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Symphony No.3, Op.37

Category Orchestral > Symphonies
Composed 1983-1985
Duration (approx) 20 minutes

Large orchestra: 3(=picc). 3(III=ca). 3(II=Ebcl.III=bcl). 3(III=cbsn) - 4431 - timp - perc(2): 2 timp/BD/susp. cym/ch. cym/tam-t/gong/glsp/vib/ant. cym/3 crot - strings

Recording(s) Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 & 5
Publisher Faber Music

The Halle Orchestra for European Music Year.

First performance 27 September 1985
Venue City Hall, Sheffield
Orchestra / Ensemble Halle Orchestra
Conductor Bryden Thomson
Review Paul Griffiths, The Times, December 1985

The argument proceeds inexorably in wave-like periods of accumulating tension and crashing release, with much colourful use of the orchestra: in pealing bell bursts, for instance, or in sustained plateaux of fascinating texture.