Giles was a welcome regular at concerts of British and contemporary music. Wearing his Arthur Bliss Society hat, Giles once told me that when Bliss’s forty-minute Metamorphic Variations was premiered (1973, LSO/Vernon Handley, Fairfield Halls, Croydon) it had to be cut due to lack of rehearsal time. The concert (live on BBC Radio 3) also included Stokowski conducting Tchaikovsky 6, who refused to give up any of his rehearsal allocation (maybe he needed the time to tinker with what Tchaikovsky had written) even when asked by his fellow conductor. That premiere performance was subsequently issued on a BBC CD, and I believe Barry Wordsworth’s Nimbus recording is also cut. Hopefully, David Lloyd-Jones’s Naxos version is complete (I’m sorry to say I don’t have it).