Symphony No.3, Op.90 (Holbrooke, Joseph)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, [1929].
Misc. Notes The Worldcat listing gives ©1929.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative. Title Ships symphony ; Nelson Symphony ; Our Navy
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.90
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 45
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Warships. Allegro e con fuoco
II. Hospitalships. Larghetto espressivo (opens in E major, ends in B minor)
III. Merchantships. Finale marcia - Poco allegro marcato (E minor, E major in the last few pages)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925 April, Harlech (completion)
First Performance. 1936 March 30. Budapest Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zoltán Sámy (in Budapest?)
First Publication. 1929
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40-45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A/B),
bass clarinet (A/B), alto saxophone (E), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, euphonium, contrabass tuba
timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, harps, strings

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A cpo recording of this was released in 2019. There is an earlier historic Symposium recording which contains only the finale, performed in 1937.

Premiere information from "Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot" p.xlii.