1937

Henry Brocken Song Cycle, Op 88
1937
Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. Lorelei’s Song (Pilgrim, forget) (No. 10, 3 pages)
  2. Jane Eyre’s Song (You take my heart with tears) (No. 7, 2 pages)
  3. The Doctor’s Song (The good man said ‘Tis time for bed) (No. 15, 4 pages)

B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, 9 pages and title page
Unpublished
See Stage and Screen p. 44; Chamber Music p. 53

Why do I love? (Why do I love! Go ask the glorious sun)
19 – 21 January 1937
Words by “Ephelia”
B–P Library, Box 7: MS, ink, dated, 5 pages and title page
Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: G1177a7]; B&H New Imperial 1, [c’-a’’@(g’’@)]
Dedicated to Mabel Ritchie

The Witch (Tib had a cat that spoke and said)
December 1937
Words by Mordaunt Currie
B–P Library, Box 7: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages
Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: G1177a9], E minor [d’–g’’], Thames 10 Songs
Dedicated to Mrs. Gregory Nicholson (not on MS)

 

Four Songs by Edward Miller (1735–1807) arranged by C.A.G.
1937
1. The Happy Pair (At dewy dawn, so o’er the lawn), Words by Francis Pilkington, D [d’–g’’]
2. The Despairing Shepherd (One night, when all the village slept), Words by Sir Carr Scroope,
Em [d’–e’’]
3. I prithee send me back my heart (I prithee, send me back my heart), Words by Sir John Suckling,
G [d’–g’’]
4. To Althea, from Prison (When love with unconfined wings), Words by Richard Lovelace,
somewhat bowdlerized, noted by CAG. C [e’–g’’]
B-P Library Box 4: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 9 pages and title page, typed notes on source
Boosey & Co 1937 [BL: G1275uu14]

Dedicated to Mrs. George Bramwell

 

There be none of beauty’s daughters (There be none of beauty’s daughters)
16 February 1937
Part–song for TTBB
Words by Lord Byron
B–P Library, Box 7: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages
Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: F163gg26] with tonic sol–fa
See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 27 ‘For Music’

April (April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter)
November 1937
Part–song for SSA
Words by Sir William Watson
B–P Library, Box 1: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title
Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: F217h36] with tonic sol–fa

Part–songs – unaccompanied

The Goose (I know an old wife lean and poor)
27 November 1937
Part–song for SSA
Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson
B–P Library, Box 4: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 11 pages
Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: F217h37] with tonic sol–fa

 

The Poet’s Song (The rain had fallen, the poet arose)
November 1937
Three–part song for SSA
Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson
B–P Library, Box 6: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages
Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: F217h38] with tonic sol–fa
Dedicated to Frieda Parry and her choir

 

Henry Brocken Incidental Music Op 88
1937
Solo voices, string quartet and piano
Words by Walter de la Mare
B-P Library, Box 8: MS, full score, ink, 22 pages and title page, parts
See Solo Song p. 8; Chamber Music p. 53
Unpublished

Music from the Sea
1937
Play for broadcasting
Words by Walter de la Mare
Unpublished
First performance 5 December 1937 on BBC National programme

 

Stage And Screen

The Three Kings, Op 89
May – August 1937
A Nativity Play in 4 acts, SATB or SA with string orchestra (basses optional) and piano (or organ)
         or two pianos or piano or organ
Words by Mordaunt Currie
B–P Library, Box 8: MS, full score, ink, strings and piano, bound, 70 pages and title page,
Box 7: MS, vocal score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 58 pages, title page, and page of instructions,
Duration 90’
Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: F1269ww5], vocal Score (SATB), vocal score (SA), with tonic solfa,
‘libretto and orchestral parts may be hired’
Dedicated to Frieda and Francis Scott ‘in gratitude and affection’
World Premiere 05/12/1964 Prospect Hill School, New Haven, Connecticut
Students from the Prospect Hill School

 

Choral Symphony (Odysseus), Op 90
1937–38

See Chorus and Orchestra p 16 for details

 

Henry Brocken Suite, Op 88
1937
for string quartet and piano – ‘arranged from the incidental music to the story by Walter de la Mare’
1. Fairies and Dreams, 3’
2. The Song of the Lorelei, 2’40’’
3. Tittany and Bottom, 2’25’’

  1. Whither Away, 3’25’’

B-P Library, Box 8: score, ink, dated, 13 pages and title page, string parts
Unpublished
First performance ?June 1937 on BBC Radio
See Solo Songs – Henry Brocken song cycle p. 8; Stage and Screen p. 44