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Symphonies A Fantastic Symphony in E [4 movements] [orch] (1907-08†) dismantledLOST
Symphony 1 »The Gothic« in D minor [2 parts, 6 movements] text in Part 2: Te Deum laudamus [SATB soli, child chor, 2 dble chors, orch] (?1919-27†) – 105´ 2011 – Havergal Brian: _The Gothic_ Symphony – Hyperion 1989 – The Best of Marco Polo – Marco Polo 1989 – Havergal Brian: ‘Gothic’ Symphony – Naxos 1966 – Aries 1966 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 _The Gothic_ – Testament
Symphony 2 in E minor [4 movements] [orch] (1930-31†) – 48´ 1996 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 2, Festival Fanfare – Naxos 1979 – Aries
Symphony 3 in C sharp minor [4 movements] [orch] (1931-32†) – 53½´ 1988 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 3 – Hyperion 1974 – Aries
Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« in C major [3 movements] Psalm 68, ‘Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered…’, sung in German [sop, dble chor, orch] (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ – 48´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 12 – Naxos 1974 – Aries
Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« [1 movement] Lord Douglas [bar, orch] (1937†) – 21´ 1976 – Aries
Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] [orch] (1948†) – 19´ 1973 – Havergal Brian and Arnold Cooke Symphonies – Lyrita
Symphony 7 in C major [4 movements] [orch] (1948†) – 40½´ 1987 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics
Symphony 8 in B flat minor [1 movement] [orch] (1949†) – 23´ 1977 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics 1971 – Aries
Symphony 9 in A minor [3 movements] [orch] (1951†) – 27´ 1977 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics 1971 – Aries 1959 – Havergal Brian: Live Studio Broadcasts – Dutton Vocalion
Symphony 10 in C minor [1 movement] [orch] (1953-54†) – 20´ 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion 1972 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21 – Klassic Haus Restorations
Symphony 11 [3 movements] [orch] (1954†) – 29´ 1993 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos 1959 – Havergal Brian: Live Studio Broadcasts – Dutton Vocalion
Symphony 12 [1 movement] [orch] (1957†) – 12´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 12 – Naxos 1966 – Aries
Symphony 13 in C major [1 movement] [orch] (1959†) – 18´ 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion 1976 – Aries
Symphony 14 in F minor [1 movement] [orch] (1959-60†) – 21½´ 1969 – Aries
Symphony 15 in A major [1 movement] [orch] (1960†) – 20½´ 1997 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos 1976 – Aries
Symphony 16 [1 movement] [orch] (1960†) – 17½´ 1973 – Havergal Brian and Arnold Cooke Symphonies – Lyrita
Symphony 17 [1 movement] [orch] (1960-61†) – 14´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos 1976 – Aries
Symphony 18 [3 movements] [orch] (1961†) – 15½´ 1993 – Havergal Brian: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 18 – Naxos 1974 – Aries
Symphony 19 in E minor [3 movements] [orch] (1961†) – 19´ 1976 – Aries
Symphony 20 in C sharp minor [3 movements] [orch] (1962†) – 25½´ 1994 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 – Naxos 1976 – Aries
Symphony 21 in E flat [4 movements] [orch] (1963†) – 28´ 1972 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21 – Klassic Haus Restorations
Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« [2 movements] [orch] (1964-65†) – 9½´ 1974 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 22 and other works – Klassic Haus Restorations 1971 – Aries
Symphony 23 [2 movements] [orch] (1965†) – 13½´ 1973 – Aries
Symphony 24 in D major [1 movement] [orch] (1965†) – 17´ 1973 – Aries
Symphony 25 in A minor [3 movements] [orch] (1965-66†) – 25´ 1994 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 – Naxos 1976 – Aries
Symphony 26 [2 movements] [orch] (1966†) – 16½´ 1976 – Aries
Symphony 27 in C minor [3 movements] [orch] (1966†) – 22´
Symphony 28 »Sinfonia in C minor« in C minor [4 movements] [orch] (1967†) – 15´ 1973 – Aries
Symphony 29 in E flat [4 movements] [orch] (1967†) – 19½´
Symphony 30 in B flat minor [2 movements] [orch] (1967†) – 15½´ 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion
Symphony 31 [1 movement] [orch] (1968†) – 13´ 1987 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics
Symphony 32 in A flat [4 movements] [orch] (1968†) – 22½´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos
Other Orchestral Music Abend [from Faust Prelude to Act II, Scene 2] [orch] (1955-56†)
The battle song [symphonic poem] [brass band] (1930-31†) completed only in sketchLOST
Burlesque variations on an original theme Op.3 [orch] (1903†) – 27´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics 1980 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Three comedy dances [orch] (1916†) — LOST
Concerto for orchestra in E flat [1 movement] [orch] (1964†) – 15´ 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion
Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] [1 movement] [orch] (1911-12†) – 17½´ 1993 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics 1959 – Havergal Brian: Live Studio Broadcasts – Dutton Vocalion
Elegy [symphonic poem] [orch] (1954†) – 14´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics
English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] Op.12 [6 movements] [orch] (?1902-04†) – 25½´ 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
English suite 2 »Night portraits« [6 movements] [orch] (1915†) — LOST
English suite 3 [5 movements] [orch] (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost – 18´ 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion
English suite 4 »Kindergarten« [9 movements] [orch] (?1924†) – 14´ 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion 1977 – George Heriot’s First School Orchestra – privately issued
English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« [4 movements] [orch] (1953†) – 22´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics 1974 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 22 and other works – Klassic Haus Restorations
Fanfare from The Grotesques [from The Tigers] [brass and perc] (1921†) full score lostLOST
Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A Fantastic Symphony mvt I] [1 movement] [orch] (1907†) – 11½´ 1994 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 – Naxos 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Festal dance [from A Fantastic Symphony mvt IV] [1 movement] [orch] (1908†) – 5´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Festival fanfare [1 movement] [brass] (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass – 1½´ 1996 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 2, Festival Fanfare – Naxos 1977 – Fanfare: British Music for Symphonic Brass Ensemble – Chandos
Flourish [from The Cenci opens Scene 3 fanfare] [4 trumpets] (1951-52†)
For valour Op.7 in C major [concert overture; 1 movement] [orch] (1904†) rev 1906 – 12½´ 1997 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] [symphonic dance] [orch] (1921-22†) – 10´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
Green pastures [from The Tigers Act II, Scene 4] [symphonic dance] [orch] (1921-22†) – 10´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
Hero and Leander Op.8 [symphonic poem] [orch] (1904-06†) — LOST
In memoriam [symphonic poem; 1 movement] [orch] (1910†) – 20´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] [1 movement] [orch] (1962†) – 4½´ 1993 – Havergal Brian: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 18 – Naxos
Lacryma [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 2] [symphonic dance] [orch] (1921-22†) – 10´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
Legend [orch] (1915†) — LOST
Legend »Ave atque vale (Hail and farewell)« [1 movement] [orch] (1968†) – 8´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics
Legende Op.4 [orch] (?1903-04†) – 15´ — LOST
Night ride of Faust and Mephistopheles [from Faust Act IV, Scene II Nacht-Offen Feld] [orch] (1955-56†) – 4´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics
Overture »Buster Keaton« [orch] (?1920s†) unfinishedLOST
Pantalon and Columbine Op.2 [small orch] (?1902-03†) later inc in English suite 1 – 9´ — LOST
Prelude [from Faust Act II Prelude Durch die Luft] [orch] (1955-56†) – 3´
Preludio tragico [from The Cenci Overture] [orch] (1951-52†) – 14´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics
Razamoff [symphonic drama] [orch] (1916†) unfinishedLOST
Red May [military march] [orch] (1914†) — LOST
Scherzo and slow movement [from A Fantastic Symphony mvts II, III] [orch] (1907†) — LOST
Shadow dance [from The Tigers Prelude to Act III, Scene 3] [orch] (1921-22†) – 5´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
