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Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
1949/1950
Opus 1a
Five Diversions
for Piano
13½ mins Modus Music
£3.50
Cover
Notes: Originally Four Diversions (withdrawn); subsequently A Little Waltz from Two Waltzes, op. 8 was added; movements are: 1. Vacilación (Habañera); 2. The Lake at Evening; 3. The Girl with the Auburn Hair; 4. Twilit Willows; 5. A Little Waltz
1949/1950
Opus 2
Divertissement
for Piano Quartet
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
1949/1950
Opus 3
Scherzo
for Clarinet and Piano
Out of print info i
Notes: Published by New Wind Music Co.
1949/1950
Opus 4a
Pastiches
An Entertainment in the Form of Six Poetical and Musical Parodies for Narrator and Piano
David Munro 15 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Mouvement Perpétuel (Francis Poulenc/Lewis Carroll); 2. Tango (Darius Milhaud/Edith Sitwell); 3. Berceuse (Gabriel Fauré/William Shakespeare); 4. Mazurka (Dmitri Shostakovich/T. S. Eliot); 5. Negro Song (Antonín Dvořák/Rudyard Kipling); 6. Carioca! (Heitor Villa-Lobos/Gertrude Stein)
Early 1950s
(No opus number)
A Ghost from the Past
for Piano
2½ mins Modus Music
£3.00
Cover
Notes: A Ghost from the Past ws originally improvised and recorded at the Beckenham Salon in the early 1950s, but not written down at the time; Carey later transcribed it from shellac and arranged it for other instruments in 1971; sold together with Park Lane Stroll
1951
Opus 5a
Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for String Quartet
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
February 1951
Opus 6
A Leaf on the Water
Song
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
February 1951
Opus 7a
Six Epigrams
for Piano
6¾ mins Modus Music
£3.75
Cover
Notes: Original title: La Delicatesse; movements are: 1. Idyll; 2. March; 3. Blues; 4. Scherzo; 5. Homage to Czerny; 6. Echoes
May 1951
Opus 8
Two Waltzes
for Piano
Manuscript info i
Notes: One waltz reused in Five Diversions for Wind Quintet, op. 1b, the other in Patterns for Piano, op. 31
June/July 1951
Opus 9
Three a.m.
Five Miniatures for Baritone and Piano
David Munro 7½ mins Modus Music
£4.00
Cover
Notes: Songs are: 1. The Dawn Gapes In; 2. As the Last Guest Leaves; 3. The City Sleeps; 4. By Moonlight; 5. Three a.m.; first two performances given by John Frost (bass-baritone) and Carey Blyton (piano) at Beckenham Grammar School, 18th October 1951, and at the first Beckenham Salon public concert, Old Council Offices, Beckenham, 2nd April 1952
June/August 1951
Opus 10a
Two Pensive Songs
for High Voice and Piano
Carey Blyton & Donald R. Hills 5 mins Modus Music
£3.50
Cover
Notes: Songs are: 1. Two Stolen Roses (Carey Blyton); 2. Come, Night (Donald R. Hills)
October/November 1951
Opus 11
Toi et Moi
Five Songs for Baritone and Piano
Paul Géraldy 12 mins Modus Music
£5.00
Cover
Notes: Songs are: 1. Doute; 2. Dualisme; 3. Post-Scriptum; 4. Habitude; 5. Mea Culpa (French words)
January 1952
Opus 12a
Elegy
for Viola and Piano
Modus Music
£4.50
Cover
Notes: 
November 1952
Opus 15a
Symphony in Yellow
for Voice, Clarinet and Harp
Oscar Wilde 4 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
1953
Opus 12b
Elegy
arr. for Viola and String Quartet
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
July 1953 (1–3); January 1954 (4–6)
Opus 16a
Lyrics from the Chinese
Six Songs for High Voice, Oboe and String Trio
trans. Helen Waddell 12 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn; movements are: 1. Aubade; 2: Drinking Song; 3: Song at Evening; 4: Flower Song; 5: Sacrificial Song; 6: Nocturne
Summer 1953
Opus 17a
Two Beethoven Sonatinas for Piano
arr. for String Trio
Manuscript info i
Notes: MS and parts may be lost
April/July 1954
Opus 18a
Trio
for Violin, Clarinet and Cello
Manuscript info i
Notes: Slow movement reused in On Holiday, op. 54
Summer 1954
Opus 19
Brittany Beach
for Piano
2¼ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Now in On Holiday, op. 54 (see also op. 18a)
Summer 1954
Opus 20
To the Muses
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn; winning work, Sir Granville Bantock Prize for Composition, TCM, London
Summer 1954
Opus 21
Sappho
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
April/August 1956
Opus 22
The Owl
A setting of a poem by M. J. Hopkins for Voice and Chamber Ensemble
M. J. Hopkins Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn; music reused in Humoresque op. 30
Spring 1956
Opus 5b
Overture: Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for Full Orchestra
Manuscript info i
Notes: FTCL ‘thesis’
Summer 1956
Opus 24a
Two Sacred Songs
for Choir (SSA or SAA) and optional Piano
Phineas Fletcher & Anon. 3¾ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Songs are: 1. A Litany (Phineas Fletcher); 2. A Lullaby (Anon.); MS
Summer/Winter 1956
Opus 25
The Poetry of Dress
Three Songs for Tenor and Piano
Robert Herrick & Anon. 3 mins Modus Music
£3.60
Cover
Notes: Originally published by Mills Music; songs are: 1. Whenas in Silks my Julia goes (Robert Herrick); 2. A Sweet Disorder in the Dress (Robert Herrick); 3. My Love in her Attire (Anon.); written for Jack Irons (tenor)
Summer 1956
Opus 26a
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals for unaccompanied Choir (SSA)
Various 6 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Songs are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? (Anon.); 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? (William Shakespeare); 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! (John Donne); 4. Love is a sickness full of woes (Samuel Daniel)
Autumn 1956
Opus 26b
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals for Choir (SSA) and optional Piano
Various 6 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Songs are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? (Anon.); 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? (William Shakespeare); 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! (John Donne); 4. Love is a sickness full of woes (Samuel Daniel)
Spring 1956/Winter 1957
Opus 26c
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals for High Voice, Clarinet in A and Piano
Various 6 mins Out of print info i
Notes: Originally published by Mills Music; republished by Roberton; songs are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? (Anon.); 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? (William Shakespeare); 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! (John Donne); 4. Love is a sickness full of woes (Samuel Daniel)
1957
Opus 27
Park Lane Stroll
for Piano
2 mins Modus Music
£3.00
Cover
Notes: Used commercially; sold together with A Ghost from the Past. Carey Blyton used the name Mark Stevens on the original score of Park Lane Stroll, though it was subsequently catalogued and published under his own name (and acknowledged with an opus number).
Summer 1957
Opus 28b
Captain Bowsprit’s Blues
for Piano
2 mins Modus Music
£3.00
Cover
Notes: Second movement of Cinque Port; sold together with The Sea-dog’s Song
Summer 1957
Opus 28c
The Sea-dog’s Song
A Good-Natured Parody of the English Sea-Shanty for Voice and Piano
Allan Cunningham 1¾ mins Modus Music
£3.60
Cover
Notes: Fourth movement of Cinque Port
1993
Opus 28d
The Sea-dog’s Song
A Good-Natured Parody of the English Sea-Shanty for Piano
1¾ mins Modus Music
£3.00
Cover
Notes: Fourth movement of Cinque Port; piano transcription by John Mitchell; sold together with Captain Bowsprit’s Blues
November 1957
Opus 26d
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals for Choir (SATB) and optional Piano
Various 6 mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Originally published by Mills Music; republished by Roberton; songs are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? (Anon.); 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? (William Shakespeare); 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! (John Donne); 4. Love is a sickness full of woes (Samuel Daniel)
November 1957
(No opus number)
SchoolThe Ash Grove
Welsh Folksong arr. for String Orchestra
Fand Music Press
Product page
£11.50
Cover
Notes: 
Winter 1957/1958
Opus 16b
Lyrics from the Chinese
Seven Songs for High Voice and String Orchestra
trans. Helen Waddell 18 mins Modus Music
£10.00
Cover
Notes: Movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Song 1: Aubade; 3. Song 2: Drinking Song; 4. Song 3: Song against the Duke Seuen; 5. Song 4: Song at Evening; 6. Interlude; 7. Song 5: Flower Song; 8. Song 6: Sacrificial Song; 9. Song 7: Nocturne; 10. Postlude
1957/1958
Opus 28a
SchoolCinque Port (Music for an Opera)
A Suite in Five Movements for Full Orchestra
15 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
Product page
info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Prelude: Daybreak over the Harbour; 2. Song 1: Captain Bowsprit’s Blues; 3. Interlude: The Beach—Midwinter; 4. Song 2: The Sea-dog’s Song; 5. Postlude: Dusk over the Harbour
Winter 1957/Spring 1958
Opus 24b
Two Sacred Songs
for Choir (SATB) and optional Piano
Phineas Fletcher & Anon. 3¾ mins Out of print info i
Notes: Originally published by Boosey & Hawkes; songs are: 1. A Litany (republished by Oecumuse); 2. A Lullaby (republished by RSCM, then later Oecumuse); dedicated to the composer John Gardner
(Date unknown)
Opus 24c
A Lullaby (O my Deir Hert)
arr. for Low Voice and Piano
Anon. 2 mins Out of print info i
Notes: From Two Sacred Songs; published by Oecumuse; written for Robert Ivan Foster (baritone), who performed it often in the 1960s
Spring 1959
Opus 15b
Symphony in Yellow
arr. for Voice and Harp (or Piano)
Oscar Wilde 4 mins Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
Product page
info i
Notes: 
April 1956; 1957/1958; April/May 1960
Opus 23a
Lachrymae—In Memoriam John Dowland
for High Voice and String Quartet
Various 15 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Song 1: Madrigal; 3. Interlude I; 4. Song 2: The Moon; 5. Interlude II; 6. Song 3: The Open Door; 7. Interlude III; 8. Song 4: The Sick Rose; 9. Interlude IV; 10. Song 5: Sonnet; 11. Postlude
1960
Opus 29
Tower Hill
arr. for Oboe and Harp
Manuscript info i
Notes: Used in film [What film?]
September/October 1960
Opus 30
Humoresque
for Violin and Piano
Modus Music
£4.20
Cover
Notes: Reuses music from op. 22
October 1960
Opus 31a
Patterns
for Piano
5¼ mins Modus Music
£3.60
Cover
Notes: Originally published by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew; Pastoral republished by Fraser–Enoch Publications, 1985; movements are: 1. Waltz (Passacaglia); 2. Pastoral (Chaconne); 3. The Organ-grinder (Ostinato)
1960
(No opus number)
Simplified Arrangements
Russ Conway
for Piano
Out of print Cover
Notes: Simple piano arrangements of pieces credited to Trevor H. Stanford (birth name of Russ Conway), written under the name Mark Stevens and published by Mills Music Ltd; items are: 1. Side-Saddle; 2. Roulette; 3. China Tea; 4. Dancing Fingers; 5. Toast of the Town
1961
(No opus number)
Simplified Arrangements
Leroy Anderson
for Piano
Out of print Cover
Notes: Simple piano arrangements of pieces by Leroy Anderson, written under the name Mark Stevens and published by Mills Music Ltd; items are: 1. Forgotten Dreams; 2. The Syncopated Clock; 3. Plink, Plank, Plunk!; 4. Blue Tango; 5. A Trumpeter’s Lullaby
1961
(No opus number)
Simplified Arrangements
The Tony Osborne Album
(for Piano)
Out of print Cover
Notes: Simple piano arrangements of pieces by Tony Osborne, written under the name Roy Green and published by Mason Music Ltd; items are: 1. The Windows of Paris; 2. Winter Starlight; 3. While Paris Sleeps; 4. Autumn in London; 5. Folies Bergère
1961
(No opus number)
Simplified Arrangements
The Tony Osborne Album, Book Two
(for Piano)
Out of print Cover
Notes: Simple piano arrangements of pieces by Tony Osborne, written under the name Roy Green and published by Mason Music Ltd; items are: 1. The Man from Madrid; 2. That’s Paris; 3. The Secrets of the Seine; 4. Tony’s Cha Cha Cha; 5. The Bear of Berne
August 1962
Opus 33a
The Silly Flea
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
attrib. Giles Farnaby 1 minute Out of print info i
Notes: Published by Novello; written for Richard Wood and The Singers in Consort
September 1962
Opus 33b
The Silly Flea
for Countertenor and unaccompanied Choir (TTBB)
attrib. Giles Farnaby 1 minute Out of print info i
Notes: Originally published by Novello; remaining stock with William Elkin
October 1962
Opus 33c
The Silly Flea
for Countertenor and Keyboard
attrib. Giles Farnaby 1 minute Manuscript info i
Notes: 
May 1952, revised Winter 1961–2
Opus 13
Three Moods
for Violin and Piano
Edizioni Bèrben info i
Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990
1963
Opus 41
Fun with Figures
Twelve Pieces for the Early Grades Based on the Commonest Intervals in Music, for Piano
7¼ mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Originally published by S & B
March/April 1963
Opus 35a
SchoolSongs for Juniors 1
Three Food Songs
for Voice(s) and Piano
Various 3 mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Original title: Three Dining Room Ballads; originally published by S & B; songs are: 1. Early Bacon (A. Stodart-Walker); 2. Sink Song (J. A. Lindon); 3. Bacon and Eggs (A. P. Herbert)
October 1962/May 1963
Opus 34
SchoolMixed Bag
Six Action/Unison Songs for Infants & Lower Juniors and Piano
Enid Blyton 11 mins Out of print Cover
Notes: Published by Boosey & Hawkes; songs are: 1. Christmas Song; 2. Little Ponies; 3. What am I?; 4. The Bus; 5. The Monkeys; 6. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch!
May/July 1963
Opus 36
Three Welsh Folk Songs
arr. for Voice and Harp (or Piano)
6½ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster (baritone) and recorded by him (with Tryphena Partridge, harp) on Onslo LP OCAB-61-63; songs are: 1. Lullaby (Suo-gân); 2. The Plea of the Miller (Tôn Y Melinydd); 3. David of the White Rock (Dafydd Y Gareg Wen)
July 1963
Opus 37
Peasant Dance
for Piano
Manuscript info i
Notes: Reused in On Holiday, op. 54
August 1963
Opus 39
Six Regional Canadian Folk Songs
arr. for Voice and Piano
17 mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Originally published by Curwen; dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster (baritone) and recorded by him (with Nina Walker, piano) on Onslo LP OCAB-61-64; songs are: 1. Donkey Riding (The Maritimes); 2. Auction Block (Ontario); 3. C’est l’Aviron (Quebec); 4. An Eskimo Lullaby (Baffinland); 5. Kelligrews Soiree (Newfoundland); 6. Lukey’s Boat (Nova Scotia)
August 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Window-dresser
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
August 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Zip
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
August/September 1963
Opus 40a
SchoolSongs for Juniors 2
Three Insect Songs
for Voice(s) and Piano
Various 3 mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Originally published by S & B; songs are: 1. Taking the Veil (Harry Graham); 2. Poor Fly (Anon.); 3. Swat a Life! (Don Marquis)
July/December 1963
Opus 38a
SchoolSongs for Juniors 3
Three Bird Songs
for Voice(s) and Piano
Carey Blyton & Anon. 3 mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Originally published by S & B; songs are: 1. The Cormorant (Anon.); 2. The Stork (Carey Blyton); 3. The Elephant (Anon.)
December 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Hour-glass
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
December 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Dressmaker’s Dummy
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
1962/1964
Opus 32a
Three Musical Mishaps
for Piano
5¼ mins Modus Music
£3.30
Cover
Notes: Movements are: 1. The Three-stringed Fiddle; 2. The Damaged Bagpipes; 3. The Broken Pianola
April 1964
 
