Links to recommended websites

Havergal Brian

British composers


Record companies

  • Naxos has released seven CDs of Brian’s symphonies and other orchestral music
  • Dutton has released three CDs of Brian orchestral music
  • EMI Classics has released two CDs of Brian symphonies
  • Hyperion Records has released CDs of Brian’s Gothic and third symphonies
  • Toccata Classics has released two CDs of Brian’s early and operatic orchestral music


  • Gramophone – UK-based monthly recorded music and Hi–Fi magazine, contains online reviews of most Brian discs
  • International Record Review – another excellent UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to CDs reviews; extensive Brian reviews
  • Tempo – UK-based quarterly music magazine, edited by Malcolm MacDonald
  • Fanfare – US-based ‘magazine for serious record collectors’
  • American Record Guide – venerable US recording and concert review magazine
  • Music & Vision – an excellent internet music magazine in daily parts
  • Toccata Press – publishers of CDs, plus Havergal Brian on music and many other fine books
  • Ashgate Publishing – publishers of HB: Aspects of Havergal Brian

Music sites

  • FRMS – Federation of Recorded Music Societies: targeted at developing greater enthusiasm and understanding of recorded classical music
  • Classical Archives – features, introductions, downloads
  • – specialist music listening and downloads
  • – detailed information on 25 best-known composers (thanks to Mrs Thompson and her students)

Website directories

Between them, these sites provide a huge number of links to composers’, performers’ and other music websites, as well as often offering their own takes on composers and music generally. The HBS is grateful to each of them for including a link to our site.

Thanks also to…

…these sites for linking to this one

More useful links

…and finally

  • Jeremy Marchant – designer/creator of the original Havergal Brian Society website, and composer manqué
  • Martyn Becker – your webmaster