A new edition of Alan Poulton’s catalogue of Arnold’s works is now available.
It replaces the catalogue published by Faber in 1986, which has been a trusted companion for many Arnold researchers and fans. Like the original catalogue, it has been meticulously compiled by Alan Poulton; and there is a foreword by Society patron Julian Lloyd Webber.
As well as the main catalogue of works, there are appendices giving details of all the ballets, film music
arranged for the concert hall, lists of feature films and documentaries, and arrangements made by Arnold of music by other composers.
Divertimento No.2 for orchestra Op.24 (1950)An excerpt from “Malcolm Arnold – Catalogue of Works” compiled by Alan Poulton
[I. Fanfare II. Nocturne III. Chaconne]
Written for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for their first European tour
Instrumentation 2+picc./2/2/2 – 4/3/3/1 – timp. perc.(2) hp. str.
First performance National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/Malcolm Arnold – The Dome,
Brighton, 19 April 1950
First Europe performance above artists – Palais de Chaillot, Paris, 21 April 1950 (and repeated
in the Salle Pleyel, Paris, on 22 April)
First broadcast performance above artists – Third Programme, 28 August 1950
First Scotland performance National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/Walter Susskind –
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 2 September 1951(Edinburgh International Festival)
First London performance National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/Hugo Rignold – Royal
Albert Hall, London, 10 August 1957 (Promenade Concert)
Publisher Paterson, 1961 (as Op.75 q.v.)
Article Alan Poulton, ‘The National Youth Orchestra and Malcolm Arnold – and the mystery
of Divertimento No.2’ (with music examples) – Maestro 2, October 2015