Symphony 16
1960

Sketched and drafted June to July 1960, full score completed 8 August 1960

4 flutes (1 also piccolo), 3 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons (1 also contra), 6 horns , 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, euphonium, timpani, tambourine, triangle, castanets, bass drum, 3 side drums, cymbals, susp cymbal, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 harps, celesta, strings

in one movement   22:50 [a]
(18
)

[a] Fredman/Lyrita 

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Articles

Symphonies 16 to 19:   Style and manner - Martin O'Leary
Performing Brian's music - James Kelleher
some practical problems

 

Further reading

The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 2 chapter 15 - see bibliography

 

Performances

1 April 1973 [first performance] (recording)/18 June 1975 (BBC Radio 3 broadcast)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman

Also broadcast in Brisbane and Sydney area (performance unknown)  26 Apr 76, 13 May 77

5 August 1994 [first public performance] . Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
London Orchestra of St Cecilia, conductor James Kelleher

 

Commercial recording

10 May 1973 . Wandsworth Town Hall / Lyrita
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman


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