Symphony 22

Symphonia brevis

2 movements, 1964-65†, 9:30

Full score written between early December 1964 and 8 January 1965

3 flutes (1 also piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contra), 4 horns , 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 sets timpani, bass drum, 3 side drums, cymbals, suspended cymbal, tambourine, triangle, celesta, xylophone, glockenspiel, harp, strngs (16.14.12.10.8)

I Maestoso e ritmico, F minor/D minor [97 bars]
II Tempo di marcia e ritmico – Adagio, A minor/F minor [99 bars]

Musica Viva published a facsimile study score in 1977, now out of print
transferred to United Music Publishers Limited, 1985 and now United Music Publishing Ltd

Timings

Fredman 1971Heltay 1974Groves 1983Walker 2012
I Maestoso e ritmico4:354:406:004:45
II Tempo di marcia e ritmico – Adagio4:454:235:184:37
Total9:209:0311:189:22

Performances

28 March 1971 [first performance] St John’s Smith Square
15 August 1971 BBC Radio 3, repeated 16 December 1972
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman
10 April 1974 Hove Town Hall
30 August 1974 BBC Radio 3
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay
12 February 1977
Brisbane and Sydney area
26 October 1983 [first public performance] Royal Festival Hall
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Charles Groves
_Symphonia brevis_ at the Royal Festival Hall – Malcolm MacDonald
August 2012
New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Walker

Recordings

Aries LP 1611
28 March 1971 [first performance] St John’s Smith Square
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman
Klassic Haus Restorations KHCD-2012-019 released February 2012
Heritage Records HTGCD 256/7 (2 discs) released September 2013
10 April 1974 Hove Town Hall
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay
Naxos 8.572833 released May 2013
August 2012
New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Walker