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Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
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Notes: Withdrawn; winning work, Sir Granville Bantock Prize for Composition, TCM, London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Notes: Withdrawn
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 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)
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)
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
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
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!
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.)
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
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
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
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: 
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
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)
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
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: 
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!
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 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
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: 
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
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!
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
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
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
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)
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
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