Commercial music
Lux Toilet Soap
Samantha Eggar Relaunch
TV commercial: Lux Soap
½ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
1963/1964
Opus 42
Three Impressions
for Piano
7 mins Modus Music
£3.60
Cover
Notes: Reused as On Holiday for String Orchestra, op. 54 (see opp. 18a, 19, 37); movements are: 1. Dyrehaven; 2. Brittany Beach; 3. Peasant Dance
1964
Opus 43
Seven Polyphonic Amens
for unaccompanied Choir (2 to 8 voices)
3¼ mins Out of print info i
Notes: Originally published by Leeds Music; republished by Oecumuse; dedicated to David Robinson and the Choir of St Marylebone Parish Church, London
1964
Opus 44
Three Canadian Carols
arr. for Voice, Clarinet and Piano
11 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster (baritone) and recorded by him (with Nina Walker, piano and Jonathan Steward, clarinet) on Onslo LP OCAB-61-65; first public performance by Robert Ivan Foster at The Questors Theatre, London on 19th December 1964; songs are: 1. The Shepherdess’ Carol (D’où viens-tu, bergère?); 2. The Cherry Tree Carol; 3. The Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonhia)
August 1964
Opus 45a
Pantomime
Three Easy Pieces for Cello and Piano
4 mins Roberton Publications info i
Notes: Originally published by S & B; movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon; written for the cellist Vivian Joseph
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Calorie-counter
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Mini-car
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Seaside
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Market
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min Manuscript info i
Notes: 
November 1964
Opus 46
A Woman’s World
for Choir (SA or SSA) and optional Piano
Various 3½ mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
Product page
Cover
Notes: Originally published by S & B; remaining stock with J. B. Cramer; republished by Novello, 1986; songs are: 1. General View of the Sex Situation; 2. Woman’s View; 3. A Grain of Salt
November 1964
 
Film/documentary music
Display to Sell
Instructional film
Tom Scott Robson 7 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: A short training film
Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • 16mm film stock
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • 1964/1965
    Opus 47a
    SchoolThree Animal Songs
    for Voice(s) and Piano
    Carey Blyton 2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Used in Bananas in Pyjamas; songs are: 1. Sing a Song of Science; 2. Sally the Pig; 3. The Manatee
    December 1964/January 1965
    Opus 48
    Prayers from the Ark
    Seven Songs for High Voice and Piano
    Carmen Bemos de Gasztold trans. Rumer Godden 13 mins Modus Music
    £5.00
    Currently unavailable
    Cover
    Notes: Songs are: 1. The Prayer of the Cock; 2. The Prayer of the Goldfish; 3. The Prayer of the Cat; 4. The Prayer of the Tortoise; 5. The Prayer of the Mouse; 6. The Prayer of the Ox; 7. The Prayer of the Lark; dedicated to the composer’s parents, who brought the poems to his attention
    March 1965
     
