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Date Work Notes Broadcasts Performance
1905 The message Donne (?1904-06†) first performance
1905 Farewell Bishop Heber (?1904-06†) first performance
?1906 [title unknown] (1906-07†) — LOST Hanley
12 January 1907 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) first performance Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian

7 March 1907 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) I, V, VI only Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK

Staffordshire Orchestral Society, conductor John Cope

18 April 1907 By the waters of Babylon (1905†) rev 1909LOST first performance Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK

North Staffordshire and District Choral Society, conductor Havergal Brian

24 April 1907 [title unknown] (1906-07†) — LOST Broadwood’s Studios, London

Willy Lehmann (cello), WH Haddon Squire (piano)

12 September 1907 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) Queen’s Hall, London (Proms)

conductor Sir Henry Wood

8 October 1907 For valour (1904†) rev 1906 first performance Queen’s Hall, London (Proms)

Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conductor Sir Henry Wood

18 January 1908 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Liverpool Orchestral Society, conductor Sir Granville Bantock

3 December 1908 Hero and Leander (1904-06†) — LOST first and only performance Hanley

Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham

27 February 1909 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Liverpool Orchestral Society, conductor Sir Granville Bantock

25 September 1909 By the waters of Babylon (1905†) rev 1909LOST first performance of rescored version Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Frederick Austin (ten), Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, a Festival Orchestra, conductor Harry Evans

14 October 1909 The vision of Cleopatra Cumberland (1907†) full score lost; orchestrated by John Pickard 2015/2016LOST first and only performance Southport, UK (Southport Festival)

Maud Phillips (sop - Iris), Lillie Whiteside (mezzo - Charmian), Phillis Lett (alto - Cleopatra), John Coates (ten - Antony), Festival Chorus, Hallé Orchestra, conductor Sir Landon Ronald



Contemporary review of premiere
27 June 1911 For valour (1904†) rev 1906 Crystal Palace, London (Festival of Empire)

Conductor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

14 February 1912 For valour (1904†) rev 1906 Birmingham

Birmingham Philharmonic Society, conductor Sir Thomas Beecham

April 1912 For valour (1904†) rev 1906 ?North Staffordshire
3 January 1913 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) first performance Birmingham Town Hall (Music League/Incorporated Society of Musicians Festival)

a Festival Orchestra, conductor Julius Harrison

7 October 1913 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) Queen’s Hall, London (Prom)

Conductor Sir Henry Wood

26 November 1914 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian

December 1914 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) first performance Birmingham

Conductor Granville Bantock

June 1915 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Royal Albert Hall, London (Beecham-Ronald Prom Concerts)

Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham

4 June 1919 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Birmingham Institute School of Music

School of Music Orchestra, conductor Sir Granville Bantock

28 April 1921 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) ‘condensed’ version

first performance and encore
West Pier, Brighton, UK

Brighton Municipal Orchestra, conductor Henry Lyell-Tayler

29 April 1921 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) ‘condensed’ version West Pier, Brighton, UK

Brighton Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian

30 April 1921 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) ‘condensed’ version West Pier, Brighton, UK

Brighton Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian

1 May 1921 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) ‘condensed’ version West Pier, Brighton, UK

Brighton Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian

2 May 1921 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) ‘condensed’ version West Pier, Brighton, UK

Brighton Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian

26 December 1921 In memoriam (1910†) first performance Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Scottish Orchestra, conductor Sir Landon Ronald

27 December 1921 In memoriam (1910†) St Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow

Scottish Orchestra, conductor Sir Landon Ronald

16 March 1922 English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost first performance Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey

25 January 1923 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) first performance of complete score Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey

2 April 1923 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (Bournemouth Music Festival)

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey

28 February 1924 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22†) first performance Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey

4 May 1924 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22†) Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (Bournemouth Music Festival)

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey

2 December 1927 Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) BBC New Music Rehearsal

Conductor John Ansell

December 1933 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) two broadcasts from Hamburg
17 January 1934 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) live broadcast Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey

1 March 1934 Wild horsemen [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 2] (1921-22†) first performance live broadcast BBC BBC Thames Wharf Studio

BBC Orchestra, conductor Granville Bantock

1 March 1934 Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) first performance BBC BBC Thames Wharf Studio

BBC Orchestra, conductor Granville Bantock

15 March 1934 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Mary Grierson (pno), Reid Orchestra, conductor Sir Donald Tovey

6 June 1934 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Birmingham Town Hall

School of Music Orchestra, conductor Sir Granville Bantock

17 October 1934 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Birmingham Town Hall

School of Music Orchestra, conductor Sir Granville Bantock

18 December 1934 Four miniatures (1919-20†) first performance Wigmore Hall, London

Meyer Rosenstein

18 December 1934 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) first performance Wigmore Hall

Meyer Rosenstein



Review of premiere – Norman V Dagg
12 April 1935 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) earliest known performance Aeolian Hall, London

John Tobin



Contemporary thirties criticism of Brian performances – Norman V Dagg
13 April 1935 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Queen’s Hall, London

British Women’s Symphony Orchestra, conductor Grace Burrows



Contemporary thirties criticism of Brian performances – Norman V Dagg
30 September 1935 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Queen’s Hall, London (Prom)

Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conductor Sir Henry Wood

16 October 1936 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) live broadcast 9:45pm BBC Midland Programme studio

BBC Midland Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould

8 May 1937 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) live broadcast studio

BBC Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould

31 August 1937 English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost live broadcast BBC studio

BBC Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould

27 March 1939 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) live broadcast BBC studio

BBC Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould

?1940 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) (probably Dr Merryheart)

CBS Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Hermann

18 July 1942 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) I and II only Harrow School

Harrow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Henry Havergal



The case of the two Havergals – Lewis Foreman
13 February 1944 Wild horsemen [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 2] (1921-22†) live broadcast BBC BBC wartime studio, Bedford

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

13 February 1944 Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) live BBC broadcast (BBC wartime studio, Bedford)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

9 May 1946 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) first performance Leamington Music Club

Robert Keys

9 May 1946 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†) first performance Leamington Music Club

Robert Keys

23 June 1949 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) given as a BBC New Music Rehearsal

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Warr

25 June 1950 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) live broadcast BBC (Scotland only) studio

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Warr

2 October 1951 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) live broadcast Home Service [BBC Radio 4] studio

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Warr

1 February 1954 Symphony 8 (1949†) first performance live broadcast first broadcast by BBC of a Brian symphony BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

2 February 1954 Symphony 8 (1949†) live broadcast BBC BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

1956 Symphony 11 (1954†) private playthrough

unknown BBC orchestra

27 December 1956 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) live broadcast Home Service [BBC Radio 4] studio

BBC Northern Orchestra, conductor John Hopkins

22 March 1958 Symphony 9 (1951†) first performance live broadcast Third Programme [BBC Radio 3] studio

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Norman del Mar

3 November 1958 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) first performance live broadcast Third Programme [BBC Radio 3] studio

Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

20 December 1958 Symphony 8 (1949†) live broadcast Third Programme [BBC Radio 3] studio

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Schwarz

5 February 1959 Symphony 9 (1951†) BBC recording; live audience? 1959 – Havergal Brian: Live Studio Broadcasts – Dutton Vocalion live broadcast Third Programme [BBC Radio 3], repeated 1 June 1994 BBC Radio 3 studio

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Norman del Mar

8 April 1959 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) BBC recording; live audience? 1959 – Havergal Brian: Live Studio Broadcasts – Dutton Vocalion 5 November 1959 Third Programme [BBC Radio 3] Hammersmith Town Hall

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

8 April 1959 Symphony 11 (1954†) BBC recording; live audience?

first performance 1959 – Havergal Brian: Live Studio Broadcasts – Dutton Vocalion
5 November 1959 Third Programme [BBC Radio 3] Hammersmith Town Hall

