Symphony 21

In E flat, 4 movements, 1963†, 28:00

Sketches completed 19 September 1962, full score completed November 1962

3 flutes (1 also piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contrabassoon), 4 horns , 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, 3 side drums, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, harp, strings

I Adagio – Allegro e con anima
II Adagio cantabile e sostenuto
III Vivace
IV Allegro con fuoco

Musica Viva published a facsimile study score in 1970s, now out of print
United Music Publishing

Timings

Downes 1969Pinkett 1972
I Adagio – Allegro e con anima6:166:38
II Adagio cantabile e sostenuto8:227:57
III Vivace3:443:49
IV Allegro con fuoco10:5710:32
Total29:1928:56

Performances

14 January 1969 [first performance] BBC Maida Vale Studio no. 1, London
10 May 1970 BBC Radio 3
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Edward Downes
18–19 July 1972 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett
5 June 1976
Brisbane and Sydney area
6 September 1977
Brisbane and Sydney area

Recordings

Klassic Haus Restorations KHCD-2012-018 released February 2012
Heritage Records HTGCD 256/7 (2 discs) released September 2013
18–19 July 1972 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Pinkett