    Commercial music
    Elastoplast
    Elastoplastic Art
    TV commercial: Elastoplast
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Minuet for Octet
    Period
    1½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Bitonality Blues
    Blues
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Pan and Echo
    Pastoral
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Table for Two
    Romantic, warm
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Gay Abandon
    Gay, witty
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Music Hall Memories
    Humorous, rather droll
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February/March 1965
     
    Library music
    Vista for Orchestra
    Panoramic
    2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1965
     
    Commercial music
    Nimble Bread
    Tape Measure
    TV commercial: Nimble Bread
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1965
     
    Commercial music
    Nimble Bread
    Bikini
    TV commercial: Nimble Bread
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1965
     
    Commercial music
    Nimble Bread
    Zipper
    TV commercial: Nimble Bread
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1965
     
    Commercial music
    Nimble Bread
    Scales
    TV commercial: Nimble Bread
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    November 1965
     
    Library music
    Action for Orchestra
    Gay, lively
    3 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1965/1966
    Opus 49
    A Catch for Wind Instruments
    Twenty-three Short Movements (in Three Sets) for Wind Quintet, after Izaak Walton
    Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: 
    1965/1966
    Opus 50
    SchoolThree Fishy Tales
    for Voices and Piano
    Joyce Harris, Carey Blyton & Anon. 2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: The Axolotl now in Bananas in Pyjamas; songs are: 1. Making Whoopee (Joyce Harris); 2. The Axolotl (Carey Blyton); 3. Have a Heart! (Anon.)
    February 1966
     
    Film/documentary music
    Play of the Month
    Julie’s Gone
    TV play
    Michael Winder 11 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A black comedy about three men who robbed a mail train and their au pair, Julie, who disappears; music performed by Janet Craxton (oboe, cor anglais) and Valda Aveling (harpsichord)
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    April 1966
     
    Film/documentary music
    Low Water
    Film documentary
    George Thomson 5 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 28-minute social documentary, shot in black and white; awarded 1st Prize, 12th International Short Film Festival, Tours, 1967 (First Entry category)
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • 16mm film stock
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • Summer 1966
    Opus 56a
    SchoolA Child was Born
    Trad. Danish Carol arr. for Voice(s) and School Instruments
    Out of print info i
    Notes: Originally published by Faber & Faber; republished by G. Schirmer, USA
    1967
    (No opus number)
    Robin Redbreast
    An Easter Song in the Folk Idiom for Voice and Piano or Organ
    Carey Blyton 2¼ mins Modus Music
    £3.00
    Cover
    Notes: Written as an entry to the 1967 Southern TV A Carol for Easter competition, where it reached the semifinals (the last twelve from a field of over 1,000 entries); originally composed for voice and guitar; broadcast in a Southern TV religious programme at Easter 1967 (to an accompaniment of two guitars and a ‘backing’ by the Mike Sammes Singers); published in 1999 and dedicated at that time to Gary Higginson, a composer and former student who had put on performances of many of Carey’s works at St Helen’s School, Abingdon
    1967
    Opus 23b
    Lachrymae—In Memoriam John Dowland
    for High Voice and String Orchestra
    Various 15 mins Modus Music
    £10.00
    Cover
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Song 1: Madrigal; 3. Interlude I; 4. Song 2: The Moon; 5. Intrlude II; 6. Song 3: The Open Door; 7. Interlude III; 8. Song 4: The Sick Rose; 9. Interlude IV; 10. Song 5: Sonnet; 11. Postlude
    1967
    Opus 51
    The Bream
    for Guitar
    4½ mins United Music Publishers Ltd info i
    Notes: Carey Blyton’s first piece for guitar; written at the suggestion of, and dedicated to, Julian Bream (but apparently never performed by him); first performance by Brazilian guitarist Turibo Santos at the 1970 Concours International de Guitare, Paris, first UK performance also given by Turibo Santos in 1970, in the Purcell Room
    1967
    Opus 52a
    SchoolThe Hobbit
    A Concert Overture for Orchestra
    5½ mins Bardic Edition info i
    Notes: 
    1967
    Opus 52b
    SchoolThe Hobbit
    arr. for Wind Band by Paul Harvey
    5½ mins Bardic Edition info i
    Notes: 
    1967
    Opus 53
    SchoolThe Faber Book of Nursery Songs
    A Collection of Ninety Songs, Very Simply Arranged for Voices and School Instruments
    Out of print Cover
    Notes: Illustrated by Alan Howard; 175 pages; published in the UK by Faber & Faber in hardback (1968) and paperback (1985); published as Every Child’s Book of Nursery Songs in the US by Crown Publishers, New York, 1968
    February 1987
    Opus 82b
    Pasticheries (non-Boulangerie)
    Three Parodies arr. for Brass Quintet
    6 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990; movements are: 1. The Return of Bulgy Gogo—ragtime (tribute to Peter Warlock); 2. The Velvet Gentleman—à la brossienne (tribute to Erik Satie); 3. Up the Faringdon Road!—valse brilliantine (tribute to Lord Berners); transcription made for the New Mexico Brass Quintet of Albuquerque, USA
    May 1967
     
    Film/documentary music
    The Furryfolk on Holiday
    Stop-frame animated cartoon film
    Elsie B. Mills 3½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A road safety film featuring Tufty Fluffytail, sponsored by Butlin’s Holiday Camps
    June 1967
     
    Library music
    (Lyons’ Harvest Pies)
    Scottish Highlands
    National, sombre
    1¼ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: This piece is actually The Damaged Bagpipes, the second movement from Three Musical Mishaps, op. 32a; it was used on TV to advertise Lyons’ Harvest Pies in the late 1960s
    June 1967
     
    Library music
    (Lyons’ Harvest Pies)
    Scenes at Camelot
    Renaissance
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: This piece is actually The Three-stringed Fiddle, the first movement from Three Musical Mishaps, op. 32a; it was used on TV to advertise Lyons’ Harvest Pies in the late 1960s
    August 1967
     
    Commercial music
    Nimble Bread
    In the Park
    TV commercial: Nimble Bread
    ¼ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    November 1967
     
    Library music
    Bach-Chat for Two Guitars
    Off-beat Bach
    2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1968
    Opus 56b
    SchoolStephen was a Stable-boy
    Trad. Swedish Carol arr. for Voice(s) and School Instruments
    Out of print info i
    Notes: Originally published by Faber & Faber; republished by G. Schirmer, USA
    1968
    (No opus number)
    Blue Christmas
    A Carol in the Blues Idiom for Voice and Piano
    Peter Westmore 3¾ mins Modus Music
    £3.00
    Cover
    Notes: Carey Blyton’s entry in the 1968 Southern TV A Carol for Christmas competition
    Spring 1968
    Opus 54
    SchoolOn Holiday
    A Suite in Three Movements for String Orchestra
    5½ mins Bardic Edition info i
    Notes: See also opp. 18a, 19, 37 & 42; movements are: 1. DENMARK—In the Deer Park (a ‘pony-and-trap’ piece); 2. FRANCE—Brittany Beach (in memoriam Francis Poulenc); 3. HUNGARY—On the Puszta (a peasant dance à la Bartók)
    1968
    Opus 55a
    SchoolThe Christmas Spirit
    Three Carols for Choir (SA) and Piano
    Peter Westmore 5 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £5.95
    Cover
    Notes: 
    August 1968
     
    Commercial music
    Lyons’ Harvest Pies
    Dandelion I
    TV commercial: Lyons’ Harvest Pies
    ¾ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: Made by Natural Breaks Ltd; Dandelion I was awarded a diploma in the 16 Festival International du Film Publicitaire, Cannes 1969 (Television 5A category)
    August 1968
     
    Commercial music
    Lyons’ Harvest Pies
    Dandelion II
    TV commercial: Lyons’ Harvest Pies
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: Made by Natural Breaks Ltd
    August 1968
     
    Commercial music
    Lyons’ Harvest Pies
    Butterfly/Feather
    TV commercial: Lyons’ Harvest Pies
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: Made by Natural Breaks Ltd
    September 1968
     
    Library music
    Blues in the Round
    Bach blues
    3 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1968
     
    Library music
    Neurosis
    Aggressive
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1968
     
    Library music
    Men at Work
    Mechanical/Industrial
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1968
     
    Library music
    Noises of the Night
    Mysterious, mounting tension
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    September 1968
     
    Library music
    Harvest
    Pastoral
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1969
    Opus 55b
    SchoolThe Christmas Spirit
    Three Carols for Choir (SATB), String Orchestra and optional Organ
    Peter Westmore 5 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £10.95
    Cover
    Notes: Written for the Alexandra Choir; the full score may be purchased from this site; for various instrumental and choral part purchasing options, please see Fand’s page
    January 1969
     
    Film/documentary music
    The Goshawk
    TV documentary
    T. H. White 15 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 50-minute colour film; awarded the Golden Gate award in the 13th San Francisco International Film Festival (Films as Communication category)
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    February 1969
     
    Film/documentary music
    The Wednesday Play
    It Wasn’t Me
    TV play
    James Hanley 11½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A sinister, but sad, black comedy about the age-old problem of old age
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    March 1969
     
