Symphony 15

In A major, 1 movement, 1960†, 20:30

Sketched February 1960, completed ?April 1960

4 flutes (1 also piccolo), 3 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons (1 also contrabassoon), 6 horns , 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, euphonium, timpani, tambourine, triangle, castanets, bass drum, 3 side drums, cymbals, suspended cymbal, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 harps, celesta, strings

United Music Publishing

Timings

Pope 1976Rowe 1997
Total20:1322:54

Performances

23 June 1976 [first performance]
14 May 1978 BBC Radio 3
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
27 May 1997 National Concert Hall, Dublin
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Tony Rowe
Brian and the_urban pastorale_ – PJ Taylor

Recordings

Aries LP 3601 (3 discs)
23 June 1976 [first performance]
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
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