GORDON JACOB
Gordon Jacob's brother, Anstey

Symphony No.2 in C Major
Also known as Sinfonietta No.2

DATE WRITTEN  1945
DEDICATED TO  The Worshipful Company of Musicians
FIRST LONDON PERFORMANCE  17 November 1948, Central Hall, Westminster
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
FIRST BROADCAST PERFORMANCE  1 May 1946
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult
BBC People's Palace studio broadcast

FROM CD NOTES (Eric Wetherell)
The composer described [this symphony] as "a meditation on war, suffering and victory", though he had in mind not only the course of World War II. He had enlisted in World War I, his letters home showing how profoundly he was affected, while the death of a much-loved brother (Anstey, pictured above) in the same conflict brought on a grief from which he never wholly recovered.

FROM D I MUSIC
... unmistakably English in character and well worth getting to know

RECORDINGS
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CD held by BMIC, email. Performers: Munchen Symphoniker, conductor Douglas Bostock at Carl Orff Saal/Gasteig, Munche, July 1997. Catalogue No.CLASSCD204, BMIC catalogue No.969

SHEET MUSIC/SCORE AVAILABLE FROM
Stainer & Bell, email (as Sinfonietta No.2)
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