    Episodic TV music
    Andy Pandy
    Animated puppet film
    1½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Obbligato clarinet part added to existing piano part; for use in opening and closing title sequence in new series
    19th June 2011
    Opus 55c
    SchoolThe Christmas Spirit
    Three Carols arr. for Choir (SATB) and Piano by Richard Hallas
    Peter Westmore 5 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £5.95
    Cover
    Notes: 
    1969
    Opus 57
    SchoolMusic Workshop
    Konrad of the Mountains
    A Cantata for Voices and Orff Instruments
    Peter Porter Out of print Cover
    Notes: Originally published by BBC Publications; republished by Mills Music; International Music Publications (archive edition)
    May 1969
     
    Film/documentary music
    Before the Party
    TV play
    Ray Lawler 19 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Somerset Maugham short story adaptation, first series; received 1970 Drama Series Production Award of the Society of Film and Television Arts
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    November 1969
     
    Film/documentary music
    Sherlock Holmes
    Animated cartoon film
    10 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Music for a 6-minute pilot film for a projected series of 13 half-hour animated cartoon films for the American TV networks, with individual musical themes for over a dozen characters; in fact, for various reasons, not even the pilot itself was made
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    December 1969
     
    Episodic TV music
    Doctor Who
    Doctor Who and the Silurians
    TV serial
    Malcolm Hulke 30 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Serial in seven 25-minute episodes
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • Original loose and bound music manuscripts
  • Various BBC rehearsal scripts
  • December 1969
     
    Commercial music
    Mackintosh’s Quality Street
    Theatre
    TV commercial: Quality Street
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: Made by Illustra Films Ltd
    December 1969
     
    Commercial music
    Mackintosh’s Quality Street
    Fashion Show
    TV commercial: Quality Street
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: Made by Illustra Films Ltd
    Early 1970s
    Opus 32b
    Three Musical Mishaps
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    5¼ mins Modus Music
    £7.50
    Cover
    Notes: Movements are: 1. The Three-stringed Fiddle; 2. The Damaged Bagpipes; 3. The Broken Pianola
    January 1970
     
    Film/documentary music
    Footprints in the Jungle
    TV play
    Robin Chapman 9 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Somerset Maugham short story adaptation, second series
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    On the Go (Moto Perpetuo)
    Gay, moving
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind
    Complete suite
    3¼ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (a) Theme: Something in the Wind
    General
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (b) Variation 1: Waltz
    Pensive
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (c) Variation 2: March
    Mechanical
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (d) Variation 3: Rhapsody
    Romantic, warm
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (e) Variation 4: Humoreske
    Humorous
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (f) Variation 5: Soliloquy
    Pastoral
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    February 1970
     
    Library music
    Suite: Something in the Wind: (g) Variation 6: Tarantella (Finale)
    Heroic, bold
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1970
    Opus 47b
    SchoolThree Beastly Ballads
    arr. for Voices (unison) and School Instruments
    Carey Blyton Manuscript info i
    Notes: Arrangement of Three Animal Songs, op. 47a
    1970
    Opus 58
    Ladies Only
    for unaccompanied female choir (SSA)
    3¾ mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: Songs are: 1. Some wench!; 2. What a display!; 3. Cutting him dead; 4. The mating game; 5. King David and King Soloman; dedicated to the memory of Sheila Mossman, director of the Orpington Junior Singers
    1970
     
    Article/Story
    The Carp
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Winning entry in the South East Arts Association’s Short Story Competition 1975; published in the SEAA’s Diary, March/April 1976; reprinted in Surrey Life, March 1977; broadcast by BBC Radio Medway, 23rd May 1976; repeated 31st December 1979; published in Short Story International, USA, no 111, 1995
    1970
    (No opus number)
    A Little Nocturne
    In the Style of Chopin for Piano
    1¼ mins Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: From the incidental music for Footprints in the Jungle, in the second BBC-tv series, Rule Britannia, based on short stories by Somerset Maugham
    November 1970
     
    Film/documentary music
    Kites are Flying
    Film documentary
    Anthony Bomford 10 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 30-minute colour film for theatrical presentation; first shown at the Royal Festival Hall, 13th February 1971
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    February 1971
     
    Commercial music
    Birds Eye Florida Orange Juice
    The Organist
    TV commercial: Birds Eye Orange Juice
    ½ min Manuscript info i
    Notes: Made by Ridley Scott Associates
    1971
    Opus 59
    SchoolThe Birds of the Air
    An Evocation in Three Movements for Orchestra with optional Prepared Piano
    10 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for the Liverpool Schools’ Junior Orchestra; based on Songs of the Birds by Walter Garstang; movements are: 1. Dawn (Sunrise); 2. Day (Morning – Noon – Afternoon); 3. Dusk (Sunset)
    1971
    Opus 60a
    In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald
    for Saxophone Quartet
    2½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet; arrangement of untitled piano piece, c. 1950
    1971
    (No opus number)
    A Ghost from the Past
    for Guitar
    2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1971
    (No opus number)
    A Ghost from the Past
    for Saxophone Quartet
    2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1971
    (No opus number)
    A Ghost from the Past
    for Alto Saxophone and Piano
    2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1971
     
    Article/Story
    The Swan
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published in Argosy, March 1972; broadcast by BBC Radio Medway, 8th October 1975; repeated 12th December 1976
    1971
     
    Article/Story
    Old Sam and the Acorns
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Included in the short story anthology Country, published by John Murray Ltd, January 1982; published in Short Story International, USA, no 75, 1989
    1971
     
    Article/Story
    A Fine Summer’s Day
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published in Short Story International, USA, no 50, 1985
    1971
     
    Article/Story
    Deadline
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: First published by Fand Music Press in Carey Blyton: Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    Summer 1971
    Opus 61a
    The Mistletoe Bough
    Trad. English Carol arr. for Choir (SSATBB) and Piano Woodwork
    3½ mins Roberton Publications info i
    Notes: Wriitten for Charles Proctor and the Alexandra Choir
    (Date unknown)
    Opus 61b
    The Mistletoe Bough
    Trad. English Carol arr. for Choir, String Orchestra and Percussion
    3½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    August 1971
    Opus 62a
    Fugue in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    3 mins Reynard Music info i
    Notes: Originally published by Kendor Music, Inc., USA; republished by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet
    (Date unknown)
    Opus 62b
    Fugue in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
    arr. for Clarinet Quartet
    3 mins Reynard Music info i
    Notes: 
    Autumn 1971
    Opus 63a
    In Lighter Mood
    Three Smoking Songs for unaccompanied Choir (AATBB)
    Various 5 mins Roberton Publications info i
    Notes: Songs are: 1. Havana!; 2. Ode to a Fag (Smoke gets in your lungs); 3. I like it!
    December 1971
     
    Film/documentary music
    Play for Today
    The Pigeon-Fancier
    TV play
    Peter Hankin 4 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A somewhat sombre play set in the North of England concerning the retirement of a Nottinghamshire miner and obsessional pigeon-breeder and racer, and his son, a schoolteacher; music performed by Harold Clarke
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    1972
    Opus 60b
    In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald
    arr. for Guitar
    2½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for and edited by Angelo Gilardino
    March 1972
     
    Film/documentary music
    Aerosols—What? Why? How?
    Instructional film
    2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 10-minute colour film made by Duet Films; music played by the London Saxophone Quartet
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
    Original bound music manuscript
    April 1972
    Opus 45b
    Pantomime
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    4 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
    (Date unknown)
    Opus 45c
    Pantomime
    Three Easy Pieces for Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
    4 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
    (Date unknown)
    Opus 45d
    Pantomime
    Three Easy Pieces for Two Guitars
    4 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
    May 1972
     
    Film/documentary music
    Word Cinema
    The Box of Pandora
    Feature film
    2 hours, 11 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Special soundtrack for BBC-tv, transmission of this silent classic using music by Alban Berg, Kurt Weill, the Savoy Orpheans and the Grimesthorpe Colliery Band
    Spring 1972
    Opus 64a
    In Memoriam Django Reinhardt
    Theme and Two Variations for Guitar
    7½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for and edited by Angelo Gilardino; movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Elegy; 3. Django Reinhardt’s Stomp
    Spring 1972
    Opus 64b
    In Memoriam Django Reinhardt
    Theme and Two Variations for Saxophone Quartet
    7½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet; movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Elegy; 3. Django Reinhardt’s Stomp
    Spring 1972
    Opus 65a
    Saxe Blue
    for Saxophone Quartet
    3 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet
    Spring 1972
    Opus 65b
    Saxe Blue
    for Guitar
    3 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for and edited by Angelo Gilardino
    July 1972
    Opus 26e
    What then is Love?
    Four Modern Madrigals arranged for Saxophone Quartet
    6 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! 4. Love is a sickness full of woes
    September 1972 SchoolBananas in Pyjamas
    A Book of Nonsense, illustrated by Tom Barling
    Carey Blyton 5½ mins Australian Broadcasting Corporation Cover
    Notes: A collection of seventeen nonsense poems, seven set to music, with illustrations by Tom Barling; songs are: 1. Bananas in Pyjamas; 2. The Luxurious Shoe-horn; 3. Sally the Pig; 4. The Stork; 5. Sing a Song of Science; 6. The Manatee; 7. The Axolotl
    September 1972
     
