Symphony 11
1954

Sketched 10 -15 February 1954
FS completed 29 April 1954

3 flutes (1 also picc), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contra), 4 horns , 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, euphonium, timpani, tam-tam,  sleigh bells, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, 3 side drums, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 harps, celesta, strings

Adagio  8:42 [a]   6:32 [b]
II  Allegro giocoso  16:01 [a]   14:00 [b]
III  Maestoso e pesante - Allegro marcia  4:23 [a]   3:58 [b]
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[a] Newstone  [b] Leaper/Marco Polo

United Music Publishers Limited

 

Articles
Introduction - Malcolm MacDonald
Thoughts on Brian's eleventh symphony - Robert Matthew-Walker

 

Reading

The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 1 chapter 13 - see bibliography

 

Performances

1956 . private playthrough
unknown BBC orchestra

8 April 1959 [first performance]. Hammersmith Town Hall, BBC recording (live audience?)

Broadcast 5 November 1959 (Third Programme [BBC Radio 3])
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

 

Commercial recordings

6 September 1993 . National Concert Hall, Dublin / Marco Polo

Re-issued on Naxos 8.572014, Budget price (July 2010)
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper [24:30]
see also Discography
Review - Malcolm MacDonald

 

8 April 1959 [first performance]. Hammersmith Town Hall, BBC recording (live audience?)

Dutton CDBP 9798, Budget price (August 2010)

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone

 


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