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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Notes: Originally Four Diversions (withdrawn); subsequently A Little Waltz from Two Waltzes, op. 8 was added; movements are: 1.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
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
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Notes: Withdrawn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)
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)
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
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)
1951
Opus 5a
Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for String Quartet
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
Spring 1956
Opus 5b
Overture: Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for Full Orchestra
Manuscript info i
Notes: FTCL ‘thesis’
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
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
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)
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
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: 
1953
Opus 12b
Elegy
arr. for Viola and String Quartet
Manuscript info i
Notes: Withdrawn
1973
Opus 12c
Elegy
arr. for Clarinet and Piano
Music Sales Ltd
Product page
info i
Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer
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
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
November 1952
Opus 15a
Symphony in Yellow
for Voice, Clarinet and Harp
Oscar Wilde 4 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
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: 
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
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
Summer 1953
Opus 17a
Two Beethoven Sonatinas for Piano
arr. for String Trio
Manuscript info i
Notes: MS and parts may be lost
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
April/July 1954
Opus 18a
Trio
for Violin, Clarinet and Cello
Manuscript info i
Notes: Slow movement reused in On Holiday, op. 54
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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: 
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!
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)
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)
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
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.)
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.)
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/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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.)
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
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: 
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: 
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
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
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 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
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
1972
Opus 60b
In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald
arr. for Guitar
2½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
Notes: Written for and edited by Angelo Gilardino
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
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!
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!
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
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
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)
February 1973
Opus 67
Fanfara Pian’ e Forte
for Wind and Brass
Manuscript info i
Notes: Written for Kneller Hall
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
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)
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
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
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
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
1978
Opus 71b
God’s Gifts
for Two Treble Voices and Piano
2 mins Modus Music
£1.50
Cover
Notes: 
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
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: 
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
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’
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Cover
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
Cover
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
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
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
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