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.
The 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 Society secured the services of some of the UK's best musicians;
- Stephen Varcoe (baritone) the Society's President
- Sarah Leonard (soprano)
- Robin Tritschler (tenor)
- Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
- Anne Marie Sheridan (soprano)
- Daniel Beer (horn)
- Emma Murphy (recorder)
- Nigel Foster (piano) Director of the London Song Festival and one of the UK's most sought after accompanists
Engineered by Simon Bishop, Chairman of the Institute of Professional Sound.
- I Know a Bank
- In a Garden
- In this Lone Open Glade
- The Critic
- The Silver Hound
- The Fair Singer
- The Dream House
- The Promising Gardener
- Diva's Lament
- A Wife Waits
- Farmer Dunman's Funeral
- The Orphaned Old Maid
- The Life that I Have
- Autumn's Legacy
- 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;
The sheet music for Divas Lament and I Know a Bank are both available from Music Sales.