1923

The Little Salamander (When I go free)
June 1923
Words by Walter de la Mare
Curwen 1924 [BL: G11773], G minor [g’@–f’’], Novello Album 2
First performance 5 July 1923 at RCM (Anne Thursfield)

Lullaby (Sleep, sleep, lovely white soul)
June 1923
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page
Curwen 1924 [BL: G11774], G minor [e’–f’’], Novello Album 1
Dedicated to Anne Thursfield
First performance 5 July 1923 at RCM (Anne Thursfield)

 

Two Short Songs
*1923
Voice and string quartet
Words by Robert Herrick
1. A Child’s Grace (Here a little child I stand)
2. A Child’s Epitaph (Here she lies a pretty bud)
B-P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, 2 pages and title page
Unpublished

 

Come, sleep (Come, sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving)
1923
Part–song for SATB
Words by Beaumont & Fletcher
Edward Arnold 1923 [Arnold’s Choral Music No. 502] [BL: E802a]

I loved a lass (I loved a lass, a fair one)
1923
Part–song for SATB
Words by George Wither
Edward Arnold 1923 [Arnold’s Choral Music No. 504] [BL: E802a]

 

A Child’s Epitaph (Here she lies a pretty bud)
*1923
for children
Words by Robert Herrick
Curwen 1924 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1641 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]
See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12, ‘Two Short Songs’

A Child’s Grace (Here a little child I stand)
*1923
for children
Words by Robert Herrick
Curwen 1924 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1640 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]
See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12, ‘Two Short Songs’

Padraic the Fidiler (Padraic sits in the garden)
1923
Words by Padraic Gregory
Curwen 1931 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1825] [BL: E861]
See Solo Songs p. 6, other accompaniments p. 13

 

The Blue Peter Op 50
July-October 1923
Comic Opera in one act for 4 soloists (SATB) and orchestra
Words by A. P. Herbert
Flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, triangle, cymbals, timpani,
harp or piano, strings
RCM 4575: MS conductor’s score, dated, 110 pages
B-P Library, Bag Dii: Copyist’s MS, ink, dated, bound, 127 pages, title page
Duration : 45’
Stainer & Bell 1925, cr, [BL: F690gg2] Carnegie Collection of British Music
Dedicated to S. P. Waddington
First performance at the RCM in 1923

 

Oboe Concerto, Op 48
1923
2 flutes (piccolo), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals,
bass drum, harp, strings (solo quartet in second movement)
1. Andante, molto rubato
2. Lento assai
3. Allegro con brio
RCM 4846: Copyist’s MS ‘corrected by CAG’; also 16 leaves of sketches of whole work
‘CAG Wildcroft  Feb. 2 1923’.
BL Add. MS 71965: MS score with conductor’s markings in pencil, Léon Goossens Collection.
Curwen ?1923 but no printed copy exists
Dedicated to Leon Goossens
First performance ?21 January 1927 at Bradford Permanent Orchestra Concert – Léon Goossens

 

Three Pieces
1923
for violin and piano
1. Gossamer
2. March Wind
3. The Silent Pool
F & B Goodwin/J. W. Chester 1923 [BL: g505kk21]

 

Five–O’C1ocks and Cuckoo Flowers, Op 49
1923
F & B Goodwin (not BL) /J W Chester 1923 [BL: g1127u10]