PART–SONGS – UNACCOMPANIED

Tears, Op 42(1) (Weep you no more, sad fountains) *1922

SATB

Words from John Dowland’s Third and Last Book of Songs or Aires, 1603

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, printer’s copy, 2 pages

Curwen 1922 [Choral Handbook No. 1131] [BL: E862]

A Litany, Op 42(2) (Drop, drop, slow tears) *1922

SATB

Words by Phineas Fletcher

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Ci: ink, printer’s copy, 2 pages

Curwen 1922 [Choral Handbook No. 1132] [BL: E862]

Cradle Song, Op 42(3) (O my dear heart, young Jesus sweet) *1922

Soprano solo and SATB chorus

Words Anonymous, (Martin Luther, translated by the brothers Wedderburn)

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Ci: ink, printer’s copy, 3 pages

Curwen 1922 [Choral Handbook No. 1130] [BL: E862]; Roberton Publications 1996 [BL: E9252]; Goodmusic 2003

A Sea Song (To all you ladies now on land) February 1922

TTBB

Words by Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages

Boosey & Co 1922 [Boosey’s Choral Miscellany No. 77 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: F160e]

Hey Nonny No (Men are fools that wish to die) *1922

Part-song for TTBB

Words: Christchurch MS XVI Century

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, printer’s copy, 2 pages

Curwen 1922 [The Apollo Club No. 589] [BL: F667]

Come, sleep (Come, sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving) 1923

Part–song for SATB

Words by Beaumont & Fletcher

Edward Arnold 1923 [Arnold’s Choral Music No. 502] [BL: E802a]

I loved a lass (I loved a lass, a fair one) 1923

Part–song for SATB

Words by George Wither

Edward Arnold 1923 [Arnold’s Choral Music No. 504] [BL: E802a]

The Old Soldier (There came an Old Soldier to my door) 1924

TTBB

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, printer’s copy, 7 pages,

Curwen 1925 [The Apollo Club No. 620] [BL: F667]

Dedicated to The York Male Voice Choir

The Silver Penny (Sailorman, I’ll give to you my bright silver penny) October 1924

Chorus for TTBB

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bii: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages (poor condition)

Curwen 1925 [The Apollo Club No. 621] [BL: F667]

Fol, dol, do (Fol, dol, do, and a south wind blowing) *1924

Chorus for TTBB (from ‘Crossings’)

Words by Walter de la Mare

Curwen 1926 [The Apollo Club No. 630] [BL: F667]

See Stage and Screen p. 43, ‘Crossings’

New Year’s Eve, Op 57(1) (O Cartmel bells ring soft tonight) *1926

for soprano (or tenor) solo and TTBB chorus

Words by Gordon Bottomley

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, printer’s copy, 8 pages, title page and page of composer’s directions

Curwen 1927 [The Apollo Club No. 645] [BL: F667

A Song of Soldiers, Op 57(2) (As I sat musing by the frozen dyke) *1926

for soprano (or tenor) solo and TTBB chorus with tenor lead

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bii: ink, printer’s copy, 12 pages and title page

Curwen 1927 [The Apollo Club No. 644] [BL: F667]

Into Exile (We held his mare at the courtyard gate) (originally ‘Departure at dawn’) February 1929

TTBB chorus

Words by Alan Rae

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages and title page (loose, due to damage)

Curwen 1929 [The Apollo Club No. 659] [BL: F667]

I may no longer dream (The Garden) *1929

TTBB chorus

Words by Paul England

Curwen 1929 [The Apollo Club No. 665] [BL: F667]

Dedicated to Clifford Bax

An Old Song Resung (I saw a ship a-sailing) December 1929

TTBB chorus

Words by John Masefield

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages, in C# major, but note to be printed in C major, with a footnote to say it may be sung in the original key

Curwen 1930 [The Apollo Club No. 672] [BL: F667] Dedicated to Hebden Bridge Male Voice Choir

The Light of Other Days (Oft in the stilly night) July 1930

Part–song for SATB

Words by Thomas Moore

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages, title page and dedication page

Curwen 1931 [Choral Handbook No. 1258] [BL: E862]

Dedicated to David Yacamini and the Perth Madrigal Society

Old Age (The seas are quiet when the winds give o’er) June 1931

Solo quartet (or semi–chorus) and SATB chorus

Words by Edmund Waller

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Curwen 1931 [Choral Handbook No. 1271] [BL: E862]

Dedicated to Gavin Kay and the Cecilian Glee Singers

Tiger, tiger (Tiger, tiger, burning bright) 1931

Part–song for TTBB

Words by William Blake

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F163cc37]; tonic solfa edition [BL: D836x9]