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

8 April 1959 Symphony 12 (1957†) BBC recording; live audience?

first performance
5 November 1959 Third Programme [BBC Radio 3] Hammersmith Town Hall

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

18 May 1960 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) Victoria Hall, Hanley, Staffs, UK

Hallé Orchestra, conductor George Weldon

24 June 1961 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) first performance Central Hall, Westminster, London

Noelle Barker (sop), Jean Evans (alto), Kenneth Bowen (ten), John Shirley-Quirk (bar), London Philharmonic Choir, Kingsway Choral Society, London Orpheus Choir, Hendon Grammar School Choir, Royal Military School of Music and Polyphonia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryan Fairfax

26 February 1962 Symphony 18 (1961†) first performance St Pancras Town Hall, London

Polyphonia Orchestra, conductor Bryan Fairfax

?31 March 1965 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) BBC Transcription Service recording

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

1966 Four miniatures (1919-20†) Mansion House, London

Eve Barsham

16 January 1966 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) first performance 21 September 1966 Third Programme [BBC Radio 3], repeated 26 February 1967 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Douglas Robinson

16 June 1966 Symphony 7 (1948†) recording

first performance
13 March 1968 BBC Radio 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone



Newstone and Mackerras interpretations compared – David Jenkins
4 August 1966 Symphony 12 (1957†) first public performance 1966 – Aries Royal Albert Hall, London (Prom)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Norman del Mar

30 October 1966 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) first professional performance 1966 – Aries 1966 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 _The Gothic_ – Testament live broadcast BBC, repeated 26 November 1967 Royal Albert Hall, London

Honor Sheppard, soprano; Shirley Minty, contralto; Ronald Dowd, tenor; Roger Stalman, bass; BBC Chorus; BBC Choral Society; City of London Choir; Hampstead Choral Society; Emanuel School Choir; Orpington Junior Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

22 February 1967 Double fugue in E flat (1924†) first performance BBC

John Lill

3 July 1967 Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ first performance BBC

Honor Sheppard (sop), Halifax Choral Society, Leeds Philharmonic Choir, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maurice Handford

25 November 1967 Four miniatures (1919-20†) BBC Radio 3

Ronald Stevenson

14 January 1969 Symphony 14 (1959-60†) recording

first performance 1969 – Aries
10 May 1970 BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Edward Downes

14 January 1969 Symphony 21 (1963†) recording

first performance
10 May 1970 BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Edward Downes

1 June 1969 Violin concerto 2 (1935†) recording

first performance 1969 – Aries
20 June 1969 BBC

Ralph Holmes, New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

11 December 1969 Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« Lord Douglas (1937†) first performance Kensington Town Hall, UK

Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head



Havergal Brian and Leslie Head – Lewis Foreman
28 January 1971 English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost St John’s, Smith Square, London

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

28 January 1971 Agamemnon Aeschylus (1957†) first performance St John’s, Smith Square, London

Valerie Hill (sop) Clytemnestra,
Carole Rosen (mezzo) Cassandra,
Richard Gandy (ten) Agamemnon/Watchman,
George Macpherson (bass-bar) Herald/Old man,
Opera dei Giovani, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

28 January 1971 Symphony 32 (1968†) first performance; first public performance St John’s Smith Square, London

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

5 February 1971 Cello concerto (1964†) first performance 19 July 1971 BBC Queen Elizabeth Hall

Thomas Igloi, Polyphonia, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

28 March 1971 Symphony 9 (1951†) recording 1971 – Aries 15 August 1971 BBC, repeated 16 December 1972 St John’s Smith Square

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

28 March 1971 Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« (1964-65†) recording

first performance 1971 – Aries
15 August 1971 BBC Radio 3, repeated 16 December 1972 St John’s Smith Square

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

27 June 1971 Symphony 8 (1949†) 1971 – Aries BBC studio recording

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

12 February 1972 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) first public performance Hammersmith Town Hall

Fulham Municipal Orchestra, conductor Josef Vandernoot

7 May 1972 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass first performance Urbana, Illinois (performance repeated)

University of Illinois Wind Ensemble, conductor Robert Gray

12 July 1972 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) recording 9 May 1973 BBC Radio 3

Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett

18–19 July 1972 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) recording 1972 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21 – Klassic Haus Restorations De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

18–19 July 1972 Symphony 21 (1963†) recording 1972 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21 – Klassic Haus Restorations De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett

4 March 1973 Agamemnon Aeschylus (1957†) 16 June 1973 BBC Radio 3, repeated 20 August 1974 Manchester Town Hall

Milla Andrew (sop) Clytemnestra,
Ann Howard (mezzo) Cassandra,
William MacAlpine (ten) Agamemnon,
John Dobson (ten) Watchman,
Michael Rippon (bass) Herald,
Dennis Wicks (bass) Old man,
BBC Northern Singers, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Armstrong

10 March 1973 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 first performance 12 April 1973 BBC Radio Brighton, repeated 15 April 1973 All Saint’s Church, Hove

Stuart Holland (ten), Brighton Festival Chorus, Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay

1 April 1973 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) recording 18 June 1975 BBC Radio 3 studio recording

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

1 April 1973 Symphony 16 (1960†) recording

first performance
18 June 1975 BBC Radio 3

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

1 April 1973 Symphony 24 (1965†) recording

first performance 1973 – Aries
18 June 1975 BBC Radio 3

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

1 April 1973 Legend »Ave atque vale (Hail and farewell)« (1968†) BBC recording

first performance
not broadcast

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

10 April 1973 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) recording 1973 – Havergal Brian and Arnold Cooke Symphonies – Lyrita Wandsworth Town Hall

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

10 April 1973 Symphony 16 (1960†) recording 1973 – Havergal Brian and Arnold Cooke Symphonies – Lyrita Wandsworth Town Hall

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

3 May 1973 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 first performance Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh

Ronald Stevenson

5 May 1973 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 Wigmore Hall, London

Ronald Stevenson

19 May 1973 Symphony 2 (1930-31†) first performance The Dome, Brighton, UK

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

21 May 1973 Symphony 2 (1930-31†) live broadcast BBC Radio Stoke Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head



Reviews of the 1973 Kensington SO/Leslie Head performances – John Falding, Max Loppert
24 May 1973 Symphony 2 (1930-31†) 27 September 1973 BBC Radio London St John’s Smith Square, London

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head



Reviews of the 1973 Kensington SO/Leslie Head performances – John Falding, Max Loppert
6 June 1973 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass first UK performance live broadcast BBC York Minster, UK

members of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

7 June 1973 Symphony 28 »Sinfonia in C minor« (1967†) recording

first performance 1973 – Aries
5 October 1973 BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski



Review – Anthony Payne in the Daily Telegraph
18 September 1973 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass live broadcast BBC Liverpool, UK

members of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

4 October 1973 Symphony 23 (1965†) first performance Galesburg, Illinois

University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Goodman

5 or 6 October 1973 Symphony 23 (1965†) Quincy, Illinois

University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Goodman

7 October 1973 Symphony 23 (1965†) 1973 – Aries 14 October 1973 WILL-AM, Illinois, USA, repeated 16 October 1973 BBC Radio 3 Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana, Illinois

University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Goodman

12 January 1974 Symphony 3 (1931-32†) recording

first performance 1974 – Aries
18 October 1974 BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London

Ronald Stevenson, David Wilde (pianos), New Philharmonia Orchestra*, conductor Stanley Pope

April 1974 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) recording 1974 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 22 and other works – Klassic Haus Restorations De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett

10 April 1974 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 recording 1974 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 22 and other works – Klassic Haus Restorations Hove Town Hall

