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Unaccompanied Chorus

     
       

Three Short Elegies

William Drummond 1.Life a right shadow is 2.This world a hunting is 3.This life, which seems so fair

Op.5

1926

f.p. 23rd March 1936 BBC Broadcast BBC Singers conducted by Trevor Harvey.

     
       

Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs on Poems by Robert Bridges

Robert Bridges 1.I praise the tender flower 2.I have loved flowers that fade 3.My spirit sang all day 4.Clear and gentle stream 5.Nightingales 6.Haste on, my joys! 7.Wherefore tonight so full of care.

Op.17 

1934/1937

f.p. (complete) 29th December 1938 BBC Broadcast BBC Singers conducted by Trevor Hervey.

     
       

Thou didst delight my eyes - for men's voices

Robert Bridges

Op.32 

1951

f.p. not known

     
       

All this night- unaccompanied choral motet

William Austin

Op.33

1951

f.p. 6th December 1951 St Paul’s Cathedral, London. University of London Musical Society conducted by C. Thornton Lofthouse.

     
       

White flowering days 

Edmund Blunden

Op.37

1952/53

f.p. 2nd June 1953 Royal Festival Hall London, Cambridge University Madrigal Society conducted by Boris Ord

This work was commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain as one of the ten songs for A Garland for the Queen – composed to celebrate the coronation.