Symphony 5

Wine Of Summer

1 movement, 1937†, 21:00

Originally Solo cantata
Sketched in early 1937, draft VS completed 8 April 1937
FS completed 18 June 1937 and renamed Symphony for solo voice and orchestra

baritone soloist
4 flutes (1 also piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, side drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, tam-tam, 2 harps, strings

Text: Lord Alfred Douglas

United Music Publishing Limited

Timings

Cook/Head 1969Cook/Pope 1976Cook/Leaper 1993Maxwell/Kok 2001
Total22:1020:5919:2419:46

Articles

Words for music, perhaps – Chris Kettle

Performances

11 December 1969 [first performance] Kensington Town Hall, UK
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), Kensington Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leslie Head
Havergal Brian and Leslie Head – Lewis Foreman
29 September 1976 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
live broadcast BBC Radio 3
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
1993 recorded by Marco Polo but never issued
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper
1 April 2001 Before an invited audience, Broadcasting House, Glasgow, UK
7 June 2001 BBC Radio 3, repeated 5 March 2008 BBC’s ‘British Symphony’ series
Donald Maxwell (baritone), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok
July 25 & 28 2014 RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

Recordings

Aries LP 1629
29 September 1976 invitation concert at Alexandra Palace, London
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Stanley Pope
Dutton Vocalion CDLX 7314 released January 2015
July 25 & 28 2014 RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins