Premieres ordered by performance date

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Work(Premieres)(Performances)(Chronology)
Farewell Bishop Heber (?1904-06†) 1905
fp
1905
first performance
1905
Songs _The message_, _Farewell_ performed
The message Donne (?1904-06†) 1905
fp
1905
first performance
1905
Songs _The message_, _Farewell_ performed
English suite 1 [from Pantalon and Columbine (II and III only)] (?1902-04†) 12 January 1907
fp/Brian in Leeds
12 January 1907
first performance
Leeds Town Hall
Leeds Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian
12 January 1907
Brian conducts performance of _English suite 1_ in Leeds
By the waters of Babylon (1905†) rev 1909LOST 18 April 1907
fp/Brian in Hanley
18 April 1907
first performance
Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK
North Staffordshire and District Choral Society, conductor Havergal Brian
18 April 1907
Brian conducts Hanley performance of _By the waters of Babylon_
[title unknown] (1906-07†) — LOST 24 April 1907
fp in Broadwood's Studios, London
24 April 1907

Broadwood’s Studios, London
Willy Lehmann (cello), WH Haddon Squire (piano)
24 April 1907
Performance in Broadwood’s Studios, London of work for cello and piano (1906)
For valour (1904†) rev 1906 8 October 1907
fp/Sir Henry Wood at the Proms
8 October 1907
first performance
Queen’s Hall, London (Proms)
Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conductor Sir Henry Wood
8 October 1907
Sir Henry Wood conducts _For valour_ at the Proms
Hero and Leander (1904-06†) — LOST 3 December 1908
fp/Beecham in Hanley
3 December 1908
first and only performance
Hanley
Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham
3 December 1908
Beecham conducts _Hero and Leander_ in Hanley
The vision of Cleopatra Cumberland (1907†) full score lost; orchestrated by John Pickard 2015/2016LOST 14 October 1909
fp at the Southport Festival
14 October 1909
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
14 October 1909
_The vision of Cleopatra_ performed at the Southport Festival
Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) 3 January 1913
fp in Birmingham
3 January 1913
first performance
Birmingham Town Hall (Music League/Incorporated Society of Musicians Festival)
a Festival Orchestra, conductor Julius Harrison
3 January 1913
Birmingham performance of _Dr Merryheart_
Festal dance [from A fantastic symphony mvt IV] (1908†) December 1914
fp/Bantock in Birmingham
December 1914
first performance
Birmingham
Conductor Granville Bantock
December 1914
Bantock premieres _Festal dance_, Birmingham
Fantastic variations on an old rhyme [from A fantastic symphony mvt I] (1907†) 28 April 1921
fp in Bournemouth
28 April 1921
first performance and encore
West Pier, Brighton, UK
Brighton Municipal Orchestra, conductor Henry Lyell-Tayler
28 April 1921
First performance of _Fantastic variations_ at Bournemouth; work repeated
In memoriam (1910†) 26 December 1921
fp/Sir Landon Ronald
26 December 1921
first performance
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Scottish Orchestra, conductor Sir Landon Ronald
26 December 1921
Premiere of _In memoriam_, Edinburgh, Scottish Orchestra/Sir Landon Ronald
English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost 16 March 1922
fp at Bournemouth
16 March 1922
first performance
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey
16 March 1922
Premiere of _English suite 3_ performed at Bournemouth
Symphonic variations »on Has anybody here seen Kelly?« [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 1] (1921-22†) 28 February 1924
fp at Bournemouth
28 February 1924
first performance
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey
28 February 1924
_Symphonic variations_ from _The Tigers_ premiered at Bournemouth
Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) 2 December 1927
fp (invited) a BBC New Music Rehearsal
2 December 1927

BBC New Music Rehearsal
Conductor John Ansell
2 December 1927