For Music (There be none of beauty’s daughters) 9-11 December 1931

TTBB

Words by Lord Byron

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F163kk6] with tonic sol–fa

See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 29 ‘There be none of beauty’s daughters’

It was a lover and his lass (It was a lover and his lass) December 1931

Part–song for TTBB

Words by Shakespeare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F163cc36]

To Music, to Becalm his Fever (Charm me asleep and melt me so) December 1931

Part–song for SSAA

Words by Robert Herrick

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: F217e36]

Andy Battle (Once and there was a young sailor) *1932

Part–song for SATB

Words by Walter de la Mare

Winthrop Rogers 1933 [BL: F585uu36] with tonic sol–fa

The King’s Men (We be the King’s men, hale and hearty) 16 January 1933

TTBB

Words by Thomas Hardy

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: F163dd22] with tonic sol–fa

Adieu (A weary lot is thine, fair maid) 17 January 1933

TTBB

Words by Sir Walter Scott

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: F163dd21]

My master hath a garden (My master hath a garden fulfilled with fairest flowers) 20 January 1933

Part–song for SMA

Words Anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score. Ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: F217f4] with tonic sol–fa

My mistress frowns (My mistress frowns when she should play) 21 – 23 January 1933

Three-part madrigal for SSA

Words anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: F217f5] with tonic sol–fa

Now the hungry Lyon rores (Now the hungry Lyon rores) August 1933

SATB

Words by Shakespeare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages and title page

Boosey & Co 1933 [Boosey’s Modern Festival Series No. 458] [BL: F160f] with tonic sol–fa

Keith of Ravelston (The murmur of the mourning ghost) September 1933

SATB chorus divisi

Words by Sydney Dobell

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 10 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: F585vv14] with tonic sol–fa

Sledburn Fair (I’ve oft heard tell of this Sledburn Fair) 1934

a. Partsong for TTBB

b. Partsong for SATB

Words anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: a; ink, dated 13 February, printer’s copy, 6 pages; b: ink, printer’s copy, 6 pages

Boosey & Co 1934, a: [BL: F163ee8], b: [BL F585vv16] with tonic sol–fa

See Solo Songs p. 7

The Jovial Beggar (There was a jovial beggar) July 1934

TTBB chorus

Words anonymous 17th century

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1934 [BL: F163ee46] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to The Felling Male Voice Choir

The Amber Ship 13 July 1934

TTBB, tenor lead

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1934 [BL: F163ee43] with tonic sol–fa

Blow, bugle, blow (Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes ringing) November 1934

TTBB chorus

Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: F163ee44]

Dedicated to Irving Silverwood and The Holme Valley Male Voice Choir

See Solo Songs p. 9: ‘The Splendour Falls’

Haunted (Magic of the moon) 6 November 1934

Phantasy for TTBB choir

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, 7 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: F163ee45] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Irving Silverwood and The Holme Valley Male Voice Choir

Dawn shall over Lethe break (Lady, when your lovely head) 1935

Part–song for for SATB divisi

Words by Hilaire Belloc

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: F585xx16] with tonic sol–fa

Cradle Song (Sleep, sleep, beauty bright) 12 September 1935

Part–song for TTBB

Words by William Blake

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: F163ff25] with tonic sol–fa

Salathiel Pavy (Weep with me all ye that read) 1935

Part–song for SATB

Words by Ben Jonson

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: F585xx18] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Sir Hugh Roberton and The Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Go, lovely rose (Go, lovely rose, tell her that wastes her time and me) November 30 1935

Part song for TTBB

Words by Edmund Waller

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: F163ff26] with tonic sol–fa

Hymn To Diana (Queen and huntress, chaste and fair) 3 April 1936

Quartet or chorus TTBB

Words by Ben Jonson

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages and title page

Curwen 1949 [Apollo Club No. 804 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: F667]

Marston Moor 1644 (Who is on my side, who?) 3 April 1936

for TTBB choir

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 8 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: F163gg25] with tonic sol–fa

There be none of beauty’s daughters (There be none of beauty’s daughters) 16 February 1937

Part–song for TTBB

Words by Lord Byron

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: F163gg26] with tonic sol–fa

See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 27 ‘For Music’

April (April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter) November 1937

Part–song for SSA

Words by Sir William Watson

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title

Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: F217h36] with tonic sol–fa

The Goose (I know an old wife lean and poor) 27 November 1937

Part–song for SSA

Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 11 pages

Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: F217h37] with tonic sol–fa

The Mother’s Lament (Goodman piper, pipe them back) 16 April 1938

Female voice quartet (optional) and chorus

Words by John Drinkwater (from ‘The Pied Piper’)

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1939 [BL: F217i21] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Tirzah Barnes and Belstead School

