1931

The Orchard Sings to the Child (Dancing ground for your feet)
*1931
Words by Margaret Cropper
Curwen 1931 [BL: G117730], A [e’– f’’#], Novello Album 2
See Unison Songs p. 41

Padraic the Fidiler (Padraic sits in the garden)
*1931
Words by Padraic Gregory
Curwen 1931 [BL: G117731], [e’–f’’], Novello Album 1
See Solo Songs – other accompaniment p. 13; Unison Songs p. 40

The Flooded Stream (I was quiet and the road was quiet)
*1931
Words by Margaret Cropper
Curwen 1932 [BL: G117726], B minor [d’–f’’#], Novello Album 2
See Unison Songs p. 41

Oh, nightingale upon my tree (Oh nightingale upon my tree)
26 December 1931
Words by Mordaunt Currie
B–P Library, Box 5: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: G117729], B@ [c’–e’’@]
Dedicated to Keith Falkner

 

Padraic the Fidiler (Padraic sits in the garden)
*1931
Voice, piano and violin
Words by Padraic Gregory
Curwen 1931 [BL: G117731]; Novello Album 1, [e’–f’’]

See Solo Songs p. 6;Unison Songs p. 40

 

The strife is o’er (The strife is o’er, the battle done)
*1931
Words Anonymous, ‘Finita iam sunt praelia’ c. 1695 (translated by Francis Pott)
Anthem for SATB with organ

OUP 1931 [Oxford Easy Anthems S.8] [BL: F4001]; OUP 1957 in
The Oxford Easy Anthem Book

 

Babe and Lord new born this night (Babe and Lord new born this night)
*1931
SATB unaccompanied
Words by R. H. d’Elboux
B–P Library, Bag Ci: rough photo copy of copyist’s MS with letter from poet
dated 3 November 1931
Unpublished

 

Old Age (The seas are quiet when the winds give o’er)
June 1931
Solo quartet (or semi–chorus) and SATB chorus
Words by Edmund Waller
B-P Library, Bag Bi: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page
Curwen 1931 [Choral Handbook No. 1271] [BL: E862]
Dedicated to Gavin Kay and the Cecilian Glee Singers

Tiger, tiger (Tiger, tiger, burning bright)
1931
Part–song for TTBB
Words by William Blake
B–P Library, Box 7: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F163cc37]; tonic solfa edition [BL: D836x9]

For Music (There be none of beauty’s daughters)
9-11 December 1931
TTBB
Words by Lord Byron
B–P Library, Box 4: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F163kk6] with tonic sol–fa
See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 29 ‘There be none of beauty’s daughters’

It was a lover and his lass (It was a lover and his lass)
December 1931
Part–song for TTBB
Words by Shakespeare
B–P Library, Box 4: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F163cc36]

To Music, to Becalm his Fever (Charm me asleep and melt me so)
December 1931
Part–song for SSAA
Words by Robert Herrick
B–P Library, Box 7: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F217e36]

 

The Call of the Moon Children (Come live with us in the moon)
29 October 1931
Two–part song for equal voices
Words by Elsie Paterson Cranmer
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page
Curwen 1932 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1836] [BL: E861]

The Flight of the Swallows (Watch you the swallows that gather for going)
24 December 1931
Trio for SSA
Words by Mordaunt Currie
B–P Library, Box 4: MS, score, ink, dated, 13 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F217e34] with tonic sol–fa
Dedicated to Marion Bruce

The Little Green Orchard (Someone is always sitting there)
1931
Solo or semichorus, SSAA chorus
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Box 5: MS, score, ink, printer’s copy, 8 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F217e35] with tonic sol–fa
See Solo Songs p. 1; Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12

Thorough bush, thorough brier (Thorough bush, thorough briar)
*1931
Two–part song for equal voices
Words by Shakespeare
B–P Library, Bag Bii: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 4 pages
Duration 1’15’’
Curwen 1932 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1833] [BL: E861]; Roberton 1992 [BL E352n20];
Goodmusic 2003

 

The Flooded Stream (I was quiet and the road was quiet)
*1931
Words by Margaret Cropper
Curwen 1932 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1835] [BL: E861]
See Solo Songs p. 6

 

Symphony in E minor (No. 1), Op 70
1931–32
2 flutes (piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets,
3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, bass drum, side drum, cymbals, harp, celesta, strings (solo quartet in 2)
1. Allegro con fuoco (completed May 7 1931)
2. Poco lento e semplice (scored Feb 27/28 1931)
3. Allegro con brio
4. Lento – Tempo di Marcia sollene (September 1931)
RCM 4856: MS, score
Duration: 29’
Curwen No.90844, score and parts

First performance 29 October 1932 at BBC Sunday Symphony Concert – Adrian Boult