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Symphony 10
in C minor, 1953-54

FS completed 16 January 1954

3 flutes (1 also piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contra), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, 1x3 timpani, cymbals, 1 or 2* bass drums, 3 side drums, triangle, wind machine, thunder machine, glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 harps, strings
*use 2nd bass drum if thunder machine not available-do not use thunder sheet

in one movement  20:31 [a]  17:55 [b]  16:04 [c]

[a] Pope  [b] Loughran/Unicorn  [c] Brabbins/Dutton

Musica Viva published a facsimile study score in 1973, now out of print
United Music Publishers
Limited

 

Article

Review of the 1998 Leicestershire SSO performance - Peter Coussee

 

 

Reading

The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 1 chapter 12 - see bibliography

 

 

Performances

3 November 1958 [first performance] . live BBC studio broadcast (Third Programme [BBC Radio 3])
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

 

?31 March 1965 . BBC recording for Transcription Service
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

 

12 July 1972 (recording) / 9 May 1973 (BBC Radio 3 broadcast)
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett

 

17 April 1975 [first public performance] / live BBC Radio 3 broadcast . Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

 

18 April 1975 . Sheffield
Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

 

18 April 1975 . Hanley, UK
Hallé Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

Also broadcast in Brisbane and Sydney area (performance unknown)  5 Jun 76, 26 Dec 76, Oct 76, Feb 77

 

31 May 1998 . Guthlaxton College, Wigston, Leicester
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald
Review - Peter Coussee

 

 

Commercial recordings

18-19 July 1972 . De Montfort Hall, Leicester / Unicorn
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Loughran

 

15-16 September 2010 . RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow / Dutton Epoch

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins


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