SOLO SONGS with piano accompaniment

Near and Far (Dear, when you are far away) Christmas 1909

Words by A. R. Ropes

CUL: MS Add. 6590

Dedicated to C(harles) S(ayle)

Unpublished

The Knight’s Song (With a good grey charger under me) March 1910

Words by J. L. Crommelin–Brown

Cambridge University, Kings College, Rowe Music Library: MS, C minor [b♭-e″]

Unpublished

An English Carol of the XIV Century (I sing of a maiden) 7 April 1911

Words Anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Ci: MS CAG, ink, dated; 2 pages and title page

Unpublished

Two Songs, Op 2 *1912

Words by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  1. Night (Swiftly walk o’er the western wave)
  2. When the lamp is shattered (When the lamp is shattered)

Unpublished

Lullaby, Op 3 (Sleep, sleep, beauty bright) *1914

Words by William Blake

Stainer & Bell 1914, cr, [BL: H1793h24], F [d′-e″]

Philomela or The Nightingale, Op 13 (The nightingale, as soon as April bringeth) May 1914

Words by Sir Philip Sidney

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: Copyist’s MS, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page, ‘Philomela’, Bag A: Copyist’s MS, ink, fair copy, dated by CAG, 4 pages, ‘The Nightingale’

Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: G1177a5], E♭ [b♭–e″♭]

Dedicated to Mrs A. T. Kemble

First performance 24 April 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

The Rainy Day, Op 4 (The day is cold and dark and dreary). 9 September 1914

Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Unpublished

Dedicated to Mrs A. T. Kemble

The Little Green Orchard, Op 15(1) [originally Op 9(2)] (Someone is always sitting there) *1917

Words by Walter de la Mare

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

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: G117728], F [e’♭–f″]

First performance 8 May 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12; Part Songs – with piano p. 35

Five Eyes, Op 15(2) [originally Op 9(3)] (In Hans’ old mill his three black cats) September 1917

Words by Walter de la Mare

Winthrop Rogers 1922 [BL: G1275e5], G minor [d′–d″], B♭ minor [f′–f″]; Classical Three Songs, B♭ minor

Dedicated to John Coates

First performance 8 May 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12; Part–songs – unaccompanied p. 31; Part Songs – with piano p. 34

A Song of Shadows, Op 15(3) [originally Op 9(5] (Sweep thy faint strings, Musician) September 1917

Words by Walter de la Mare

Winthrop Rogers 1922 [BL: G1275e12], E♭ [e′♭–g″♭], Thames Century 1

Dedicated to Mary Mitchell

First performance 8 May 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12; Part Songs – with piano p. 34; Part Songs – other accompaniments p. 40

Dream Song [originally Op 9(1)] (Sunlight, moonlight, twilight, starlight) 17 September 1917

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, dated, 4 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117735], A♭ [d′–f″]

Dedicated to Rachel Bennett

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12

In the highlands, Op 9 [originally Op 11] (In the highlands, in the country places) *1918

Words by Robert Louis Stevenson

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, printer’s copy, 3 pages, smaller loose sheet and title page

Curwen 1928 [BL: G117718], E♭ [e′♭–a″♭], Novello Album 2

First performance 11 March 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

Nod, Op 12(1) (Softly along the road of evening) 1918

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, 4 pages, ‘Op 10 No 1’

Winthrop Rogers 1921 [BL: G1275e10], D [d′-f″♯], B&H Heritage 3, Chester Celebrated 1

First performance 11 March 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

One of 4 songs in The Monthly Chapbook Vol.1 No.6, 1919, published by The Poetry Bookshop [BL: PP5193be]

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12

The Scarecrow, Op 12(2) (All winter thro’ I bow my head). 1918

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, 8 pages

Curwen 1931 [BL: G117725], B minor [a–f″], Novello Album 1

Dedicated to Adrian C. Boult

First performance 11 March at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12

Sweet sounds, begone, Op 14(1) (Sweet sounds, begone) de la Mare’s title – ‘Music Unheard’ February 1918

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: G117733)], B♭ minor [d′♭-f″♯]

First performance 24 April 1918 at Wigmore Hall (Gladys Moger)

Dedicated to Constance Wrigley

Two Songs, from ‘Songs of Childhood’, Op 17 1918

Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. Bluebells (Where the bluebells and the wind are), G [d′-g″]
    MS: B–P Archive, Bag B: ink, dated 20 August 1918
  2. Bunches of grapes (Bunches of grapes, says Timothy), F [c′-f″]

