1929

Every little child
*1929

Words by W. H. Draper

Curwen ? 1929

The Birth of Christ, Op 66
September – November 1929
Cantata for soprano (Mary), tenor (Narrator) and baritone (Angel) soli, chorus and orchestra:
2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais,
2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum,
harp, celeste, strings
Text from the Authorised Version
RCM 4847: MS, full score,
B–P Library, Bag Ci: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, vocal score 69 pages and title page
Curwen 1930 vocal score [BL: F1269pp2], ) string parts [BL: g1797d9]
First performance September 1930 at Three Choirs Festival, Hereford
(Elsie Suddaby, Steuart Wilson and Keith Falkner) 

 

Into Exile (We held his mare at the courtyard gate) (originally ‘Departure at dawn’)
February 1929
TTBB chorus
Words by Alan Rae
B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages and title page (loose, due to damage)
Curwen 1929 [The Apollo Club No. 659] [BL: F667]

I may no longer dream (The Garden)
*1929
TTBB chorus
Words by Paul England
Curwen 1929 [The Apollo Club No. 665] [BL: F667]
Dedicated to Clifford Bax

An Old Song Resung (I saw a ship a-sailing)
December 1929
TTBB chorus
Words by John Masefield
B-P Library, Bag Bi: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages, in C# major,
but note to be printed in C major,
with a footnote to say it may be sung in the original key
Curwen 1930 [The Apollo Club No. 672] [BL: F667]
Dedicated to Hebden Bridge Male Voice Choir

 

Three Studies in Sight Singing
*1929
Nos. 13, 19 and 22 Of Supplement No. 1 to a Handbook for Choralists By Harvey Grace

Novello 1929, cr