Symphony 20
in C sharp minor, 1962

Sketches started in March 1962, full score completed 31 May 1962

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

Adagio - Allegro agitato  8:18 [a]   8:28 [b]
II  Adagio ma non troppo, cantabile e sostenuto  8:54 [b]   9:29 [b]
III  Allegro vivo  8:40 [a]   8:31 [b]
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[a] Handley   [b] Penny/Marco Polo 

United Music Publishers Limited

 

Reading

The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 2 chapter 16 - see bibliography

 

Performance

5 October 1976 [first performance] / live BBC Radio 3 broadcast . invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

 

Commercial recording

28-30 October 1994 . Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio / Marco Polo
Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny

see also Discography


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