Stainer and Bell 1921, cr, [BL: H1846ii18]

Dedicated to My Wife

See Part-Songs – other accompaniments p. 40, ‘Songs of Childhood’

Five Songs

Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. The Stranger, Op 21(2) (In the woods as I did walk), D♭ [d′-g″♭] July 1919
  2. The Linnet Op 21 (1) (Upon this leafy bush), G July 1919
  3. The Mountains, Op 19 (2) (Still and blanched and cold and lone), G minor February 1918
  4. Love in the almond bough, Op 19 (1) (Love in the almond bough), F December 1918
  5. The Bells, Op 14 (2) (Shadow and light both strove to be), E♭ March 1918

No. 1 dedicated to Adrian Boult, No, 2 to H.P. Allen, No. 3 to Walter de la Mare, No. 4 to Edward J. Dent and No. 5 to R. Vaughan Williams

Stainer & Bell 1920, cr, [BL : G426k8 ]; Goodmusic 2007

Four Songs from Children’s Play ‘Crossings’, Op 20 1919

Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. Ann’s Cradle Song (Now silent falls the clacking mill), C minor′[d♭–e″♭], Novello Album 1
  2. Araby (Dark-browed Sailor, tell me now), F [e′–f″], Novello Album 1
  3. Beggar’s Song (Now all the roads to London Town), E minor [b–e″], Novello Album 1
  4. Candlestick Maker’s Song (Listen, I who love thee well), D minor [c′-f″♭], Novello Album 2

Curwen 1924

First performance 21 June 1919 at The Wick School, Brighton with Adrian Boult conductor and Edward J. Dent producer

See Stage and Screen p. 43; Orchestral Music p. 46; piano and strings p. 48

As I lay in the early sun (As I lay in the early sun) January 1920

Words by Edward Shanks

Winthrop Rogers 1920 [BL: G426l16], F [d′–f″]

The fields are full (The fields are full of summer still) January 1920

Words by Edward Shanks MS BBC Music Library

Winthrop Rogers 1920 [BL: G426l16], E♭ minor [d′♭-g″♭], B&H Heritage 4, Thames 10 Songs

For Remembrance (Let us remember how we came) 1920

Words by Edward Shanks

Winthrop Rogers 1920 [BL: G426l16], D [d′–g″] (the three Shanks settings grouped as ‘Songs with piano’, BL)

John Mouldy, Op 30(1) (I spied John Mouldy in his cellar) March 1920

Words by Walter de la Mare

Winthrop Rogers 1922 [BL: G1275e7], C minor [c′–e″♭]

Dedicated to J. B. Trend

Silver, Op 30(2) (Slowly, silently, now the moon) March 1920

Words by Walter de la Mare

Winthrop Rogers 1922 [BL: G1275e11], E minor [b–e″], F♯ minor [c′♯-f″♯]; B&H Heritage 4, F♯ minor

Classical Three Songs

Dedicated to Mrs. A. T. Kemble

See Solo Song – other accompaniments p. 12

Lyonesse (When I set out for Lyonesse) 1920

Words by Thomas Hardy

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: Copyist’s MS, ink, dated, 3 pages

Boosey & Co 1921 [BL: G1270c23], C minor [c′–a″♭], A minor [a–f″]; Thames Hardy, Classical, A minor

Two Pastorals *1920

Words by H. T. Wade–Grey

  1. In the Spring the runnels flow (In the Spring the runnels flow)
  2. Upon the grass (Upon the grass as I did sit)

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

Unpublished

The Mad Prince (Who said Peacock Pie?) 26 February 1921

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, dated, printer’s copy, ‘Who said Peacock Pie’, 2 pages

Curwen 1922 [BL: G1275e8], E minor [c′–e″], Novello Album 1

See Solo Song – other accompaniments p. 12

When I was one and twenty (When I was one and twenty) April 1921

Words by A. E. Housman

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

Curwen 1924 [BL: G117712], G [d′–f″], Novello Album 2

The Tiger–Lily (At night in black Gethsemane) 1921

Words by Dorothy Pleydell Bouverie

Curwen 1924 [BL: G117711], C [c′–e″], Novello Album 1

Summer Night (Moonshine, calling faint light from sea-deeps unknown) 13 May 1921

Words by Margery Agrell

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, in E major but no key signature, also copyist’s MS, ink, E major with key signature, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages each and title pages,