Paul Taylor (ten), Brighton Festival Chorus, Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay

10 April 1974 Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« (1964-65†) recording 1974 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 22 and other works – Klassic Haus Restorations 30 August 1974 BBC Radio 3 Hove Town Hall

Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay

14 June 1974 In memoriam (1910†) public rehearsal St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith

Fulham Municipal Orchestra, conductor Josef Vandernoot

30 August 1974 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 live broadcast BBC Radio 3

Paul Taylor (ten), Brighton Festival Chorus, Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay

14 September 1974 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass live broadcast BBC Royal Albert Hall, London, UK / Last Night of the Proms

members of BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

4 October 1974 Fanfare [from The Cenci Scene 3 (Banqueting scene)] (1951-52†) arr MacDonald first performance (performed twice)

University of Illinois Wind Ensemble, conductor Robert Gray

13 October 1974 Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ first public performance 1974 – Aries 25 June 1975 BBC Radio 3 Alexandra Palace, London

Felicity Palmer (sop), BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, Goldsmith’s Choral Union, London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor John Poole

20 October 1974 Symphony 18 (1961†) recording 1974 – Aries 11 June 1975 BBC Radio 3

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Bryan Fairfax

15 November 1974 The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] (1962†) first performance (performed twice) Philadelphia

Main Line Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Fitzpatrick

16 November 1974 In memoriam (1910†) 28 November 1974 BBC Radio London Hammersmith Town Hall

Fulham Municipal Orchestra, conductor Josef Vandernoot

7 December 1974 The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] (1962†) first UK performance Southampton

Havant Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peter Craddock

?1975 Stars of a summer night Longfellow (1905†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Come o’er the sea Moore (1906†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 In a fairy boat Weller (1906†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Lullaby of an infant chief Scott (1906†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Tell me, thou soul of her I love Thomson (1906†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Fairies’ song Cumberland (1908†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Daybreak Longfellow (1910†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Tell me, where is fancy bred Shakespeare (?1910s/20s) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Grace for a child Herrick (1914†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Fear no more the heat of the sun Shakespeare (1919†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Fair pledges of a fruitful tree Herrick (1919†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Full fathom five Shakespeare (1921†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

?1975 Introit Amen [sic] (1924†) recorded 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

12 April 1975 Legend (?1919†) first performance St Saviour’s Hall, London NW3

Anne Measures, violin; Francis Shaw, piano

12 April 1975 Concerto for orchestra (1964†) first performance Leeds Town Hall

City of Leeds College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conductor Joseph Stones



Review of premiere – Malcolm MacDonald
17 April 1975 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) first public performance live broadcast BBC Radio 3 Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

18 April 1975 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Sheffield

Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

19 April 1975 Legend (?1919†) West Linton, Peeblesshire (Scotland)

Leonard Friedman (violin), Lawrence Oliver (piano)

22 April 1975 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Hanley, UK

Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

8 June 1975 Legend (?1919†) British Institute of Recorded Sound, London

Ann Measures (violin), Michael Frayan (piano)

9 June 1975 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 version by ? for 2 tpts, org St Thomas’ Church, Stoke-onTrent, UK (Penhull Festival)

John Wilbraham (tpt), Michael Laird (tpt), Leslie Pearson (org), Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

5 October 1975 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 Brisbane and Sydney area
5 October 1975 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only Brisbane and Sydney area
1976 Four miniatures (1919-20†)

Calder

1976 Fanfare [from The Cenci Scene 3 (Banqueting scene)] (1951-52†) arr MacDonald 1976 – British Music for Brass – Decca Kingsway London Hall, London

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, conductor Howard Snell

January 1976 Symphony 29 (1967†) private playthrough, Edinburgh

Monday Night Orchestra, conductor Alasdair Mitchell

20 January 1976 Symphony 9 (1951†) first public performance ? Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

29 January 1976 Shadow dance [from The Tigers Prelude to Act III, Scene 3] (1921-22†) first performance

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

30 January 1976 Four miniatures (1919-20†)

Ronald Stevenson

30 January 1976 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973

Ronald Stevenson

6 February 1976 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) Brisbane and Sydney area
29 February 1976 Four miniatures (1919-20†) Music Centre, Belmont St, Aberdeen

Iain Maxwell

29 February 1976 Legend (?1919†) Music Centre, Belmont St, Aberdeen

Fiona Cameron (violin), Stephen Calder (piano)

6 March 1976 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 Clare College Chapel, Cambridge, UK

Clare College Music Society

26 April 1976 Symphony 16 (1960†) Brisbane and Sydney area
13 May 1976 Herrick songs »Requiem for the rose« Herrick (1912†) first performance St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Bedford Singers, North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith

13 May 1976 Herrick songs »The hag« Herrick (1912†) first performance St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Bedford Singers, North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith

13 May 1976 Symphony 26 (1966†) first performance 5 September 1976 BBC Radio Stoke St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith

5 June 1976 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Brisbane and Sydney area
5 June 1976 Symphony 21 (1963†) Brisbane and Sydney area
18 June 1976 Symphony 19 (1961†) recording

first performance 1976 – Aries
31 December 1976 BBC Radio 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Canarina

18 June 1976 Symphony 25 (1965-66†) recording

first performance 1976 – Aries
31 December 1976 BBC Radio 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Canarina

23 June 1976 Symphony 13 (1959†) recording

first performance 1976 – Aries
14 May 1978 BBC Radio 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

23 June 1976 Symphony 15 (1960†) recording

first performance 1976 – Aries
14 May 1978 BBC Radio 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

23 June 1976 Symphony 17 (1960-61†) recording

first performance 1976 – Aries
14 May 1978 BBC Radio 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

1 July 1976 Symphony 9 (1951†) 30 March 1977 BBC Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

2 July 1976 Symphony 9 (1951†) BBC

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

25 July 1976 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 BBC Radio 3

Ronald Stevenson

27 July 1976 Symphony 9 (1951†) live broadcast BBC Royal Albert Hall (BBC Promenade Concert)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

24 September 1976 Preludio tragico [from The Cenci Overture] (1951-52†) first performance live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

24 September 1976 Symphony 30 (1967†) first performance live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

29 September 1976 Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« Lord Douglas (1937†) 1976 – Aries live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London

Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

October 1976 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Brisbane and Sydney area
5 October 1976 Symphony 20 (1962†) first performance 1976 – Aries live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

5 October 1976 Symphony 26 (1966†) first professional performance 1976 – Aries live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

5 October 1976 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass University of Alberta, Edmonton
10 October 1976 In memoriam (1910†) live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Royal Albert Hall, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

10 October 1976 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) Part 1 only live broadcast BBC Radio 3 invitation concert at Royal Albert Hall, London

New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves

12 November 1976 Four miniatures (1919-20†) Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen

Iain Maxwell

13 November 1976 The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] (1962†) Toms River, New Jersey

Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Robert Fitzpatrick

17 November 1976 Symphony 29 (1967†) BBC Radio Stoke recording

first public performance
Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith

1 December 1976 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) Music Centre, Belmont St, Aberdeen University

Stephen Calder

1 December 1976 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†) Aberdeen University

Andrew Cheyne

5 December 1976 Legend (?1919†) played twice Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Ann Measures (violin), Ronald Stevenson (piano)

5 December 1976 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22) arr Ronald Stevenson Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Ronald Stevenson

5 December 1976 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 Funeral march only Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Ronald Stevenson

18 December 1976 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only Brisbane and Sydney area
26 December 1976 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 Brisbane and Sydney area
26 December 1976 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Brisbane and Sydney area
30 January 1977 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) Brisbane and Sydney area
February 1977 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Brisbane and Sydney area
12 February 1977 Legend (?1919†)

