Commissions Since 1813

List of works known to be commissioned by, or dedicated to, the Royal Philharmonic Society

1813 - 1849 / 1850 - 1899 / 1900 - 1999 / 2000 - 2004 / 2005 - 2009 / 2010 - 2014 / 2015 to date

1862
Bennett Overture Paradise and the Peri

1864
Bennett Symphony in G minor

1867
Sullivan Overture Marmion

1868
Barnett Overture symphonique
Benedict Overture La selva incantata

1872
Bennett Prelude Ajax

1875
Macfarren Idyll in Memory of Sterndale Bennett

1881
Cowen Sinfonietta in A minor

1883
King Prize Overture Among the Pines

1885
[Ernst Dramatic Overture]
Wingham Serenade for Orchestra

1886
Gadsby Scene The Forest of Arden
Saint-Saëns Symphony No 3 in C
Mozkowski Suite for orchestra

1887
Corder Suite Roumanian
Randegger Scena Prayer of Nature

1895
Parry Symphony No 3 in F (revised)

1896
Dvorak Five Biblical Songs with orchestra

1898
MacCunn Ballet music from Diarmid

Related Pages

OUR MEMBERS

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...