Curwen 1921 [BL: G1275e13], C♯ minor [f′–g″], Novello Album 2

Dedicated to Ursula Greville

To One Who Passed Whistling Through the Night (Something has called me, called me from far dreams) *1921

Words by Margery Agrell

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

Curwen 1921 [BL: G1275e14], C [f′–g″], Novello Album 2, Classical Three Songs, Schirmer Art Song

Dedicated to Anne Thursfield

Mistletoe (Sitting under the mistletoe) April 1922

Words by Walter de la Mare

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

Curwen 1922 [BL: G1275e9], F minor [e′♭–a″♭], Novello Album 2

Dedicated to John Coates

See Solo Song – other accompaniments p. 13

Two Elizabethan Songs, Op 44 1922

Words by Samuel Daniel

  1. Love is a sickness (Love is a sickness, full of woes)
    Elkin 1922 [BL: G1270c22], G [d′–e″], B♭ [f′–g″], F [c′–d″]; Classical, F
    Words by Robert Wever
  2. In Youth is Pleasure (In an arbour green asleep whereas I lay)
    Elkin 1922 [BL: G1270c22], E [b–e″], G [d′–g″]
The Sleeping Beauty (The scent of bramble fills the air) June 1922

Words by Walter de la Mare

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

Curwen 1924 [BL: G11779], [e′♭–f″], Novello Album 1, F

See Chorus and orchestra p. 15; Part Songs – with piano p. 36: Songs Of Childhood Op 76

The Exile (Had the gods lov’d me, I had lain) October 1922

Words by Walter de la Mare

F & B Goodwin/Chester 1923 [BL: H1846ii17], A minor [c′–e″]

Dedicated to Anne Thursfield

Gray And Gold *1922

Words by Helen Taylor

  1. The Miracle (The fields lay brown on either hand), C [a–e″]
  2. The wind in your hair (I love you), C [e′–e″]
  3. Requiescat (Now all the world in peaceful slumber lies), C minor [c′–d″]
  4. I shall remember (Sigh of wind on a moonless night), C [c′–e″♭]
  5. April’s Hour (There’s a fairy sleeping in every folded flower), D [d′–e″♭]

Enoch 1922, low [BL: G1275e6, given above] and high

Covent Garden (I know a place in London) *1922

Words by Eileen Carfrae

Enoch 1923 [BL: G1270c21], C [c′–e″(g″)], D [d′–f″], E [e′–g″], Roberton 1992, Goodmusic 2003

See Part Songs – with piano p. 38

The Little Salamander (When I go free) June 1923

Words by Walter de la Mare

Curwen 1924 [BL: G11773], G minor [g′♭–f″], Novello Album 2

First performance 5 July 1923 at RCM (Anne Thursfield)

Lullaby (Sleep, sleep, lovely white soul) June 1923

Words by Walter de la Mare

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

Curwen 1924 [BL: G11774], G minor [e′–f″], Novello Album 1

Dedicated to Anne Thursfield

First performance 5 July 1923 at RCM (Anne Thursfield)

Four Songs From Musical Play ‘Midsummer Madness’, Op 51

Words by Clifford Bax

  1. Neglected moon (Neglected moon, romance and you), E♭nd’, [e′♭–a″♭], Novello Album 2
    See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 13
    June 1924
  2. Arrogant Poppies (Though people more wise), E minor [g′–g″], Novello Album 2 June 1924
  3. The Chains of Love (O woman, fair shape!), B♭ [b♭–e″♭] July 1924
  4. The Rejected Lover (Hear me, you hollyhocks), G [d′–g″], Novello Album 2 1924

Curwen 1924, separately [BL: G11775-8].

Dedications: 1 Marie Tempest, 2. Marjorie Leaster Dixon, 3. Frederick Ranalow

First performance June 1924 at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

See Stage and Screen p. 44

The Galliass (Tell me, tell me, unknown stranger) *1924

Words by Walter de la Mare

Curwen 1924 [BL: G11772], G [f′-f″], Novello Album 1

Dedicated to Marjorie Leaster Dixon

Slow, horses, slow (Slow, horses, slow) *1924

Words by Thomas Westwood

OUP 1924 [BL: G117710], C minor [f′–g″], Roberton 1996 [BL: F1058cc(1)], Goodmusic 2003

See Unison Songs p. 40

By a Bier–side (This is a sacred city built of marvellous earth) 1924

Words by John Masefield

Curwen 1924 [BL: G11771], C♯ minor [c′♯-e″], Novello Album 1

The Wanderer (Will he ever be weary of wandering) 1925

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, 3 pages, ‘Will He Ever Be Weary of wandering’

RCM 4576: MS, dated, 2 pages, ‘Will He Ever?’

