I list ten symphonies which have not been released commercially. There may exist studio recordings or tapes made of radio broadcasts. Th list includes examples composed or first heard between 1945 and 1960. I have based my selection on other music that I have heard of these composers, or in the case of John Greenwood, sheer curiosity. It is possible that the score and/or parts for some of these works have been lost. That would be a tragedy.
Finally, I know someone will tell me that one or other of these ten are in fact recorded. That would be great news!
Cedric Thorpe Davie (1913-1983): Symphony in C major
John Veale (1922-2006) Symphony No 1 (1944-7)
John Greenwood: Symphony No 2
Iain Hamilton (1922-2000): Symphony No 1 “Cyrano de Bergarac”
Denis ApIvor (1916-2004): Symphony No 1, op 22
David Wynne (1900-1983): Symphony No 1
Wilfred Josephs (1927-97): Symphony No 1, op 9 in one mvt
Alan Ridout (1936-96): Symphony No 1
Anthony Burgess (1917-93): Symphony No 2 for orchestra and brass band
David Campbell Dorward (b.1933) Symphony No 1
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