KSS39 Organ Symphony No. 1

Piece details

  • Written for: Organ
  • Date composed: 1924
  • Dedicatee: Emily Edroff-Smith
  • Approximate duration (minutes): 120
  • Manuscript pages: 81
  • Manuscript location: Library of Congress
  • Comments: Published (J.Curwen and Sons Ltd., 999.009, 1925).

Editions available from the Sorabji Archive

  • Corrected copy of publication (Kevin Bowyer), A3L. 107 pages.
    Price: £30 (paper), £10 (pdf)
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  • Critical edition (Kevin Bowyer), A3L. 92+52 pages.
    Price: £35 (paper), £10 (pdf)
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  • Manuscript, A3L. 81 pages.
    Price: £20 (paper), £10 (pdf)
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Recordings

  • Kevin Bowyer (organ),
    Continuum CCD1001/2 (2CDs) (November 1988)
    Track 1-3 (117:52)
    Track 1 I Prelude; Passacaglia; Postlude (34:35)
    Track 2 II Introduction; Fugue; Coda (36:24)
    Track 3 III (46:53)

Performances

  • 17/05/1928 Edward Emlyn Davies (organ) [ii]
    Westminster Congregational Church (now Westminster Chapel), London, UK
  • 25/07/1987 Kevin Bowyer (organ), Thomas Trotter (organ)
    Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, UK
    1987 International Congress of Organists (Bowyer played movements i and iii, Trotter played ii)
  • 28/04/1988 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Århus Cathedral, Århus, Denmark
  • 26/07/1988 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [ii]
    Cleveland Lodge (home of Lady Susi Jeans), Dorking, UK
    Organists’ Summer School: Illustrated Lecture
  • 09/11/1992 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Brucknersaal, Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
  • 23/10/1997 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    St. Petri Kyrke, University of Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
  • 01/02/1998 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Pauluskirche, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 18/10/2003 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, Manchester, UK
  • 01/03/2006 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [x]
    University Chapel, Glasgow, UK
  • 08/10/2006 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    University Chapel, Glasgow, UK

Broadcasts etc.

  • 24/07/1988 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Danish Radio, Århus, Denmark [B]
    broadcast of concert of 28/04/1988
  • 26/07/1988 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i,iii]
    Cleveland Lodge (home of Lady Susi Jeans), Dorking, UK [+]
    Organists’ Summer School: Illustrated Lecture
  • 24/10/1988 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [ii]
    Corfe Castle Parish Church, Corfe Castle, UK [+]
    Memorial Service for Sorabji
  • 18/01/1989 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i[x]]
    BBC Radio 4, London, UK [+B]
    “Kaleidoscope” programme
  • 24/02/1989 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i,ii[x]]
    NOS (Nederlandse Omroeprogramma Stichting), Hilversum, Netherlands [B]
  • 28/02/1989 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [iii]
    WFUY (radio), New York NY, USA [+B]
  • 14/03/1989 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i,ii]
    WFUY (radio), New York NY, USA [+B]
  • 22/09/1989 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    NOS (Nederlandse Omroeprogramma Stichting), Hilversum, Netherlands [+B]
  • 01/03/1990 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [iii[x]]
    Lecture room, Royal College of Music, London, UK [+]
    Lecture-recital
  • 27/02/1991 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i[x]]
    Lecture Room A, Music Faculty, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK [+]
    Oxford University Contemporary Music Group, Illustrated Lecture (Alistair Hinton)
  • 24/11/1991 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    BBC Radio 3, London, UK [+B]
  • 01/12/1991 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [x]
    BBC Radio 3, London, UK [+B]
    “Music Weekly””programme
  • 03/12/1991 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [x]
    BBC Radio 3, London, UK [+R]
    “Music Weekly””programme
  • 09/08/1992 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [iii[x]]
    Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany [+B]
    Hauptabteilung E-Musik, Redaktion Neue Musik
  • 13/12/1992 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i[x]]
    LWT (London Weekend Television), London, UK [+B]
    “South Bank Show” programme
  • ??/??/1997 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [x]
    Channel 2, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Stockholm, Sweden [B]
    broadcast of concert of 23/10/1997
  • 07/01/2002 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Radio Ceredigion, Ceredigion, Wales [B]
  • 26/02/2002 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Channel 2, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Stockholm, Sweden [R]
  • 21/09/2004 Kevin Bowyer (organ) [i]
    Nordwest Radio/Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany [+B]
    “Der Kauz von Corfe Castle: Aus dem Nachlaß von Kaikhosru Sorabji”
  • 24/05/2012 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    De Concertzender, , Netherlands [+B]
  • 31/05/2012 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    De Concertzender, , Netherlands [+B]