Orchestral Music – STRING ORCHESTRA

Allegretto for Strings

*1908

Unpublished

First performance 27th July 1908 at Winchester College Glee Club

Almayne, Op 71

*1932

4 harmonisations for strings on English 17th century air

Duration: 4′10″

Assigned Boosey & Hawkes. B&H full score and parts on hire

See Chamber Music p. 364

A Spring Garland, Op 84

October 1935

Suite for 2 violins, viola or third violin, cello (with contrabass ad lib)

1. Kingcup, 2′

2. Dogviolet, 2′15″

3. Daffodil, 2′15″

4. Windflower, 2′25″

5. Tulip, 1′55″

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 14 pages and title page

Duration: 11′

Hawkes & Son 1937 score and parts [BL:h3210h558]. B&H on hire

Essex Suite, Op 84

1936

for string quartet and string orchestra

1. A slow tune

2. Twelfth Night

3. Pastoral

4. Scherzo

Duration: 17′-18′

MS: B–P Archive, Box 2: full score, ink, bound, dated, 28 pages and parts

Assigned to Boosey and Hawkes for hire library

First performance by the Boyd Neel Orchestra at Chelmsford on 28th January 1937

Prelude, Andante and Finale, Op 112: violins 1, 2, 3, viola, cello, bass

1946

re–orchestrated by L. Ashmore 1998

Goodmusic 2006, score and parts

First performance Feb. 1999 by Guildhall Strings at University of Essex

See Chamber Music p. 365

Music for Strings, Op 106

10th October 1948

1. Sleepyhead

2. Bergomasque

3. Elegy For A Little Child

4. Finale

Duration: 17′

MS: B–P Archive, Box 8: full score, ink, 18 pages and title page

Assigned Boosey & Hawkes for hire library

Miniature Dance Suite, Op 124

1949

for string orchestra, double bass ad. lib., with optional piano

1. March, 2′35″

2. Quick Minuet, 3′15″

3. Graceful Dance, 2′

4. Sarabande, 2′

5. Jig, 1′35″

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: full score 15 pages and title page, piano conductor 20 pages, piano part 14 pages, all ink

Hawkes & Son 1951 piano conductor and parts [BL: h3210i300]

Duration: 11′25″

See Orchestral Music – piano and strings p. 360

Threnody for Walter de la Mare

17 July 1956

for string quartet and string orchestra: violins 1, 2, 3, viola, cello, bass

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Eii: ink, dated, score 9 pages, parts

Goodmusic 2006, score and parts

? First performance Feb 1999 by Guildhall Strings at University of Essex

Suite in A, Op 144

*1956

for flute and strings

1. Prelude

2. Minuet

3. Sarabande

4. Gavotte

5. Quick Dance

OUP score and parts 1957. OUP on hire

Duration: 14′

See Chamber Music p. 366

A Simple Suite

*1957

for string orchestra

1. Gavotte

2. Pizzicato Study

3. Slow Minuet

4. Cheerful Dance

5. Fugato

Duration: 11′

OUP 1957 score and parts. Allegro [BL: g727ss10]

Shade and Shine

14 June 1958

Suite for strings

1. Prelude

2. Cradle Song

3. Intermezzo

4. Humoresque

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Eii: score, ink, dated, 18 pages

Goodmusic 2006, score and parts

Suite for Strings (double string orchestra)

1958–59

1. Prelude, 4′15″

2. A Song Of Sleep, 5′45″

3. Promise Of Spring, 4′

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Eii: score, ink, dated, 35 pages

Goodmusic 2006, score and parts

? First performance Feb 1999 by Guildhall Strings at University of Essex