This website, created jointly by the Delius Trust and The Delius Society, is dedicated to providing resources and information relating to the composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934). Delius composed operas, works for chorus and orchestra, instrumental pieces, concertos, chamber music and songs.
The Delius Trust was set up in 1935 under the will of the composer's widow Jelka Rosen Delius. The Trust, which is funded by royalties from public performances of Delius's works, promotes the music of Delius and of British composers born since 1860 by giving help towards the cost of performances, publications and recordings.
The Delius Society was formed by a group of enthusiasts in 1962, the centenary year of the composer's birth. All members receive The Delius Society Journal, published twice-yearly, which carries articles about Delius, his life and his music. Branches in London and the Midlands organise talks, recitals and other events which feature the music of Delius and his contemporaries. With the aim of encouraging young musicians to investigate the composer's music, the Society organises an annual Delius Prize competition at a musical academy.
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