Commissions Since 1813
List of works known to be commissioned by, or dedicated to, the Royal Philharmonic Society
Bennett Overture Paradise and the Peri
Bennett Symphony in G minor
Sullivan Overture Marmion
Barnett Overture symphonique
Benedict Overture La selva incantata
Bennett Prelude Ajax
Macfarren Idyll in Memory of Sterndale Bennett
Cowen Sinfonietta in A minor
King Prize Overture Among the Pines
[Ernst Dramatic Overture]
Wingham Serenade for Orchestra
Gadsby Scene The Forest of Arden
Saint-Saëns Symphony No 3 in C
Mozkowski Suite for orchestra
Corder Suite Roumanian
Randegger Scena Prayer of Nature
Parry Symphony No 3 in F (revised)
Dvorak Five Biblical Songs with orchestra
MacCunn Ballet music from Diarmid
Humphrey Burton, first head of Music and Arts, BBC; founder/presenter of Young Musician of the Year and joint founder of the RPS Music Awards in 1989.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the Beatles film Help, the Fab Four sing Beethoven's Ode to Joy from 'the famous 9th Symphony' (commissioned by the RPS) in order to tame an angry Bengal tiger. Of course everyone joins in...