Banks (violin), Tocher or Cheyne (piano)

12 February 1977 Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« (1964-65†) Brisbane and Sydney area
17 February 1977 Elegy (1954†) first performance

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Wright

18 February 1977 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen

Andrew Cheyne

20 or 21 February 1977 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass recording 1977 – Fanfare: British Music for Symphonic Brass Ensemble – Chandos St Peter’s Church, Morden

Locke Brass Consort, conductor James Stobart

22–24 March 1977 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Shakespeare (1903†) recorded 1977 Westminster Cathedral

London Chorale, conductor Roy Wales

22 March 1977 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 BBC Radio 3

Ronald Stevenson

29 April 1977 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22) arr Ronald Stevenson Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen University

Ronald Stevenson

29 April 1977 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 Funeral march only Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen University

Ronald Stevenson

13 May 1977 Symphony 16 (1960†) Brisbane and Sydney area
5 July 1977 English suite 4 »Kindergarten« (?1924†) first performance 1977 – George Heriot’s First School Orchestra – privately issued George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh

George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford

17-24 July 1977 English suite 4 »Kindergarten« (?1924†) A shanti battle song only Spanish tour: Lloret de Mar, Montserrat, Barcelona, Girona and Sitges

George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford

25–26 July 1977 Symphony 8 (1949†) recording 1977 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics Abbey Road, London

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves



Thoughts on ASD3486 – Ted Heaton
25–26 July 1977 Symphony 9 (1951†) recording 1977 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics Abbey Road, London

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves



Thoughts on ASD3486 – Ted Heaton
26 August 1977 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) Brisbane and Sydney area
31 August 1977 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only Brisbane and Sydney area
6 September 1977 Symphony 21 (1963†) Brisbane and Sydney area
11 September 1977 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 Brisbane and Sydney area
11 September 1977 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only Brisbane and Sydney area
14 October 1977 Four miniatures (1919-20†) Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen

Iain Maxwell

14 October 1977 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22) arr Ronald Stevenson Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen University

Iain Maxwell

4 November 1977 Legend (?1919†) Concert Hall, Barber Institute, Birmingham

Richard Gwilt (violin), Stephen Gibson (piano)

30 November 1977 Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) arr piano Aberdeen
30 November 1977 Lacryma [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 2] (1921-22†) arr piano Aberdeen
6 December 1977 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) tr Leith for organ St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Ronald Leith (organ)

6 December 1977 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†) tr Leith for organ St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Ronald Leith (organ)

8 March 1978 Fanfare [from Fanfare from The Grotesques] (1921) realised MacDonald 1977 rescored Harris for full windband Danum Grammar School, Doncaster

Doncaster Schools’ Wind Band, conductor Anthony Harris

9 March 1978 Four miniatures (1919-20†) 6 May 1978 BBC Radio Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Ronald Stevenson

9 March 1978 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) 6 May 1978 BBC Radio Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Ronald Stevenson

9 March 1978 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 6 May 1978 BBC Radio Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Ronald Stevenson

21 May 1978 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) Victoria Hall, Hanley, Staffs, UK

Margaret Tapley (sop), Jean Reavley (alto), Eric Baskeyfield (ten), Philip Ravenscroft (bass); Keele Chamber Choir (chorus master John Sloboda), Leicester Philharmonic Society (Keith Smith), the Margaret Wharam Choir, Solihull (Margaret Wharam), Nantwich and District Choral Society (Eddie Hewsion), Oriana Choir, Macclesfield (Keith Yearsley), Potteries Choral Society (Michael Lambert), Stone Choral Society (Arlene Lees); Ashborne Parish Church boys’ choir (Christopher Atkinson), Goudhurst Girls School Choir (Mary Halstead), Nantwich Parish Church boys’ choir (Michael Bax), Parish Church of St Peter, Prestbury boys’ choir (Michael Cheetham) and girls’ choir (Andrew Burr); ad hoc The Stoke Gothic Symphony Orchestra, leader Raymond Baddeley; assistant conductor Peter Young, conductor Trevor Stokes

Produced by Paul Shaw

[The total forces were over 700, the audience being confined to the gallery (586 seats) and the balcony (211 seats), leaving the arena floor to be occupied by the orchestra, which fully met Brian’s specification. Behind the orchestra, the children’s chorus was placed on the platform, two of the adult choruses behind them in the choir seats banked up on each side of the organ and the two remaining adult choruses seated in the long, narrow side balconies flanking the hall. The four brass bands were located with the four choruses, with the result that the spatial disposition of the total forces were rather more marked than was the case at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1966.]



At Victoria Hall, Hanley, 1978 – David J Brown
26 May 1978 Legend (?1919†) Manchester University

Edmund Reid (violin), Gretta Barrow (piano)

12 June 1978 Legend (?1919†) Wigmore Hall, London

Edmund Reid (violin), Gretta Barrow (piano)

18 November 1978 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) St John’s Smith Square, London

Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Blair

19 December 1978 Elegy (1954†) 24 May 1979 BBC Radio 3

BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Wright

22 December 1978 Symphony 29 (1967†) recording

first professional performance
12 March 1979 BBC Radio 3 Maida Vale Studio 1, London

Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman



Recording Brian with the Philharmonia – Rodney Stephen Newton
22 December 1978 Symphony 32 (1968†) recording

first professional performance
12 March 1979 BBC Radio 3 Maida Vale Studios, London

Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman



Recording Brian with the Philharmonia – Rodney Stephen Newton
1979 In memoriam (1910†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
c1979 Herrick songs »Requiem for the rose« Herrick (1912†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics

Saint Nicholas Singers, City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
c1979 Herrick songs »The hag« Herrick (1912†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics

Saint Nicholas Singers,
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
9 January 1979 Symphony 27 (1966†) recording

first performance
18 March 1979 BBC Henry Wood Hall

Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras



Recording Brian with the Philharmonia – Rodney Stephen Newton
9 January 1979 Symphony 31 (1968†) recording

first performance
18 March 1979 BBC Radio 3 Henry Wood Hall

Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras



Recording Brian with the Philharmonia – Rodney Stephen Newton
9 March 1979 Symphony 2 (1930-31†) recording

first professional performance 1979 – Aries
31 March 1979 BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras

9 March 1979 Prologue in Heaven [from Faust Prologue im Himmel] (1955-56†) recording

first performance
31 March 1979 BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

Soloists, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras

1 April 1979 Symphony 31 (1968†) first US performance

Orchestral Society of Philadelphia, conductor Robert Fitzpatrick

19 May 1979 Violin concerto 2 (1935†) first public performance St John’s Smith Square

Ralph Holmes, Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Blair

14–15 July 1979 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
14–15 July 1979 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

Alan Smith (organ),
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
14–15 July 1979 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

David Martin (piano),
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
14–15 July 1979 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
15 September 1979 For valour (1904†) rev 1906 recording 1979 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

Alan Smith (organ),
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
23 February 1980 English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, conductor de Csillery

13 March 1980 Burlesque variations on an original theme (1903†) first performance City Hall, Hull, UK

City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith

13 April 1980 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) BBC Radio3 recording

Peter Hill

13 April 1980 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†) BBC Radio 3 recording

Peter Hill

25 May 1980 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) live broadcast BBC Radio 3, repeated 14 May 1995 Royal Albert Hall, London

Jane Manning (sop), Shirley Minty (alto), John Mitchinson (ten), David Thomas (bass), London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, BBC Singers, BBC Club Choir, Hampstead Choral Society, Bach Choir, English Chamber Choir; members of: BBC Symphony Chorus, Royal Choral Society, Goldsmith’s Choral Union, Highgate Choral Society; Orpheus Girls’ Choir, Colfe’s School Choir, London Symphony Orchestra (leader Irvine Arditti), conductor Ole Schmidt