_Gargoyles_ from _The Tigers_ given as a BBC New Music Rehearsal
Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) December 1933
fbp from Hamburg
December 1933
two broadcasts from Hamburg
December 1933
Two broadcasts of _Dr Merryheart_ from Hamburg
Doctor Merryheart [Comedy overture 1] (1911-12†) 17 January 1934
fbp/first BBC broadcast of a Brian work
17 January 1934

Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Sir Dan Godfrey
17 January 1934
_Dr Merryheart_ is performed in Bournemouth and broadcast live by the BBC
Gargoyles [from The Tigers Act III, ballet 1] (1921-22†) 1 March 1934
fp/fbp - studio
1 March 1934
first performance / BBC
BBC Thames Wharf Studio
BBC Orchestra, conductor Granville Bantock
1 March 1934
_Gargoyles_ and _Wild horsemen_ from _The Tigers_ broadcast live by the BBC
Wild horsemen [from The Tigers Prologue, Scene 2] (1921-22†) 1 March 1934
fp/fbp - studio
1 March 1934
first performance / BBC
BBC Thames Wharf Studio
BBC Orchestra, conductor Granville Bantock
1 March 1934
_Gargoyles_ and _Wild horsemen_ from _The Tigers_ broadcast live by the BBC
English suite 3 (1919-21†) also arr piano - lost 31 August 1937
fp/fbp - studio
31 August 1937
BBC
studio
BBC Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould
31 August 1937
_English suite 3_ broadcast live by the BBC
The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) 25 June 1950
fp/fbp/BBCSSO/Eric Warr - studio, Scotland only - first premiere for 16 years
25 June 1950
BBC (Scotland only)
studio
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Warr
June 1950
_The tinker’s wedding_ broadcast in Scotland only [BBC Scottish SO/Eric Warr] – first premiere for 16 years
The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) 2 October 1951
fp/fbp/BBCSSO/Eric Warr - studio, UK
2 October 1951
Home Service [BBC Radio 4]
studio
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Warr
October 1951
_The tinker’s wedding_ broadcast by BBC [BBC Scottish SO/Eric Warr]
Symphony 8 (1949†) 1 February 1954
fp/fbp/LPO/Sir Adrian Boult - studio - first broadcast by BBC of a Brian symphony
1 February 1954
first performance / first broadcast by BBC of a Brian symphony
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult
1 February 1954
First broadcast by BBC of a Brian symphony: _Symphony 8_ (first performance), London PO/Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony 9 (1951†) 22 March 1958
fp/fbp/LSO/Norman del Mar - studio
22 March 1958
first performance / Third Programme [BBC Radio 3]
studio
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Norman del Mar
22 March 1958
First performance (BBC broadcast) of _Symphony 9_, London Symphony Orchestra/Norman del Mar
Symphony 10 (1953-54†) 3 November 1958
fp/fbp/PO/Stanley Pope - studio
3 November 1958
first performance / Third Programme [BBC Radio 3]
studio
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
3 November 1958
First performance (BBC broadcast) of _Symphony 10_, Philharmonia Orchestra/Stanley Pope
Symphony 11 (1954†) 8 April 1959
fp/fbp/LSO/Harry Newstone - studio (broadcast 5 Nov 1959)
8 April 1959
first performance / 1959-11-05 / Third Programme [BBC Radio 3]
Hammersmith Town Hall
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
5 November 1959
First performances (BBC broadcast) of _Symphonies 11, 12_ plus _Dr Merryheart_, London SO/Harry Newstone
Symphony 12 (1957†) 8 April 1959
fp/fbp/LSO/Harry Newstone - studio (broadcast 5 Nov 1959)
8 April 1959
first performance / 1959-11-05 / Third Programme [BBC Radio 3]
Hammersmith Town Hall
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
5 November 1959
First performances (BBC broadcast) of _Symphonies 11, 12_ plus _Dr Merryheart_, London SO/Harry Newstone
Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) 24 June 1961
fp (semi-pro)
24 June 1961
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
24 June 1961
First performance (semi–professional) of _Symphony 1 »The Gothic«_, conductor Bryan Fairfax, Westminster Hall, London
