UNISON SONGS

Slow, horses, slow (Slow, horses, slow) *1922

Words by Thomas Westwood

Duration: 2′30″

OUP 1922 [Oxford Choral Songs No 5] [BL: F1777a]; Roberton 1996, [BL: E812o12], Goodmusic 2003; Banks.

See Solo Songs p. 319

You spotted snakes (You spotted snakes with double tongue) *1922

Words by Shakespeare

Edward Arnold 1923 [Singing Class Music No. 61] [BL: E802] Music Sales

A Child’s Epitaph (Here she lies a pretty bud) *1923

for children

Words by Robert Herrick

Curwen 1924 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1641 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]Music Sales

See Two Short Songs: Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 326

A Child’s Grace (Here a little child I stand) *1923

for children

Words by Robert Herrick

Curwen 1924 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1640 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]NA

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 12, ‘Two Short Songs’

Padraic the Fidiler (Padraic sits in the garden) 1923

Words by Padraic Gregory

Curwen 1931 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1825] [BL: E861]NA

See Solo Songs p. 320, other accompaniments p. 327

Three Studies in Sight Singing *1929

Nos. 13, 19 and 22 Of Supplement No. 1 to a Handbook for Choralists By Harvey Grace

Novello 1929, cr

The Orchard Sings to the Child (Dancing ground for your feet) *1930

Words by Margaret Cropper

Curwen 1931 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1834 [BL: E861]Music Sales

See Solo Songs p. 320

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

Words by Margaret Cropper

Curwen 1932 [Choruses for equal voices No. 1835] [BL: E861]Music Sales

See Solo Songs p. 320

Autumn (When the leaves from the trees all come floating down) 31 October 1933

Words by Ann Gibbs

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

Boosey & Co 1933 [Songs for Schools, Unison Series No. 40] [ BL: F197h] with tonic sol–fa B&H

The Starlighters (When I was out in the evening light) 31 October 1933

Words by Ann Gibbs

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

Boosey & Co 1933 [Songs for Schools, Unison Series No. 41] [ BL: F197h] with tonic sol–fa B&H

See Chorus and orchestra p. 329

O mistress mine (O mistress mine, where are you roaming?) 1935

Words by Shakespeare

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

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: E1830c41] NA

See Solo Songs – other accompaniments p. 327; Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 343

The Larch Wood (I peeped into the larch wood) 21 January 1936

Words by Olive Denson

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

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: E1830c40] with tonic sol–fa NA

When that I was and a little tiny boy (When that I was and a little tiny boy) *1936

Words by Shakespeare

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

Winthrop Rogers 1936 [BL: E1830c42] with tonic sol–fa B&H

Dedicated to E. T. Parfitt

Treasure (I found, I found, growing on Tom Tiddler’s ground) 6-7 June 1936

Words by Ivy O. Eastwick

MS: B–P Archive, Box 7: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages

Boosey & Hawkes 1948 [BL: E1830b34] with tonic sol–fa

Heart of Britain (Beating heart of Britain) 2 March 1942

Words by Mordaunt Currie

MS: B–P Archive, Box 4: score, ink, dated, 3 pages and title page (‘A Song of Youth’ deleted)

Boosey & Co 1942 [BL: E1830e44] with tonic sol–fa. B&H

Dedicated to The National Association of Boys Clubs

See A Song of Youth: Chorus and Orchestra, p. 330

Masonic Epilogue, Douglas Howie, arranged C. A. G. *1943

Boosey & Co 1943 [BL: F1176n37] NA

See Part Songs – with piano – arrangements p. 350

A–Apple Pie (Little Polly Pillikins peeped into the kitchen) *1948

Words by Walter de la Mare

B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, pencil, with ‘White’, 4 pages (in poor condition)

Curwen 1949 [Choruses for equal voices No. 2184 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]Music Sales

Grace (For every sip the Hen says grace) *1948

Words by Walter de la Mare

B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS, ink, printer’s copy, 4 pages (in poor condition)

Duration: 1′45″

Curwen 1949 [Choruses for equal voices No. 2185 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]Music Sales

Why and White *1948

Words by Walter de la Mare

  1. Ever, ever, stir and shiver
  2. Once was a miller and he would say

B–P Library, Bag Bi: MS of 2, pencil, with ‘A-Apple Pie’ (in poor condition)

Curwen 1949 [Choruses for equal voices No. 2186 with tonic sol–fa] [BL: E861]Music Sales

Dream Pedlary (If there were dreams to sell) 1950

Words by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

OUP 1951 [Oxford Choral Songs No 1235] [BL:F1777a] ; Roberton 1996 [BL: E812o11]); Goodmusic 2003; Banks

See Part Songs – with piano p. 346; Part Songs – other accompaniments p. 351

Prayer Before Sleep (Our father, whose kingdom is within each one of us) 1950

Words by L. E. Eeman

Elkin 1955 NA

See Solo Songs p. 324

When icicles hang by the wall (When icicles hang by the wall) 1952

Words by Shakespeare

OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs No. 1250] [BL: F1777a]Banks

See Part Songs – unaccompanied p. 343

Where (Monkeys in a forest) 1952

Words by Walter de la Mare

Edward Arnold 1953 [Singing Class Music No. 850] [BL: E802]Music Sales

Eeka, Neeka (Eeka, Neeka, Leeka, Lee) 1952

Words by Walter de la Mare

Edward Arnold 1953 [Singing Class Music No. 851] [BL: E802]Music Sales

Elephantiaphus [American Nonsense Rhyme] *1956

Words anonymous

OUP 1956 [Oxford Choral Songs U 13] [BL: F1777m]Banks

Gipsies 1956

Words by Henry H. Bashford

OUP 1975 [Oxford Choral Songs U 150] [BL: F1777m] Banks

See Solo Songs p. 11

The Jumblies (Far and few, far and few) *1957

Words by Edward Lear

OUP 1958 [Oxford Choral Songs U 32] [BL: F1777m]

Banks

Nursery Rhymes For Nursery Singers *1957
  1. I saw a little bird
  2. Who’s above?
  3. The Fox
  4. I love little pussy
  5. I love sixpence
  6. Lullaby

OUP 1957 [BL: E373d1]Banks

Walking Song *1958

Words by C. Armstrong Gibbs

OUP 1958 [Oxford Choral Songs U 35] [BL: F1777m]Banks

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] NA 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-arrangements p. 39; Chamber Music p. 55