Symphonic movement [orch] (1964) unfinished, destroyedLOST
Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] [orch] (1921-22†) – 12´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
Tales of olden times [3 preludes] [small orch] (1921-25†) destroyed by HBLOST
Three dances [from The maiden and the flower garden] [orch] (1914†) — LOST
Three pieces from Turandot [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act I] [orch] (1950-51†) extracted by HB, 1962 – 19´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics
The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] [1 movement] [orch] (1948†) – 7´ 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion 1987 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics
Tragic prelude [orch] (?1900-02†) — LOST
Wild horsemen [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 2] [symphonic dance ] [orch] (1921-22†) – 9´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
[title unknown] [work for orchestra] [orchestra] (1915†) — LOST
Concertos Cello concerto [3 movements] [vlc, orch] (1964†) – 20½´ 2010 – York Bowen, Alan Bush and Havergal Brian: Cello Music – Dutton Vocalion
Violin concerto 1 [vln, orch] (1934†) — LOST
Violin concerto 2 in C major [3 movements] [vln, orch] (1935†) – 38´ 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion 1993 – Havergal Brian: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 18 – Naxos 1969 – Aries
Choir Anthem author unknown [choir] (?1896†) — LOST
Introit Amen [sic] [chorus on ‘Amen’] [SATB] (1924†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs
Chorus 40 UNACCOMPANIED PARTSONGS (10 LOST)
Chorus and piano 39 ACCOMPANIED PARTSONGS (3 LOST)
Chorus and orchestra Choral pieces for female voices and orchestra »Go, happy rose« Herrick [SSAA, orch] (1912†) — LOST
Choral pieces for female voices and orchestra »The hag« Herrick [SSAA, orch] (1912†) – 2½´ 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Pilgrimage to Kevlaar [ballad] Heine trans Todhunter [chor, orch] (1913†) — LOST
Choral pieces for female voices and orchestra »Requiem for the rose« Herrick [SSAA, orch] (1912†) – 9½´ 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
The soldier’s dream Campbell [orch; or voices, orch] (1908-09†) — LOST
[title unknown] [work for chorus and orchestra] Scott [chor, orch] (1908-09†) — LOST
Soloists and orchestra Gretchen songs [from Faust Act II] [sop, orch] (1955-56†) – 6´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records
Prologue in Heaven [from Faust Prologue im Himmel] [2 ten, bar, 2 bass, orch] (1955-56†) – 18´
Two scenas Barber [bar, pno or orch] (1918†) — LOST
Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« [1 movement] Lord Douglas [bar, orch] (1937†) – 21´ 1976 – Aries
Soloists, chorus and orchestra By the waters of Babylon Op.11 Psalm 137 [bar, SATB chor, orch] (1905†) rev 1909 – 25´ — LOST
Carmilhan Op.14 Longfellow [soli, chor, orch] (1906†) — LOST
Cathedral scene [from Faust Act III, Scene 2 Dom] [sop bass soli, SATB chor, org, orch] (1955-56†) – 14´
Let God arise Psalm 68 [soli, chor, orch] (?1906-07†) — LOST
Prelude author unknown [sop, dble chor] (?1933†) — LOST
Prometheus unbound [lyric drama; 2 acts] Shelley parts 1 and 2 set complete [25 soli, 4 chors, orch] (1937-44†) — LOST
Psalm 23 Op.9 Book of Common Prayer, trans Miles Coverdale (1535) [ten, chor, orch] (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 – 15½´ 2002 – Elgar and the English Choral Tradition – Classico Records 1974 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 22 and other works – Klassic Haus Restorations
Requiem excerpts from New Testament and Hymns Ancient and Modern [bar, chor, orch] (c.1899†) — LOST
Symphony 1 »The Gothic« in D minor [2 parts, 6 movements] text in Part 2: Te Deum laudamus [SATB soli, child chor, 2 dble chors, orch] (?1919-27†) – 105´ 2011 – Havergal Brian: _The Gothic_ Symphony – Hyperion 1989 – The Best of Marco Polo – Marco Polo 1989 – Havergal Brian: ‘Gothic’ Symphony – Naxos 1966 – Aries 1966 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 _The Gothic_ – Testament
Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« in C major [3 movements] Psalm 68, ‘Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered…’, sung in German [sop, dble chor, orch] (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ – 48´ 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 12 – Naxos 1974 – Aries
