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Symphony 21
in E flat, 1963

Sketches completed 19 September 1962, full score completed November 1962

3 flutes (1 also piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contrabassoon), 4 horns , 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, 3 side drums, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, harp, strings

Adagio - Allegro e con anima    6:38 [a]   6:16 [b]
II  Adagio cantabile e sostenuto    7:57 [a]   8:22 [b]
III  Vivace    3:49 [a]   3:44 [b]
IV  Allegro con fuoco   10:32 [a]   10:57 [b]

[a] Pinkett/Unicorn 28:56   [b] Downes 29:19

Musica Viva published a facsimile study score in 1970s, now out of print
United Music Publishers

 

Reading

The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 2 chapter 17 - see bibliography

 

Performances

14 January 1969 [first performance] . BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London . Broadcast 10 May 1970 (BBC Radio 3)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Edward Downes

Also broadcast in Brisbane and Sydney area (performance unknown)  5 Jun 76, 6 Sep 77

 

Commercial recording

18-19 July 1972 . De Montfort Hall, Leicester / Unicorn
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett


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