1921

The Mad Prince
(Who said Peacock Pie?)
26 February 1921
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, ‘Who said Peacock Pie’, 2 pages
Curwen 1922 [BL: G1275e8], E minor [c’–e’’], Novello Album 1
See Solo Song – other accompaniments p. 12

When I was one and twenty (When I was one and twenty)
April 1921
Words by A. E. Housman
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page
Curwen 1924 [BL: G117712], G [d’–f’’], Novello Album 2

The Tiger–Lily (At night in black Gethsemane)
1921
Words by Dorothy Pleydell Bouverie
Curwen 1924 [BL: G117711], C [c’–e’’], Novello Album 1

Summer Night (Moonshine, calling faint light from sea-deeps unknown)
13 May 1921
Words by Margery Agrell
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink,  in E major but no key signature, also copyist’s MS, ink, E major
with key signature,
dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages each and title pages,
Curwen 1921 [BL: G1275e13], C# minor [f’–g’’], Novello Album 2
Dedicated to Ursula Greville

To One Who Passed Whistling Through the Night (Something has called me, called me
from far dreams)
*1921
Words by Margery Agrell
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 3 pages
Curwen 1921 [BL: G1275e14], C [f’–g’’], Novello Album 2,
Classical Three Songs, Schirmer Art Song
Dedicated to Anne Thursfield

 

All Creatures of our God and King, Op 32 (All creatures of our God and King)
*1921
Motet for double chorus in 8 parts unaccompanied
Words St Francis of Assisi (translated by Rev. W. H. Draper)

F&B Goodwin [BL: F231jj21]/Curwen 1923 [Church Choralist No. 633] [BL: E1330]

A Song of Shadows (Sweep thy faint strings, musician)
1921
Part–song for SSC
Words by Walter de la Mare
Goodwin & Tabb 1921 [BL: F328y26]; Curwen 1925[Choruses for equal voices No. 1634]
[BL: E861];
Hawkes & Son 1930
See Solo Songs p. 1; Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12; Part Songs –
other accompaniments p. 40
Five Eyes (In Hans’ old mill his three black cats)
1921
Words by Walter de la Mare
Part–song for SA
Goodwin & Tabb 1921 [BL: F1530l35]; Curwen 1921 [Choruses for equal voices No 1633]
[E861] (1925 BL)

See Solo Songs p. 1, other accompaniments p. 12; Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 31;
with piano p. 39.

 

The Betrothal, Op 31
1920–21
Incidental music to the Faery play by Maeterlinck (sequel to ‘The Blue Bird’)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, percussion, harp, strings

  1. Prelude                                                     6.   Near the Stars
  2. The Great Choice                                                      7.   The Awakening
  3. The Start of the Journey                                                     8.   The Farewell
  4. Ballet Music                                                       9.   Tyltyl and Joy
  5. The Abode of the Ancestors

B–P Library, Bag Di: MS, ink, 368 loose pages; piano score, title page
B. Feldman & Co 1921, piano score [BL: g1125b30]
First performance 8 January 1921 at The Gaiety Theatre, London, produced by H. Granville Barker
See below

The Oresteia of Aeschylus, Op 33
1920–21
Incidental music to the play in 3 acts with English verse translation by R C Trevelyan
Flute(piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, cymbals, triangle, harp,
piano, strings

  1. Agammemnon

MS B–P Library, Bag Div: MS, bound full score, ink, 101 pages and title page
2.   The Choephori
MS B–P Library, Bag Div: MS, bound full score, ink, 67 pages and title page
3    The Eumenides
MS B–P Library, Bag Div: MS, bound full score, ink, 93 pages and title page
Cambridge, Bowes & Bowes 1921 [BL: G760x2 and G1177b], for the Greek Play Committee,
Cambridge University
Goodwin & Tabb 1921, cr, vocal score [BL:  G190h3], English and Greek
First performance 2 March 1921 at Cambridge University New Theatre

The Betrothal, Op 34
2 June 1921
Ballet music for the play by Maeterlinck
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani,
triangle, cymbals, bass drum, tambourine, celesta, harp, strings
RCM 4844: MS, full score, dated
B-P Library, Bag Ei: Copyist’s full score, ink, bound, 61 pages and title page
This is a revision of the Ballet Music from Op 31
Unpublished

 

A Vision of Night, Op 38
October–November 1921
Symphonic poem for orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, bass flute, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, sarrusophone or contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones,
tuba, timpani, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, harp, celesta, piano, strings
RCM 4843: MS, score, dated
Curwen 1923 but no printed copy exists
Dedicated to Arthur Bliss
First performance ?8 March 1923 by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

 

PIANO

The Betrothal, Op 34
1921
arrangement  by C. A. G. of the Ballet Music
B–P Library, Bag Di: MS,  (loose pages)
Curwen 1921, cr
See Stage and Screen p. 43
Three Sketches, Op 35
April 1921
1. A Fairy Tale
2. A Funeral Procession
3. Humoresque

B-P Library, Bag Eii: copyist’s MS, ink, dated, 12 pages and title page
Elkin 1922 [BL: g1125b32]
Dedicated to Harold Samuel
An Essex Rhapsody, Op 36
20 July 1921
B–P Library, Bag Ei: MS, ink, dated, 14 pages and title page; copyist’s MS, ink, 14 pages and
title page
Unpublished; but Gibbs Society holds a newly printed copy
Dedicated to Harold Samuel