For valour

In C major, Op. 7, concert overture, 1 movement, 1904†, rev 1906, 385 bars, 12:30

Overture for large orchestra and organ

3 flutes (1 also picc), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, susp cymbal, side drum, bass drum, organ, strings

Allegro molto e con energico, C major [385 bars]

Breitkopf and Härtel, London, 1914
rights transferred to J & W Chester, 1923
rights transferred to Musica Viva, 1980
since 1984, United Music Publishers Limited; now United Music Publishing Ltd

Timings

Rowe 1997
Allegro molto e con energico13:35

Articles

Introduction – Gerard Cunliffe

Performances

8 October 1907 [first performance] Queen’s Hall, London (Proms)
Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conductor Sir Henry Wood
27 June 1911 Crystal Palace, London (Festival of Empire)
Conductor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
14 February 1912 Birmingham
Birmingham Philharmonic Society, conductor Sir Thomas Beecham
April 1912 ?North Staffordshire
15 September 1979 City Hall, Hull, UK
Alan Smith (organ), City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Heald-Smith
27 May 1997 National Concert Hall, Dublin
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Tony Rowe

Recordings

Cameo Classics CC9014CD-2 (2 discs) released 1994
15 September 1979 City Hall, Hull, UK
Alan Smith (organ), 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 8.572014 released July 2010
27 May 1997 National Concert Hall, Dublin
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Tony Rowe
Introduction to the Marco Polo CD – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
Review – John Grimshaw