    Film/documentary music
    Web of Life
    The Living River
    Film documentary
    Desmond Hawkins 14 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 30-minute colour film in the BBC-tv/BP Film Unit Co-Production series Web of Life; awarded (a) Gold Camera Award for 1st Place, U.S. Industrial Film Festival, 1973; (b) Certificate of Merit from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1973; and (c) Gold Award for joint 1st Place in Category F, British Sponsored Film Festival, 1973
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • 16mm film stock
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • December 1972
     
    Film/documentary music
    Flying Birds
    Film documentary
    8 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 12½-minute colour film for theatrical presentation; first shown at the Royal Festival Hall, 17th February 1973; the music, played by the London Saxophone Quartet, comprises a theme and nine variations depicting the many and varied aspects of bird flight; there is no spoken commentary; filmed by Dr David Urry and Kate Urry
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • 16mm film stock
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • December 1972
    Opus 66
    Flying Birds
    Theme and Nine Variations for Saxophone Quartet
    7¾ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet; concert version of the music for the RSPB film; movements are: 1. Theme; 2. Variation 1: Gannets; 3. Variation 2: The Arctic Tern (Slow Waltz); 4. Variation 3: The Arctic Tern (hovering and dipping); 5. Variation 4: Birds landing; 6. Variation 5: Puffins & Friends (Slow Tango); 7. Variation 6: Razorbills and Kittiwakes; 8. Variation 7: Swans taking off… and landing; 9. Variation 8: Knot, Widgeon and Waders; 10. Variation 9: Oystercatchers and Sanderling (Finale)
    1972
     
    Text book
    Dr Shinfiddler’s Musical Zoo
    A Second Book of Nonsense, illustrated by Tom Barling
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Never published
    1973
    Opus 12c
    Elegy
    arr. for Clarinet and Piano
    Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer
    February 1973
    Opus 31b
    Patterns
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    5¼ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Waltz (Passacaglia); 2. Pastoral (Chaconne); 3. The Organ-grinder (Ostinato)
    February 1973
    Opus 67
    Fanfara Pian’ e Forte
    for Wind and Brass
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for Kneller Hall
    February 1973
     
    Film/documentary music
    Capital City
    Film documentary
    Wilfred Greatorex 8 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: A 28-minute film in 16mm and 35mm sponsored by the Corporation of the City of London; 35mm version launched at seven major ABC cinemas in London in conjunction with the feature film, The Sting, 17th February 1974, followed by nationwide showing of this double bill
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • 16mm film stock
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • January 1974
     
    Episodic TV music
    Doctor Who
    Death to the Daleks
    TV serial
    Terry Nation 20 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Serial in four 25-minute episodes; parts of the music were treated by the Radiophonic Workshop, including the solo voice, used as the basis for massed choral chant; music played by the London Saxophone Quartet
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • Original loose and bound music manuscripts
  • BBC rehearsal scripts for episodes I–IV
  • April 1974
    Opus 68
    Two Japanese Pieces
    Water Garden and Koto Music for Guitar
    3 mins Oxford University Press info i
    Notes: Written for the OUP album, Easy Modern Guitar Music [Modern British Guitar Music?]; edited by Hector Quine; movements are: 1. Water Garden; 2. Koto Music; Koto Music is currently available in the OUP album, Enjoy Playing Guitar: Time for Two + CD; Koto Music was an Associated Board Grade 3, List C exam piece in 1980 and the piece was played by Stephen Richter on the AB demonstration tape issued to teachers and pupils
    April 1974
     
    Library music
    Valse Musette
    Parisian, ‘left bank’ evocation
    2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    April 1974
     
    Library music
    Girl Friday
    Quick, rhythmic number with South American flavour
    2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    August 1974
    Opus 69a
    Mock Joplin
    for Saxophone Quartet
    2 mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Published by Kendor Music, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet
    1974
    Opus 69b
    Pianoman
    A Music Hall Parody with a Ragtime Chorus
    Carey Blyton 2½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Song based on Mock Joplin; written for Cleo Lane and John Dankworth (but apparently never performed by them)
    September 1974
    Opus 70a
    SchoolMusic Workshop
    Rainbow Snake
    A Cantata for Voices and Orff Instruments
    Ted Glover Out of print info i
    Notes: Published by BBC Publications
    December 1974
    Opus 70b
    SchoolMusic Workshop
    Rainbow Snake
    A Cantata for Voices, Saxophone Quartet, Piano and Percussion
    Ted Glover Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    1975
    Opus 71a
    God’s Gifts
    for Voice(s) and Piano
    2 mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Written for the Josef Weinberger album, New Hymns for Young People; republished in the USA by Edward B. Marks Music Corporation
    January 1975
     
    Library music
    Commuter Special
    Moderate tempo, amusing
    2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    March 1975
     
    Episodic TV music
    Doctor Who
    Revenge of the Cybermen
    TV serial
    Gerry Davis 26 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Serial in four 25-minute episodes; parts of the music were treated by the Radiophonic Workshop
    Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • BBC rehearsal scripts for episodes I–IV
  • Various assorted miscellaneous notes and correspondence
  • May 1975
    Opus 72
    A Newfoundland Posy
    Twelve Newfoundland Folk Songs in Nine Movements for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
    16¾ mins Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer; first performance by the work’s dedicatees, Peter Gardner (violin), Dick Rowley (clarinet) and John Herriott (piano), in a recital broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1975
    27th June 1975
    Opus 69e
    Pianoman
    A Music Hall Parody with a Ragtime Chorus
    Carey Blyton 2½ mins Modus Music
    £3.60
    Cover
    Notes: Song based on Mock Joplin; a saxophone-free version of op. 69b; dedicated to Soo-Bee Lee (soprano) and performed by her on the CD Carey Blyton: The folksong arrangements
    August 1975
    Opus 73a
    Dance Variations
    Theme and Nine Variations for Saxophone Quartet
    12 mins Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer; written for the 10th International Aerosol Congress; concert version written for the London Saxophone Quartet; movements are: Theme; Var. 1: Waltz I; Var. 2: Polka; Var. 3: Paso Doble; Var. 4: Foxtrot/Blues; Var. 5: Rhumba; Var. 6: Tango; Var. 7: Rag; Var. 8: Tarantella; Var. 9: Waltz II; Theme (reprise with countermelody)
    August 1975
    Opus 73b
    Fanfare for a Congress
    for Saxophone Quartet
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for the 10th International Aerosol Congress; concert version written for the London Saxophone Quartet
    1975
    Opus 74
    The Return of the Pink Panther
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet (or Two Basset Horns and Two Bass Clarinets)
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet as an encore item
    November 1975
    Opus 75
    Oceani Luni: The Oceans of the Moon
    Theme and Eight Variations for Guitar
    18 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for, and edited by, Angelo Gilardino; movements are: 1. The Sea of Fertility (Mare fœcunditas); 2. The Sea of Rains (Mare imbrium); 3. The Sea of Cold (Mare frigoris); 4. The Sea of Crises (Mare crisium); 5. Theme: “To the moon”; 6. The Sea of Clouds (Mare nubium); 7. The Sea of Tranquillity (Mare tranquillitatis); 8. The Lake of Dreams (Lacus somniorum); 9. The Ocean of Storms (Oceanus procellarum); the theme ‘To the moon’ is taken from Lachrymae, op. 23
    August/September 1976
    Opus 76
    The Girl from Nogami
    Chamber Opera in One Act
    Jack Gray Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    November 1976
     
    Film/documentary music
    Midweek Cinema
    The Crowd
    Feature film
    1 hour, 36 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Special soundtrack for BBC-tv, transmission of this classic silent film using music by Charles Ives and popular music of the 1920s played by the California Ramblers
    February/March 1977
    Opus 18b
    A Little Trio for Wind Instruments
    arr. for Flute (or Oboe), Clarinet in B flat and Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet)
    Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990
    April 1977
    Opus 60c
    In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald
    arr. for Alto Saxophone and Piano
    2½ mins Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Written for Chester’s series, Saxophone Solos volume 1
    June 1977
    Opus 77
    SchoolRoyal Sequence
    Fanfare and March for Clarinet Choir
    4 mins Reynard Music info i
    Notes: Commissioned to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee
    Spring 1977
    Opus 78
    Two Cod-Pieces by Peter Warlock
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    4¾ mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet; second piece, The Old Codger, arr. by John Mitchell
    November 1977
    Opus 79
    SchoolSweeney Todd the Barber, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
    Carey Blyton 17 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: Also available from Boosey & Hawkes
    1978
    Opus 71b
    God’s Gifts
    for Two Treble Voices and Piano
    2 mins Modus Music
    £1.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    April 1978
    Opus 65c
    Saxe Blue
    arr. for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
    3 mins Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Written for Chester’s series, Saxophone Solos volume 1; dedicated to James Houlik
    April 1978
    Opus 69c
    Mock Joplin
    arr. for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
    2¼ mins Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Written for Chester’s series, Saxophone Solos volume 1; dedicated to James Houlik
    16th August 1978
    (No opus number)
    The Christ Church Carol (To Bethlehem)
    for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
    Carey Blyton 3 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £3.00
    Cover
    Notes: Dedicated to the Christ Church Singers, Beckenham
    November 1978
    Opus 80
    Yugen
    Theme and Four Variations for Guitar
    5 mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Written for the OUP album, Modern Guitar Music Book 2; edited by Hector Quine; “Yugen” is a Japanese word meaning ‘the haunting sense of sadness and regret for days gone by’
    December 1978
    Opus 69d
    Mock Joplin
    arr. for Wind Band by Paul Harvey
    2¼ mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Published by The Band Room Ltd
    January 1979
    Opus 81
    A Sherlock Holmes Suite
    for Brass Quintet
    11½ mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer
    March/April 1979
    Opus 82a
    Pasticheries (non-Boulangerie)
    Three Parodies for Piano Duet
    6 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990; movements are: 1. The Return of Bulgy Gogo—ragtime (tribute to Peter Warlock); 2. The Velvet Gentleman—à la brossienne (tribute to Erik Satie); 3. Up the Faringdon Road!—valse brilliantine (tribute to Lord Berners); these pieces are affectionate tributes to three composers whose music Carey Blyton admired—none of whom studied with Nadia Boulanger!
    1979
    Opus 63b
    In Lighter Mood
    Three Smoking Songs for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
    Various 5 mins Roberton Publications info i
    Notes: Songs are: 1. Havana!; 2. Ode to a Fag (Smoke gets in your lungs); 3. I like it!
    1979
     
