Bibliography of books and journal articles about Brian and his music

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Books about Brian and his music

EASTAUGH, Kenneth

Havergal Brian: The Making of a Composer

Havergal Brian: The Making of a Composer Harrap   ISBN 0245527486   1976   256 pages
The making of a composer – Malcolm MacDonald
A late harvest – Ronald Stevenson

FOREMAN, Lewis

Havergal Brian and the Performance of his Orchestral Music

Havergal Brian and the Performance of his Orchestral Music Thames Publishing   ISBN 0905210018   1976   112 pages
A late harvest – Ronald Stevenson

MACDONALD, Malcolm

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 1: Symphonies 13–29

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 1: Symphonies 13–29 Kahn and Averill   ISBN 0900707437   1978   288 pages

MACDONALD, Malcolm

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 2: Symphonies 1–12

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 2: Symphonies 1–12 Kahn and Averill   ISBN 0900707283   1974   208 pages
Review of _The symphonies of Havergal Brian_, volume 2 – David J Brown

MACDONALD, Malcolm

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 3: Symphonies 30–32, Survey and summing-up

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 3: Symphonies 30–32, Survey and summing-up Kahn and Averill   ISBN 090070764X   1983   320 pages
references up to 1983 to periodicals are provided in the bibliography
Review of _The symphonies of Havergal Brian_, volume 3 – Martin Anderson

MATTHEW-WALKER, Robert

Havergal Brian: Reminiscences and Observations

Havergal Brian: Reminiscences and Observations DGR Books   ISBN 1898343047   1995   128 pages

NETTEL, Reginald

Havergal Brian: The Man and his Music

Havergal Brian: The Man and his Music Dobson Books   ISBN 023477861X   1976   256 pages
this book contains a revised version of Ordeal By Music
A late harvest – Ronald Stevenson
Review of Nettel: The man and his music – David J Brown

NETTEL, Reginald

Music of the Five Towns

(pre 1945) contains a chapter on Brian’s Potteries (ie pre 1913) compositions

NETTEL, Reginald

Ordeal By Music

Ordeal By Music Mysore Press   ISBN 1406742457   1944   164 pages
the strange experience of Havergal Brian
_Ordeal by music_ … and after – Reginald Nettel

RAPOPORT, Paul

Opus est: Six Composers from Northern Europe

Opus est: Six Composers from Northern Europe Taplinger   ISBN 0800858441   1979   200 pages
Paul Rapoport _Opus est_ – David J Brown

SCHAARWÄCHTER, Jürgen (ed)

HB: Aspects of Havergal Brian

HB: Aspects of Havergal Brian Ashgate   ISBN 1840142383   1997   424 pages
life and personality; symphonies; miscellany
»HB: Aspects of Havergal Brian« Contents – Dr phil Jürgen Schaarwächter

TRUSCOTT, Harold and RAPOPORT, Paul with BRIAN, H

Havergal Brian’s ‘Gothic symphony’: Two studies

Havergal Brian’s ‘Gothic symphony’: Two studies Havergal Brian Society   ISBN 0950518514   1978   87 pages
with ‘How the Gothic Symphony came to be written’ by Havergal Brian


Journals about Brian and his music

The Havergal Brian Society Newsletter

The Havergal Brian Society Newsletter Havergal Brian Society
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selected material from the Newsletters appears on this website

BROWN, Marshall

Havergal Brian and his music for orchestra: An introduction

Havergal Brian and his music for orchestra: An introduction Journal of the Conductors’ Guild of the American Symphony Orchestra League   1984   Volume 5 / 1

MACDONALD, Malcolm

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 3: Symphonies 30–32, Survey and summing-up

The Symphonies of Havergal Brian, Volume 3: Symphonies 30–32, Survey and summing-up Kahn and Averill   ISBN 090070764X   1983   320 pages
references up to 1983 to periodicals are provided in the bibliography
Review of _The symphonies of Havergal Brian_, volume 3 – Martin Anderson