Curwen 1926 [BL: G117716], B♭ minor [d′♭–f″], Thames 10 Songs, Novello Album 1

Take heed, young heart (Take heed, young heart, to time) Dec 1925

Words by Walter de la Mare

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page

Curwen 1926 [BL: G117715], E minor [e′–g″], Novello Album 2

The Market (A man came to me at the fair) Jan 1926

Words by James Stephens

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

Curwen 1926 [BL: G117714], [a–e″], Novello Album 1

Proud Maisie (Proud Maisie is in the wood) 1926

Words by Sir Walter Scott

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page (in poor condition)

Curwen 1926 [BL: G117713], C [d′–e″]

The Birch Tree (Green glimmering, silver shimmering) 27 August 1926

Words by Georgina Mase

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

Curwen 1927 [BL: G117717], A minor [a′–a″], Novello Album 2

Dedicated to Ursula Greville

Jenny Jones (Jenny Jones, Oh, Jenny Jones) 1926

Words by Doris Rowley

Curwen 1927 [BL: G117719]; B minor [a–e″]

On Duncton Hill (The grey sheep glide across the downs) 1927

Words by Gwen Grant

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

Curwen 1928 [BL: G117720], F♯ minor [f′♯-f″♯], Novello Album 2

Resting (As a shadow goes over the hill) Words by Gwen Grant 1927

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

Curwen 1928 [BL: G117721]; C [d′♭–e″]

(later arranged as the slow movement of the cello sonata, Op 132, 1951)

Every little child 1929

Words by W. H. Draper

Curwen ? 1929

The Ballad of Semmerwater (Deep asleep, deep asleep, deep asleep it lies) January 1930

Words by William Watson

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

Curwen 1930 [BL: G117722], G minor [g♭ – e″♭], Thames Century 4

Dedicated to Keith Falkner

Danger (You shall not go a-maying when the thorn is white once more) 1930

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, printer’s copy, 4 pages

Curwen 1931 [BL: G117723], [c′–d″], Novello Album 1

Impromptu (O long ago and long ago, and when my heart was young) 1930

Words by Mordaunt Currie

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

The Orchard Sings to the Child (Dancing ground for your feet) *1931

Words by Margaret Cropper

Curwen 1931 [BL: G117730], A [e′– f″♯], Novello Album 2

See Unison Songs p. 41

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

Words by Padraic Gregory

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

See Solo Songs – other accompaniment p. 13; Unison Songs p. 40

The Flooded Stream (I was quiet and the road was quiet) *1931

Words by Margaret Cropper

Curwen 1932 [BL: G117726], B minor [d′–f″♯], Novello Album 2

See Unison Songs p. 41

Oh, nightingale upon my tree (Oh nightingale upon my tree) 26 December 1931

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: G117729], B♭ [c′–e″♭]

Dedicated to Keith Falkner

Sussex Ways (Though I might build the world again) 2 January 1932

Words by Mordaunt Currie

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

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117741], E♭ [c′–e″♭]

Juliet Anne (Juliet Anne, Juliette Anne, long ago when the world began) 5 – 6 January 1932

Words by Mordaunt Currie

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

Boosey & Co 1932 [BL: G117727], D [b–d″]; A [f′♯-a″]

Dedicated to B(enjamin) J. Dale

In the woods in June (In the woods in June, peace-haunted) 1932

Words by Mordaunt Currie

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117737], A [e–a″]

Dedicated to Isobel Baillie

Two Songs 1932

Old Rhymes, Words Anonymous

  1. Down in Yonder Meadow (Here comes a lusty wooer), D minor [c′–f″] dated 15-16 February 1932
  2. Lily–Bright and shine–a (Lily-bright and shine-a) E minor [e′–g″] dated 1931-32

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: ink, printer’s copy, 1: 2 pages and title page; 2: 3 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1932 [BL: G117732]

