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Symphony 27
in C minor, 1966

3 flutes (1 also piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 bassoons (1 also contra), 4 horns , 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum, 3 side drums, tamtam, triangle, tam-tam, celesta, xylophone, glockenspiel, harp, strings

Lento - Allegro giocoso e marcato sempre - Moderato  7:50 [a]  9:15 [b]
II  Lento ma non troppo  7:12 [a] 8:10 [b]
III  Allegro con anima  6:28 [a]  6:55 [b]
21:30 [a]  24:20 [b]

[a] Mackerras  [b] Russell (UK)

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Reading

Arcadia v Elysium - some thoughts on symphony no 27 - Barry Cronin in HB:  Aspects of Havergal Brian - see bibliography
The symphonies of Havergal Brian - Malcolm MacDonald / volume 2 chapter 19 - see bibliography

 

Performances

9 January 1979 [first performance] (recording) / 18 March 1979 (BBC broadcast)
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Recording Brian with the Philharmonia - Rodney Stephen Newton

17 March 2012 [first public performance], Symphony Hall, Orange County High School for the Arts, Santa Ana, California

Orange County High School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conductor Chris Russell

 

25 June 2012 [first UK public performance], Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

Orange County High School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conductor Chris Russell


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