Symphony 18 (1961†) 26 February 1962
fp
26 February 1962
first performance
St Pancras Town Hall, London
Polyphonia Orchestra, conductor Bryan Fairfax
26 February 1962
Premiere of _Symphony 18_, Polyphonia Orchestra/Bryan Fairfax
Symphony 12 (1957†) 4 August 1966
fpp/del Mar at the Proms - first work at Proms for 53 years
4 August 1966
first public performance
Royal Albert Hall, London (Prom)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Norman del Mar
4 August 1966
HB attends concert of _Symphony 12_ performed at the Proms, conductor Norman del Mar (first work at Proms for 53 years)
Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) 21 September 1966
fp/Douglas Robinson
16 January 1966
first performance / 1966-09-21 / Third Programme [BBC Radio 3]
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Douglas Robinson
21 September 1966
First performance (BBC broadcast) of _Symphony 6 »Sinfonia tragica«_, Orchestra of Royal Opera House/Douglas Robinson
Symphony 1 »The Gothic« (?1919-27†) 30 October 1966
fp (prof)/Sir Adrian Boult at RAH + fbp
30 October 1966
first professional performance / BBC
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
30 October 1966
HB attends first professional performance of _The Gothic_ – at the Royal Albert Hall, London, BBC forces/Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ 3 July 1967
fp/fbp/Maurice Handford - broadcast
3 July 1967
first performance / BBC
Honor Sheppard (sop), Halifax Choral Society, Leeds Philharmonic Choir, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maurice Handford
3 July 1967
BBC broadcasts _Das Siegeslied_, BBC Northern forces/Maurice Handford
Symphony 7 (1948†) 13 March 1968
fp/fbp/Harry Newstone - broadcast
16 June 1966
first performance / 1968-03-13 / BBC Radio 3
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
13 March 1968
First performance (BBC broadcast) of _Symphony 7_, Royal PO/Harry Newstone
Violin concerto 2 (1935†) 20 June 1969
fp/fbp/Ralph Holmes/Stanley Pope - broadcast
1 June 1969
first performance / 1969-06-20 / BBC
Ralph Holmes, New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
20 June 1969
BBC broadcasts _Violin concerto_, Ralph Holmes, NPO/Stanley Pope
Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« Lord Douglas (1937†) 11 December 1969
fp/Brian Rayner Cook/Leslie Head
11 December 1969
first performance
Kensington Town Hall, UK
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head
11 December 1969
First performance of _Symphony 5 »Wine of summer«_, Brian Rayner Cook (bar), Kensington SO/Leslie Head
Symphony 14 (1959-60†) 10 May 1970
fp/fbp - LSO/Edward Downes
14 January 1969
first performance / 1970-05-10 / BBC Radio 3
BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Edward Downes
10 May 1970
BBC broadcasts _Symphonies 14, 21_
Symphony 21 (1963†) 10 May 1970
fp/fbp - LSO/Edward Downes
14 January 1969
first performance / 1970-05-10 / BBC Radio 3
BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Edward Downes
10 May 1970
BBC broadcasts _Symphonies 14, 21_
Symphony 32 (1968†) 28 January 1971
fp/fbp/Leslie Head
28 January 1971
first performance; first public performance
St John’s Smith Square, London
Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head
28 January 1971
95th birthday concert: _English suite 3, Symphony 32_ [premiere] _, Agamemnon_ [premiere], Kensington SO/Leslie Head
Agamemnon Aeschylus (1957†) 28 January 1971
fp/fbp/Leslie Head
28 January 1971
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
95th birthday concert: _English suite 3, Symphony 32_ [premiere] _, Agamemnon_ [premiere], Kensington SO/Leslie Head
Cello concerto (1964†) 5 February 1971
fp/Thomas Igloi/Sir Adrian Boult
5 February 1971
first performance / 1971-07-19 / BBC
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thomas Igloi, Polyphonia, conductor Sir Adrian Boult
5 February 1971
First performance of _Cello concerto_, QEH, Thomas Igloi, Polyphonia/Sir Adrian Boult