Dedications : 1. Ann Gibbs, 2. David Gibbs

Five Children’s Songs From Peacock Pie *1932
  1. The Barber’s (Gold locks, and black locks), D[d′–e″]
  2. Miss T (It’s a very odd thing), G minor [e′♭–e″♭]
  3. Old Shellover (‘Come’, said Old Shellover), D minor [d′–e″]
  4. Hide and Seek (Hide and seek, says the wind), E minor [d′–e″]
  5. Then (Twenty, forty, sixty, eighty), C minor [c′–e″♭]

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, printer’s copy, 8 pages, (with Songs of Childhood Op 76)

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117734]

The Ship of Rio (There was a ship of Rio) 1932

Words by Walter de la Mare

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117740], E♭ [a♭–e″♭], B&H Heritage 3

Dedicated to Stuart Robertson

Love’s Prisoner (How sweet I roamed from field to field) January 1933

Words by William Blake

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1933 [BL: G117738], B♭ [b–f″], D [d′–a″]

Dedicated to Muriel Brunskill

See Part Songs – with piano p. 36

February (There’s a fire at my heart) February 1933

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117736], A minor [c′–e″]

Old Wine in New Bottles April 1933

Four Restoration Songs

  1. When Arthur first in Court began, Words Anonymous, C minor [a–e″] dated 14 April
  2. Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Words by William Congreve, G minor [d′–d″] dated 15 April
  3. If music be the food of love, Words Anonymous, (Henry Heveningham), G♭ [a♭–e″♭] dated 16-17 April
  4. ‘Tis wine that inspires and quenches love’s fires, Words Anonymous, (Roger Boyle), C [g–e″] dated 17-18 April

B-P Library, Box 4: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 15 pages, ‘Four Songs’ (2. in A minor, 3. in A♭, with note to transpose these)

Boosey & Hawkes 1933 [BL: G117739]

Dedicated to Keith Falkner

First performance August 1933 at the Three Choirs Festival, Hereford (Keith Falkner)

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 13

The Love Talker 1933

See Solo Songs – Other Accompaniments, p. 13

Titania (In quiet woods) *1934

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: ink, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Co/Winthrop Rogers 1934 [BL: G117748], E♭ [b♭–f″], Thames 10 Songs

See Part Songs – with piano p. 35

Tom O’Bedlam (The moon’s my constant mistress) 4 January 1934

Words Anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Co/Winthrop Rogers 1934 [BL: G117745], A minor [g–e″♭], Thames 10 Songs 1989

Sledburn Fair (I’ve oft heard tell of the Sledburn Fair) 6 January 1934

Words Anonymous

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

Boosey & Co 1934 [BL: G117744], B♭ [c′–e″♭]

See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 28

Sailing Homeward (Cliffs that rise a thousand feet) 13 March 1934

Words translated from the Chinese of Chan Fang Sheng, 4th century AD, by Arthur Waley

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page, both keys

Boosey & Co/Winthrop Rogers 1934 [BL: G117743], B minor [d′–g″♯], G minor [b♭–e″] (Music has B♭, D, in error)

Dedicated to Bruce Flegg

Midnight (Light not one taper yet) 16 April 1934

Words by Jeffery Lang

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages

Boosey & Co/Winthrop Rogers 1934 [BL: G117746], B♭ minor′–f″[c]

Love’s Wisdom (Wise is he, ah, wise is he) 1 August 1934

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Co 1934 [BL: G117742], A minor [e’–a″], B♭ minor [f′–b″♭], D minor [a–d″]

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

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 13; Stage and Screen p. 44

Maritime Invocation (Lady, will you go with me) 31 December 1934

Words by A. C. Boyd

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 5 pages and title page (‘Invocation’, with ‘Maritime’ added in pencil)

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: G117747], C minor [b-f″], D minor [c′♯-g″], E♭ minor [d′-a″♭]

A Ballad Maker (Once I loved a maiden fair) 16 July 1935

Words by Padraic Colum

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

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: G1177a1], C minor [c′–e″♭], E♭ minor [e′♭–g″♭], (Gibbs suggested C minor and E minor)

Fulfilment, Op 83(3) (Oh, Song of Songs!) *1935

Words by Mordaunt Currie

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

Winthrop Rogers 1935 [BL: G1177a2], D [d′–a″], Thames 10 Songs

See Stage and Screen p. 44 ‘Twelfth Night’

