Symphony 17
1960-61

Sketches completed 26 November 1960, full score completed 8 January 1961

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

in one movement:
i Adagio Allegro moderato  8:23 [a]
ii Lento  3:19 [a]
iii Allegro con brio  1:45 [a]

[a]  Leaper/Marco Polo    also Pope total 13:37

United Music Publishers

 

Article

Symphonies 16 to 19:   Style and manner - Martin O'Leary

 

Further reading

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

15-16 June 1992 . National Concert Hall, Dublin / Marco Polo
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper

Review - Malcolm MacDonald
see also Discography


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