The vision of Cleopatra Op.15 [cantata (Tragic poem)] Cumberland [SMAT soli, chors, orch] (1907†) full score lost; orchestrated by John Pickard 2015/2016 – 40´ — LOST
Chamber music Adagio e dolente [vlc, pno] (?1947†) fragmentLOST
Legend [vln, pno] (?1919†) – 6½´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1984 – Music for Violin and Piano – Classical Elegance 1981 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics
Legend [vlc/bclar, pno] (?1944) — LOST
String quartet (?1903-04†) movementsLOST
[title unknown] [work for cello and piano] [cello, piano] (1906-07†) — LOST
[title unknown] [work for organ] [organ] (?1935†) — LOST
Piano music Double fugue in E flat [piano] (1924†) – 15´ 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Three illuminations Brian [pno, optional spkr] (1916†) – 5´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Four miniatures [piano] (1919-20†) – 9½´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« [piano] (1934†) – 3½´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Prelude and fugue in C minor [piano] (1924†) – 8½´ 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Prelude and fugue in D minor/major [piano] (1924†) – 9½´ 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Voice and piano 56 SOLO SONGS (23 LOST)
Operas Agamemnon [music drama; 1 act] Aeschylus abridged and adapted by the composer from Blackie’s Everyman translation; in English [soli, SATB chor, orch] (1957†) – 39½´
The Cenci [music drama; overture, 8 scenes] Shelley abridged by the composer [soli, orch] (1951-52†) – 103´
Dierdre of the Sorrows [opera] J. M. Synge (?1947†) unfinished, destroyedLOST
Faust [prologue, 4 acts] Goethe (part 1), abridged by the composer; set in German; no English translation [soli, orch] (1955-56†) – 150´
The maiden and the flower garden [children’s operetta] Cumberland [voices, piano] (1914†) children's operettaLOST
Oedipus Coloneus [opera] Sophocles trans Sir George Young (1967†) unfinished, prob destroyedLOST
The Tigers [burlesque opera; prologue, 3 acts] Brian [soli, chor, orch] (1917-29†) – 180´
Turandot, prinzessin von China [music drama; 3 acts] Schiller abridged by the composer; set in German; no English translation [soli, orch] (1950-51†) – 155´
Transcriptions Arne: Overture to oratorio Judith (c.1930)
J. C. Bach: Overture to opera La clemenza di Scipione (c.1930)
J. C. Bach: Overture to tragic opera Amadis de Gaule (c.1930)
Berlioz: March to the Scaffold Execution (c.1930)
Elgar: unidentified work [piano] (1926†) — LOST
Glinka: overture Ruslan and Ludmila (c.1930)
Gluck: overture Alceste (c.1930)
Gluck: Overture to the opera Iphigenie in Aulis (c.1930)
Handel: Dear Adonis from Venus and Adonis [voice, piano] (1937†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records
Handel: Overture to the opera Aelius (Ezio) (c.1930)
Handel: Overture to the opera Rodelinda (c.1930)
Handel: Transporting joy from Venus and Adonis [voice, piano] (1937†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records
J. S. Bach: Friede uber Israel from Cantata 34 O ewiges Feuer [tenor and piano] (c.1908†)
Basil Maine: Te Deum [chor, orch] (1930s†) — LOST
Spontini: Marche Triomphale from Olimpie (c.1930)
Spontini: Overture to the Lyric Tragedy of Olympia (Olimpie) (c.1930)
Spontini: Pas de Cinq I and Pas de Cinq 2 from Olimpie (c.1930)
Vaughan Williams: Sancta civitas [vocal score] (1925†) — LOST
Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch (c.1930)
Wagner: Kaisermarsch (c.1930)
Arrangements The battle song [from The battle song] [brass and perc] (1930-31) realised John Pickard 1997 2002 – Heritage – Doyen Recordings
Fanfare [from The Cenci Scene 3 (Banqueting scene)] [brass and perc] (1951-52†) arr MacDonald 1976 – British Music for Brass – Decca
Fanfare [from The Cenci Scene 7 (Hall of Justice)] [brass and perc] (1951-52†) arr MacDonald
Fanfare [from Fanfare from The Grotesques] [brass and perc] (1921) realised MacDonald 1977 – 0½´
Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] [piano] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics
Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] [piano] (1921-22) arr Ronald Stevenson
Turandot Suite [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Acts II and III] [6 pieces] [orch] (1950-51) arr MacDonald 1975 – 23´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics