Symphony 11

3 movements, 1954†, 29:00

Sketched 10 -15 February 1954
FS completed 29 April 1954

3 flutes (1 also picc), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contra), 4 horns , 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, euphonium, timpani, tam-tam, sleigh bells, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, 3 side drums, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 harps, celesta, strings

I Adagio
II Allegro giocoso
III Maestoso e pesante – Allegro marcia

United Music Publishing Limited

Timings

Newstone 1959Leaper 1993
I Adagio8:426:32
II Allegro giocoso16:0114:00
III Maestoso e pesante – Allegro marcia4:233:58
Total29:0624:30

Articles

Thoughts on Brian’s eleventh symphony – Robert Matthew-Walker

Performances

1956 private playthrough
unknown BBC orchestra
8 April 1959 [first performance] Hammersmith Town Hall
5 November 1959 Third Programme [BBC Radio 3]
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
6 September 1993 National Concert Hall, Dublin
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper
Brian and the_urban pastorale_ – PJ Taylor

Recordings

Dutton Vocalion CDBP 9798
8 April 1959 [first performance] Hammersmith Town Hall
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
Naxos 8.572014 released July 2010
6 September 1993 National Concert Hall, Dublin
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper
Introduction to the Marco Polo CD – Malcolm MacDonald
The Marco Polo cycle – David J Brown
Review – John Grimshaw