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Large forces


Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
Spring 1956
Opus 5b
Overture: Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for Full Orchestra
Manuscript info i
Notes: FTCL ‘thesis’
November 1957
(No opus number)
SchoolThe Ash Grove
Welsh Folksong arr. for String Orchestra
Fand Music Press
Product page
£11.50
Cover
Notes: 
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
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Vista for Orchestra
Panoramic
2½ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
November 1965
 
Library music
Action for Orchestra
Gay, lively
3 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
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 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: 
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)
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
December 1969
 
Commercial music
Mackintosh’s Quality Street
Theatre
TV commercial: Quality Street
½ min Manuscript info i
Notes: Made by Illustra Films Ltd
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)
(Date unknown)
Opus 61b
The Mistletoe Bough
Trad. English Carol arr. for Choir, String Orchestra and Percussion
3½ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
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
February 1973
Opus 67
Fanfara Pian’ e Forte
for Wind and Brass
Manuscript info i
Notes: Written for Kneller Hall
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/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
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
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 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
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
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)
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!
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
26th March 2000
Opus 111
El Tango Ultimo
Tango Cromatico for Symphony Orchestra
1¾ mins Fand Music Press
Product page
£9.45
Cover
Notes: Dedicated to Peter Thompson; the full score may be purchased from this site; for the parts, please see Fand’s page