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Symphonies 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†)
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
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 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
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
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 »Ave atque vale (Hail and farewell)« [1 movement] [orch] (1968†) – 8´ 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics
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
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
Shadow dance [from The Tigers Prelude to Act III, Scene 3] [orch] (1921-22†) – 5´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
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
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
Wild horsemen [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 2] [symphonic dance ] [orch] (1921-22†) – 9´ 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane
Concertos Cello concerto [3 movements] [vlc, orch] (1964†) – 20½´ 2010 – York Bowen, Alan Bush and Havergal Brian: Cello Music – Dutton Vocalion
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 Introit Amen [sic] [chorus on ‘Amen’] [SATB] (1924†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs
Chorus 30 UNACCOMPANIED PARTSONGS
Chorus and piano 36 ACCOMPANIED PARTSONGS
Chorus and orchestra Herrick songs »The hag« Herrick [SSAA, orch] (1912†) – 2½´ 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Herrick songs »Requiem for the rose« Herrick [SSAA, orch] (1912†) – 9½´ 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics
Soloists and orchestra Gretchen songs [from Faust Act II] [sop, orch] (1955-56†) – 6´
Prologue in Heaven [from Faust Prologue im Himmel] [2 ten, bar, 2 bass, orch] (1955-56†) – 18´
Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« [1 movement] Lord Douglas [bar, orch] (1937†) – 21´ 1976 – Aries
Soloists, chorus and orchestra Cathedral scene [from Faust Act III, Scene 2 Dom] [sop bass soli, SATB chor, org, orch] (1955-56†) – 14´
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
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
Chamber music 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
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´ 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 33 SOLO SONGS
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´
Faust [prologue, 4 acts] Goethe (part 1), abridged by the composer; set in German; no English translation [soli, orch] (1955-56†) – 150´
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)
Glinka: overture Ruslan and Ludmila (c.1930)
Gluck: overture Alceste (c.1930)
Gluck: Overture to the opera Iphigenie in Aulis (c.1930)
Handel: Overture to the opera Aelius (Ezio) (c.1930)
Handel: Overture to the opera Rodelinda (c.1930)
J. S. Bach: Friede uber Israel from Cantata 34 O ewiges Feuer [tenor and piano] (c.1908†)
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)
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