Cello concerto (1964†) 19 July 1971
fbp/Thomas Igloi/Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« (1964-65†) 15 August 1971
fp/fbp - RPO/Myer Fredman
28 March 1971
first performance / 1971-08-15 / BBC Radio 3
St John’s Smith Square
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman
15 August 1971
BBC broadcasts _Symphonies 9, 22_ [premiere], Royal PO/Myer Fredman
The tinker’s wedding [Comedy overture 2] (1948†) 12 February 1972
fpp/Josef Vandernoot
12 February 1972
first public performance
Hammersmith Town Hall
Fulham Municipal Orchestra, conductor Josef Vandernoot
12 February 1972
Performance of _The tinker’s wedding_, Fulham Municipal Orchestra/Josef Vandernoot
Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass 7 May 1972
fp/Robert Gray
7 May 1972
first performance
Urbana, Illinois (performance repeated)
University of Illinois Wind Ensemble, conductor Robert Gray
7 May 1972
Premiere of _Festival fanfare_, University of Illinois Wind Ensemble/Robert Gray
Symphony 2 (1930-31†) 19 May 1973
fp/Leslie Head
19 May 1973
first performance
The Dome, Brighton, UK
Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head
19 May 1973
First performance of _Symphony 2_, Brighton, Kensington SO/Leslie Head
Festival fanfare (1967†) orig Fanfare for the orchestral brass 6 June 1973
fp UK/fbp/Sir Charles Groves
6 June 1973
first UK performance / BBC
York Minster, UK
members of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves
6 June 1973
UK premiere (and BBC broadcast) of _Festival fanfare_, York Festival, Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves
Symphony 28 »Sinfonia in C minor« (1967†) 7 June 1973
fp/fbp - New Philharmonia/Leopold Stokowski
7 June 1973
first performance / 1973-10-05 / BBC Radio 3
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
7 June 1973
World premiere of _Symphony 28_ at BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1 for future broadcast. Conducting this symphony by a 91–year–old composer was the internationally–renowned 91–year–old Leopold Stokowski, with the New Philharmonia
Agamemnon Aeschylus (1957†) 16 June 1973
fbp/Richard Armstrong
4 March 1973
1973-06-16 / BBC Radio 3
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
16 June 1973
BBC broadcast of _Agamemnon_, BBC Northern forces/Richard Armstrong
Symphony 2 (1930-31†) 27 September 1973
fbp/Leslie Head
24 May 1973
1973-09-27 / BBC Radio London
St John’s Smith Square, London
Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head
24 May 1973
Performance of _Symphony 2_, London, Kensington SO/Leslie Head
Symphony 23 (1965†) 4 October 1973
fp/Bernard Goodman at Illinois
4 October 1973
first performance
Galesburg, Illinois
University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Goodman
4 October 1973
First performance of _Symphony 23_, University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Goodman
Psalm 23 (c.1904,1944–45†) reconstructed 1944-45 10 March 1973
fp/fbp/Eric Pinkett
10 March 1973
first performance / 1973-04-12 / BBC Radio Brighton
All Saint’s Church, Hove
Stuart Holland (ten), Brighton Festival Chorus, Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay
10 March 1973
Psalm 23 performed at Hove: Stuart Holland, Brighton Festival Chorus, Leicestershire Schools SO/Laszlo Heltay
Fanfare [from The Cenci Scene 3 (Banqueting scene)] (1951-52†) arr MacDonald 4 October 1974
fp/Robert Gray at Illinois
4 October 1974
first performance (performed twice)
University of Illinois Wind Ensemble, conductor Robert Gray
4 October 1974
Two performances of _Fanfare from The Cenci_, University of Illinois Wind Ensemble/Robert Gray
Symphony 4 »Das Siegeslied« (1932-33†) text runs from the beginning to ‘...and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.’ 13 October 1974
fpp/John Poole at Alexandra Palace, BBC
13 October 1974
first public performance / 1975-06-25 / BBC Radio 3
Alexandra Palace, London
