1952

The Summer Palace (Swallows gather beneath the eaves)
24 January 1952
Words by Benedict Ellis
B–P Library, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1952 [BL: G1177a22], E@ [e’–a’’@]
Dedicated to Ivy Frances Klein

Summertime (The meadow-sweet has thrown her scent)
26 January 1952
Words by Benedict Ellis
B–P Library, Box 6: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes 1952 [BL: G1177a23], B@ [d’@–g’’]
Dedicated to Honor Mary Gibbs

Three Lyrics by Christina Rossetti Op 131
*1952
Words by Christina Rossetti

  1. The Lamb and The Dove (Did any bird come flying), E minor [e’–a’’@], Thames Century 7
  2. A Birthday (My heart is like a singing bird), C [e’–a’’]
  3. Gone were but the winter (Gone were but the winter), G [d’–g’’]

OUP 1953 [BL: G1177a24] (Banks)

 

A Saviour Born, Op 133
December 1952
Christmas cantata for mezzo–soprano solo, SSA chorus, string orchestra and piano
or
2 pianos or organ
Words by Benedict Ellis
B–P Library, Bag Cii: MS, ink, dated, vocal score 36 pages and title page
Duration: 24’
OUP 1953 vocal score [BL: F1195d7), Goodmusic 2004 vocal score, full score and
instrumental parts
for all versions available on hire
See Stage and Screen, p. 45, ‘The Promised One’

 

Except the Lord build the house
*1952
Three part song for female voices unaccompanied
Words from Psalm 127

Edward Arnold 1952 [Singing Class Music No. 225] [BL: E802]

 

Sleep, little King ( Sleep, little King, in your cradle of hay)
16 October 1952
Words by Margaret Rose
TTBB unaccompanied
B-P Library, Box 6: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages
Boosey & Co 1952 [Winthrop Rogers Church Choral Series No. 44] [BL: F1147]
with tonic sol–fa
Dedicated to Jane and Clare (Rust) (not on MS)
See above 1951

At the Manger (Not in a palace great and grand)
18 October 1952
Words by Dr J. F. Cooke
TTBB unaccompanied
B–P Library, Box 1: MS, ink, dated, 5 pages and title page
Boosey & Hawkes, 1952 [BL: F260f14] with tonic sol–fa
See above 1945

While the shepherds were watching (from ‘A Saviour Born’)
1952
Words by Benedict Ellis
a. SSA unaccompanied
b. SATB unaccompanied
OUP a. 1954 [Oxford Choral Songs W 13] [BL: F1777m]; b. 1955 [Oxford Choral Songs X 13]
[BL: F1777m]
OUP 1961 b. in Carols for Choirs 1
See Chorus and orchestra p. 17

Sweet was the song (from ‘A Saviour Born’) (Sweet was the song the Virgin sang)
6 November 1952
Words by Benedict Ellis, (anonymous, from John Attey’s ‘The First Book of Ayres’, 1622)
SSA  unaccompanied
B-P Library, Bag Cii: MS, ink, dated, poet unnamed, with accompaniment for keyboard
or
strings,
but ‘preferably unaccompanied’, (with ‘The Promised One’)
OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs W 12] [BL: F1777m]
See Chorus and orchestra p. 17

 

She walks in beauty (She walks in beauty, like the night)
*1952
Part–song for TTBB
Words by Lord Byron
OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs No. 682] [BL: F1777a]
Dedicated to William Wilde and the Newport (Salop) Male Voice Choir

What care I? (Shall I, wasting in despair)
*1952
Part–song for TTBB
Words by George Wither
OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs No. 683] [BL: F1777a]

The Glories of Our Blood and State (The glories of our blood and state)
*1952
TTBB choir
Words by James Shirley
OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs No 684] [BL: F1777a]
Dedicated to Sankey’s Castle Works Male Voice Choir

 

When icicles hang by the wall (When icicles hang by the wall)
1952
Words by Shakespeare
OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs No. 1250] [BL: F1777a]
See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 31

Where (Monkeys in a forest)
1952
Words by Walter de la Mare
Edward Arnold 1953 [Singing Class Music No. 850] [BL: E802]

Eeka, Neeka (Eeka, Neeka, Leeka, Lee)
1952
Words by Walter de la Mare
Edward Arnold 1953 [Singing Class Music No. 851] [BL: E802]

 

The Promised One
2 December 1952
Incidental music to play by Benedict Ellis
B-P Library, Bag Cii: vocal score, pencil, dated, 40 pages and title page
Unpublished
First performance on BBC Radio in 1952

See Chorus and Orchestra, p. 17, ‘A Saviour Born’

 

Barcarolle (perhaps once called ‘Still Waters’)
2 April 1952
for small orchestra: Flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, solo violin, strings
B–P Library, Bag Ei: MS, ink, score, dated (April 1952 at the front, but 2.5.52 at the back,
presumably an error for 2.4.52, since the piano arrangement is dated 19 April 1952), 15 pages
Unpublished
B-P Library, Bag Ei: MS of allegretto movement ‘?Ariel’ with ‘Barcarolle’ above,
with same scoring, dated 3 May 1952
See Piano p. 57

Six British Traditional Tunes Op 132
1952*
Freely arranged for small orchestra: flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet, violins 1,2,3, viola, cello,
bass, piano (or harp);
optional oboe 2, clarinet 2, harp (or piano), timpani, percussion; Wind may also be: flute,
2 clarinets or flute,
2 oboes or 2 flutes and clarinet; all woodwind may be omitted and strings may be single strings
or
string orchestra
1. The Ballad of Yarrow (Scots Folk Song) 2’30’’-2’45’’
2. Have you seen but a whyte lillie grow? (English 16th century) 2’30’’
3. Dear harp of my country (Welsh Melody – Llyn Orm) 1’30’’
4. Drink to me only with thine eyes (Traditional English Tune) 3’
5. Waly, waly (Somerset Folk Song) 2’20’’
6. The sentry box (Traditional Irish Tune) about 2’
Duration: about 15’
OUP 1954 piano conductor and parts [BL: g822k15]
Dedicated to Leslie Bridgewater ‘a token of warm gratitude’

Small Orchestra

Folksongs from the British Isles
1952*
Transcribed (arranged) by C. A. G for the Westminster Recording Co.
15 items
Dedicated to Leslie Bridgewater and the Westminster Light Orchestra

 

Barcarolle (perhaps once called – Still Waters)
19 April 1952
B–P Library. Bag Ei: MS, ink, dated, 3 pages and title page
Unpublished
see Orchestral Music – Small orchestra p. 47

Dawn
March 1952
Slow valse
B–P Library, Bag Ei: MS, ink, dated, 5 pages and title page
Unpublished