An ongoing chronology – corrections and additions very welcome. See here for biographical details of composers.

(additional dates after individual entries denote first performance when known, or time period when composed)

1950
David Barlow: Symphony No 1 in E minor (in one movement) (broadcast 1956, BBC Northern Orchestra, John Hopkins)
David Ellis: Sinfonietta (1949-50, revised 1965)
E J Moeran: Sketches for Symphony No 2 in Eb (circa 1939-50) (realized by Martin Yates 2011, recorded Dutton/Epoch)
Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony of Peace (fp Warsaw Phil, Panufnik, May 1951) – withdrawn, later revised as the Sinfonia Elegiaca (1957)
Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony No 1
Harold Truscott: Symphony in E major for small orchestra – 1948-50
Ralph Walter Wood: Symphony No 2

1951
York Bowen: Symphony No 3 Op 137 (1951 BBCNO/Maurice Miles) – score lost but there are BBC recordings
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 9 in A minor (March 1958, Del Mar)
Stewart Hylton Edwards: Symphony No 2 (“Easter”) (re-written, 1985-6)
Peter Racine Fricker: Symphony No 2, op 14 – 1950-51
Iain Hamilton: Symphony No 2 (Cheltenham Festival, 1953)
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 2 (Festival of Britain, 1951)
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 3
Douglas Lilburn: Symphony No 2 in C minor
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 1
Kaikhosru Sorabji: Symphony No 3 “Jāmī” for baritone solo, wordless chorus, and large orchestra (including piano and organ) (1942–1951)
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 3, op 68 (fp Vienna, 2000)
Graham Whettam: Sinfonietta for Strings
Graham Whettam: Symphony No 1 (“early 1950s” – now withdrawn but recorded, Groves, Bournemouth SO)
William Wordsworth: Symphony No 3 in C (Cheltenham Festival, 1953)

1952
Denis ApIvor: Symphony No 1, op 22
Richard Arnell: Dagenham Symphony (suite from the film Opus 65, Ford Motors)
Ina Boyle: Symphony No 3 “From the Darkness”
Hans Gal: Symphony No 3 in A major
Leonard Salzedo: Symphony No 1 (fp 1956 Beecham, RPO, RFH)
Cyril Scott: Symphony No 4
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 7 “Sinfonia Antarctica” (14 Jan 1953, Halle, Barbirolli)
David Wynne: Symphony No 1

1953
William Alwyn: Symphony No 2
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 2, op 40 (fp Bournemouth, May 25 1953, Charles Groves)
Francis Baines: Symphony No 1
Stephen Dodgson: Symphony in Eb
Roberto Gerhard: Symphony No 1 – 1952-53 (1955 ISCM Festival, Baden Baden)
Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Sinfonia da Pacifica (1952-3)
Richard Hall Symphony No 1 (1944-1953)
Richard Hall Symphony no 3
Richard Hall Symphony No 4
Elizabeth Maconchy: Symphony for double string orchestra
Wilfrid Mellers: Symphony
Karl Rankl: Symphony No 4 – 1952-53
Alan Ridout: Symphony in one movement
Humphrey Searle: Symphony No 1, op 23
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 4, op 70 “Austriaca”
William Wordsworth: Symphony No 4 in E flat, op 54

1954
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 10 in C minor – 1953-54 (Nov 1958, Stanley Pope)
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 11 (November 1959)
Geoffrey Bush: Symphony No 1 (Cheltenham, July 1954)
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 4
Karl Rankl: Symphony No 5
Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No 6, op 80 (1953-4) (fp 17 Nov1954, BBC SO, Sargent)
James Stevens: Symphony No 1
Robert Still: Symphony No 1

1955
Stanley Bate: Symphony No 4 – 1954-5 (Royal Festival Hall, 20 Nov, 1955)
Norman Fulton: Symphony No 2 in one movement, op 21
Alun Hoddinott: Symphony No 1 (1954-5)
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 1, op 9 in one mvt (London, RFH, 17 Dec 1955)
John Joubert: Symphony No 1 (City Hall, Hull, 1956)
Anthony Scott: Sinfonietta
James Stevens: phony No 2
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 8 (2 May 1956, Halle, Barbirolli)
Thomas Wilson: Symphony No 1

1956
William Alwyn: Symphony No 3 – 1954-6
Edgar Bainton: Symphony No 3 in C minor – 1952-56 (Sydney, 1957)
Derek Bell: Symphony No 1 (student work, c1956)
Arthur Butterworth: Symphony No 1, op 15 (Cheltenham Festival, July 1957)
George Lloyd: Symphony No 6 (in three movements) (fp BBC Manchester broadcast, 31 Dec 1980, BBC NSO/Downes)
Carlo Martelli: Symphony, Op 4 (1955-6) (Dutton recording) (No 2?)
Robert Matthew-Walker: Symphony No 1, op 10
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 2 – 1956 (Cheltenham Festival, July 1957)
Robert Still: Symphony No 2
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 5, op 75
Grace Williams: Symphony No 2 (revised 1975)
David Wynne: Symphony No 2 (fp Aberdare Royal National Eisteddfod, LSO, Hermann Scherchen)

1957
Richard Arnell: Symphony No 5 (1955-57) (Dutton recording, 2008)
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 3, op 63 (fp RFH, 2 Dec 1957, Royal Liverpool PO, John Pritchard) (three movements)
Malcolm Arnold: Toy Symphony
Francis Baines: Symphony No 2
Lennox Berkeley: Symphony No 2, op 51 – 1956-7 (revised 1976) (Lyrita)
Geoffrey Bush: Symphony No 2 “The Guildford” – 1957 (Guildford, 1957)
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 12 (November 1959)
Francis Jackson: Symphony in D Minor, op 27 (for D.Mus, Durham)
Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony No 2, Sinfonia Elegiaca (fp Houston Symphony Orch, Stokowski, Jan 1957)
Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No 7 in C, op 88 (1956-7) (fp 1 Oct 1957, Birmingham, Panufnik)
Michael Tippett: Symphony No 2 – 1956-7
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 1 (“Elavimini”)

1958
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 1, op 33
John Greenwood: Symphonic movement “Buonarotti” (1957-8)
Robert Matthew-Walker: Symphony No 2 in one movement, op 14
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 1
Humphrey Searle: Symphony No 2, op 33 (1956-58)
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 9 in D minor – 1956-57, revised 1958 (2 April 1958, Sargent)

1959
William Alwyn: Symphony No 4
David Barlow: Symphony No 2 (two movements, 1956-9) (fp Liverpool by the BBC Northern Orchestra 1969, Moshe Atzmon)
Seóirse Bodley: Symphony No 1
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 13 in C major
Anthony Burgess: Symphony No 2 for orchestra and brass band
Francis Chagrin: Symphony No 1 in G (published Novello, 1967)
Roberto Gerhard: Symphony No 2 – 1957-59 (revised 1967-68)
George Lloyd: Symphony No 7 – 1957-9 (orchestrated 1974) (fp Manchester 1979. BBCNSO/Downes)
Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony No 2 (A Pastoral Symphony)

1960
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 4, op 71 (fp RFH, 2 Nov 1960, BBC SO, Arnold)
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 14 in F minor (1959-60)
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 15 in A major
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 16
Robert Bruce: Symphony in B flat major
David Campbell Dorward: Symphony No 1 (fp BBC SO /Stanford Robinson, Glasgow, Dec 1 1965)
Roberto Gerhard: Symphony No 3 “Collages” for tape and orchestra – 1960 (8 Feb 1961, RFH, Schwartz)
Robert Matthew-Walker: Symphony No 3 in one movement, op 17 (1959-60)
Humphrey Searle: Symphony No 3, op 36
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 1
Robert Still: Symphony No 3 in C major
Peter Tahourdin: Symphony No 1
William Walton: Symphony No 2 (1959-60) (Sept. 2 1960, Edinburgh Festival)
James Wilson: Symphony No 1 (revised 1967)
William Wordsworth: Symphony No 5 in A minor, op 68 (1959-60)

1961
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 5, op 74 (fp Cheltenham Festival, 3 July, 1961, Halle, Arnold)
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 1 in G minor, op 10
York Bowen: Symphony No 4 in G major (incomplete)
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 17 – 1960-61
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 18 – (Feb 1962, Bryan Fairfax)
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 19 in E minor
Alan Bush: Symphony No 3 (“Byron Symphony”), with baritone solo, chorus
Peter Racine Fricker: Symphony No 3
Douglas Lilburn: Symphony No 3
George Lloyd: Symphony No 8 (orchestrated, 1965) (fp Manchester, 4 July 1977, BBC NSO, Downes)
Karl Rankl: Symphony No 6 – 1959-61
Gerard Victory: Short Symphony (Symphony No 1)
John White: Symphony in Five Movements (in memory of Ch. V Morhange [aka Alkan]) – for piano, this piece is itself the fifth movement of the Piano Sonatina No 8

1962
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 20 in C sharp minor
Peter Maxwell Davies: Sinfonia for Orchestra (9 May 1962, RFH, Colin Davis)
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 2, op 38
Alun Hoddinott: Symphony No 2, op 29
John Joubert: Sinfonietta, op 38
Robert Matthew-Walker: Symphony No 4 in one movement, op 19
Karl Rankl: Symphony No 7
Humphrey Searle: Symphony No 4, op 38
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 3
Ernest Tomlinson: Sinfonia ’62 (Symphony No 1)
Graham Whettam: Sinfonia contra timore (rev 1997)
Malcolm Williamson: Sinfonia Concertante

1963
Denis ApIvor: Symphony No 2, op 36
Benjamin Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, op 68
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 21 in E flat major
Arnold Cooke: Symphony No 2
Alexander Goehr: Little Symphony, op 15
Iain Kendell: Hymn of Light: A choral symphony for children’s choir and chamber orch.
Thea Musgrave: Sinfonia (Cheltenham Festival, 1963)
Robin Orr: Symphony No 1 (“in one movement”):(Proms, 1966)
Andrzej Panufnik: Sinfonia Sacra
Karl Rankl: Symphony No 8
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 2, op 16
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 1 in E minor (1962–63)
David Wynne: Symphony No 3 (fp Caerphilly Festival, Bournemouth SO, Sir Charles Groves)

1964
Seóirse Bodley: Chamber Symphony No 1
Arthur Butterworth: Symphony No 2, op 25 (Halle, 1965)
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 3, op 40
Alan Rawsthorne: Symphony No 3 (fp Cheltenham Festival)
Humphrey Searle: Symphony No 5, op 43
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 5
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 6
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 2, op 42 – 1963-4 (Cheltenham, 5 July 1965)
Kenneth Leighton: Symphony No 1, op 42
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 2 (for Leicestershire Schools SO)
Bernard Stevens: Symphony No 2, Op 35
Graham Whettam: Sinfonietta (Sinfonia) Stravagante
Malcolm Williamson: The Display, dance symphony
John McCabe: Symphony for 10 Wind Instruments
William Lovelock: Sinfonietta
Robert Still: Symphony No 4

1965
Ian Balfour: Symphony No 3
William Bardwell Symphony No 1
Richard Rodney Bennett: Symphony No 1
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 22 “Symphonia Brevis” – 1964-5
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 23
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 24 in D major
Ruth Gipps: Symphony No 3, op 55
Malcolm Lipkin: Symphony No 1 “Sinfonia di Roma” (1958-65) Lyrita recording
John McCabe: Symphony No 1 “Elegy” (Naxos recording)
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 3 for wind, brass and percussion
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 3 “A Shakespeare Symphony” for baritone, chorus and orchestra, op 25
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 2 in C minor (revised 1991)
Ernest Tomlinson: Symphony ’65 (Symphony No 2) (fp 30 June 1965, Manchester)
John Veale: Symphony No 2
Raymond Warren: Symphony No 1
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 6, op 95
John White: Symphony for Organ and Six Tubas
Malcolm Williamson: Sinfonietta
Malcolm Williamson: Symphonic Variations
Thomas Wilson: Symphony No 2 (fp BBC Scottish Orchestra, BBC Radio, 29 Nov 1965)

1966
David Blake: Chamber Symphony
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 25 in A minor
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 26
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 27 in C major
Alfred Corum: Symphony
David Campbell Dorward: Sinfonietta for strings, op 34
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 4, op 44
Peter Racine Fricker: Symphony No 4 – 1964-66
Michael Garrett: Sinfonia for piano and orchestra, op 7 (1965–1966)
Jonathan Harvey: Symphony
William Mathias: Symphony No 1, op 31
Graham Whettam: Sinfonia Concertante for small orchestra
Ralph Walter Wood: Symphony No 3 (posthumous publication, BMC – Wood died in 1957)

1967
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 6, op 95 (fp Sheffield, June 1968, BBC Northern, Arnold (three movements)
Richard Rodney Bennett: Symphony No 2
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 28 in C minor
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 29 in E flat major
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 30 in B flat minor
Arthur Butterworth: A Moorland Symphony, op 32 for bass solo, chorus and orchestra (Saddleworth Festival, 1967)
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 5, op 46 (British premiere March 1969)
Roberto Gerhard: Symphony No 4 “New York”
Oliver Knussen: Symphony No 1 – 1966-7 (withdrawn)
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 3, op 59 “Philadelphia” for chamber orchestra (London, RFH, 15 April 1969)
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 4 for wind, brass and percussion
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 3 in Eb Major “Visions of Albion”
Thomas Wilson: Sinfonietta for Brass Band (fp National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, Madras College, St Andrews, 14 Jul 1967)

1968
Ronald Binge: Saturday Symphony (1966-68)
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 2, op 27
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 31
Havergal Brian: Symphony No 32 in Ab major
Arnold Cooke: Symphony No 3 (1967-8)
David Gow: Mini-Symphony, op 81 (for Hounslow Youth Orch)
Alan Hoddinott: Symphony No 3 op 61
William Lovelock: Sinfonia Concertante for organ and orchestra
Robert Matthew-Walker: Symphony No 5 in one movement, op 22
Robert Matthew-Walker: Symphony No 6 in one movement, op 23
Anthony Milner: Chamber Symphony
A J Potter: Symphony No 1 “Sinfonia De Profundis”
Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No 8 “Hommage à Teilhard de Chardin”, op 132 (1966-8) (fp 5 Jan 1971, Royal Liverpool PO, Groves)
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 4 in one movement, op 37
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 7, op 102 – 1967-8

1969
Lennox Berkeley: Symphony No 3 in one movement, op 74 (Cheltenham Festival 1969)
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 6, op 49
Roberto Gerhard: Chamber Symphony “Leo”
Alexander Goehr: Symphony in One Movement, op 29
Alun Hoddinott: Symphony No 4
Oliver Knussen: Symphony in One Movement (revised 2002)
George Lloyd: Symphony No 9 (fp Manchester, Dec 1982, BBCNSO/Downes)
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 5 “Sinfonia da chiesa” for women’s voices and orchestra
Peter Tahourdin: Symphony No 2
Raymond Warren: Symphony No 2
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 2 (Bristol, 1969)

1970
William Alwyn: Sinfonietta No 1 for string orchestra
Ian Balfour: Symphony No 2 (1965-70)
Francis Chagrin: Symphony No 2 (premiere, Bournemouth SO, was broadcast by the BBC)
Martin Dalby: Symphony No 1
Proinnsías Ó Duinn: Symphony No 1
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 7, op 50
Gordon Jacob: A York Symphony
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 4, op 72 for alto, baritone and orchestra – 1967-70 (26 May 1983, BBC Maida Vale)
John Joubert: Symphony No 2, op 68 ((In memory of those killed at Sharpeville 21/3/60)) (Dutton recording)
Rodney Newton: Symphony No 1 (1967-70)
Rodney Newton: Symphony No 2 (1967-70)
Robin Orr: Symphony No 2 (one movement)
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 8, op 110

1971
William Bardwell Symphony No 2
Benjamin Frankel: Symphony No 8, op 53
Arwell Hughes: Symphony
Robert Hughes: Symphony No 1 (1951-71)
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 5, op 75 “Pastoral” – 1970-71 (Hull, 25 Nov 1971)
Oliver Knussen: Symphony No 2 Op 7 for high soprano and chamber orchestra (1970-71)
Nicholas Maw: Symphony No 1
John McCabe: Symphony No 2
Egon Wellesz: Symphony No 9, op 111
Graham R Williams Symphony No 1

1972
Rory Boyle: Symphony No 1 in one movement
Sebastian Forbes: Symphony in two movements
Ruth Gipps: Symphony No 4, op 61 (fp RFH, 28 May 1973, LRO cond. Gipps)
Alan Hoddinott: Symphony No 5, op 81
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 7 – (1974)
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 8 – (1974)
Anthony Milner: Symphony No 1
Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No 9 “Sinfonia Sacra” (aka “Resurrection”), op 140 (1961-72) (fp 20 Feb 1973, Royal Liverpool SO, Groves)
Philip Sawyers: Symphonic Music for Strings and Brass
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 4 – 1971-2
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 5
Patric Standford: Symphony No 1 “The Seasons, an English Year”
Patric Standford: Symphony No 2 “Christus-Requiem” for 4 Soloists, Narrator, Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra (1971-2, rev. 1980)
Michael Tippett: Symphony No 3 – 1970-72
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 3 (“The Icy Mirror”) for choir and orch.

1973
William Alwyn: Symphony No 5 “Hydriotaphia” – 1972-3 (Norfolk Festival, 1973)
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 7, op 113 (fp RFH, 5 May 1974, New Philharmonia, Arnold (three movements)
David Ellis: Symphony No 1
Roberto Gerhard: Metamorphoses (incomplete recomposition of Symphony No 2)
Anthony Gilbert: Symphony (Cheltenham Festival, 12 July 1973)
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 5 in D major
Peter Wishart: Symphony No 2, op 71

1974
Arnold Cooke: Symphony No 4 (1973-4)
Stephen Dodgson: Wind Symphony
Hans Gal: Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia Concertante) (fp 1975)
Michael Garrett: A New Renaissance, Symphonie Concertante for woodwind, strings and percussion, op 9 (1973–1974)
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 9
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 6, op 83 for soloists, chorus and orchestra -1972-74
Kenneth Leighton: Symphony No 2, op 69 for chorus and orchestra
Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony No 4, Sinfonia Concertante, for flute, harp and 12 solo strings (fp Belgian Chamber Orchestra, QEH, 20 May 1974)
Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No 10 “Sinfonia de Camera”, op 145 (fp 8 Jan 1957, Northern Sinfonia)

1975
Anthony Burgess: Symphony No 3
Philip Cannon: Choral Symphony “Son of Man”
Gordon Crosse: Symphony No 2, op 37
Peter Racine Fricker: Symphony No 5
John Maxwell Geddes: Symphony No 1
David Harries: Symphony
Anthony Hedges: Symphony No 1: 1973-75 (27 Feb 1978, BBC Northern)
Michael Hurd: Shepherd’s Calendar (Choral Symphony, words by John Clare)
Peter Inness: Symphony in one movement
William Lovelock: Symphony in C sharp minor
Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony No 5, Sinfonia di Sfere (fp LSO, David Atherton, April 1976)
Francis Routh: Symphony No 1 (fp 22 July 1975, RTE, Dublin)
James Wilson: Symphony No 2

1976
William Alwyn: Sinfonietta No 2 for string orchestra
Gordon Crosse: Symphony No 1, op 13a (revision of Sinfonia Concertante, 1965)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 1 (2 February 1978, RFH cond. Rattle)
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 7, op 96 “Winter” (Bournemouth, 14 Dec, 1978)
Rodney NewtonSymphony No 4
Stephen Oliver: Symphony
A J Potter: Symphony No 2 “Ireland”
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 6
Graham Whettam: Sinfonia Intrepida (Symphony No 2)

1977
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 3, op 57
Rory Boyle: Symphony No 2
Aloys Fleischmann: Sinfonia Votiva
Peter Racine Fricker: Sinfonia in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 8, op 98 “The Four Elements” for wind orchestra or symphonic band – 1975-77 (Harrogate, 13 Aug 1977)
Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony No 6, Sinfonia Mistica (fp Northern Sinfonia, Christopher Seaman, Middlesborough, 1978)
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 7
Eric Sweeney: Symphony No 1
Michael Tippett: Symphony No 4 – 1976-7 (1977, Chicago)
Gerard Victory: Symphony No 2 “Il Ricorso”
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 4
William Wordsworth: Symphony No 6, op 102, “Elegaica”

1978
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony for Brass
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 8, op 124 (fp New York, 5 May 1979, Albany SO, Julius Hegyi) (three movements)
Lennox Berkeley: Symphony No 4, op 94
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 4 “Wine Symphony”, op 58
Christian Darnton: Symphony No 4 (1975-8) (1st perf. Edward Downes, Sept 81)
John Hearne: Symphony No 1
Robin Orr: Symphony No 3 (one movement)
David Matthews: Symphony No 1, Op 9 (1975-8)
John McCabe: Symphony No 3 “Hommages”
Anthony Milner: Symphony No 2, op 35
Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony No 7, Metasinfonia, for solo organ, timpani and string orchestra (fp Manchester International Organ Festival, 1978)
Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony
Grahan Whettam: Sinfonia Drammatica (Symphony No 3)
Peter Wishart: Then out of the Sweet Warm Weather: A Choral Symphony

1979
Denis ApIvor: Symphony No 3, op 67
Arthur Butterworth: Symphony No 3 “Sinfonia Borealis” op 52 (Manchester, November 1979)
Arnold Cooke: Symphony No 5 -1978-9
Alexander Goehr: Sinfonia, op 42
Edward Harper: Symphony No 1
Peter Inness: Symphony
Oliver Knussen: Symphony No 3 -1973-79
Malcolm Lipkin: Symphony No 2 “The Pursuit” (1975-9) (fp 9 Feb 1983, BBC PO, Downes) Lyrita recording
David Matthews: Symphony No 2, Op 17 (1976-9)
Rodney Newton: Symphony No.9 “Sinfonia da camera”
Patric Standford: Symphony No 4 “Taikyoku” for 2 Pianos and Percussion (1975-9)
Peter Tahourdin: Symphony No 3
Thomas Wilson: Symphony No 3 (fp Scottish National Orchestra/ Alexander Gibson, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, 22 Sep 1979)

1980
Michael Berkeley: Chamber Symphony
Michael Berkeley: Uprising, symphony for chamber orchestra in one movement
Seóirse Bodley: Symphony No 2 “I have loved the lands of Ireland”
Seóirse Bodley: Symphony No 3 “Ceol”
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony of Winds, op 67
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 5, op 68
Frank Corcoran: Symphony No 1
Matthew Curtis: Symphony in D major
Iain Hamilton: Symphony No 3 “Spring”
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 9, op 112 “Sinfonia Concertante” for small orchestra – 1979-80 (Warrington, 11 Feb 1981)
Elizabeth Maconchy: Little Symphony
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 2 (26 Feb 1981, Boston, cond. Ozawa)
Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No 11 “à Colette”, op 153 (fp Proms, 20 Aug 1980)
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 5 “Aquero” – 1979-80 (Brent Town Hall, April 23, 1980
James Wilson: Symphonic Variations
William Wordsworth: Symphony No 7, op 107 “Cosmos”

