Symphony No.5 (Cowen, Frederic Hymen)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, 1906. Plate 12189.
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Work Title Symphony No.5
Alternative. Title Fifth Symphony in F major, 'The Cambridge'
Composer Cowen, Frederic Hymen
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFC 48
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Molto sostenuto e maestoso ( = 56) - Allegro, poco tranquillo ( = 84)
  2. Allegretto, quasi Allegro ( = 92) (B major)
  3. Adagio molto sostenuto ( = 69) (D major)
  4. Allegro con fuoco, ma deciso ( = 96) (F minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
First Performance. 1887 June 9, the composer conducting, Cambridge University Music Society, The Guildhall, Cambridge. US premiere: 28 February 1888, Theodore Thomas conducting, Steinway Hall, NYC.
First Publication. 1906
Dedication Dr. Hans Richter (1843-1916)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B, Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, 3 Timpani, Harp, Strings
External Links Preface by Philip Brookes, 2012

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A 2016 performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra was broadcast in February 2018 and has been released on EM Records (along with Percy Sherwood's Double Concerto) (and reviewed).