    Article/Story
    The Final Solution
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Broadcast by BBC Radio Medway, 11th November 1979; repeated 16th November 1980; broadcast by BBC Radio 4 (Short Story), 22nd April 1980; published in Short Story International, USA, no 56, 1986; published in the UK for the first time by Fand Music Press in Carey Blyton: Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    Summer 1952, revised Summer 1979
    Opus 14
    Moresques
    Three Songs for Soprano, Flute, Harp and Piano
    David Munro 16 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Songs are: 1. A Yellow Flower; 2. Simoom; 3. Love-song of the Lady of Granada
    1979
     
    Text book
    Noah and the Unicorns
    Illustrated by David James
    Out of print Cover
    Notes: Published by Hodder & Stoughton; 32 pages
    September 1979
    Opus 83
    A Virginian Rhapsody
    for Clarinet and Piano
    Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Commissioned by Charles F. Turner of Petersburg, Virginia, USA as a 16th wedding anniversary gift for his wife, Lorraine; published by Maurer
    1980
    (No opus number)
    Eilgut-Galopp (Grand Vitesse)
    Op. 146 by Emil Waldteufel arr. for Brass Quintet
    2½ mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Published by Novello; dedicated to the New Mexico Brass Quintet of Albuquerque, USA
    1980
     
    Article/Story
    First Prize to Miss Pettigrew
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published in Short Story Monthly, March 1982; published in Short Story International, USA, no 86, June 1991
    1980
     
    Article/Story
    Little Mr Universe
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: First published by Fand Music Press in Carey Blyton: Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    1980
     
    Article/Story
    The Great God Pan
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: 
    1980
     
    Article/Story
    The Spoils of War
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published in Short Stories Magazine, November 1981; included in the short story anthology War, published by John Murray Ltd, January 1982; broadcast by BBC Radio Medway, 10th January 1982; repeated 15th January 1982; published in Student Short Story International, USA, no 61, 1996
    1980
     
    Article/Story
    The Golden Silence
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Broadcast by BBC Radio Medway, 14th March 1982; repeated 19th March 1982; first published by Fand Music Press in Carey Blyton: Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    1980
     
    Article/Story
    Touchdown
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published in Student Short Story International, USA, no 14, 1984; broadcast by BBC Radio Medway, 14th February 1982; repeated 19th February 1982; published in the UK for the first time by Fand Music Press in Carey Blyton: Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    1981
    Opus 4c
    Pastiches
    Nº2 (Tango) arr. for Three Guitars by Keigo Fujii
    1¾ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1989
    1981
    Opus 31c
    Patterns
    arr. for Two Guitars by Keigo Fujii (nos 1 & 3 only: Waltz and The Organ-grinder)
    5¼ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the arranger’s facsimile, 1988; movements are: 1. Waltz (Passacaglia); 2. Pastoral (Chaconne); 3. The Organ-grinder (Ostinato)
    1981
    Opus 32c
    Three Musical Mishaps
    arr. for Two Guitars by Keigo Fujii
    5¼ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in 1989 by permission of the Sam Fox Publishing Company, USA; movements are: 1. The Three-stringed Fiddle; 2. The Damaged Bagpipes; 3. The Broken Pianola
    1957, revised 1982
     
    Article/Story
    Summit Meeting
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: 
    January 1982
    Opus 84
    The Maiden Deceived
    A British Folk Song Cycle for Voice, Horn, Clarinet and Piano
    11 mins Modus Music
    £12.00
    Cover
    Notes: Songs are: 1. Early One Morning; 2. Bobby Shafto; 3. O, Waly, Waly; 4. Early One Morning/What Shall we do with the Drunken Sailor; 5. There is a Tavern in the Town
    February 1982
    Opus 85a
    Sweet and Sour Rag
    for Piano Duet
    4 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for John Mitchell; published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990
    October/November 1982
    Opus 86
    Carp in the Rain (after a print by Hiroshige)
    for Vibraphone
    HaMaR Percussion Publications, Inc. info i
    Notes: Written for Derek Foster for his 39th birthday
    1983
    (No opus number)
    Ynes (Inez)
    arr. for Piano Duet
    3 mins Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: 
    January 1983
    Opus 87a
    SchoolDracula! or The Vampire Vanquished
    A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
    Carey Blyton 30 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: Also available from Boosey & Hawkes
    1983
    Opus 87b
    Quincey’s Rag
    from Dracula! or The Vampire Vanquished, arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    1¾ mins Reynard Music info i
    Notes: Written for the Elie Apper Saxophone Quartet of Belgium
    March 1983
    Opus 85b
    Sweet and Sour Rag
    arr. for Brass Quintet
    4 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for the Chestnut Brass Company of Philadelphia, USA (brass quintet); published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990
    April 1983
    Opus 88
    A Shoal of Fishes
    A Suite of Nine Miniatures for Pedal Concert Harp after prints by Hiroshige (1797–1858) and anonymous poems of the period, published in 1832/3
    Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for the Lloyds Bank National Composers’ Award Competition; published in the composer’s facsimile, 1988; movements are: 1. Tobiuwo (Flying fish); 2. Suzuki (Sea-perch); 3. Ebi (Shrimp); 4. Shima-hata (Grouper); 5. Ai (Trout); 6. Akodai/Kurodai (Red bream or golden tai/Black seabream or porgy); 7. Bora (Gray mullet); 8. Koi (Carp); 9. Saba/Hirosaba or marusaba (Mackerel)
    May 1983
    Opus 89
    After Hokusai
    Five Duets for Two Flutes based on prints by Hokusai (1760–1849)
    6 mins Universal Edition (London) Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Cormorant in the Snow; 2. Carp in a Waterfall; 3. Azaleas and Cuckoo; 4. Peonies and Butterfly; 5. Frog on an old Tile
    November 1983
    Opus 90a
    Hark! The Merry Gentlemen
    An arrangement and combination of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for Brass Quartet (orchestral brass or brass band instruments)
    3¼ mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Commissioned by Mrs Imogen Smallwood (the composer’s cousin, daughter of Enid Blyton) for her son, Thomas, “and his school chums”
    1983
    Opus 90b
    Hark! The Merry Gentlemen
    An arrangement and combination of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for Brass Quintet (orchestral brass or brass band instruments)
    3¼ mins Just Music
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Adapted from the Brass Quartet version at the request of the New Mexico Brass Quintet of Albuquerque, USA; Just Music publishes only the version scored for brass band instruments
    June 1984
    Opus 91
    Suite Carolina
    for Saxophone Quartet
    Reynard Music info i
    Notes: Based on songs by C. M. Beevers
    December 1984–May 1985
     
    Text book
    In Search of Serendipity
    Sri Lankan and Indian Travelogue
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: In preparation for publication by Fand Music Press
    1985
     
    Article/Story
    A Very Good Rate of Exchange
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published in Short Story International, USA, no 104, June 1994; published in the UK for the first time by Fand Music Press in Carey Blyton: Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    October 1985
    Opus 92a
    The Indian Coffee House Roof Garden Orchestra Tango
    The Last Tango in Pondicherry, for Piano Duet
    2¼ mins Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2nd December 1985
    Opus 93
    A Nursery Song Suite
    for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
    8½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Commissioned by The Scholars for an EMI/Toshiba record
    1986
     
    Article/Story
    Composer magazine
    Serendipity Articles
    Magazine articles derived from In Search of Serendipity
    Out of print info i
    Notes: Written for issues 87 and 88 of Composer magazine
    November 1986
    Opus 94a
    For the Delight of Shiva
    for Vibraphone
    11 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Based on the rag Misra Sivaranjani; published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990; written for Derek Foster
    1987
    Opus 92b
    Workshop 21
    The Indian Coffee House Roof Garden Orchestra Tango
    The Last Tango in Pondicherry, arr. for Wind Quartet
    2¼ mins Universal Edition (London) Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Piece appears in Volume 2
    1987
     
    Article/Story
    Beggar Your Neighbour
    Short Story
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published by Blackie & Son Ltd in The Spell Singer & Other Stories, 1989 (commissioned by the National Library for the Handicapped Child); issued in Puffin Paperback in 1991; published in Student Short Story International, USA, no 55, September 1994
    1987
     
