1918

In the highlands, Op 9 [originally Op 11] (In the highlands, in the country places)
*1918
Words by Robert Louis Stevenson
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 3 pages, smaller loose sheet and title page
Curwen 1928 [BL: G117718], E@ [e’@–a’’@], Novello Album 2
First performance 11 March 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)
Nod, Op 12(1) (Softly along the road of evening)

Words by Walter de la Mare
B-P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, 4 pages, ‘Op 10 No 1’
Winthrop Rogers 1921 [BL: G1275e10], D [d’-f’’#], B&H Heritage 3, Chester Celebrated 1
First performance 11 March 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)
One of 4 songs in The Monthly Chapbook Vol.1 No.6, 1919, published by The Poetry Bookshop
[BL: PP5193be]
See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12
The Scarecrow, Op 12(2) (All winter thro’ I bow my head).
1918

Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, 8 pages
Curwen 1931 [BL: G117725], B minor [a–f’’], Novello Album 1
Dedicated to Adrian C. Boult
First performance 11 March at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)
See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12
Sweet sounds, begone, Op 14(1) (Sweet sounds, begone) de la Mare’s title – ‘Music Unheard’
February 1918

Words by Walter de la Mare
B-P Library, Box 6: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: G117733)], B@ minor [d’@-f’’#]
First performance 24 April 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)
Dedicated to Constance Wrigley

Two Songs, from ‘Songs of Childhood’,Op17
1918
Words by Walter de la Mare
1. Bluebells (Where the bluebells and the wind are), G [d’-g’’]
B-P Library, Bag B: MS, ink, dated 20 August 1918
2. Bunches of grapes (Bunches of grapes, says Timothy), F [c’-f’’]
Stainer and Bell 1921, cr, [BL: H1846ii18]
Dedicated to My Wife
See Part-Songs – other accompaniments p. 40, ‘Songs of Childhood’

Nod, Op 10(1) (Softly along the road of evening)           1918
Voice and string quartet
Words Walter de la Mare
RCM 5355r: MS, string parts only for string quartet accompaniment
Unpublished

The Scarecrow, Op 10(2) (All winter thro’ I bow my head)   1918

Voice and piano quintet or orchestra
Words by Walter de la Mare
RCM 4849a: MS, ink, bound by Curwen, tenor and orchestra, (D minor), ‘Molto energico ma non
troppo vivace’, (piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings)
‘Op 10 No 2’
RCM 4849b: MS, ink, string quartet and piano, (D minor), ‘Op 10 No 1’, The Wick, Jan-Feb 1918.
RCM 4849c: bass-baritone and orchestra (in B minor) ‘Allegro con fuoco’,  (2 flutes, 2 oboes,
2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, harp, strings),
conductor’s score ‘To Adrian C. Boult’
Curwen No 2506, 1918?
B–P Library, Box 6: MS, voice, string quartet and piano, B minor, 10 pages, ‘Op 10 No 1’;
Bag Bii: MS, ink, voice, string quartet and piano, score, D minor, 10 pages, title page and parts;
transposed version, score, C minor, 9 pages, title page; piano reduction in B minor

Come away, Death (Come away, come away death)
6–7 February 1918
2 voices
Words by Shakespeare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, 4 pages
Unpublished

Full fathom five (Full fathom five thy father lies)
6-7 May1918
2 voices
Words by Shakespeare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, 3 pages (poor condition)
Unpublished

Atishoo Op 17(1) (Sneeze, Pretty, sneeze, Dainty)    August 8 1918
Duet for SC
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, 2 pages and title page,
Curwen 1922 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1573] [BL: E861]
See Part Songs – other accompaniments p. 40,‘Songs of Childhood’ Op 17

Dame Hickory Op 17(5) (Dame Hickory, Dame Hickory, here’s sticks for your fire)
14 August 1918
Duet for SC
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page
Curwen 1922 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1572] [BL: E861]

See Part Songs – other accompaniments p. 40,  ‘Songs of Childhood’ Op 17

 

Songs of Childhood Op 17
August-October 1918
Words by Walter de la Mare
For female voices, 2 violins and piano

  1. Atishoo (Sneeze, Pretty, sneeze, Dainty), 2 part chorus, 8 August

See Part Songs – with piano p. 34

  1. Bluebells (Where the bluebells and the wind are), solo, 20 August 

See Solo Songs p. 2 – Two Songs Op 17

  1. The Horn (Hark, is that a voice I hear), 3 part chorus, 15 August
  2. Pavane, 2 violins and piano, 28-29 August (‘Where slim Sophia —‘)
  3. Dame Hickory, 2 part chorus,

See Part Songs – with piano p. 34

  1. Bunches of grapes, solo, missing  (violins tacet)

See Solo Songs p. 2 – Two Songs Op 17

  1. The Prince of Sleep (I met at eve the Prince of Sleep), 3 part chorus

See Chorus and orchestra p. 15 ‘Songs of Enchantment’
B-P Library, Bag Bii: MS, ink, dated, 51 pages, separate scores), (3 non autograph),
title pages, violin parts
First performance 30 November 1918 at The Wick School, Brighton
Unpublished

 

Sonata In E
*1918
for violin and piano
Duration: 8 mins
MS in private hands
Unpublished
First performance 1 February 1921 by Danbury Choral Society (first concert)

 

The Loyal Lover (arrangement)
Two violins and piano
*1918
B-P Library, Bag Eii: MS, ink, 6 pages (Catalogued as ‘Untitled instrumental piece in G’)
Unpublished
First performance 30 November 1918 at The Wick School, Brighton

 

String Quartet in E (No. 3) Op 18
June-December 1918

  1. Moderato e tranquillo
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Air and variations

B-P Library, Bag Eiii: MS, ink, dated, score 14 pages and title page, set of parts (violins copyist)
Goodwin & Tabb 1921 score [BL: d85a3]
Dedicated to Cedric Sharpe and the Philharmonic Quartet
Proxime accesit Carnegie Prize 1919