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GERARD FRANCIS COBB - LIST OF WORKS

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1. Orchestral
         Symphony (?) - ? -
         Introduction and Allegro Giocoso in B flat - by Nov 1902 -
         Valse Pathetique "Niobe" - by Nov 1902 -
         Romanza for Orchestra in E flat - by Nov 1902 -

2. Choral with orchestra
         My Soul truly waiteth Op. 23 (Psalm 62) 1892 - 1892
         A Song of Trafalgar Op. 41 1900? - 1900

3. Chamber works
         Quintet in C - piano and strings Op. 22 - ? - 1892
         Suite in D - violin and piano Op. 30 - ? - (1896)
         Berceuse in C - violin and piano Op. 31 no 1 - ? - 1896
         Une prière - violin and piano Op. 31 no 2 - ? - 1896
         Quartet in E - piano and strings Op. 34 - ? - 1898

4. Pianoforte
         A Set of Waltzes for the Pianoforte - ? - (1876)
         Voices of the Sea - pianoforte studies Op. 10 - ? - (1886)
         Barrack-Room Ballads - Selection (Solo and Duet) - 1893- - (1876)
         Trois Etudes for pianoforte Op. 38 - ? - 1898
         The Charge at Dargai - Grand March (based on his song "The Gay Gordons" 1898? - 1898

5. Organ
         Several pieces (?) - ? - -

6. Church bells
         Two tunes - ? - -

7. Services etc
         Morning, Evening and Communion Services - in G - ?- 1883
         Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - in E flat - ?- (1883)
         Cantate Domino and Deus Misereatur - in C - ?- 1884
         A Communion Service in C - ?- 1885
         Morning, Evening and Communion Services - in C (the same?) (for the choir of St. George's, Windsor) - ?- ?
         An Appendix to the Service in G - ?- (1885)
         Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - in F - ?- (1891)
         Plain Chant Service for the Holy Communion (Psalm 18?) - ?- (1905- posth.)
         Praise, O Sion, praise thy Pastor - Sequence - ?- (1910- posth.)
         A Communion Service in E (?) - ?- 1900

8. Anthems
         O pray for the peace of Jerusalem - anthem - ?- ?
         Arise, shine! - full anthem for Christmas and Epiphany - ?- ?
         Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place - short anthem, Op. 20 No. 1 - ?- ?
         Beloved, let us love one another - short anthem, Op. 20 No. 2 - ?- ?
         I heard a great voice - anthem for Eastertide - ?- ?
         The Glorious Resurrection - full anthem for Eastertide - ?- ?

9. Hymn tunes, psalm tunes, Chants

a. Hymn tunes
         Laus tibi Christe - "All hail the power of Jesus’ name" - ?- ?
         Harrogate - "O North, with all thy vales of green" - ?- ?
         Hemsford - - "With Christ we have a mystic grave" - ?- ?
         St. Francis - "When wounded sore" - ?- ?
         St. Laurence - "Soldiers of Christ, arise" - ?- ?
         Holy War - "The Son of God goes forth to war" - ?- ?
         Santa Carita - "O Love, how deep, how broad" - ?- ?
         Hastings - "Breast the wave, Christian" - ?- ?
         Sancta domus - "O, happy home" - ?- ?
         Ambleside - "New every morning is thy love"/"Come, gracious spirit, Heavenly dove'" - ?- ?
         Moultrie - "Hark! the sound of holy voices"/"Round the Lord in glory seated" - ?- ?
         A tune (?) to - "O Saviour, whom this holy morn" - ?- ?

b. Psalm Tunes
         Psalms VI, VII, VIII, IX - in a MS volume apparently collected by Cobb. - ?- ?
         Psalm XVIII (same source) is a Plain Service for the Holy Communion. (See Services, etc no 8, above). - ?- ?
         Gloria in Excelsis (same source - with a pencilled mark "?Cobb"). - ?- ?

c. Chants
         18 Single and 62 Double (same source as the Psalm tunes). - ?- ?
         2 Quadruple Chants - for the Te Deum (?) (sung at Nettlestead). - ?- ?
10. Part songs

         The charge of the Light Brigade - 4 part song (SATB) - ?- (1865)
         Onaway, Awake beloved (SATB) - ?- (1865)
         A Message to Phyllis - glee - (TTBB) - ?- (1887)
         The Sleeping Beauty - madrigal 6 voices - ?- (1887)
         Surge illuminare. Motett (SATB)- (for Henry Leslie’s choir) - ?- (1887)
         If doughty deeds - Glee (TTBB) - ?- (1890)
         Queen of the silent night - Glee (TTBB) - ?- 1895

