Compositions

Introduction

The Catalogue of works by Armstrong Gibbs includes all those known to have been written by him other than those in his very early years.  First compiled by Ann and Lyndon Rust in January 1994, it was revised in 1997. The present version has been further revised by Michael Pilkington in 2006 and 2013.

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SOLO SONGS with piano accompaniment

Solo Songs with piano accompaniment – ARRANGEMENTS

Solo Songs – OTHER ACCOMPANIMENTS

CHORUS and ORCHESTRA

CHURCH MUSIC

Church Music – CAROLS

Church Music – HYMN TUNES

PART–SONGS – UNACCOMPANIED

PART–SONGS – WITH PIANO

Part–songs – unaccompanied – ARRANGEMENTS

Part Songs – OTHER ACCOMPANIMENTS

Part Songs – with Piano – ARRANGEMENTS

UNISON SONGS

STAGE And SCREEN

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

Orchestral Music – STRING ORCHESTRA

Orchestral Music – PIANO and STRINGS

Orchestral Music – SMALL ORCHESTRA

Chamber Music

Piano

Organ

Other Instrumental Music

Key:

– the year of composition is given in the far right column,
– * indicates an ‘inferred year’
– works given in italics now appear to be lost
– the last known location of the original MS is given, autograph unless stated. The following abbreviations have been used :
                                           BL : the British Library
                                           B-P Archive : the Britten-Pears Archive at  Aldeburgh
                                           RCM : The Royal College of Music, London
Like many composers, Gibbs was not very methodical in the use of opus numbers. Where known these are included after the title of the work. The letters “cr” after a year of publication indicates that the copyright of that work has reverted to Armstrong Gibbs’ successor, Jane Hill, 31, The Crescent, Colwall, Malvern, WR13 6QN.

Collections and Anthologies

Carols 1: Carols for Choirs 1, 1961, OUP
Celebrated: the Chester Books of Celebrated Songs, volume 1, 1981; Chester (Music Sales)
Century: A Century of English Songs, volume 1, 1991, volume 4, 1996; volume 7, 2002; volume 8, 2014, Thames Music
Classical: Three Songs, Classical Vocal Reprints (New York)
1st Mezzo: First Book of Mezzo-soprano/Alto Solos, 1993, Schirmer
Heritage: A Heritage of 20th Century British Song, volumes 3,4, 1978; Boosey & Hawkes
Holy Night: O Holy Night, 1994, Kevin Mayhew
New Imperial: New Imperial Edition, volume 1, 1952; Boosey & Hawkes
Novello Album 1,2: Armstrong Gibbs Song Albums 1,2 1998, Novello (Music Sales)
Thames 10 Songs: Ten Songs of Armstrong Gibbs, 1989, Thames Music (Music Sales)

Current Publishers and Availability (2013) 

Allegro Musicsales@allegro.co.uk
Banks: Banks Music Publications, York: banksmusicpublications.co.uk
Music Sales: musicroom.com
Novello: musicroom.com
B&H: Boosey and Hawkes: boosey.com
NA: no longer available from the publisher

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