English suite 1

Op. 12, 6 movements, ?1902-04†, 730 bars, 25:30

II and III taken from Pantalon and Columbine (?1902-03): the extent of any alteration is unknown

2 flutes (1 also picc), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, glockenspiel, celeste, bass drum, side drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, harp, strings

I Characteristic march Tempi do marcia [112 bars]
II Valse Andante – Tempo di valse (allegro) – Andantino – attacca [200 bars]
III Under the beech tree Andantino – Tempo di valse (allegro) – Tranquillo (andante) [78 bars]
IV Interlude Allegro con anima – Pan Andante – attacca [93 bars]
V Hymn Slow – Allegretto [63 bars]
VI Carnival Allegro molto (presto) – The Dancers Slower and graceful – Punch and Judy – The sleeping beauty Molto andante – Fat woman With mock solemnity [148 bars]

1914, Breitkopf & Haertel
United Music Publishing Limited

Timings

Heald-Smith 1979Walker 2012
Total26:1525:51

Articles

Introduction – David J Brown

Performances

12 January 1907 [first performance] Leeds Town Hall
Leeds Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian
7 March 1907 (I, V, VI only) Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK
Staffordshire Orchestral Society, conductor John Cope
12 September 1907 Queen’s Hall, London (Proms)
conductor Sir Henry Wood
18 January 1908 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Liverpool Orchestral Society, conductor Sir Granville Bantock
27 February 1909 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Liverpool Orchestral Society, conductor Sir Granville Bantock
26 November 1914 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conductor Havergal Brian
18 July 1942 (I and II only) Harrow School
Harrow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Henry Havergal
The case of the two Havergals – Lewis Foreman
14–15 July 1979 City Hall, Hull, UK
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith
July 1981 (I only) Italian tour: Muggia, Venice, Florence, Lido di Jesolo, Venice
George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford
7 July 1981 (I only) Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh
George Heriot’s School First Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford
10 December 1985
North Staffordshire Symphony orchestra, conductor Michael Trowski
15 May 1988 Assembly Hall, Worthing, Sussex
Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jan Cervenka
5 April 1995 (First movement - March) Melbourne Grammar School
Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra - Martin Rutherford
December 2004 (Characteristic march) Edinburgh & London
Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martin Rutherford
August 2012
New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Walker

Recordings

Cameo Classics CC9014CD-2 (2 discs) released 1994
14–15 July 1979 City Hall, Hull, UK
City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith
Review of City of Hull Youth SO CDs – David J Brown
Review of Hull Youth SO recording – Lewis Foreman
Naxos 8.572833 released May 2013
August 2012
New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Walker