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

I Kow a Bank

In a Garden

Two Garden Songs

  •             In this Lone Open Glade
  •             The Critic


The Silver Hound

The Fair Singer

Three Songs for Graham

  •             The Dream House
  •             The Promising Gardener
  •             Scooting

Diva's Lament

Three Hardy Conversations

  •             A Wife Waits
  •             Farmer Dunman's Funeral
  •             The Orphaned Old Maid

The Life that I Have

Autumn's Legacy

Three Celtic Songs

  •             A Cradle Song
  •             A Boy's Song
  •             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.