Immortality (Pale Death! Content thee) January 1936

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: ink, dated, 3 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: G1177a3], A minor [e′–a″]

The Hawthorn Tree (The hawthorn tree was gnarled in limb) 1 – 2 June 1936

Words by Hilda Maude

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1945 [BL: G1177a13], E minor [b–g″]

To Anise (Her little white feet) August 1936

Words by Nathaniel Downes (1594), (arranged Mordaunt Currie)

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: G1177a6], D [a–d″]

Henry Brocken Song Cycle, Op 88 1937

Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. Lorelei’s Song (Pilgrim, forget) (No. 10, 3 pages)
  2. Jane Eyre’s Song (You take my heart with tears) (No. 7, 2 pages)
  3. The Doctor’s Song (The good man said ‘Tis time for bed) (No. 15, 4 pages)

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, 9 pages and title page

Unpublished

See Stage and Screen p. 44; Chamber Music p. 53

Why do I love? (Why do I love! Go ask the glorious sun) 19 – 21 January 1937

Words by “Ephelia”

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

Winthrop Rogers 1937 [BL: G1177a7]; B&H New Imperial 1, [c′-a″♭(g″♭)]

Dedicated to Mabel Ritchie

The Witch (Tib had a cat that spoke and said) December 1937

Words by Mordaunt Currie

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

Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: G1177a9], E minor [d′–g″], Thames 10 Songs

Dedicated to Mrs. Gregory Nicholson (not on MS)

A Voice In The Dusk, Op 91, Four Lyrics by John Irvine 1938

Words by John Irvine

  1. Spring (She comes all so gently), B♭ [f′–g″] (originally in G)
  2. In the Faery Hills (A horn in the distance calling), E♭ [d′–g″]
  3. The wind comes softly (The wind comes softly), F [e′–f″]
  4. Moon Magic (A young man comes with silver feet), [e′–g″]

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 8 pages and title page

Winthrop Rogers 1938 [BL: G1177a8]

Rest in the Lord (Rest in the Lord, and thou shalt prove) February 1939

Words by Edmund Beale Sargant

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: pencil, dated, B major, 2 pages, D♭ major (‘not to be published’), 3 pages, typescript of text

Winthrop Rogers 1939 [BL: G1177a11], G minor [b–e″♭]

Dedicated to Astra Desmond

Grade A (Drink more milk! Drink more milk!) 1939

Words by Armstrong Gibbs (for David Gibbs’ 21st birthday)

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, voice part only, 1 page

Unpublished

Joan Of Arc, Op 102 1942

Song Cycle – Five songs for soprano

Words by Mordaunt Currie

  1. Revelation (Deep woods grown dim), D♭ [c′–g″] dated 13 August
  2. Victory (Who rides? Who rides? Who hears my call) C minor′–[eg″]
  3. Crowning (The earth is filled with flowers), A [c′♯-a″] dated 15 August
  4. Defeat (Fail me not now, O bruised and thwarted heart), A minor [d′–f″] dated 17 August
  5. Mors Janua Vitae (I am come to be changed), [c′–b″♭] dated 25 August

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 14 pages and title page; pencil draft 15 pages

Boosey & Co 1947 [BL: G1177a18]

First performance 13 May 1943 at Westmorland Festival

The splendour falls (The splendour falls on castle walls) 31 December 1943

Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Boosey & Hawkes 1944 [BL: G1177a12], C minor [a♭–e″], Thames 10 Songs

Dedicated to Keith Falkner

See Part Songs, unaccompanied p. 29 ‘Blow, bugle, blow’

Before Sleeping January 1944

Words Anonymous

Unpublished

Dedicated to Keith Falkner

See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 30

Quiet Conscience (Close now thine eyes and rest secure) 6 January 1944

Words attributed to King Charles I in error — actually by Francis Quarles

Unpublished

Songs Of The Mad Sea–Captain, Op 111 January 1946

Four songs for bass–baritone

Words by Bernard Martin, from ‘Red Treasure’

Hidden Treasure (There were rubies red from Pegu), G minor [g (b♭)–d″]Abel Wright (Abel Wright was a joiner’s mate), C [a♭–d″♯]Toll the Bell (A ship went down in the Bay of Bengal), D minor [a–d″]The Golden Ray (O hark, ye lubbers, in a far-off sea), D [b–d″]

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 9 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1946 [BL: G1177a14]