    Article/Story
    Summer in the Country
    Wartime Autobiography
    Fand Music Press info i
    Notes: Published by Sawd Publications in Children in Retreat: An Anthology of Evacuee Stories, 1990; published in Student Short Story International, USA, no 54, June 1994
    June 1987
    Opus 95
    SchoolFrankenstein! or A Bolt from the Blue
    A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
    Carey Blyton 40 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: Also available from Boosey & Hawkes; dedicated to Gary Higginson
    1988
    Opus 4b
    Pastiches
    arr. for Two Guitars
    11½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1989; edited by Rose Andresier; movements are: 1. Mouvement Perpétuel (Francis Poulenc/Lewis Carroll); 2. Tango (Darius Milhaud/Edith Sitwell); 3. Berceuse (Gabriel Fauré/William Shakespeare); 4. Mazurka (Dmitri Shostakovich/T. S. Eliot); 5. Negro Song (Antonín Dvořák/Rudyard Kipling); 6. Carioca! (Heitor Villa-Lobos/Gertrude Stein)
    1988
    Opus 7b
    Six Epigrams
    arr. for Alto Saxophone and Piano
    6¾ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1989; movements are: 1. Idyll; 2. March; 3. Blues; 4. Scherzo; 5. Homage to Czerny; 6. Echoes
    Spring 1988
    Opus 94b
    For the Delight of Shiva
    for Guitar
    11 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990; written for Timothy Walker
    Summer 1988
    Opus 35b
    SchoolSongs for Juniors 1
    Three Food Songs
    for Voice(s) and Guitar
    Various 3 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Guitar transcription for the Edward Lear Commemoration Concerts at the BMIC, Autumn 1988; songs are: 1. Early Bacon (A. Stodart-Walker); 2. Sink Song (J. A. Lindon); 3. Bacon and Eggs (A. P. Herbert)
    Summer 1988
    Opus 38b
    SchoolSongs for Juniors 3
    Three Bird Songs
    for Voice(s) and Guitar
    Carey Blyton & Anon. 3 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Guitar transcription for the Edward Lear Commemoration Concerts at the BMIC, Autumn 1988; songs are: 1. The Cormorant (Anon.); 2. The Stork (Carey Blyton); 3. The Elephant (Anon.)
    Summer 1988
    Opus 40b
    SchoolSongs for Juniors 2
    Three Insect Songs
    for Voice(s) and Guitar
    Various 3 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Guitar transcription for the Edward Lear Commemoration Concerts at the BMIC, Autumn 1988; songs are: 1. Taking the Veil (Harry Graham); 2. Poor Fly (Anon.); 3. Swat a Life! (Don Marquis)
    1989
    Opus 10b
    Two Pensive Songs
    arr. for Clarinet and Piano
    5 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Published in the composer’s facsimile, 1990; movements are: 1. Two Stolen Roses; 2. Come, Night
    April 1989
    (No opus number)
    Bach-Chat for Two Guitars
    Off-beat Bach
    2 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Arranged from the Recorded Music Library piece of the same name; published in the composer’s facsimile, 1989 (edited by the guitarist Rose Andresier)
    May 1989
    Opus 96
    Nimblefingers
    Five Duets for Two Clarinets (B flat/A)
    Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Based on some ten TV commercial music tracks for Nimble Bread, written in the mid-1960s; published in the composer’s facsimile, 1989; movements are: 1. Nitty-gritty; 2. Namby-pamby; 3. Arty-crafty; 4. Airy-fairy; 5. Hoity-toity
    December 1989
    Opus 97
    Lilli Marlene
    arr. for Children’s Voices (with optional divisi and Descant Recorders), Two Pianos and Side Drum
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Commissioned for the Battle of Britain Arts Festival, 1990
    December 1989
    Opus 98
    Scramble!
    Fanfare for Brass (Trumpets, Horns, Trombones, Tuba and optional Timpani)
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Commissioned for the Battle of Britain Arts Festival, 1990
    1990
    Opus 99
    SchoolMusica Mechanica
    for Three Violins, Two Cellos and Double Bass
    6 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Musical Clock (England); 2. Barrel Organ (France); 3. Jukebox (America)
    April 1990
    Opus 1b
    Five Diversions
    arr. for Wind Quintet
    13½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: A rescoring for wind instruments of Four Diversions for Piano, original op. 1 and A Little Waltz from Two Waltzes, op. 8; movements are: 1. Vacilación (Habañera); 2. The Lake at Evening; 3. The Girl with the Auburn Hair; 4. Twilit Willows; 5. A Little Waltz; dedicated to the memory of May Parker, who had taught the teenaged Carey Blyton piano and thus fired his interest in music
    1991
    Opus 100
    The Golden Road to Samarkand
    Suite for Orchestra
    10 mins Bardic Edition info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Ships of the Desert; 2. Caravanserai (Songs and Dances); 3. Samarkand!
    1991
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Miniatures
    The Return of Bulgy Gogo
    Phoenix Saxophone Quartet
    01:04:30 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    13th September 1991
    Opus 28f
    Captain Bowsprit’s Blues
    for Saxophone Quartet
    2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Second movement of Cinque Port; written for the Phoenix Saxophone Quartet in thanks for their work on the CD, Carey Blyton Miniatures: The Return of Bulgy Gogo
    1991
    (No opus number)
    Eine Kleine Froschmusik
    A Little Frog Music for Piano Duet
    1½ mins Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: Written for Frank Bayford’s 50th Birthday Concert, held at the British Music Information Centre, London, 4th October 1991, and premiered by John Mitchell and Carey Blyton
    2nd October 1991
     
    Article/Story
    Homer’s Frogyssey
    A Children’s Story for Grown-ups, illustrated by Frank Bayford
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    November 1991
    Opus 17b
    Two Beethoven Sonatinas for Piano
    arr. for Flute (or Oboe), Clarinet and Bassoon
    Modus Music
    £9.00
    Cover
    Notes: Price includes full score and parts
    1992
    Opus 100½
    The Flea
    for Voice and Piano
    “Adam Had ’em” (Anon.) 1 minute Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: One of twenty songs written by past and present members of the Composers’ Guild of Great Britain upon the retirement of Elizabeth Yeoman after 26 years as General Secretary (1966–1992); these songs, comprising An Elizabethan Songbook, were first performed by students at the Royal College of Music, London on 21st January 1993
    1993
    (No opus number)
    Two Pieces
    for Mandolin and Harp
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for the Pleasant Pluckers (later renamed Duo Mandala): Alison Stephens, mandolin and Lauren Scott, harp; movements are: 1. Harvest; 2. Blues in the Round
    1st February 1993
    Opus 101
    Doctor Who
    Vogan Suite
    for Horn in F (or Horn in E flat) and Piano
    4½ mins Just Music
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Deep Space; 2. Vogan March; 3. All’s well … that ends well; Just Music publishes only the version for Horn in E flat
    10th May 1993
    Opus 102
    Doctor Who
    Silurian Suite
    for Trumpet in B flat and Piano
    5½ mins Out of print Cover
    Notes: Published by Valentine Music; movements are: 1. In the Caves; 2. A Close Encounter; 3. March: The Brigadier
    9th June 1993
    Opus 103
    Doctor Who
    Dalek Suite
    for Saxophone Quartet
    7½ mins Out of print Cover
    Notes: Published by Valentine Music; movements are: 1. A Desolate Landscape; 2. Chants and Variants; 3. Dalek March and Retreat
    1996 or 1997
    Opus 103½
    Indigo Blues
    A Colonial Song for Medium Voice and Piano
    Carey Blyton 1¼ mins Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: An unashamed send-up of Glibert & Sullivan; dedicated to “Jan Stericker (‘Mrs Fiveboys’)”, Carey’s next-door neighbour in Woodbridge, whose grandparents had an indigo plantation in Bihar, north-west India; score states that the song was written in “Hardh Pawncore, 1899”, which may not be accurate
    8th July 1993
    Opus 104
    The ’Cellist and the Nightingale
    for Cello and Piano
    Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £5.45
    Cover
    Notes: Dedicated to Julian Lloyd Webber; a blending of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Rose and the Nightingale (and Hindu Song from Sadko) with Granados’ The Maiden and the Nightingale from Goyescas; inspired by the cello-playing of Beatrice Harrison, to which nightingales famously responded
    1949/1950, 1988, 1994
    Opus 4d
    Pastiches
    An Entertainment in the Form of Six Poetical and Musical Parodies for Narrator and Two Guitars
    David Munro 15 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Arrangement for two guitars republished by Edizioni Bèrben in 1994 with the texts of the poems and the original Production Note, allowing the guitarists to perform the work with a narrator for a more unusual concert item; movements are: 1. Mouvement Perpétuel (Francis Poulenc/Lewis Carroll); 2. Tango (Darius Milhaud/Edith Sitwell); 3. Berceuse (Gabriel Fauré/William Shakespeare); 4. Mazurka (Dmitri Shostakovich/T. S. Eliot); 5. Negro Song (Antonín Dvořák/Rudyard Kipling); 6. Carioca! (Heitor Villa-Lobos/Gertrude Stein)
    1994
    (No opus number)
    Minuet for Octet
    for Piano Duet
    1½ mins Modus Music
    £2.10
    Cover
    Notes: Written as a birthday present for John Mitchell
    1994–1995
     