1981
Judith Bailey: Symphony No 1, op 21 (fp July 1981, Southampton Concert Orch)
David Bedford: Symphony for 12 Musicians
Howard Blake: Sinfonietta for 10 Brass Instruments, op 300
Frank Corcoran: Symphony No 2
Iain Hamilton: Symphony No 4
Robin Holloway: Clarissa Symphony for soprano, tenor and orchestra
David Hackbridge Johnson: Symphony No 1 in A minor, op 2 (1980-81)
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 10
George Lloyd: Symphony No 10 (for brass only) (fp Manchester, Oct 1982, BBC Northern Brass Ensemble/Downes)
Andrzek Panufnik: Symphony No 8, Sinfonia Votiva (fp Boston SO, Ozawa, 1982) (rev. 1984)
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 6 for wind orchestra
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 8
Roger Smalley: Symphony in one movement – 1979-81 (Proms, 25 August, 1982)
Robert Walker: Chamber Symphony No 1

1982
Judith Bailey: Symphony No 2, op 24
Seóirse Bodley: Chamber Symphony No 2
Brian Chapple: Little Symphony
Martin Dalby: Chamber Symphony “O Bella e Vaga Aurora”
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 1, op 27 (for organ, brass, percussion and strings)
Ruth Gipps: Symphony No 5, op 64 (fp 6 March 1983, LRO cond. Gipps)
John Hawkins: Sea Symphony
Nigel Osborne: Sinfonia (2 August, 1982, Proms)
Paul Patterson: Sinfonia for Strings
Philip Spratley: Symphony No 1 ‘A Choral Symphony’ op 28 (1981-3)
Patric Standford: Symphony No 3 “Towards Paradise” for Chorus and Orchestra
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 6 – 1981-2
Hugh Wood: Symphony, op 21

1983
Alan Bush: Symphony No 4 “Lascaux”, op 98 (1982-3)
Edward Cowie: Choral Symphony, op 24 (Symphonies of Rain, Sea, Speed and Power)
Edward Cowie: Symphony No 1 “American”
David Graham: Symphony for harp, keyboards and percussion
Daniel Jones Symphony No 11
Jonathan Lloyd: Symphony No 1
William Mathias: Symphony No 2 “Summer Music”
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 7 for trumpets, percussion, piano and strings
David Wynne: Symphony No 3 (incomplete)

1984
David Bedford: Symphony No 1
Derek Bourgeois: Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra, op 93
Arnold Cooke: Symphony No 6 – 1983-4 ((fp 7 Sept 2016, BBC Phil cond. Gourlay, Salford Media City)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 3 (19 Feb 1985, Manchester, Downes)
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 2, op 30, for chamber orchestra
Alun Hoddinott: Symphony No 6, op 116
John Kinsella: Symphony No 1 (1980-84)
Kenneth Leighton: Symphony No 3, op 90 for tenor and orchestra
Jonathan Lloyd: Symphony No 2 (1983-4)
Christopher Painter: Symphony No 1, op 7
John Pickard: Symphony No 1 (1983-4)
Alan Ridout: Symphony No 8 for string orchestra
John Speight: Symphony No. 1 “Sinfonia Trittico” (1983-4)
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 5 “Romantic”, op 73
Giles Swayne: Symphony for small orcherstra
Gerard Victory: Symphony No 3 “Refrains”
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony No 7 (August 1985, Melbourne)

1985
Denis ApIvor: Symphony No 4, op 81
Jerome de Bromhead: Symphony No 1
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 2, op 37
Manuel Jacobs: Symphony in Eb
Daniel Jones: Symphony No 12
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 10, op 137 “Circadian Rhythms” (Norwich, Oct 1985)
George Lloyd: Symphony No 11 (fp Troy Music Hall, New York 31 Oct 1986, Albany SO/Lloyd)
Jonathan Lloyd: Symphony No 5 (for chamber ensemble) 1985 (or 1989?)
David Matthews: Symphony No 3, op 37
Matthew Taylor: Symphony no 1, op 2 “Sinfonia Brevis”
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 9
Philip Wilby: Little Symphony for Brass Band
William Wordsworth: Symphony No 8, op 117

1986
Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No 9, op 128 (fp (professional) Manchester, 20 Jan 1992, BBC PO, Charles Groves)
Christopher Brown Toy Symphony, op 69 for chamber ensemble,26 percussionists and paper bags
Arthur Butterworth: Symphony No 4, op 72
John Gardner: Symphony No 2 in E flat major
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 3, op 46 for large orchestra with rock percussionist
Alexander Goehr: Symphony No 3 with Chaconne, op 48 (1985-6) (fp 1987, Manchester)
Stewart Hylton Edwards: Symphony No 3
Malcolm Lipkin: Symphony No 3 “Sun” (1979-1986) (fp 6 Jan 1993, RNCM) (Lyrita recording)
Andrzek Panufnik: Symphony No 9, Sinfonia della Speranza (rev. 1990)
Edmund Rubbra: Sinfonietta for large string orchestra, op 163
Robert Saxton: Chamber Symphony “The Circles of Light”
Patric Standford: Symphony No 5 (with soprano solo)
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 4 “Kenosis”
Philip Wilby: Symphony No 1 “Symphonia Sacra” – In Darkness Shine for brass band

