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Song Cycle


Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
June/July 1951
Opus 9
Three a.m.
Five Miniatures for Baritone and Piano
David Munro 7½ mins Modus Music
£4.00
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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
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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
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Notes: Songs are: 1. Doute; 2. Dualisme; 3. Post-Scriptum; 4. Habitude; 5. Mea Culpa (French words)
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Notes: Withdrawn; movements are: 1.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/Winter 1956
Opus 25
The Poetry of Dress
Three Songs for Tenor and Piano
Robert Herrick & Anon. 3 mins Modus Music
£3.60
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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)
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)
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
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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
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
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)
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)
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
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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
1967
Opus 23b
Lachrymae—In Memoriam John Dowland
for High Voice and String Orchestra
Various 15 mins Modus Music
£10.00
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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
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
January 1982
Opus 84
The Maiden Deceived
A British Folk Song Cycle for Voice, Horn, Clarinet and Piano
11 mins Modus Music
£12.00
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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
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.)