Symphony No.1 (Bax, Arnold)

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 I. Allegro moderato e feroce (CA)
#252499 - 4.46MB, 54 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/19/24

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 II. Lento solenne (CA)
#252500 - 2.18MB, 25 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/19/24

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Publisher Info.:

London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1923.
London: Chappell & Co., 1923. Plate 37133.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.1
Alternative Title
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue Number GP 256
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 3
Year/Date of Composition 1922
First Publication 1923
Dedication John Ireland (1879–1962)
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 4 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), alto flute, 2 oboes, English horn, heckelphone or bass oboe, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, sarrusophone, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, cymbals, gong, triangle, bells, xylophone, glockenspiel, celesta, 2 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Parlett catalog page
Extra Information USA copyright status:

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2019.


Misc. Comments

The outer movements are based on GP 242, a piano sonata (his 3rd, unpublished and unnumbered, and only recently recorded) composed in 1921. (Quoting David Parlett quoting Graham Parlett (A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1999)): "After completing this sonata, Bax played it through to his friends Harriet Cohen and Arthur Alexander, who suggested to him that it was really a symphony and should be orchestrated. Before doing this, Bax wrote an entirely new slow movement to replace the original.")

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