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Havergal Brian's "Faust"

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Henry Hugo Pierson (1815-1873)

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« on: April 18, 2020, 09:54:13 pm »

As for Prometheus, I think it has always been hoped that the full score would turn up some day, but it's not looking hopeful, sixty years after it disappeared. It seems it would be a very big job, that the orchestra was very important. Still I imagine that a reconstruction has been seriously considered.

Given John Pickard's quite amazing re-orchestration of The Vision of Cleopatra (1907) as recorded by Dutton, such things are clearly possible in theory but in light of the sheer scale of Prometheus Unbound even if the original autograph surfaced the task of editing and making orchestral parts would probably necessitate a substantial grant from the National Lottery (some hope)! In the meantime it is incredibly fortuitous that Faust was recorded before the current lock-down crisis...

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A piece is worth your attention, and is itself for you praiseworthy, if it makes you feel you have not wasted your time over it. (SG, 1922)

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