Mounting the Gothic: The Schmidt performance, 1980 – David J Brown
Brev fra London / Letter from London: the Schmidt performance, 1980 – Peter Wivel
Skøn kæmpe-musik uden flip / Lofty musical colossus no freak: the Schmidt performance, 1980 – Jørgen Falck
Choirworks and Musical encounters – David J Brown
24 June 1980 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) Butterfly’s waltz

Robert Keys

26–27 July 1980 Burlesque variations on an original theme (1903†) recording 1980 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Early Orchestral Works – Cameo Classics City Hall, Hull, UK

City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith



Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
18 November 1980 Fanfare [from Fanfare from The Grotesques] (1921) realised MacDonald 1977 St John’s Smith Square

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

18 November 1980 The Cenci Shelley (1951-52†) Fanfare from scene 7 St John’s Smith Square

Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head

1981 Green pastures [from The Tigers Act II, Scene 4] (1921-22†) first performance Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

1981 Lacryma [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 2] (1921-22†) first performance Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

February 1981 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill (piano), Christopher Kay (speaker)

February 1981 Four miniatures (1919-20†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill

February 1981 Double fugue in E flat (1924†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill, (Douglas Young, 2nd piano)

February 1981 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill

February 1981 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill

February 1981 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill

February 1981 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Cameo Classics

Peter Hill

14 May 1981 Violin concerto 2 (1935†) live broadcast BBC Radio 3 BBC studios, Manchester

Ralph Holmes, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Blair

July 1981 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) I only Italian tour: Muggia, Venice, Florence, Lido di Jesolo, Venice

George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford

July, September 1981 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22†) recording 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

July, September 1981 Wild horsemen [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 2] (1921-22†) recording 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

July, September 1981 Green pastures [from The Tigers Act II, Scene 4] (1921-22†) recording 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

July, September 1981 Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) recording 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

July, September 1981 Lacryma [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 2] (1921-22†) recording 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

July, September 1981 Shadow dance [from The Tigers Prelude to Act III, Scene 3] (1921-22†) recording 1981 – Masters of the English musical renaissance – Forlane Concert Hall, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager

7 July 1981 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) I only Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford

14–15 December 1981 Legend (?1919†) recording 1981 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Craxton Studios, London NW3

Steven Levine, violin; Peter Lawson, piano



Review of Reid/Barrow recording of _Legend_ – Martin Anderson
1982 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Shakespeare (1903†) recorded 1982 – Sain Records

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

1982 Blow, blow thou winter wind Shakespeare (1925†) recorded 1982 – Sain Records

Stoke-on-Trent Bedford Singers, conductor May Walley

31 March 1982 By the waters of Babylon (1905†) rev 1909LOST arr organ by Gillian Ward Russell St Leonard’s Church, Marston Green, Birmingham

David Hill (ten), Chelmsley Wood Choral Society, Colin Druce (org), conductor Philip Litchfield

14 April 1982 Sorrow song Samuel Daniel (?1904-06†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 The message Donne (?1904-06†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 Farewell Bishop Heber (?1904-06†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 Care-charmer sleep Samuel Daniel (1919†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 When icicles hang by the wall Shakespeare (1919†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 Take, O take those lips away Shakespeare (1919-21) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 The soul of steel C. M. Masterman (1920-21) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
14 April 1982 Since love is dead Bowles (c.1922-23†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
21 April 1982 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) Trent Park Music Centre, London

John Mitchell (piano), Frank Bayford (speaker)

8 May 1982 The vision of Cleopatra Cumberland (1907†) full score lost; orchestrated by John Pickard 2015/2016LOST Prelude

arr piano
London College of Music

Peter Jacobs

13 May 1982 Why dost thou wound and break my heart? Herrick (1910†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 The chimney sweeper Blake (1914†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 Piping down the valleys wild Blake (1914†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 Love is a merry game Temple Keble (1918†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 On parting Temple Keble (1918†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 The defiled sanctuary Blake (1918-19†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 Lady Ellayne Temple Keble (1918-19†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 Renunciation Temple Keble (1918-19†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
13 May 1982 The land of dreams Blake (1919†) recording 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics Wigmore Hall, London W1

Brian Rayner Cooke, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano



Review of Brian Rayner Cook/Roger Vignoles recording – Godfrey Berry
3-8 January 1983 The Tigers Brian (1917-29†) recording 3 May 1983 BBC Radio 3

Teresa Cahill (soprano) Mrs Freebody/Lady 1
Alison Hargan (soprano) Columbine/Female in car/Lady Stout
Marilyn Hill-Smith (soprano) Lady 2/Toy seller
Ameral Gunson (mezzo soprano) Lady 3
Ann Marie Owens (alto) Costerwoman/Sweetmeat seller
Paul Crook (tenor) Artist/Bishop/Clergyman 2/Cook 2
Harry Nicoll (tenor) Constable 1/Pantalon
John Winfield (tenor) Coster/Clergyman 1/Cook 1/Old clothes seller
Kenneth Wollam (tenor) Man on elephant/Man in tweeds
Ian Caddy (baritone) Coster 1/Gentleman 1/Policeman 1
Malcolm Donnelly (baritone) Colonel Sir John Stout
Henry Herford (baritone) Gentleman 2
Alan Opie (baritone) Clergyman 5/Napoleon/Young man
Alan Watt (baritone) Coster 3/Clergyman 3/Fruitseller/Policeman 2
Norman Welsby (baritone) Billposterer/Clergyman 4/Elephant keeper/Man’s voice/Police sergeant
Richard Angas (bass-baritone) Alexander the Great/Crier/Constable 2/Guard/Policeman 3
Eric Shilling (bass-baritone) Officer/Regimental sergeant major/Voices
Denis Wicks (bass) Coster 2/Clergyman 6/Red Indian
BBC Singers The Tigers/Crowds
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend
producer Elaine Padmore

14 April 1983 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass

MSU Brass Choir, MSU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, conductor Schulz

25 June 1983 Three semichoruses [from Prometheus unbound Act II scene 2] Shelley (1937-44†) Nos 1 and 3 only

first performance
Sixth Festival of British Music . South Hill Park, Bracknell

Tudor Singers, conductor Michael Smedley

26 October 1983 Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« (1964-65†) first public performance Royal Festival Hall

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves



_Symphonia brevis_ at the Royal Festival Hall – Malcolm MacDonald
26 November 1983 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) Beethoven Club, Memphis, Tennessee US

Frank Callaway

2 December 1983 Four miniatures (1919-20†) St Andrews, Scotland

Adrian Ure

1984 Legend (?1919†) recording 1984 – Music for Violin and Piano – Classical Elegance

Edmund Reid (violin), Gretta Barrow (piano)



Review of Reid/Barrow recording of _Legend_ – Martin Anderson
?1984 Legend (?1919†) recording 29 January 1984 WKNO, Memphis, USA

Mrs Russell Wiener (violin), Frank Callaway (piano)

11 March 1984 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (recording for later transmission)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite

12 March 1984 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass Hanley (part of the 1984 York Festival)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite

15 September 1984 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) Part 1 only St Olave’s School, Orpington, Kent, UK

rehearsal and runthrough by ’Planets for pleasure’ ad hoc orchestra, conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald



The ‘Planets for pleasure’ orchestra performance – Ted Heaton
26 November 1984 Legend (?1919†) Beethoven Club, Memphis, Tennessee, US

Greg Morris (violin), Frank Callaway (piano)

10 December 1985 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†)

North Staffordshire Symphony orchestra, conductor Michael Trowski

13 June 1986 Legend (?1919†) Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Mass, US

Janet Packer (violin), George Barth (piano)

