This is the blog attached to the website www.warcomposers.co.uk, which as the name suggests is a website looking at composers with a connection to the First World War, but may also look at other conflicts and its effect on music.
Despite the title of the website, I have been trying not to make it a site about the War. Plenty of military and social historians have already done that, and much as WWI is the thing that ultimately binds this collection of young musicians together, the war is almost always a small percentage of their lives, and with a few exceptions the one time when they were not involved in music-making.
This blog is intended to feature some of the highways and byways of the research on this project, with mention of things that are perhaps related, interesting facts, updates, and questions that readers may be able to help me with. There may also be shorter biographies of composers about whom I have been unable to find enough material for a full profile on the main website. If you have any comments, please feel free to add them to any of entries on this blog, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org