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Voice & Piano


To a poet - low voice and piano

1.To a poet (Flecker) 2.On Parent Knees (attributed to William Jones) 3.Intrada (Traherne) 4.The Birth-night (de la Mare) 5.June on Castle Hill (F.L.Lucas) 6.Ode on the rejection of St Cecilia (George Barker)






f.p. 20th February 1959 Arts Council, St James Square, London John Carol Case and Howard Ferguson.


Oh Fair to See - for high voice and piano

1.I say ‘I'll seek her side’ (Hardy) 2.O fair to see (C.Rossetti) 3.As I lay in the early sun (Edward Shanks) 4.Only the wanderer (Ivor Gurney) 5.To Joy (Edmund Blunden) 7.Since we loved (Robert Bridges



f.p. 8th November 1965 Arts Council St James’s Square, London David Johnston and Courtney Kenny.


A Young Man's Exhortation - for tenor and piano

Thomas Hardy Part I A Young Man's Exhortation 2.Ditty 3.Budmouth Dears 4.Her Temple 5.The Comet at Yell'ham Part II 1.Shortening Days 2.The Sigh 3.Former Beauties 4.Transfomations 5.The Dance Continued


1926 /1929

f.p. (in public and complete) 5th December 1933 Grotrian Hall, London Frank drew and Augustus Lowe.


Earth and Air and Rain - for baritone and piano

Thomas Hardy 1.Summer Schemes 2.When I set out for Lyonnesse 3.Waiting both 4.The Phantom 5.So I have fared 6. Rollicum-rorum 7.To Lizbie Brown 8.The Clock of the Years 9.In a church yard 10.Proud Songsters



f.p. (1,3,6,8,and10 only) 11th January 1937 Mercury Theatre, London Keith Falkner and Howard Ferguson


f.p. (complete) 2nd July 1945 National Gallery, London Robert Irwin and Gerald Moore.


Before and After Summer - for baritone and piano

Thomas Hardy 1.Childhood among the ferns 2.Before and after summer 3.The Self Unseeing 4.Overlooking the river 5.Channel Firing 6.In the mind's eye 7.The too short time 8.Epeisodia 9.Amabel 10.He abjures love



f.p. 17th October 1949 BBC Broadcast Robert Irwin and Frederick Stone.


Let us garlands bring - for baritone and piano

William Shakespeare 1.Come away, come away death. 2.Who is Sylvia 3.Fear no more the heat of the sun 4.O mistress mine 5.It was a lover and his lass.



f.p. (complete) 12th October 1942 National Gallery, London Robert Irwin and Howard Ferguson


Till earth outwears - for high voice and piano

Thomas Hardy 1. Let me enjoy the earthy 2. In years defaced 3. The Market Girl 4. I look into my glass 5. It never looks like summer 6. At a lunar eclipse 7.Life laughs onwards



f.p. 21st February 1958 Arts Council St James Square, London Wilfred Brown and Howard Ferguson.


I said to love - for baritone and piano

Thomas Hardy 1.I need not go 2.At Middle-Field Gate in February 3.Two Lips 4.In five score summers 5.For Life I had never cared greatly 6.I said to love



f.p. 27th January 1957 Victoria and Albert Museum, London John Carol Case and Howard Ferguson.