Symphony 13
1959

Written between November and December 1959

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

in one movement  (approx. 19)

[a] Pope 18:06  [b] Brabbins 16:09

United Music Publishers Limited

 

Reading

Brian's thirteenth symphony - not unlucky 13! - Tim Shuker in HB:  Aspects of Havergal Brian - see bibliography
The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 2 chapter 15 - see bibliography

 

Performance

23 June 1976 [first performance] (recording) / 14 May 1978 (BBC Radio 3 broadcast)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope

 

Commercial Recording

31 May - 1 June 2012 . RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow / Dutton
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

Released as Dutton CDLX 7296, November 2012

 


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