5 August 1986 Double fugue in E flat (1924†) first public performance British Music Information Centre, London

Raymond Clarke

5 August 1986 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

5 August 1986 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

29 April 1987 Symphony 7 (1948†) first public performance Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras



Review of RLPO/Mackerras premiere – John Pickard
Review of RLPO/Mackerras premiere – Richard Whitehouse
Review of RLPO/Mackerras premiere and recording – David J Brown
Play it backwards – Larry Alexander
2 May 1987 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) recording 1987 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras

3–4 May 1987 Symphony 7 (1948†) recording 1987 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras



Newstone and Mackerras interpretations compared – David Jenkins
3–4 May 1987 Symphony 31 (1968†) recording 1987 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 7–9 and 31 – EMI Classics Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras

9 May 1987 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 performance without orchestra

Davis (ten), choirs, conductor Philip Litchfield



Review of Litchfield performance – David J Brown
17 May 1987 Symphony 3 (1931-32†) first public performance Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

Composers’ Platform West Midlands Symphony Orchetra, conductor Paul Venn



Review of Composers’ Platform WM SO/Venn performance – David J Brown
31 March 1988 Four miniatures (1919-20†)

Raymond Clarke

31 March 1988 Double fugue in E flat (1924†) South Bank Centre, London

Raymond Clarke

31 March 1988 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†)

Raymond Clarke

31 March 1988 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973

Raymond Clarke

15 May 1988 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) Assembly Hall, Worthing, Sussex

Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jan Cervenka

15 May 1988 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 first professional performance Assembly Hall, Worthing, Sussex

David Maxwell Anderson (ten), Worthing Philharmonic Choir, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jan Cervenka



Preparing _Psalm 23_ for performance – Marlene Becker and Elizabeth Hanmore
August 1988 Symphony 18 (1961†) Piggotts Music Camp

Music camp workshop, conductor John Pickard

26 October 1988 Symphony 3 (1931-32†) recording 1989 ? BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London

Andrew Ball, Julian Jacobson (pianos), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend

27–28 October 1988 Symphony 3 (1931-32†) recording 1988 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 3 – Hyperion BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London

Andrew Ball, Julian Jacobson (pianos), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend

1989 Symphony 30 (1967†) BBC Radio 3 BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend

29–31 March 1989 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) recording 1989 – The Best of Marco Polo – Marco Polo 1989 – Havergal Brian: ‘Gothic’ Symphony – Naxos Concert Hall of Slovak Radio (Bratislava)

Eva Jenisová, soprano; Dagmar Pecková, alto; Vladimír Doležal, tenor; Peter Mikuláš, bass; Slovak Opera Chorus; Slovak Folk Ensemble Chorus; Lúčnica Chorus; Bratislava City Choir; Bratislava Children’s Choir; Youth ‘Echo’ Choir; Pavol Procházka, chorus master; Slovak radio Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Ondrej Lenárd, conductor



A German view
Recording »The Gothic« in Bratislava – David J Brown
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
13 May 1989 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

13 May 1989 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

27 June 1989 Four miniatures (1919-20†) Firth Hall, Sheffield

Peter Hill

3 October 1989 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) first public performance; first professional orchestral performance of any Brian work in North America Great Hall, Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Boris Brott



The _Sinfonia tragica_ in Hamilton – Paul Rapoport
4 October 1989 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) Great Hall, Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Boris Brott

27 November 1989 Symphony 18 (1961†)

Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Johnson

early 1990s Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) first Brian performance in Asia Thailand

National Symphony Orchestra of Thailand, conductor Michael Marsh-Edwards

25 September 1991 Cello concerto (1964†) St Johns, Smith Square, London

Moray Welsh, Thames Sinfonia, conductor Paul Taylor

18 October 1991 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only

Thames Sinfonia, conductor Page

3–8 February 1992 Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ recording 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 12 – Naxos Concert Hall of Slovak Radio, Bratislava

Jana Valásková (sop); Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak National Opera Chorus, Brno Philharmonic Choir, Youth ‘Echo’ Choir, Mixed ‘Cantus’ Choir; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) [augmented], conductor Adrian Leaper



Review of Adrian Leaper/Marco Polo CDs – Malcolm MacDonald
MarcoPolo CD of symphonies 4 & 12
Review of Marco Polo 8.223447 – Martin Anderson
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
10-11 February 1992 Symphony 12 (1957†) 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 12 – Naxos Concert Hall of Slovak Radio, Bratislava

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), conductor Adrian Leaper



Review of Adrian Leaper/Marco Polo CDs – Malcolm MacDonald
MarcoPolo CD of symphonies 4 & 12
Review of Marco Polo 8.223447 – Martin Anderson
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
12 June 1992 Four miniatures (1919-20†) Stephen Joseph Room, Newcastle under Lyme

Ronald Stevenson

12 June 1992 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) Stephen Joseph Room, Newcastle under Lyme

Ronald Stevenson

12 June 1992 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) Stephen Joseph Room, Newcastle under Lyme

Ronald Stevenson

12 June 1992 Minuet and funeral march [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act II, Scene 1; Act III, Scene 2] (1950-51) trans MacDonald and Stevenson 1973 Funeral march only Stephen Joseph Room, Newcastle under Lyme

Ronald Stevenson

15–16 June 1992 Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) recording 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper



Review of Adrian Leaper/Marco Polo CDs – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
15–16 June 1992 In memoriam (1910†) recording 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper



Review of Adrian Leaper/Marco Polo CDs – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
15–16 June 1992 Symphony 17 (1960-61†) recording 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper



Review of Adrian Leaper/Marco Polo CDs – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
15–16 June 1992 Symphony 32 (1968†) recording 1992 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 17 and 32 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper



Review of Adrian Leaper/Marco Polo CDs – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
27 August 1992 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester

Maldwyn Davies (ten), Three Choirs Festival Chorus [Hereford and Worcester sections], Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Roy Massey

1993 Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« Lord Douglas (1937†) recording recorded by Marco Polo but never issued

Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper

12–15 January 1993 Violin concerto 2 (1935†) recording 1993 – Havergal Brian: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 18 – Naxos Studio 1, BBC Broadcasting House, Glasgow

Marat Bisengaliev (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend



A latter day Ysaÿe – Martin Anderson interviews Marat Bisengaliev on Classical Net
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
12–15 January 1993 Symphony 18 (1961†) recording 1993 – Havergal Brian: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 18 – Naxos Studio 1, BBC Broadcasting House, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
12–15 January 1993 The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] (1962†) recording 1993 – Havergal Brian: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 18 – Naxos Studio 1, BBC Broadcasting House, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
6 September 1993 Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) recording 1993 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper



Introduction to the Marco Polo CD – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
Review – John Grimshaw
6 September 1993 Symphony 11 (1954†) recording 1993 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper



Introduction to the Marco Polo CD – Malcolm MacDonald
Brian and the_urban pastorale_ – PJ Taylor
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
Review – John Grimshaw
1994 Legend (?1919†) Guadalajara, Mexico

Robert Wilson (violin), Leonor Montijo (piano)

1 July 1994 Pantalon and Columbine (?1902-03†) later inc in English suite 1LOST Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London

London Orchestra of St Cecilia, conductor James Kelleher

5 August 1994 Symphony 16 (1960†) first public performance Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London

London Orchestra of St Cecilia, conductor James Kelleher

28–30 October 1994 Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) recording 1994 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 – Naxos Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio

Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
First impressions – Larry Alexander
28–30 October 1994 Symphony 20 (1962†) recording 1994 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 – Naxos Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio

Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
First impressions – Larry Alexander
28–30 October 1994 Symphony 25 (1965-66†) recording 1994 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 20 and 25 – Naxos Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio

Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
First impressions – Larry Alexander
5 April 1995 English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) First movement - March

recorded
Melbourne Grammar School

Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra - Martin Rutherford

27 May 1995 Pantalon and Columbine (?1902-03†) later inc in English suite 1LOST St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London

Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher

27 May 1995 Violin concerto 2 (1935†) St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London

Marat Bisengaliev (violin), Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher



A latter day Ysaÿe – Martin Anderson interviews Marat Bisengaliev on Classical Net
27 May 1995 Three pieces from Turandot [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act I] (1950-51†) extracted by HB, 1962 first performance St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London

Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher



A view from the rostrum – James Kelleher
27 May 1995 Turandot Suite [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Acts II and III] (1950-51) arr MacDonald 1975 first performance St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London

Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher



A view from the rostrum – James Kelleher
1 April 1996 Legend (?1919†)

Marat Bisengaliev (violin), John Lenehan (piano)

May 1996 Symphony 2 (1930-31†) recording 1996 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 2, Festival Fanfare – Naxos Mosfilm Studio, Moscow

Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anthony Rowe



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
May 1996 Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass recording 1996 – Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 2, Festival Fanfare – Naxos Mosfilm Studio, Moscow

Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anthony Rowe



The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
8 March 1997 Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) St John’s Smith Square, London

Royal Holloway Orchestra, conductor Matthew Taylor



Review of Royal Holloway/Matthew Taylor 1997 performance – Lewis Foreman
27 May 1997 For valour (1904†) rev 1906 recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Tony Rowe



Introduction to the Marco Polo CD – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
Review – John Grimshaw
27 May 1997 Symphony 15 (1960†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15 – Naxos National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Tony Rowe



Introduction to the Marco Polo CD – Malcolm MacDonald
Brian and the_urban pastorale_ – PJ Taylor
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
Review – John Grimshaw
14 June 1997 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) guitar

Durrant

17 June 1997 Four miniatures (1919-20†)

Raymond Clarke

17 June 1997 Double fugue in E flat (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

17 June 1997 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

17 June 1997 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†)

Raymond Clarke

17 June 1997 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†)

Raymond Clarke

19–20 June 1997 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke (piano), Tessa Spong (speaker)



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) piano solo version

recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke (piano)



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 The defiled sanctuary Blake (1918-19†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke (piano), Esther King (mezzo-soprano)



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 Four miniatures (1919-20†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 The birds Blake (1919†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke (piano), Esther King (mezzo-soprano)



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 The land of dreams Blake (1919†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke (piano), Esther King (mezzo-soprano)



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 Double fugue in E flat (1924†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 Prelude and fugue in D minor/major (1924†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
19–20 June 1997 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) recording 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk

Raymond Clarke



The Complete Piano Music: 2 reviews – Rob Barnett, David Wright
12 December 1997 The Cenci Shelley (1951-52†) first concert performance Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Helen Field (sop) Beatrice Cenci
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) Count Cenci
Inga Jonsdottir (alto) Lucretia
Stuart Kale (ten) Cardinal Camillo/An officer
Justin Lavender (ten) Orsino/Bernardo
Jeffrey Carl (bar) Giacomo/Savella/1st judge/2nd judge
Nicholas Buxton (ten) Marzio/3rd guest/A cardinal
Devon Harrison (bass) Olimpio/Colonna/A guest
Serena Kay (sop) 1st guest/2nd guest
The Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher



Fearful and monstrous – Martin Anderson
31 May 1998 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) Guthlaxton College, Wigston, Leicester

Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald



Review – Peter Coussee
6 September 1998 Symphony 2 (1930-31†) workshop Reading

The Purely for Pleasure Orchestra, conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald



A view from the back desks – David Hackbridge Johnson
A view from the audience – Roger Moseley
24 November 1998 Legend (?1919†) British Music Information Centre, London

David Hackbridge Johnson (violin), You Meng Chan (piano)

13 October 1999 Legend (?1919†) Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

15 October 1999 Legend (?1919†) Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

5 November 1999 Legend (?1919†) Connecticut College, New London, CT, US

Janet Packer (violin), Allen Brings (piano)

7 November 1999 Legend (?1919†) Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, US

Janet Packer (violin), Kenneth Drake (piano)

8 November 1999 Legend (?1919†) Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, US

Janet Packer (violin), Kenneth Drake (piano)

c.2000s Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Shakespeare (1903†)

BBC Singers, conductor Roy Wales

c.2000s Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Shakespeare (1903†)

Exultate Singers

c.2000s Tell me, thou soul of her I love Thomson (1906†)

Exultate Singers

c.2000s Daybreak Longfellow (1910†)

Exultate Singers

c.2000s Ye spotted snakes Shakespeare (1914†)
c.2000s The phantom wooer Beddoes (1918†)

Exultate Singers

c.2000s Fear no more the heat of the sun Shakespeare (1919†)

Exultate Singers

23 January 2000 Legend (?1919†) Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

28 January 2000 Legend (?1919†) Old First Concerts, San Francisco, CA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

February 2000 Legend (?1919†) University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Genevieve Lee (piano)

16 February 2000 Legend (?1919†) Pomona College, Pomona, CA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Genevieve Lee (piano)

18 February 2000 Legend (?1919†) University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Genevieve Lee (piano)

20 February 2000 Legend (?1919†) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

23 February 2000 Legend (?1919†) Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US

Janet Packer (violin), Kenneth Drake (piano)

1 March 2000 Legend (?1919†) Hartt School, W. Hartford, CT, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

17 March 2000 Legend (?1919†) Bates College, Lewiston, ME, US

Janet Packer (violin), Jozef de Beenhouwer (piano)

19 March 2000 Legend (?1919†) Ogunquit Performing Arts, Ogunquit, ME, US

Janet Packer (violin), Jozef de Beenhouwer (piano)

22 March 2000 Legend (?1919†) Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Jozef de Beenhouwer (piano)

27 March 2000 Legend (?1919†) Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US

Janet Packer (violin), Orin Grossman (piano)

7 April 2000 Legend (?1919†) Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, US

Janet Packer (violin), Allen Brings (piano)

9 April 2000 Legend (?1919†) Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, US

Janet Packer (violin), Allen Brings (piano)

17 April 2000 Legend (?1919†) Queens College, Flushing, NY, US

Janet Packer (violin), Allen Brings (piano)

21 April 2000 Legend (?1919†) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US

Janet Packer (violin), ? (piano)

March 2001 Legend (?1919†) 6 June 2001 part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Composer of the Week’ series

Elizabeth Layton (violin), Scott Mitchell (piano)

27 March 2001 English suite 4 »Kindergarten« (?1924†) Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Grammar School SO, conductor Martin Rutherford

1 April 2001 Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« Lord Douglas (1937†) recording 7 June 2001 BBC Radio 3, repeated 5 March 2008 BBC’s ‘British Symphony’ series Before an invited audience, Broadcasting House, Glasgow, UK

Donald Maxwell (baritone), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok

20 May 2001 By the waters of Babylon (1905†) rev 1909LOST arr organ by Maris Kristapsons St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie, NY, US

? (bar), Susan Gose (org), St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Senior Choir, conductor Maris Kristapsons

16 September 2001 The battle song [from The battle song] (1930-31) realised John Pickard 1997 premiere Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

Buy as you view Cory Band, conductor Robert Childs

17 November 2001 The battle song [from The battle song] (1930-31) realised John Pickard 1997 Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Bristol, UK