Felicity Palmer (sop), BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, Goldsmith’s Choral Union, London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor John Poole
13 October 1974
BBC invitation concert of _Das Siegeslied_, Alexandra Palace, BBC Singers & Choral Society, Goldsmith’s Choral Union, London PO/John Poole
Symphony 3 (1931-32†) 18 October 1974
fp/fbp/Stanley Pope
12 January 1974
first performance / 1974-10-18 / BBC Radio 3
BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London
Ronald Stevenson, David Wilde (pianos), New Philharmonia Orchestra*, conductor Stanley Pope
18 October 1974
First performance (BBC broadcast) of _Symphony 3_, Ronald Stevenson, David Wilde (pianos), BBC SO/Stanley Pope
The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] (1962†) 15 November 1974
fp/Robert Fitzpatrick in Philadelphia
15 November 1974
first performance (performed twice)
Philadelphia
Main Line Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Fitzpatrick
15 November 1974
Two performances of _The jolly miller_ [premiere], Philadelphia, Main Line SO/Robert Fitzpatrick
Symphony 23 (1965†) 16 November 1974
fbp UK/Bernard Goodman at Illinois
7 October 1973
1973-10-14 / WILL-AM, Illinois, USA
Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana, Illinois
University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Goodman
7 October 1973
Performance of _Symphony 23_, University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Goodman
In memoriam (1910†) 28 November 1974
fbp London/Josef Vandernoot
16 November 1974
1974-11-28 / BBC Radio London
Hammersmith Town Hall
Fulham Municipal Orchestra, conductor Josef Vandernoot
16 November 1974
_In memoriam_, Hammersmith, Fulham Municipal Orch/Josef Vandernoot
The jolly miller [Comedy overture 3] (1962†) 7 December 1974
fp UK/Peter Craddock
7 December 1974
first UK performance
Southampton
Havant Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peter Craddock
7 December 1974
_The jolly miller_, [UK premiere] Havant Symphony Orchestra/Peter Craddock
Concerto for orchestra (1964†) 12 April 1975
fp/Joseph Stones in Leeds
12 April 1975
first performance
Leeds Town Hall
City of Leeds College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conductor Joseph Stones
12 April 1975
_Concerto for orchestra_ [premiere], City of Leeds College of Music Symphony Orchestra/Joseph Stones
Symphony 10 (1953-54†) 17 April 1975
fpp/James Loughran
17 April 1975
first public performance / BBC Radio 3
Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran
17 April 1975
BBC broadcasts first public performance of _Symphony 10_, live, Manchester, Hallé Orchestra/James Loughran
Symphony 18 (1961†) 11 June 1975
fbp/Bryan Fairfax
20 October 1974
1975-06-11 / BBC Radio 3
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Bryan Fairfax
11 June 1975
BBC broadcasts _Symphony 18_, New Philharmonia/Bryan Fairfax
Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) 18 June 1975
fbp/Myer Fredman
1 April 1973
1975-06-18 / BBC Radio 3
studio recording
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman
18 June 1975
BBC broadcasts _Symphonies 6, 16, 24_, London PO/Myer Fredman
Symphony 16 (1960†) 18 June 1975
fp/fbp/Myer Fredman
1 April 1973
first performance / 1975-06-18 / BBC Radio 3
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman
18 June 1975
BBC broadcasts _Symphonies 6, 16, 24_, London PO/Myer Fredman
Symphony 24 (1965†) 18 June 1975
fp/fbp/Myer Fredman
1 April 1973
first performance / 1975-06-18 / BBC Radio 3
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman
18 June 1975
BBC broadcasts _Symphonies 6, 16, 24_, London PO/Myer Fredman
Symphony 9 (1951†) 20 January 1976
fpp/Sir Charles Groves
20 January 1976
first public performance ?
Liverpool
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves
20 January 1976
First public performance of _Symphony 9_, Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves
Herrick songs »Requiem for the rose« Herrick (1912†) 13 May 1976
fp?
