1959

Evening in Summer (Shepherds all, and maidens fair)
16 November 1959
Words by John Fletcher
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages
OUP 1960 [BL: G1271e32] (Banks), D@ [d’@–f’’]

Gone is my love (Departed the day when all was fair in summertime)
*1959
Words by Edith Harrhy
B–P Library, Bag A: MS (Harrhy?), ink, 3 pages, title page and letter from E. Harrhy,
dated 1959
Box 4: MS (Harrhy?), ink,;
Boosey & Hawkes 1961 [BL: G1276v15], G [d’–g’’] as ‘Gone is my love’

(adapted by Edith Harrhy from  Lento cantabile in C.A.G.’s Concertino for piano and
strings Op 103, p. 48)

 

Canadian Folk Song Cycle
March 1959
Arrangements of

  1. My Canadian Bride (Here’s to my dear Canadian bride) (Vive la Canadienne)

(French Canadian, English words by CAG)
2. The Morning Dew (The pink, the lily and the flaming rose)
(Newfoundland, collected by Maud Karpeles)
3. I’se the b’y that builds the boat (I’se the b’y that builds the boat (
Newfoundland, from the Peacock Collection)
4. The Stormy Scenes of Winter (The stormy scenes of winter)
(Nova Scotia, collected by Helen Creighton)
5. Bonavist’ Harbour (Oh! There’s lots of fish in Bonavist’ harbour)
(Newfoundland, from the Peacock Collection)
B-P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, 11 pages (3 separate MSS – 1 + 3, 2 + 5, 4)
OUP 1960 [BL: F1771gg10]
Dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster
See Unison Songs p. 42

 

Suite Of Songs from the British Isles
1959
1. The Gentle Maiden (Irish, Harold Boulton); baritone solo
2. Men of Harlech (Welsh traditional); TTBB chorus
3. Charlie is my darling (Scottish traditional); junior choirs
4. Loch Lomond (Scottish traditional), SSA chorus
5. King Arthur (English traditional); baritone solo, junior and mixed choirs with orchestra
B-P Library, Bag Bii: MS, pencil, 46 pages; titles from text
See below and Part Songs – with piano – arrangements p. 39
Unpublished

Chorus and Orchestra

Suite Of Songs from the British Isles
February 1959
Baritone solo, junior choirs, mixed chorus, orchestra: 2 flutes (piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets,
2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings or
strings and piano

  1. The Gentle Maiden (Irish, Harold Boulton); baritone solo
  2. Charlie is my darling (Scottish traditional); junior choirs
  3. Men of Harlech (Welsh traditional); adult male choirs
  4. The oak and the ash (English traditional); adult female choirs
  5. King Arthur (English traditional); baritone solo, junior and adult choirs

B-P Library, Bag Bii: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, vocal score, 31 pages and title page
Duration: 11’ –12’
Dedicated to Stanford Robinson
First performance 20 June 1959 at BBC Light Music Festival (Owen Brannigan)
OUP 1960, Goodmusic 2004, material for full orchestra or strings and piano available on hire
See above, below and Part Songs – with piano – arrangements p. 39

Suite Of Songs from the British Isles
1959
Baritone solo or semi-chorus, chorus, orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 2 trumpets,
3 trombones, timpani, percussion, strings; or strings and piano

  1. Men of Harlech (Wales), (Hark, I hear the foe advancing); SATB chorus
  2. The Gentle Maiden (Ireland, Harold Boulton), (There’s one that is pure as an angel);

baritone solo or small semi–chorus
3.    Charlie is my darling (Scotland), (Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling);
SATB chorus
4.    The oak and the ash (England), (A north country maid up to London once strayed);
SSA chorus
5.    King Arthur (England), (King Arthur ruled this land); baritone solo or semi–chorus,
SATB chorus
B–P Library Bag Bii: MS, ink, condensed orchestral score 31 pages and title page
OUP 1960 vocal score [BL: F1771qq12]; Goodmusic 2004 vocal score,
full score and parts available on hire
See above and Part Songs – with piano – arrangements p. 39

 

Psalm 122, Laetatus sum (I was glad when they said unto me)
1959
SATB

OUP 1960 [Oxford Anthems A 168] [BL: F1776]

Hail, O sun of righteousness
1959
Christmas Song for SATB unaccompanied
Words by William Austin (1587–1633)
OUP 1959 [Oxford Choral Songs X 53] [BL: F1777m]
Dedicated to Marjorie Jaco

 

Down by the riverside (One morning in the month of June)
*1959
Arrangement of Norfolk folk song collected by E. J. Moeran
SSAATBB
OUP 1965 [Oxford Choral Songs X 129] [BL: F1777m]
Dedicated to Catherine M. Baxter and The Fenland Singers

 

Charlie is my darling (Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling)
1959
Two–part song  (Scottish traditional song)
B–P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages
OUP 1960 [Oxford Choral Songs T 42] [BL: F1777m]
See Chorus and Orchestra: Suite of Songs from the British Isles p. 19

Men of Harlech (Welsh traditional song) (Hark, I hear the foe advancing)
*1959
TTBB
OUP 1960 [Oxford Choral Songs M 9] [BL: F1777m]
See Chorus and Orchestra: Suite of Songs from the British Isles p. 19

The oak and the ash (English folk–song) (A north country maid up to London had strayed)
1959
SSA
OUP 1960 [Oxford Choral Songs W 41] [BL: F1777m]
See Chorus and Orchestra: Suite of Songs from the British Isles p. 19

She’s like the swallow (She’s like the swallow that flies so high)
*1959
Two–part song (words and melody from ‘Folk Songs from Newfoundland’,
collected by Miss Maud Karpeles)
OUP 1960 [Oxford Choral Songs T 41] [BL: F1777m]
See Chamber Music p. 56

 

Canadian Folk Song Cycle
March 1959
Arrangements for voice(s) of

  1. My Canadian Bride (Here’s to my dear Canadian bride) (Vive la Canadienne)

(French Canadian, English words by  CAG)
2.   The Morning Dew (The pink, the lily and the flaming rose)
(Newfoundland, collected by Maud Karpeles)
3.   I’se the b’y that builds the boat (I’se the b’y that builds the boat
(Newfoundland, from the Peacock Collection)
4.   The Stormy Scenes of Winter (The stormy scenes of winter)
(Nova Scotia, collected by Helen Creighton)
5. Bonavist’ Harbour (Oh! There’s lots of fish in Bonavist’ harbour)
(Newfoundland, from the Peacock Collection)
B-P Library, Bag A: MS, ink, dated, 11 pages (3 separate MSS – 1 + 3, 2 + 5, 4)
OUP 1960 [BL: F1771gg10]
Dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster
Recorded in 1963 at Star Sound Studios for the Onslow Concert Artistes Bureau,
with ‘She’s like the swallow’

See Solo Song – arrangements p. 12; Part Songs – with piano p. 39; Chamber Music p. 55

 

Four Orchestral Dances

  1. Scherzetto
  2. Dream
  3. Graceful Dance
  4. Processional Dance
    1959

2 Flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, t
impani, percussion, harp, strings
B–P Library, Bag Ei: MS, score, ink, dated, 79 pages and title page
Duration: about 20’
Unpublished, but Gibbs Society holds a newly printed copy of score and parts

 

Suite for violin and small orchestra
1959
Duration: 15’

Assigned to Boosey & Hawkes for hire

 

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

 

Royal Escort (original title – Winged Victory)
*1959
March for brass band arranged by Maurice Johnstone
MS B–P Library, Bag Eii:   Copyist’s MS, ink, full score, 16 pages and title page, parts
Unpublished