Buy as you view Cory Band, conductor Robert Childs

2002 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Shakespeare (1903†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Come o’er the sea Moore (1906†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Soul star Bantock (1906†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Daybreak Longfellow (1910†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 He was a rat anon (1914†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 The fairy palace Drayton (1915†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 O happiness, celestial fair Hannah More (1924†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Shall I then be spared? Hannah More (1924†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Sweet solitude Hannah More (1924†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Blow, blow thou winter wind Shakespeare (1925†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2002 Come away, death Shakespeare (1925†) 2002 BBC Radio 3

BBC Singers

2–3 February 2002 The battle song [from The battle song] (1930-31) realised John Pickard 1997 recording 2002 – Heritage – Doyen Recordings Cwmbran Council Chambers, Gwent

Buy as you view Cory Band, conductor Robert Childs

27 March 2002 Chorus [from Prometheus unbound Chorus from Act I] Shelley (1937-44†) recording

first performance
BBC Radio 3, repeated 26 May 2002 St Paul’s . Knightsbridge . London

BBC Singers, conductor Dominic Wheeler

27 March 2002 Three semichoruses [from Prometheus unbound Act II scene 2] Shelley (1937-44†) recording

first performance of Act II semichorus 2
26 May 2002 BBC Radio 3 St Paul’s . Knightsbridge . London

Sioned Williams (harp), ? (flute), BBC Singers, conductor Dominic Wheeler

14 July 2002 Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 recording 2002 – Elgar and the English Choral Tradition – Classico Records Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Kevin Matthews (ten), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Douglas Bostock



Recording Brian in Liverpool – Lewis Foreman
Elgar & The English Choral Tradition
Psalm 23 on CD
5 November 2005 Symphony 32 (1968†) first US public performance Symphony Hall, Orange County High School for the Arts, Santa Ana, California

OCHSA Symphony Orchestra, conductor Chris Russell

2006 Legend (?1919†) arrangement for strings Brighton, East Sussex

Brighton Youth Orchestra, conductor Andrew Sherwood

14 December 2007 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, UK

Duncan Honeybourne, piano

4 March 2008 Symphony 30 (1967†) BBC Radio 3 in the ‘British Symphony’ series

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jason Lai

23 September 2008 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) US première Marvin Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia, USA

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fyodor Cherniavsky

4 October 2008 Legend »Ave atque vale (Hail and farewell)« (1968†) public première Meng Concert Hall, OCHSA, Orange County, California USA

Orange County High School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Russell

31 January 2009 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only Faversham, Kent

Oare String Orchestra, conductor Peter Aviss

23 May 2009 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) Reverie only Dorchester Abbey, Oxon

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor David Lloyd-Jones

25/26 June 2009 Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22†) recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

25/26 June 2009 Three pieces from Turandot [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act I] (1950-51†) extracted by HB, 1962 recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

25/26 June 2009 Turandot Suite [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Acts II and III] (1950-51) arr MacDonald 1975 recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

25/26 June 2009 Preludio tragico [from The Cenci Overture] (1951-52†) recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

25/26 June 2009 Night ride of Faust and Mephistopheles [from Faust Act IV, Scene II Nacht-Offen Feld] (1955-56†) recording

first performance 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Toccata Classics
City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

23/24 July 2009 Burlesque variations on an original theme (1903†) recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

23/24 July 2009 English suite 5 »Rustic scenes« (1953†) recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

23/24 July 2009 Elegy (1954†) recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

23/24 July 2009 Legend »Ave atque vale (Hail and farewell)« (1968†) recording 2009 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One – Toccata Classics City Halls, Glasgow

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker

15–16 September 2010 English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost recording 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

David Bednall (organ), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

15–16 September 2010 Symphony 10 (1953-54†) recording 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

15–16 September 2010 Concerto for orchestra (1964†) recording 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

15–16 September 2010 Symphony 30 (1967†) recording 2010 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

20–22 September 2010 Cello concerto (1964†) recording 2010 – York Bowen, Alan Bush and Havergal Brian: Cello Music – Dutton Vocalion St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London

Raphael Wallfisch (cello),
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Martin Yates

22 December 2010 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) recorded by 4MBS Classic FM, Brisbane, for local (4MBS) and international radio broadcast Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Melissa Gill (sop), Kathleen Lamont (alto), Luke Venables (ten), Dimitri Kopanakis (bass), The Gothic Symphony Chorus, The Gothic Symphony Children’s Chorus, The Gothic Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Curro

[The total forces numbered more than 600.]



Recording _The Gothic_ in Brisbane – Mike Le Voi, 4MBS Concert Recording Team member
22 January 2011 Legend (?1919†) arrangement for strings All Saints Centre, Lewes, East Sussex

Musicians of All Saints, conductor Andrew Sherwood

17 July 2011 Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) recorded 2011 – Havergal Brian: _The Gothic_ Symphony – Hyperion live broadcast BBC Radio 3 2011 Proms season, repeated 20 July 2011 Royal Albert Hall, London

Susan Gritton (sop), Christine Rice (m-sop), Peter Auty (ten), Alastair Miles (bass), David Goode (organ), Eltham College Boys’ Choir, CBSO Youth Chorus, Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs, Brighton Festival Chorus, Huddersfield Choral Society, London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Bach Choir, Cor Caerdydd, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

[The total forces numbered more than 930]

25–26 August 2011 Sorrow song Samuel Daniel (?1904-06†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 The message Donne (?1904-06†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Farewell Bishop Heber (?1904-06†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Soliloquy upon a dead child Cumberland (1906†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Little sleeper [from Soliloquy upon a dead child] Hafiz (1906†) rev 1972 recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Day and night Cumberland (1906†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 When I lie ill Cumberland (1906†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 If I could speak Cumberland (1906†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 A faery song Yeats (1906†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 The lost doll Kingsley (1914†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 The mountain and the squirrel Emerson (1914†) for children recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 What does little birdie say? Tennyson (1914†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Three illuminations Brian (1916†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Care-charmer sleep Samuel Daniel (1919†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 When icicles hang by the wall Shakespeare (1919†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Legend (?1919†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Jonathan Stone, violin; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Take, O take those lips away Shakespeare (1919-21) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 The soul of steel C. M. Masterman (1920-21) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Since love is dead Bowles (c.1922-23†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

25–26 August 2011 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) recording 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records Potton Hall, Suffolk, U.K.

Sholto Kynoch, piano

2012 The lamb Blake (1914†) Recorded for Olga Pringle's birthday, 2012

First performance
Bristol University

Students of the University of Bristol Department of Music, John Pickard, piano

11 February 2012 In memoriam (1910†) Victoria Rooms Concert Hall, Bristol

University of Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Pickard

17 March 2012 Symphony 27 (1966†) first public performance Symphony Hall, Orange County High School for the Arts, Santa Ana, California

Orange County High School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Russell

31 May & 1 June 2012 English suite 4 »Kindergarten« (?1924†) recording 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

31 May & 1 June 2012 Violin concerto 2 (1935†) recording 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Lorraine McAslan, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

31 May & 1 June 2012 The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) recording 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

31 May & 1 June 2012 Symphony 13 (1959†) recording 2012 – Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music – Dutton Vocalion RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

25 June 2012 Symphony 27 (1966†) first UK public performance Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

Orange County High School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Russell

22 September 2012 Legend (?1919†) arrangement for violin and strings St John sub Castro church, Abinger Place, Lewes, East Sussex

Valtie Nunn (violin), Musicians of All Saints, conductor Andrew Sherwood

1 December 2012 Symphony 19 (1961†) first public performance University of Bristol Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, Bristol UK

Bristol University Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Pickard

25 May 2013 Prelude and fugue in C minor (1924†) Union Church, Heathfield, E Sussex, UK

Gavin Stevens, piano

25 May 2013 Prelude »John Dowland’s fancy« (1934†) Union Church, Heathfield, E Sussex, UK

Gavin Stevens, piano