Alan Civil
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1929-06-13
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Alan Civil Biography (Wikipedia)

Alan Civil OBE (13 June 1929 – 19 March 1989) was a British horn player.

Civil began to play the horn at a young age, and joined the famous Royal Artillery Band and Orchestra at Woolwich, while still in his teens. He studied the instrument under Aubrey Brain, father of Dennis Brain.

Civil was engaged by Thomas Beecham to play second horn to Dennis Brain in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and when Brain left for the Philharmonia, Civil took over leadership of the section. In 1955, Civil joined the Philharmonia himself, becoming principal horn player when Brain died in a car crash in 1957.

In the 1960s, Civil became the first non-German to be approached by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to become a member.[citation needed] Civil stuck with the Philharmonia however, who were reshaping themselves into the New Philharmonia. In 1966 he became principal hornist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, remaining there until his retirement in 1988.

As a soloist, Civil recorded the horn concertos of Mozart (with the Philharmonia, under Otto Klemperer, 1960), and his recording of Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Robert Tear is also quite well known. He also played chamber music in the Alan Civil Horn Trio.

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Alan Civil Performances

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Francis Poulenc
Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone
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Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo (Concert rondo) in E flat major K.371 for horn and orchestra, compl. misc.
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Rondo (Concert rondo) in E flat major K.371 for horn and orchestra, compl. misc.
Alan Civil
Rondo from Horn Concerto No. 4
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Rondo from Horn Concerto No. 4
Jack Brymer
Quintet for piano and wind op.16 - Rondo
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Quintet for piano and wind op.16 - Rondo
William Waterhouse
Quintet in E flat major for piano & winds, K.452 (3rd movement)
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Quintet in E flat major for piano & winds, K.452 (3rd movement)
Northern Sinfonia of England, Benjamin Britten, Robert Tear, Alan Civil & Sir Neville Marriner
Serenade for Tenor and Horn
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Serenade for Tenor and Horn

Serenade for Tenor and Horn

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Northern Sinfonia of England, Benjamin Britten, Robert Tear, Alan Civil & Sir Neville Marriner
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Past BBC Events

Prom 38 Proms 1976
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Royal Albert Hall
1976-08-24T09:04:56
24
Aug
1976

Prom 38 Proms 1976

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 28 Proms 1975
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emfxj5
Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-21T09:04:56
21
Aug
1975

Prom 28 Proms 1975

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 09 Proms 1974
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8zc8g
Royal Albert Hall
1974-07-27T09:04:56
27
Jul
1974

Prom 09 Proms 1974

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 15 Proms 1971
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-07T09:04:56
7
Aug
1971

Prom 15 Proms 1971

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 21 Proms 1970
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-08T09:04:56
8
Aug
1970

Prom 21 Proms 1970

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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