13 May 1976
first performance
St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Bedford Singers, North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith
13 May 1976
Performance of two _Herrick songs_
Herrick songs »The hag« Herrick (1912†) 13 May 1976
fp?
13 May 1976
first performance
St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Bedford Singers, North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith
13 May 1976
Performance of two _Herrick songs_
Symphony 26 (1966†) 13 May 1976
fpp/Smith
13 May 1976
first performance / 1976-09-05 / BBC Radio Stoke
St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith
13 May 1976
Performances of _Symphony 26_ [premiere], _Psalm 23, Two Herrick songs_, North Staffs SO/Smith
Symphony 9 (1951†) 27 July 1976
fbp/Sir Charles Groves
27 July 1976
BBC
Royal Albert Hall (BBC Promenade Concert)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves
27 July 1976
Performance and BBC broadcast of _Symphony 9_, Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves
Preludio tragico [from The Cenci Overture] (1951-52†) 24 September 1976
fp/fbp/Harry Newstone at Alexandra Palace, BBC
24 September 1976
first performance / BBC Radio 3
invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
24 September 1976
First of a four concert series mounted by BBC and New PO of Brian at Alexandra Palace First performances (also broadcast) of _Preludio tragico_, _Symphony 30_, New PO/Harry Newstone
Symphony 30 (1967†) 24 September 1976
fp/fbp/Harry Newstone at Alexandra Palace, BBC
24 September 1976
first performance / BBC Radio 3
invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
24 September 1976
First of a four concert series mounted by BBC and New PO of Brian at Alexandra Palace First performances (also broadcast) of _Preludio tragico_, _Symphony 30_, New PO/Harry Newstone
Symphony 5 »Wine Of Summer« Lord Douglas (1937†) 29 September 1976
fbp/Brian Rayner Cook/Stanley Pope at Alexandra Palace, BBC
29 September 1976
BBC Radio 3
invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
29 September 1976
Performance and broadcast of _Symphony 5_, Alexandra Palace, Brian Rayner Cook, New PO/Stanley Pope
Symphony 20 (1962†) 5 October 1976
fp/fbp/Vernon Handley at Alexandra Palace, BBC
5 October 1976
first performance / BBC Radio 3
invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
5 October 1976
Performances and broadcast of _Symphony 20_ [premiere], and _Symphony 26_, Alexandra Palace, New PO/Vernon Handley
Symphony 26 (1966†) 5 October 1976
fbp/Vernon Handley at Alexandra Palace, BBC
5 October 1976
first professional performance / BBC Radio 3
invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
5 October 1976
Performances and broadcast of _Symphony 20_ [premiere], and _Symphony 26_, Alexandra Palace, New PO/Vernon Handley
Symphony 29 (1967†) 17 November 1976
fp/Smith
17 November 1976
first public performance
Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Smith
17 November 1976
Premiere of _Symphony 29_, North Staffs SO/Smith
Elegy (1954†) 17 February 1977
fp/Wright
17 February 1977
first performance
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Wright
17 February 1977
Premiere of _Elegy_, Guildhall SO/Wright
English suite 4 »Kindergarten« (?1924†) 5 July 1977
fp/Martin Rutherford
5 July 1977
first performance
George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh
George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford
5 July 1977
Premiere of _English suite 4_, George Heriot’s School Orchestra/Martin Rutherford
Symphony 27 (1966†) 9 January 1979
fp/fbp/Sir Charles Mackerras
9 January 1979
first performance / 1979-03-18 / BBC
Henry Wood Hall
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
9 January 1979
First performances broadcast of _Symphonies 27, 31_, Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
Symphony 31 (1968†) 9 January 1979
fp/fbp/Sir Charles Mackerras
9 January 1979
first performance / 1979-03-18 / BBC Radio 3
Henry Wood Hall
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
9 January 1979
First performances broadcast of _Symphonies 27, 31_, Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
Symphony 2 (1930-31†) 9 March 1979
fp (prof)/Sir Charles Mackerras - broadcast
9 March 1979