1987
David Bedford: Symphony No 2 for Wind Band
Richard Rodney Bennett: Symphony No 3 (fp Three Choirs Festival, 24 Aug 1987)
Stewart Hylton Edwards: Symphony No 4
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 4, op 56
Jerold James Gordon: Symphony No 3 ‘Neue Psalmen’
David Hackbridge Johnson: Symphony No 2 in F, op 6 No 1
Patrick Jonathan: Symphony No 1 for Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Lloyd: Symphony No 3 for chamber orchestra
Anthony Milner: Symphony No 3 op 45
Christopher Painter: Symphony No 2, op 20
John Pickard: Symphony No 2 (1985-7) Manchester, 1989
Philip Spratley: Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, op 6 (revised version)
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 6 “Sinfonia Sacra” for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra, op 76 (1985-87)
Christopher Steel: Symphony No 7, Op 80 (unfinished)
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 6 in E-flat minor, “Eclogues from a Vanished Land”
Eric Sweeney: Symphony No 2
Peter Tahourdin: Symphony No 4
Robert Walker: Symphony No 1 (baritone, last mvt)
John Webber: Symphony No 1

1988
Ian Balfour: Symphony No 4
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 6 “A Cotswold Symphony”, op 109
John Buckley: Symphony No 1 – (1987-8)
Stephen Dodgson: Symphony in One Movement
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 5, op 61 in one movement
Minna Keal: Symphony, op 3 – 1984-8 (Proms 1989)
John Kinsella: Symphony No 2 (1987-88)
Jonathan Lloyd: Symphony No 4 (Proms 1988)
Peter Lyne Symphony No 1
Andrzek Panufnik: Symphony No 10 (fp Chicago SO, Panufnik, 1 Feb 1990)
Alan Ridout: Sinfonietta
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 10
Gerard Victory: Symphony No 4
Malcolm Williamson: Symphony for voices (Proms 1988)
Thomas Wilson: Symphony No 4 “Passeleth Tapestry” (fp Scottish National Orchestra / Bryden Thomson, Paisley Abbey, 06 Aug 1988)

1989
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 4 (10 Sept 1989, Proms)
Shaun Davey: The Relief of Derry Symphony
Shaun Davey: Relief of Derry Symphony (Derry Guildhall, 1990)
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 6, op 75
Alun Hoddinott: Symphony No 7, “Organ Symphony” op 137
Alan Hoddinott: Symphony No 8, for brass and percussion, op 142 (Cardiff, Sept. 1993)
George Lloyd: Symphony No 12 (in one movement) (fp Troy Music Hall, New York 30 March 1990, Albany SO/Lloyd)
Alan Ridout: Sinfonietta for strings
John Webber: Symphony No 2
Margaret Lucy Wilkins: Symphony

1990
Thomas Ades: Chamber Symphony
Walter Beckett: Dublin Symphony
Derek Bell: Symphony No 2 “The Violet Flame”
Stephen Dodgson: Sinfonia: Troia-nova
James Douglas: Symphony for Organ “Cloud of Unknowing”
John Gardner: Symphony No 3 in E Minor, op 189 – 1990
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 7, op 82
David Gow: Symphony No 3 (Wessex Heights)
John Kinsella: Symphony No 3 “Joie de Vivre” (1989-90)
David Matthews: Symphony No 4, op 52
Robert Simpson: Symphony No 11
Paul Patterson: Symphony (Cheltenham Festival 1990)
Edward McGuire: A Glasgow Symphony
Thomas Wilson: Chamber Symphony (fp Paragon Ensemble, RSAMD, Glasgow, 28 Jan 1990)

1991
Denis ApIvor: Symphony No 5, op 87
Seóirse Bodley: Symphony No 4
Seóirse Bodley: Symphony No 5 “Limerick”
William Mathias: Symphony No 3
John Kinsella: Symphony No 4 “The Four Provinces” (1990-91)
James Macmillan: Sinfonietta
Peter Paul Nash: Symphony – 1990-91 (Proms 1991)
Roger Smalley: Symphony (check with 1981)
John Speight: Symphony No. 2 for Soprano and Orchestra
Matthew Taylor: Symphony No 2, op 10 (1990-1, rev., 1997 and 2008)
John Webber: Symphony No 3

1992
Darrol Barry: Salford Sinfonietta
Sally Beamish: Symphony No 1
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 3, op 45 “Spirits of the Earth”
John Maxwell Geddes: Symphony No 2 “In Memoriam Brydon Thomson”
David Graham: Symphony No 2 “Short”
David Hellewell: Forbidden Symphony (1990-92) for orchestra, chorus and soloists
Alan Hoddinott: Symphony No 9 “Vision of Eternity” for soprano and orchestra, op 145
Daniel JonesSymphony No 13 “In memoriam John Fussell”
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 11, op 167 “Fireworks” for wind orchestra or symphonic band (Dartington, 30 July 1992)
John Kinsella: Symphony No 5 “The 1916 Poets”
Philip Wilby: Symphony No 2 “Voyaging” for large orchestra and children’s choir