11. Songs
         The Sailor Boy - ?- (1865)
         Three English Ballads Op. 4 - ?- 1884
                  1 Ah! County Guy (setting based on the Hour-chimes of Great St. Mary’s, Cambridge:
                  2 A wet sheet and a flowing sea
                  3 She is not fair to outward view
         The Wind is awake - ?- (1885)
         Six Songs (Lieder und Gesange) - ?- (1885)
                  1 Bird upon the branch alighting
                  2 Thou glance enchanting, wilt thou fathom
                  3 Entreaty (Bend on me thy tender glances)
                  4 O wind that blows out of the West
                  5 The Deathbed (We watched her breathing through the night
                  6 The moon hath not the glory that it wore
         An Autumn Song - Nov. 84 - (1885)
         A Serenade - ?- (1885)
         Versailles - A Song in Minuet form - ?- (1885)
         Love's Recall - ?- 1885
         All the world is bright Op. 11 (same words - two settings) - 16 Nov 1885 - 1886
                  1. Polonaise
                  2. Schottische
         May Marion - 17 Feb 1888- (1888)
         Two Songs Op. 15 - 1888
                  1 A Spanish Lullaby - Feb 1885
                  2 A Spanish Lament - 16 July 1888
         Three Sacred Songs Op. 16 - 1888
                  1 It came upon the midnight clear (The Angel’s Song) - 16 March 1888
                  2 Not now, my Child! (On recovery from sickness) - 10 March 1888
                  3 Blow, golden trumpets (Easter Music) - 20 Feb 1887
         The Heart ever Faithful Op. 17 - 1889
                  1 There is my heart - 19 Feb 1888
                  2 Why did you come? - 21 Feb 1888
                  3 The Last Farewell - 14 Jan 1887
                  4 Constancy - 20 Feb 1888
         The Way to win - 12 July 1888 - (1889)
         I wish to tune my quivering lyre - 21 July 1888 - (1889)
         Sir Roger - 9 March 1889 - (1889)
         Look before you leap - 11 March 1889 - (1889)
         Mary Queen of Scots - 23 March 1889 - (1889)
         Kenilworth - ? - (1889)
         The King's Jester - ? - (1890)
         The Good Old Days - ? - (1890)
Eventide - ? - (1890)
         Mount, Gallants all! - ? - (1890)
         Reconciliation - ? - (1891)
         The Lover's Return - ? - (1891)
         Six Songs Op. 19 - ? - (1891)
                  1 We twined our hearts
                  2 Wooing
                  3 I'll tend thy bower
                  4 I'm wandering wide
                  5 The Burn-side
                  6 The Southlan' Breeze
         The Storm Queen - ? - (1891)
         Cradle Song - Sleep, love, sleep - ? - (1891)
         Amongst the Roses - ? - (1891)
         A Sensible Serenade - ? - 1892
         The Scent of the Lilies - ? - 1892
         Drawbacks - ? - 1892
         Barrack-Room Ballads Op. 24 - 1892 - 1892
                  1 The Young British Soldier
                  2 Mandalay
                  3 Route Marchin'
                  4 Soldier, soldier
                  5 Fuzzy-wuzzy
                  6 To T.A.
         Prince Love - ? - 1892
         Such is Fame - ? - 1892
         Thoughts and Afterthoughts - ? - (1892)
         Only a Friend - ? - 1893
         Song and Silence Op. 25 - ? - 1893
         Barrack-Room Ballads Op. 26 - 1892-03 - 1893
                  1 Troopin'
                  2 Ford o’ Kabul River
                  3 Danny Deever
                  4 Shillin' a Day
                  5 Cells
         Heather Bells - ? - 1893
         Nothing else to do - ? - (1893)
         As long as the World goes round - ? - (1894)
         The Darlin' - ? - 1895
         Father Phil - ? - (1895)
         For the sweete love's sake - ? - (1895)
         Number Three - ? - 1895
         A Broken Heart - ? - 1896
         Jamie's Return - ? - 1896
         What will you say? - ? - 1896
         When we Fight - 1896? - 1896
         Who mans the breach? - ? - (1896)
         Barrack-Room Ballads Op. 29 - 1892-97 - 1897
                  1 Belts
                  2 The Widow' s Party
                  3 Screw Guns
                  4 Gunga Din
                  5 Oonts
                  6 Snarleyow
         Twenty-four Songs for Little People - 1896-97 - 1897
                  1 Off to the Sea
                  2 A change wanted
                  3 Late for tea
                  4 Tubbing
                  5 Out early
                  6 Bedfordshire
                  7: Silver Sammy
                  8 Bessie
                  9 The Violin
                  10 Carrying Angela
                  11 The bad boy
                  12 Tim's Grace
                  13 The Walls of Jericho
                  14 The Swan
                  15 A Protest
                  16 Cradle Song
                  17 Aunt Jan
                  18 Lost Labour
                  19 The ‘logical Gardens
                  20 Auntie Nell
                  21 Fairies in Faces
                  22 Off to Africa
                  23 A thief
                  24 Mustard and Cress
         The Gay Gordons - 1897 - 1897
         The Last Salute - ? - 1897
         For to admire - 1897? - 1897
         Back to the Army again - 1897? - 1897
         An Echo from the Past - ? - (1897)
         A Drinking Song - ? - 1898
         To the Unknown Goddess - ? - 1899
         The Marlborough Volunteer - ? - (1902)
         Cavaliers and Roundheads - ? - 1902
         The Good West Wind - ? - ?
         King Neptune - ? - ?
         Alas, Janette - ? - ?
         Brave love - ? - ?
'         M.I.' (Mounted Infantry of the Line) - 1892-1904 - 1904 (posth)
         The Married Man (Reservist of the Line) - 1892-1904 - 1904 (posth)
         Lichtenberg (New South Wales Contingent) - 1892-1904 - 1904 (posth)
         Tommy - 1892-1904 - 1906 (posth)

Sources:
         Holdings of the British Library.
         Holdings of the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge.
         Holdings of the BBC Music Library.
         Author's own collection.
         Volume of songs owned by Henry Venn Cobb.
         Programme for Bournemouth concert, November '27,1902.
         "In Memoriam - Gerard F. Cobb"
         Nettlestead Parochial Magazine, May 1904.
         Biographical entries,
         obituaries,
         Press cuttings.

N.B. Dates in brackets indicate approximate year of publication, based on British Library accession stamps.

© David Mackie 2004

see also GERARD FRANCIS COBB (1838-1904) by David Mackie



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