1958

The Turning Year
*1958
Cantata for mixed voices and orchestra: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns,
trumpet, trombone,
Percussion (2 players), strings, piano or strings and piano or piano
Words by Benedict Ellis
1. High Summer
2. In Autumn
3. Fell Winter
4. Spring Song
MS ROB
Duration about 25’
OUP 1958 vocal score [BL: F1267zz2]; Goodmusic 2004 vocal score,
full score and parts for both versions available on hire
Dedicated to the Secondary Schools of the City of Carlisle
First performance 14 May 1958 for Carlisle Schools Music Association
See Part Songs – with Piano, p. 39

A Lyric Garland
1958
Four English songs for SSA chorus
1. May (When apple trees in blossom are); Words by John Clare
2. Autumn (The Autumn is old); Words by Thomas Hood
3. Sleep Song (Sister Simplicitie, sing, sing a song to me); Words by Sydney Dobell
4. Importune me no more (When I was fair and young); Words by Queen Elizabeth I
B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, ink, dated, 27 pages (loose)
Duration : 12’
OUP 1958 (B-P), 1959 [BL: E1501h21]
Dedicated to Sheila Mossman and The Orpington Junior Singers
See Chorus and Orchestra p. 18

May (When apple trees in blossom are)
1958
SSA, from A Lyric Garland
Words by John Clare
OUP 1959 [Oxford Choral Songs W 37] [BL: F1777m]
Dedicated to Sheila Mossman and The Orpington Junior Singers
See above ‘A Lyric Garland’ 1

Orpheus with his lute (Orpheus with his lute made trees)
*1958
SB or SA or TB or ST/AB
Words by Shakespeare
B-P Library, Bag A: MS, pencil, 4 pages
OUP 1959 [Oxford Choral Songs T 40] [BL: F1777m]
Dedicated to The East Sussex and West Kent Choral Society

Part Songs – with Piano

This Great Hour (How good to be alive and matched with this great hour)
*1958
Chorale (from cantata ‘The High Adventure’)
for SA or TB or SB or SAB or SATB
Words by Benedict Ellis
OUP 1958 [Oxford Choral Songs SAB 2] [BL: F1777m]
See Chorus and Orchestra p. 18, ‘The High Adventure’

The Turning Year
*1958
Cantata for mixed voices
Words by Benedict Ellis
1. High Summer (Within a world of bracken and sweet fern)
2. In Autumn (In autumn when the robin sings)
3. Fell Winter (It was a day on which the pails rang loud)
4. Spring Song (A fragrant secret in the air)
MS ROB
Duration about 25’
OUP 1958, cr, [BL: F1267zz(2)]; Goodmusic 2003
Dedicated to the Secondary Schools of the City of Carlisle
First performance 14 May 1958 for Carlisle Schools Music Association
See Chorus and Orchestra, p. 18

Walking Song
*1958
Words by C. Armstrong Gibbs
OUP 1958 [Oxford Choral Songs U 35] [BL: F1777m]

 

Shade and Shine
14 June 1958
Suite for strings
1. Prelude
2. Cradle Song
3. Intermezzo
4. Humoresque
B–P Library, Bag Eii: MS, score, ink, dated, 18 pages
Goodmusic 2006, score and parts

Suite for Strings (double string orchestra)
1958–59
1. Prelude
2. A Song Of Sleep
3. Promise Of Spring
B–P Library, Bag Eii: MS, score, ink, dated, 35 pages
Goodmusic 2006, score and parts
? First performance Feb 1999 by Guildhall Strings at University of Essex

 

String Quartet in E minor
October-November 1958

  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante ben moderato
  3. Theme and variations

B–P Library, Bag Eiii: MS, ink, dated, score, 14 pages and title page, set of parts
Unpublished