1993
Thomas Ades: Chamber Symphony (1993, Mathias Bamert) (or 1990?)
John Kinsella: Symphony No 6 (1992-3)
George Lloyd: Symphonic Mass

1994
Richard Arnell: Symphony No 6, op 179 “The Anvil” – 1992-94 (1995, BBC PO, Adrian Leaper)
Jerome de Bromhead: Symphony No 2
Frank Corcoran: Symphony No 3
Peter Crossley-Holland: Symphony in D (1988-94)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 5 in one movement (9 Aug, 1994, Proms)
David Hackbridge Johnson: Symphony No 3 in A, op 6 No 2 (1988-94)
David Hackbridge Johnson: Symphony No 4 “Sinfonia Scientifica” op 21 No 1
John McCabe: Symphony No 4 “Of Time and the River”
Daryl Runswick: Symphony for voices (Mouth Symphony), for chorus
Peter Tahourdin: Symphony No 5

1995
Ian Balfour: Chamber Symphony No 1
Ian Balfour: Symphony No 5
Christopher Blake: Symphony “The Islands” (1992-5)
David Campbell Dorward: Symphony No 2
David Ellis: Symphony No 2, op 52
David Hackbridge Johnson: Symphony No 5 “March of the Paradigms” op 21 No 2 (1994-5)
Wilfred Josephs: Symphony No 12, op 175 (Sinfonia Quixotica) for violin, bass and orchestra
Rob Keeley: Symphony
Patrick Standford: Symphony No 6
Raymond Warren: Symphony No 3
John Webber: Symphony No 4
Philip Wilby: Revelation – Symphony for Double Brass on a theme of Purcell

1996
Diana Burrell: Symphonies of Flocks, Herds and Shoals (1995-6)
Frank Corcoran: Symphony No 4
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 4, op 60, for wind band
David Matthews: Sinfonia, op 67 (1995-6)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 6 (22 June 1996, St Magnus Festival, Orkney)
C S L Parker: Symphony No 1
C S L Parker: Sinfonietta
John Pickard: Symphony No 3 (1995-6) Cardiff, 1997
Anthony Powers: Symphony No 1 (premiered at Proms, 1996)

1997
Marcus Blunt: Symphony (No 1) (1989-97)
Adam Gorb: Battle Symphony for wind ensemble (recording Legni Classics)
Andrew Glover: Ashes: After The Fracture: A Symphony for Orchestra
Anthony Hedges: Symphony No 2, op 130
John Kinsella: Symphony No 7 (1997)
John McCabe: Six Minute Symphony (for strings)
James MacMillan: Symphony No 1 “Vigil”
John Reeman: Symphony for Strings
Barry Russell: Symphony for large ensemble
Sinan Savaskan: Symphony No 2 ‘The Age of Analysis’
John Veale: Symphony No 3

1998
John Abram: Chamber Symphony
Ian Balfour: Chamber Symphony No 2 (1998)
Matthew Curtis: Symphonic Suite “Paths to Urbino”
Elgar: Symphony No 3 (sketches elaborated by Anthony Payne)
David Ellis: Symphony No 3, op 59 (Images from Beyond Infinity)
Michael Garrett: Symphony No 8, op 121 (1997–1998)
Robert Ghillies: Vox Humana: a choral symphony in 9 movements
Andrew Glover: Symphony No 1 “Ashes: After The Fracture” (fp BCF Orchestra)
John McCabe: Symphony (No 5?) “Edward II”
Sinan Savaskan: Symphony No 3 ‘La Rosa Enflorece and the English Cadence’
Simeon Stafford: Symphony No 6 for woodwind, horns and strings
Thomas Wilson: Symphony No 5 (fp Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Joseph Swensen, Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 08 Oct 1998)

1999
Derek Bourgeois: Symphony No 7 for tenor, chorus and orchestra “The First Two Thousand Years”, op 158
Philip Cannon: Symphony (No 2)(1998-9)
John Maxwell Geddes: Symphony No 3
Andrew Glover: Symphony No 2 “Byzantium” for fixed media/electronics (fp Birmingham 2010, recording CDP)
Alun Hoddinott: Symphony No 10, op 172
Robin Holloway: Symphony, op 88 (fp Proms 29/07/2000)
Andrew Hugill: Island Symphony
John Kinsella: Symphony No 8 “Into the New Millennium”
James MacMillan: Symphony No 2 for chamber orchestra
David Matthews: Symphony No 5, op 78 (1998-9)
Clive Strutt: Symphony No 8, “Orkney Choral”
Graham Whettam: Sinfonia Prometica (Symphony No 4)
Michael Wolters: Symphony No 1 “Concerto for Orchestra”

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