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Haydn Wood - symphonist!

 

 

We knew from the London Musical Courier (September 12th, 1908) that Haydn Wood hoped 'to complete his first Symphony within the next few weeks'. In January 2006, we discovered at the B.B.C. Written Archives his own list of what he considered to be his 'more serious works'. And there it was - his Symphony in D minor!

Haydn Wood signed this typewritten list in 1951, and as you can see below, the score and parts were then at his alma mater the Royal College of Music in London.

 

 

In February 2006, we asked the R.C.M. Librarians to scour the Library for the Symphony. They did not unearth it then. Moreover, they did not give us much hope that they ever will.

A visit to the R.C.M. Library in August 2007 brought new information. Haydn Wood submitted his Symphony to the Royal College of Music Patron's Fund in 1909. The examiners agreed that it was suitable for trial rehearsal which took place on May 13th, 1910, with a view to a performance at the next Patron's Fund Concert in July. It is not known whether the Symphony was approved. The fact remains that the concert was postponed on account of the death of King Edward VII and that the symphony was not performed at the next Patron Fund's Concert on January 23rd, 1911.

Where is this Symphony manuscript now?!?

Please mail to haydnwoodmusic@yahoo.ca

 


Home A short biography Available sheet music Roses of Picardy: the real story
About us Days in the life of Haydn Wood The recorded works The lyrics of Roses of Picardy
Contact us Haydn Wood and Slaithwaite Live performances Roses of Picardy printed music
  Haydn Wood and the Isle of Man   The performers of Roses of Picardy
The Haydn Wood Music Shop Haydn Wood, symphonist   A discography of Roses of Picardy
Our CD A Breezy Ballad Haydn Wood and films   Les enregistrements de Roses de Picardie
Our lectures Haydn Wood 2009   Roses of Picardy in films
      Roses of Picardy: a research in progress

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