My dear mistress (My dear mistress has a heart) April 1939

Chorus for TTBB

Words by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1939 [BL: F163ii5] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Colne Valley Male Voice Choir

Come, sweet lass (Come sweet lass! This bonny weather) April 1939

Chorus for TTBB

Words anonymous (1685)

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1939 [BL: F163ii4] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Colne Valley Male Voice Choir

She is ever for the new (Let her give her hand, her glove) April 1939

Chorus for SATB

Words anonymous (17th century)

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy,

6 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1939 [BL:F1744c14] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to S. L. Riley and his choir

The Pleasures of Love (How happy the lover) 26 April 1939

Chorus for SATB

Words by John Dryden (1691)

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1939 [BL: F1744c13]

Dedicated to the Danbury Choral Society

First performance 1939 by Danbury Choral Society

Old May Song (All in this pleasant evening) 12 April 1945

SATB

Words anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: score, ink, 8 pages and title page,

Unpublished

Faery Song (Shed no tear, shed no tear) 10 October 1945

SATB

Words by John Keats

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Bi: ink, dated, 4 pages and title page

Unpublished

Before Sleeping (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) February 1946

SATB

Words anonymous (17th century)

B–P Library Box 1: MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1946 [BL: F1744f31]

Dedicated to my friends of the Danbury Choral Society

First performance 3 March 1947 by Danbury choir

See Solo Song p. 9

The North Countrie, (After The ’98) (There’s white on the hawthorn and gold on the whin) 29 June 1947

SATB

Words by John Irvine

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1947 [BL: F1744j8] with tonic sol–fa

First performance 1 March 1948 by Danbury Choral Society

Mother Carey (As we sailed out of London river) 30 June 1947

SATB

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1947 [BL: F1744j7] with tonic sol–fa

First performance 1 March 1948 by Danbury Choral Society

The Stranger Op 122(1) (In the woods as I did walk) 4 February 1948

SSATBB chorus

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: 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

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: 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

MS: B–P Archive, Box 2: 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’

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score

Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: F163kk7] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to George Altham and The Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir

The Listeners (‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller) June 4-8 1949

Part–song for TTBB

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: vocal score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 10 pages and title page

Boosey & Co 1951 [BL: F163bb46] with tonic sol–fa

First performance June 1951 for male choirs in competition at the National Festival

Three Shakespeare Lyrics No 1: When icicles hang by the wall 7-8 August 1951

TTBB choir

Words by Shakespeare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: ink, dated, 5 pages,

Boosey & Co 1951 [BL: F163kk15] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to T H Mearis and The Felling Male Voice Choir

See Unison Songs p. 42

Three Shakespeare Lyrics No 2: O mistress mine 9-10 August 1951

TTBB choir

Words by Shakespeare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page

Boosey & Co 1951 [BL: F163kk14] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to T. H. Mearis and The Felling Male Voice Choir

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 13; Unison songs p. 41

Three Shakespeare Lyrics No 3: Blow, blow, thou winter wind 5-6 August 1951

TTBB choir

Words by Shakespeare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 7 pages and title page

Boosey & Co 1951 [BL: F163kk13]

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

Five Elizabethan Lyrics *1953

Part–songs for SATB

  1. Devotion; Words Anonymous (Fain would I change that note)
  2. Fidele; Words by Shakespeare (Fear no more the heat o’ the sun)
  3. Matin Song; Words by Thomas Heywood (Pack clouds away and welcome day)
  4. How can the heart forget her? Words Anonymous (How can the heart forget her?)
  5. A Lover’s Song; Words by William Browne (For her gait, if she be walking)

OUP 1954 [Oxford Choral Songs x 3–7, published separately] [BL: F1777m]

OUP 1994 Nos. 1 and 4 in English Pastoral Partsongs, selected by Paul Spicer

My sweet sweeting (O my sweeting, my little pretty sweeting) *1954

Part–song for TTBB

Words anonymous (before 1550)

OUP 1955 [Oxford Choral Songs M 4] [BL: F1777m]

Dedicated to Sidney Smith and The Bromley Male Voice Choir

God be in my head (God be in my head, and in my understanding) (included in ‘The Gift’) November 1955

Words from Pynson’s Horae, 1514; Sarum Primer, 1550

SATB unaccompanied

B–P Library: MS, dated, pencil and ink, 7 pages, Bag C

OUP 1959 [Oxford Choral Songs X 48] [BL: F1777m]

See Part Songs – with piano p. 37; Stage and Screen p. 45 ‘The Gift’

Tranquility (The moon rides high in silver light) *1956

TTBB

Words by D. A. Chandler

OUP 1957 [Oxford Choral Songs M 6] [BL: F1777m]

Dedicated to Plymouth Clarion Choir