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 13

Two Old English Lyrics, Op 116 *1948
  1. Chloris in the Snow (I saw fair Chloris walk alone), A minor [d–e″♭], C minor [f′–g″]
    Words Anonymous XVII century, (William Strode, in Parnassus Biceps, 1656)
  2. Amaryllis (I care not for those ladies), A [e′–f″(a″], F [c′–d″(f″)]
    Words Anonymous, ca. 1600, (Thomas Campion, from Philip Rosseter’s ‘A Booke of Ayres’ 1601)

Chappell 1949 [BL: G1177a20]

Dedicated to Hervey Alan

The Old House (The Old House is drowsy) June 1949

Words by Gray Hayward Kirkus

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, dated, 3 pages

Unpublished

Willow Leaves, Op 126 1949

for tenor voice

Words by John Irvine

Three songs after the Chinese manner

  1. To Yuan (To the south four provinces away)
  2. The Dancing Girl (In early dusk I saw her pass alone)
  3. Meeting With Friends (Through the darkness many lamps are burning)

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: ink, dated, 13 pages and title page

Unpublished

Nightfall (Dusk from her store spreads veils) *1949

Words by Harry Dawson

Curwen/Schirmer 1949 [BL: G1177a19], C [d′–g″], Novello Album 2

Hypochondriacus (By myself walking) *1949

Words by Charles Lamb

Curwen/Schirmer 1949 [BL: G1177a17], [b♭–e″], Thames 10 Songs

(Bass solo test piece in 1951 National Competitive Festival)

The Cherry Tree (The cherry’s a-bloom in the North-land) *1949

Words by Margaret Rose

Curwen/Schirmer 1949 [BL: G1177a15], B minor [b–e″], Novello Album 1, Schirmer 1st Mezzo

Dusk (Velvet the sky) 1949

Words Anonymous

MS: B–P Archive, Box 2: Copyist’s MS, ink, 3 pages, voice part, typescript of text

Boosey & Hawkes 1949 [BL: G1177a16], F [c′–e″♭], B&H Easy Song 2000

(New lyric: ‘Picture Me Love’ by Westlake & Ridley, Boosey & Hawkes 1980)

Adapted from the Valse (Fancy Dress iii) by the composer.

See Solo Songs – other accompaniment p. 14; 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

The Oxen (‘Now they are all on their knees’) 24 December 1951

Words by Thomas Hardy

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1952 [BL: G1177a21], Thames 10 1989, F minor [d′♭–f″]

Dedicated to Elsie Suddaby

See Solo Songs – other accompaniment p. 14

The Summer Palace (Swallows gather beneath the eaves) 24 January 1952

Words by Benedict Ellis

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 3 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1952 [BL: G1177a22], E♭ [e′–a″♭]

Dedicated to Ivy Frances Klein

Summertime (The meadow-sweet has thrown her scent) 26 January 1952

Words by Benedict Ellis

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes 1952 [BL: G1177a23], B♭ [d′♭–g″]

Dedicated to Honor Mary Gibbs

Three Lyrics by Christina Rossetti Op 131 *1952

Words by Christina Rossetti

  1. The Lamb and The Dove (Did any bird come flying), E minor [e′–a♭″], Thames Century 7
  2. A Birthday (My heart is like a singing bird), C [e′–a″]
  3. Gone were but the winter (Gone were but the winter), G [d′–g″]

OUP 1953 [BL: G1177a24] (Banks)

Prayer Before Sleep (Our father, whose kingdom is within each one of us) *1955

Words by L. E. Eeman

Elkin 1955 [BL: G1177a25], [c′–c″]

See Unison Songs p. 42

Philomel (As it fell upon a day) *1955

Words by Richard Barnfield

OUP 1956 [BL: G1177a28] (Banks); Thames 10 Songs, B minor [e′♭–g″]

Dedicated to Joan Hammond

Lament for Robin Hood (Weep, all ye woodmen! Wail) *1956

Words by Anthony Munday

OUP 1956 [BL: G1177a27] (Banks), F minor [medium]

Gipsies (Where do the gypsies come from) *1956

Words by Henry H. Bashford

OUP 1956 [BL: G1177a26] (Banks), E minor [e′–a″], C minor [c′–f″]

See Unison songs p. 41

Evening in Summer (Shepherds all, and maidens fair) 16 November 1959

Words by John Fletcher

MS: B–P Archive, Bag A: 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

MS: B–P Archive, 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. 4)