    Text book
    The Doggy Tales of Arnold
    Arnold and the Acorns
    Illustrated by Maurice Stevens
    Manuscript Cover
    Notes: A set of ten stories, one of which (Arnold and the Acorns) was made into a TV pilot with the story read by Willie Rushton
    1994–1995
     
    Episodic TV music
    The Doggy Tales of Arnold
    Arnold and the Acorns
    Illustrated by Maurice Stevens
    9½ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: TV pilot presented by Willie Rushton
    27th June 1995
    (No opus number)
    The Rose and the Nightingale
    Eastern Song arr. for Voice, Flute (or Alto Flute) and Harp
    Rosa Newmarch (English); M.-D. Calvocoressi (French); A. Koltsov (original Russian) 2½ mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £7.45
    Cover
    Notes: Dedicated to Sheherezade (Verona Chard, Soprano; Denise Dance, Flute; Fiona Clifton-Welker, Harp)
    1995
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: The Guitar Music
    (for 1, 2 & 3 guitars)
    The Hand/Dupré Guitar Duo
    01:18:29 Apollo Sound
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    1996
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: The Piano Music
    (for piano solo and piano duet)
    The Cann Piano Duo (Claire and Antoinette Cann) & Richard Deering, solo piano
    01:12:59 Apollo Sound
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    1997
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: The folksong arrangements
    Songs from Canada & the British Isles
    Soo-Bee Lee, soprano; Robert Ivan Foster, baritone; David Campbell, clarinet; Jonathan Steward, clarinet; Anthony Randall, French horn; John Truster, violin; Tryphena Partridge, harp; Raphael Terroni, piano; Nina Walker, piano
    01:10:33 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    24th October 1997
    Opus 105
    Vale, Diana!
    In Memoriam Diana, Princess of Wales
    2¼ mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £12.50
    Cover
    Notes: The music is based on the hymn-tune I Vow to Thee, my Country and the traditional ‘tantivy’ hunting call
    Winter 1997/1998
    Opus 28e
    Cinque Port (Music for an Opera)
    A Suite in Five Movements for Two Pianos
    15 mins Modus Music
    £12.00
    Cover
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Prelude: Daybreak over the Harbour; 2. Song 1: Captain Bowsprit’s Blues; 3. Interlude: The Beach—Midwinter; 4. Song 2: The Sea-dog’s Song; 5. Postlude: Dusk over the Harbour
    4th September 1998
    Opus 106
    War Song of the Saracens
    for Choir (SATB) and Piano with Tambourine(s), Hand-Clapping, Foot-Drumming and Ululation
    James Elroy Flecker 3 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £8.45
    Cover
    Notes: Dedicated to David Fanshawe, Musical Explorer; the full score may be purchased from this site; for the parts, please see Fand’s page
    1999
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who
    Music for brass and saxophone
    Fine Arts Brass Ensemble; Phoenix Saxophone Quartet; Angela Whelan, trumpet; Stephen Roberts, horn; James Rae, saxophones; Jennifer Partridge, piano
    01:01:21 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
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    Notes: 
    29th January 1999
    Opus 107
    In the Spice Markets of Zanzibar
    for Brass Quintet with optional Tambourine
    2¼ mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £9.45
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    Notes: Written for the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
    7th October 1999
    Opus 108
    Shadow-Play (Wayang Kulit)
    for Four (or Eight) Concert Flutes in C and Two optional Piccolos
    4 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £12.45
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    Notes: Music derived from earlier incidental music for BBC-tv adaptations of Somerset Maugham’s Before the Party (1969) and Footprints in the Jungle (1970); movements are: 1. The Young Prince; 2. The Princess; 3. The Wedding
    30th December 1999
     
    Text book
    Composer Interviews Nº1
    Carey Blyton
    Interview by Peter Thompson
    Carey Blyton and Peter Thompson Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £7.00
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    Notes: Republished in a totally revised second edition in 2012, with an extra essay by Peter Thompson, to mark Carey’ 80th anniversary
    January/February 2000
    Opus 109
    Lyrics from the East
    Five Miniatures for Tenor and Piano
    Various 4½ mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £7.45
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    Notes: Written for Ian and Jennifer Partridge in thanks for their contribution to the CD, Carey Blyton: The Early Songs; songs are: 1. The Blast of Love (Sappho); 2. Paradise (Omar Khayyam); 3. Evening (Anon.); 4. Night (Anon.); 5. Puty-fish (Anon.)
    26th February 2000
    Opus 110
    Dirge for St Patrick’s Night
    Ballad for Voice and Piano (or Guitar)
    Elsa Corbluth 4½ mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £6.75
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    Notes: Commemorates the death in a fire of the poet’s daughter, Eilidh Boadella
    26th March 2000
    Opus 111
    El Tango Ultimo
    Tango Cromatico for Symphony Orchestra
    1¾ mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £9.45
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    Notes: Dedicated to Peter Thompson; the full score may be purchased from this site; for the parts, please see Fand’s page
    2001
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: The Early Songs
    Beryl Korman, soprano; Ian Partridge, tenor; Stephen Roberts, baritone; Jennifer Partridge, piano; David Campbell, clarinet; Sheherazade
    01:19:23 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2002
     
    Text book
    Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
    Edited by Peter Thompson
    Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £14.00
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    Notes: Collects together all of Carey Blyton’s short stories together with his autobiographical account of wartime evacuation as a child; includes the first ever publication of the short stories Deadline, Little Mr Universe and The Golden Silence; includes the first UK publication of the short stories The Final Solution, Touchdown and A Very Good Rate of Exchange
    2002
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Film & Television Music (1/4)
    (including film production music and music for television commercials)
    Foreign radio station orchestras & British session players
    00:56:19 Apollo Sound
    £6.50
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    Notes: 
    2002
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Lyrics from the Chinese
    including Lachrymae—In Memoriam John Dowland
    Ian Partridge, tenor; Jennifer Partridge, piano; Britten Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Cleobury
    00:53:00 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2003
     
    CD
    British Light Overtures 3
    includes Blyton’s The Hobbit overture, op. 52a
    Gavin Sutherland, Royal Ballet Sinfonia
    01:04:46 ASV White Line Cover
    Notes: 
    2003
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Film & Television Music (2/4)
    (extracts of music from documentary films and television plays)
    British session players
    00:55:14 Apollo Sound
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2004
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Film & Television Music (3/4)
    (film & television music: complete versions)
    British session players
    01:10:17 Apollo Sound
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2004
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Choral Music
    The Choral Music of Carey Blyton
    Canzonetta; Jennifer Partridge, piano
    01:03:22 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2005
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: Film & Television Music (4/4)
    (television plays & documentary films: complete versions)
    British session players
    01:11:44 Apollo Sound
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2005
     
    CD
    Sweeney Todd & Dracula!
    Two Victorian Melodramas
    Derek Wright, narrator; Soloists from New Decade Opera; Redbridge Music School singers and instrumentalists; Edna Graham, conductor
    00:43:19 Meridian Records Ltd
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2007
     
    CD
    British Light Music Premieres volume 4
    includes Blyton’s The Golden Road to Samarkand, op. 100
    Gavin Sutherland & Paul Murphy, Royal Ballet Sinfonia
    01:16:55 Dutton Vocalion
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2008
     
    CD
    For the delight of Shiva
    includes Blyton’s For the Delight of Shiva, op. 94b
    Adam Khan, guitar
    00:55:25 Adam Khan, Classical guitarist
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2009
     
    CD
    Carey Blyton: In Camera
    (Compilation CD)
    Ian & Jennifer Partridge; Hand/Dupré Guitar Duo; Canzonetta; Cann Piano Duo; Phoenix Saxophone Quartet; Britten Sinfonia; etc.
    01:14:21 Upbeat Recordings
    £6.50
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2011
     
    CD
    The Chamber Pop Ensemble & From Medieval to Jazz (Highlights)
    includes Blyton’s In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald played by London Saxophone Quartet
    London Saxophone Quartet; Chamber Pop Ensemble
    01:18:50 Dutton Vocalion
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald, op. 60a, played by the ensemble for which it was written (recording transferred from a 1979 LP, ZK 79)
    2012
     
    CD
    British Light Music Premieres volume 6
    includes Blyton’s Cinque Port, op. 28a and El Tango Ultimo, op. 111
    Gavin Sutherland, Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Barry Wordsworth, BBC Concert Orchestra
    01:17:48 Dutton Vocalion
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: 
    2013
     
    CD
    Doctor Who
    The 50th Anniversary Collection
    includes Blyton’s music for the Daleks and Cybermen series
    London Saxophone Quartet; Session players
    03:36:30 Silva Screen Records Limited
    Product page
    Cover
    Notes: This is a 4-CD box set
    May–July 2015
    Opus 183
    Inventions on a Theme of Carey Blyton
    for Piano, composed by Gary Higginson
    6 mins Fand Music Press
    Product page
    £4.50
    Cover
    Notes: A composition based on Carey Blyton’s ‘Robin Redbreast’ melody, composed by Carey’s former student, Gary Higginson
    2016
     
    CD
    A Carey Blyton Shoal of Fishes
    Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet; Harriet Adie, harp; Derek Foster, vibraphone; Ian Partridge, narrator
    00:55:50 Sleeveless Records
    £10.99
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    Notes: All world première recordings