About us

The Trust

The Rutland Boughton Music Trust was established by immediate descendants of the composer in 1978 as a registered charity to encourage and support performances of the music of Rutland Boughton and in particular, sponsor recordings of his finest works.

Over the past 30 years, the Trust has sponsored twenty commercial recordings and supported as many live performances. The Trust receives its finances mainly from the royalties generated by these activities as well as through broadcasts and generous donations offered from individuals and other charitable organisations.

We are not a membership organisation but we are grateful for any non-binding donations received which can go towards our principle objectives. In doing so, you may be assured that all funds are used exclusively to further our declared aims; the work undertaken by members of the Trust is carried out on an entirely voluntary basis.

Our Newsletter, issued frequently on the website, provides news on (Boughton) events/concerts we are organising or on which we have been informed and it is now possible to obtain a complete list of the composer's works. The Newsletter may also feature articles of social historical interest. The Newsletter is free of charge to those who can download it from our website (see under Newsletter) or it can be made available by post for an annual fee of £5 (to cover postage and packaging costs; an additional carriage charge applies to those outside the UK). In some instances, we may also accept third-party written contributions to the pages of the Newsletter.

Our Objectives:-
  • to sponsor commercial recordings of Boughton's finest works
  • to encourage performances of Boughton's music
  • have printed most unpublished works

    Trustees: R Sherman Boughton, Brian L Boughton, Ian Boughton, Natalie Adams, Carolyn Boughton. (The Trust is registered with the National Fraud Authority, part of the Home Office)