But keen to explore Sir Harry’s output? Then last night’s New Music Show on BBC Radio 3 could be the ideal primer.


A good selection of pieces – including Silbury Air (which was my introduction to HB’s music, as a relative youngster; I could not have said a word about it, but it made compelling listening), the haunting Night’s Black Bird, intriguing Moth Requiem, and the monumental Earth Dances – are included and helpfully introduced by Tom Service.