Solo Songs – OTHER ACCOMPANIMENTS

† Five Dream Songs, Op 9 1917

Soprano and string quartet

Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. Dream Song
    See Solo Songs p. 2
  2. The Little Green Orchard
    See Solo Songs p. 1; Part Songs – with piano p. 35
  3. Five Eyes
    See Solo songs p. 1; Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 31; Part Songs – with piano p. 34
  4. The Bees’ Song
    See Part Songs – with piano p. 34
  5. A Song of Shadows
    See Solo Songs p. 1; Part Songs – with piano p. 34; Part Songs – other accompaniments p 40

Unpublished

Nod, Op 10(1) (Softly along the road of evening) 1918

Voice and string quartet

Words Walter de la Mare

RCM 5355r: MS, string parts only for string quartet accompaniment

Unpublished

See Solo Songs p. 2

The Scarecrow, Op 10(2) (All winter thro’ I bow my head) 1918

Voice and piano quintet or orchestra

Words by Walter de la Mare

RCM 4849a: MS, ink, bound by Curwen, tenor and orchestra, (D minor), ‘Molto energico ma non troppo vivace’, (pic- colo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings) ‘Op 10 No 2’

RCM 4849b: MS, ink, string quartet and piano, (D minor), ‘Op 10 No 1’, The Wick, Jan-Feb 1918.

RCM 4849c: bass-baritone and orchestra (in B minor) ‘Allegro con fuoco’, (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, harp, strings), conductor’s score ‘To Adrian C. Boult’

Curwen No 2506, 1918?

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: voice, string quartet and piano, B minor, 10 pages, ‘Op 10 No 1’; Bag Bii: MS, ink, voice, string quartet and piano, score, D minor, 10 pages, title page and parts; transposed version, score, C minor, 9 pages, title page; piano reduction in B minor

See Solo Songs p. 2

The Mad Prince, (Who said Peacock Pie?) * 1922

Voice and string quartet and piano or harp

Words Walter de la Mare

RCM 4845: MS, ink, score

Unpublished

See Solo Songs p. 3

Two Short Songs *1923

Voice and string quartet

Words by Robert Herrick

  1. A Child’s Grace (Here a little child I stand)
  2. A Child’s Epitaph (Here she lies a pretty bud)

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, 2 pages and title page

Unpublished

See Unison Songs p. 40

Neglected Moon (Neglected moon, romance and you) 1924

Arranged by Percy E. Fletcher for voice and salon orchestra:

violin solo, violin obbligato, cello, bass, harmonium (or organ), piano conductor

Words by Clifford Bax

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Diii: MS (Fletcher?), 4 pages (with score of ‘Midsummer Madness’)

Curwen 1924 [BL: h3210h214], parts

See Solo Songs p. 4: Four Songs from ‘Midsummer Madness’

Silver, Op 30(2) (Slowly, silently, now the moon) 1925

Words by Walter de la Mare

Low voice and orchestra

Boosey & Co 1935. See Solo Songs p. 3

Padraic the Fidiler (Padraic sits in the garden) *1931

Voice, piano and violin

Words by Padraic Gregory

Curwen 1931 [BL: G117731]; Novello Album 1, [e′–f″]

See Solo Songs p. 6; Unison Songs p. 40

† Old Wine in New Bottles 1932

Four Restoration Songs for baritone and orchestra

Unpublished

See Solo Songs for details p. 7

The Love Talker, Op 75 (I met the Love Talker one eve) June 29 1933

Mezzo–soprano and full orchestra.

Words by Ethna Carbery

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: full score, ink, 24 pages and title page; MS, vocal score (‘piano reduction’), ink, dated, 9 pages and title page

RCM 6279: MS, ink, page 1 of vocal score (includes dedication)

Dedicated to Muriel Brunskill ‘a humble tribute to a great artist’

Unpublished

First performance 1933 at Three Choirs Festival, Hereford

Mistletoe (Sitting under the mistletoe) 1933

Voice and string quartet

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive: ink, score 2 pages, parts and title page, Bag A

Unpublished

See Solo Songs p. 4 and below

Mistletoe (Sitting under the mistletoe) 28 April 1933

Voice, string quartet and muted string orchestra

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive: ink, dated, score 4 pages, 19 pages of parts and title page, Bag A

Unpublished

See Solo Songs p. 4 and above

Love’s Wisdom *1934

Voice, strings and harp

Words by Mordaunt Currie

Dedicated to Victoria Hopper, and sung by her in ‘Lorna Doone’

Unpublished

See Solo Songs p. 8; Stage and Screen p. 44

O mistress mine *1936

Medium voice and strings

Words by Shakespeare

Unpublished

See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 31; Unison Songs p. 41

Songs of the Mad Sea–Captain, Op 111 January 1946

Bass–baritone and orchestra

Unpublished

See Solo Songs for details p. 9

Dusk (Velvet the sky) 1949

Arranged by Don Bowden for voice and small orchestra: 2 E♭ alto saxophones, 2 B♭ tenor, E♭ baritone, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, drums, cymbals, guitar, violins 1, 2 and 3, piano

Words Anonymous

Hawkes & Son 1949 [BL: E1500b17], piano conductor and orchestral parts

See Solo Songs p. 10; Orchestral Music – Full orchestra p. 46, Small orchestra p. 47, Strings and piano p. 49; Chamber Music p. 54; Piano p. 57; Other instrumental p. 58

Lyric Intermezzo 1949

Voice and Orchestra

Words by Ben Jonson

First performance 2 August 1949 at Cambridge University

Unpublished

The Oxen (Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock) *1993

Arranged for voice and organ by Charles MacDonald

Words by Thomas Hardy

Kevin Mayhew ‘Holy Night’Anthology, F minor [d′–f″]

See Solo Songs p. 10