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Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
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)
February 1951
Opus 6
A Leaf on the Water
Song
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
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: 
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 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
(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: 
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 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
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)
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)
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.)
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
1971
(No opus number)
A Ghost from the Past
for Alto Saxophone and Piano
2½ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
(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
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
1973
Opus 12c
Elegy
arr. for Clarinet and Piano
Music Sales Ltd
Product page
info i
Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
1983
(No opus number)
Ynes (Inez)
arr. for Piano Duet
3 mins Modus Music
£2.10
Cover
Notes: 
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
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: 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cover
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
Cover
Notes: Commemorates the death in a fire of the poet’s daughter, Eilidh Boadella