1948

Two Old English Lyrics, Op 116
*1948

  1. Chloris in the Snow (I saw fair Chloris walk alone), A minor [d–e’’@], C minor [f’–g’’]

Words Anonymous XVII century, (William Strode, in Parnassus Biceps, 1656)

  1. Amaryllis (I care not for those ladies), A [e’–f’’(a’’], F [c’–d’’(f’’)]

Words Anonymous, ca. 1600,
(Thomas Campion, from Philip Rosseter’s ‘A Booke of Ayres’ 1601)
Chappell 1949 [BL: G1177a20]
Dedicated to Hervey Alan

 

The New Jerusalem, Op 119 (Hierusalem, my happy home)
17 January 1948
Female chorus, strings and piano
Words anonymous, from  F.P.B, ca. 1580, based on St Augustine
B–P Library, Bag Ci: MS, ink, dated, full score, 18 pages and parts
Duration: 11’
Boosey & Hawkes 1948 vocal score [BL: F217n9]
First performance 1948 at Mothers Union Centenary
See Part Songs – with piano p. 37

 

The Stranger Op 122(1) (In the woods as I did walk)
4 February 1948
SSATBB chorus
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Box 6: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 9 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F1744j9] with tonic sol–fa
Dedicated to T B Lawrence and The Fleet Street Choir
See Solo Songs p. 2: No 1 of Five Songs

Five Eyes, Op 9(3) (In Hans’ old mill his three black cats)
15 May 1948
TTBB, arranged by the composer
Words by Walter de la Mare
B-P Library, Box 4: MS, score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F163kk5] with tonic sol–fa
See Solo Songs p. 1, other accompaniments p. 12; Part–songs – with Piano p. 34

Diaphenia (Diaphenia, like the daffadowndilly)
9 June 1948
TTBB
Words by Henry Constable
B–P Library, Box 2: MS, score, ink dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F1744j6] with tonic sol–fa
Dedicated to George Altham and the Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir

Weep You No More (Weep you no more sad fountains)
*1948
TTBB
Words Anonymous, from John Dowland’s ‘Third and Last Book of Songs or Aires’
B–P Library, Box 7: MS, score
Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F163kk7] with tonic sol–fa
Dedicated to George Altham and The Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir

 

As Lucy went a–walking, Op 121
1948
for two–part chorus of female voices
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 21 pages and title page
(loose, due to damage, parts of last page missing),
originally Op 120, corrected to 121 in pencil
(in error, since Op 121 was already in use!)
Duration: 12’
Curwen 1949 [BL: E263l12]

 

A–Apple Pie (Little Polly Pillikins peeped into the kitchen)
*1948
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, pencil, with ‘White’, 4 pages (in poor condition)
Curwen 1949 [Choruses for equal voices No. 2184 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]

Grace (For every sip the Hen says grace)
*1948
Words by Walter de la Mare
B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 4 pages (in poor condition)
Duration 1’45’’
Curwen 1949 [Choruses for equal voices No. 2185 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]

Unison Songs

Why and White
*1948
Words by Walter de la Mare
1. Ever, ever, stir and shiver
2. Once was a miller and he would say
B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS of 2, pencil, with ‘A-Apple Pie’ (in poor condition)

Curwen 1949 [Choruses for equal voices No. 2186 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]

 

Music for Strings Op 106
10 October 1948
1. Sleepyhead
2. Bergomasque
3. Elegy For A Little Child
5. Finale

Duration: 17’
B-P Library, Box 8: MS, full score, ink, 18 pages and title page
Assigned Boosey & Hawkes for hire library

 

Three Pieces, Op 121
1948
for cello and piano
1. She Loves Me Not
2. Nocturne
3. A Laughing Tune
MS: BL Add. MS 54405, score and part, Augener Collection.
Augener 1950, cr, [BL: g510l19]
Dedicated to Eileen Croxford