Betty Roe Society web site; dedicated to the works of English composer, Betty Roe MBE. 

Our website it is currently being renovated.

Silver Hound CD CoverThe Silver Hound and Other Songs by Betty Roe

Betty Roe MBE is one of Britain's finest composers of English Song.  Roe has composed over 200 songs but the majority, particularly those composed since 1990, had remained unrecorded.  The Betty Roe Society is delighted to have produced its recording of 12 significant works, many of which are world premiere recordings.

Copies of the recording can be purchased from Divine Art Records;


As a CD, 24 bit WAV, FLAC or MP3.

Listen to Robin Tritschler and Nigel Foster's beautiful performance of 'The Fair Singer' on YouTube;

The Artists

The Society secured the services of some of the UK's best musicians;

Engineered by Simon Bishop, Chairman of the Institute of Professional Sound.

The Songs

  1. I Know a Bank
  2. In a Garden
  3. In this Lone Open Glade
  4. The Critic
  5. Magnificat
  6. The Silver Hound
  7. The Fair Singer
  8. The Dream House
  9. The Promising Gardener
  10. Scooting
  11. Diva's Lament
  12. A Wife Waits
  13. Farmer Dunman's Funeral
  14. The Orphaned Old Maid
  15. The Life that I Have
  16. Autumn's Legacy
  17. A Cradle Song
  18. A Boy's Song
  19. The Fiddler of Dooney

An album of the sheet music for most of the songs is available from Robish Music;


Silver Hound Vocal Album

The sheet music for Divas Lament and I Know a Bank are both available from Music Sales.

The Betty Roe Society was formed in 2010.  The aims of the Society are to; 

  • promote the performance of Betty Roe’s compositions, especially by members of the Betty Roe Society and to create a greater interest and appreciation of them by means of circulating information and providing a focal point where those interested can share such interests. 
  • inform members of performances and arrange for representatives of the Society to attend performances where possible
  • issue regular news and information on current and forthcoming productions and recordings
  • assist Betty Roe with the publication of the many works still in manuscript
  • ensure all Betty Roe’s works continue to be available to widest possible public
  • from time to time organise performances celebrating the remarkable diversity and quality of her compositions
  • maintain a Society Web Site containing additional information on Betty Roe’s works including premieres/notable performances/commissions etc.
  • to assist Betty Roe in creating and preserving a record of her works work, wherever possible in written, visual or audio form, so as to establish an archive for the use of members, students and all others interested in the works of Betty Roe.

I hope you will agree that these are important tasks and will join us in achieving these aims as a member of the Society.