first professional performance / 1979-03-31 / BBC Radio 3
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
9 March 1979
First professional performance (BBC broadcast) of _Symphony 2_, BBC SO/Sir Charles Mackerras
Violin concerto 2 (1935†) 19 May 1979
fpp/Ralph Holmes/James Blair
19 May 1979
first public performance
St John’s Smith Square
Ralph Holmes, Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Blair
19 May 1979
First public performance of _Violin concerto_, Ralph Holmes, YMSO/James Blair
Burlesque variations on an original theme (1903†) 13 March 1980
fp/Geoffrey Heald-Smith
13 March 1980
first performance
City Hall, Hull, UK
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith
13 March 1980
First performance of _Burlesque variations_, City of Hull Youth SO/Geoffrey Heald–Smith
Symphony 22 »Symphonia brevis« (1964-65†) 26 October 1983
fpp - RPO/Sir Charles Groves
26 October 1983
first public performance
Royal Festival Hall
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves
26 October 1983
First public performance of _Symphony 22_, RFH, Royal PO/Sir Charles Groves
Symphony 7 (1948†) 29 April 1987
fpp/Sir Charles Groves
29 April 1987
first public performance
Liverpool
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
29 April 1987
First public performance of _Symphony 7_, Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Mackerras
Symphony 3 (1931-32†) 17 May 1987
fpp/Venn
17 May 1987
first public performance
Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
Composers’ Platform West Midlands Symphony Orchetra, conductor Paul Venn
17 May 1987
First public performance of _Symphony 3_, Composers’ Platform W Midlands SO/Paul Venn
Symphony 6 »Sinfonia Tragica« [from Dierdre of the Sorrows Prelude] (1948†) 3 October 1989
fpp - HamiltonPO/Boris Brott
3 October 1989
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
3 October 1989
Performance of _Symphony 6_, Hamilton PO/Boris Brott: first professional performance of any Brian orchestral work in North America
Pantalon and Columbine (?1902-03†) later inc in English suite 1LOST 1 July 1994
fpp/Kelleher
1 July 1994

Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London
London Orchestra of St Cecilia, conductor James Kelleher
1 July 1994
_‘Pantalon and Columbine’_ [ie II and III of _English suite 1_] performed by London Orch of St Cecilia/James Kelleher
Symphony 16 (1960†) 5 August 1994
fpp/Kelleher
5 August 1994
first public performance
Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
London Orchestra of St Cecilia, conductor James Kelleher
5 August 1994
First public performance of _Symphony 16_, London Orch of St Cecilia/James Kelleher
Three pieces from Turandot [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Act I] (1950-51†) extracted by HB, 1962 27 May 1995
fpp/Kelleher
27 May 1995
first performance
St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London
Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher
27 May 1995
_‘Pantalon and Columbine’_, _Violin concerto_, 2 suites from _Turandot_, Marat Bisangaliev, Millennium Sinfonia/James Kelleher
Turandot Suite [from Turandot, prinzessin von China Acts II and III] (1950-51) arr MacDonald 1975 27 May 1995
fpp/Kelleher
27 May 1995
first performance
St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London
Millennium Sinfonia, conductor James Kelleher
27 May 1995
_‘Pantalon and Columbine’_, _Violin concerto_, 2 suites from _Turandot_, Marat Bisangaliev, Millennium Sinfonia/James Kelleher
The Cenci Shelley (1951-52†) 12 December 1997
fp (concert) /Kelleher, HBS
12 December 1997
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
12 December 1997
First performance of _The Cenci_ mounted by the Havergal Brian Society at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London
Symphony 27 (1966†) 17 March 2012
fp/Orange County High School of the Arts SO/Christopher Russell, US
17 March 2012
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
Symphony 27 (1966†) 25 June 2012
fpp/Orange County High School of the Arts SO/Christopher Russell, Birmingham UK
25 June 2012
first UK public performance
Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
Orange County High School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Russell