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Classical Editor: Rob Barnett

HUMPHREY SEARLE: LIST OF COMPOSITIONS

OPUS

TITLE

INSTRUMENTATION

COMPOSITION DATE

DURATION

PUBLISHER

1 Suite No. 1 String orchestra 1941-2
Stainer & Bell
2 Night Music Chamber orchestra 1943
Stainer & Bell
3 Vigil Piano 1944
Lengnick
4 Suite No. 2 String orchestra 1944
Stainer & Bell
5 Piano Concerto No. 1 Piano and orchestra 1944
Lengnick
6 Quintet Bassoon & strings 1945
Stainer & Bell
7 2nd Nocturne Chamber orchestra 1946
Stainer & Bell
8 Intermezzo Chamber ensemble 1946
Stainer & Bell
9 2 Songs of A.E. Housman Voice & piano 1946
Stainer & Bell
10 Ballade Piano 1947
Stainer & Bell
11 "Put away the Flutes"
(W. Rodgers)
Voice & 6 instruments 1947
Lengnick
12 Quartet Violin, clarinet, viola, bassoon 1948
Lyche, Oslo
13 Fuga Giocosa Orchestra 1948
Stainer & Bell
14 Threnos & Toccata Piano 1948
Lengnick
15 Gold Coast Customs Speakers, male chorus & orchestra 1949
Lengnick
16 Passacaglietta in nomine Arnold Schoenberg String quartet 1949
Lengnick
17 Overture to a Drama Orchestra 1949
Stainer & Bell
18 Poem 22 strings 1950
Stainer & Bell
19 Gondoliera Cor anglais & piano 1950

3'

Schott
ED 10529*
20 The Riverrun (James Joyce) Speaker & orchestra
Soloist: speaker
2(pic).2(ca)2(bcl).2(cbn)
-4.2.3.1-timp.perc-pno(cel).
hp-str
1951

30'

Schott
Material on hire






OPUS

TITLE

INSTRUMENTATION

COMPOSITION

DATE

PREMIERE

DURATION

PUBLISHER
21 Sonata Piano 1951

O.U.P.
22 The Shadow of Cain (Edith Sitwell) Speakers, male chorus & orchestra
2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-
timp.perc-str
1952
25' Schott
Material on hire
23 Symphony No. 1 Orchestra2(pic).2.2(bcl).
2(cbn) -4.2.3.1
-timp.perc-str
1952-3 Dedicated to Hermann Scherchen 25' Schott
Study score: AV 55(min.)
Material on hire
24 Concertante Piano, strings & percussion 1954
6' Schott
Study score: AVV 61
Material on hire
25 3 Songs of Jocelyn Brooke Voice & piano 1954
18' Faber
Piano score 50163 X
on sale
25 bis 3 Songs of Jocelyn Brooke High Voice & ensemble
of 13 players
1.picc.1.1.bcl.1(=cbsn)
- 1100 - harp (or pno) -vln.vla.vlc.db
1954
18' Faber
full score and parts for hire
26 Divertimento Flute & piano or strings Improvisata - Scherzo
- Aria - Giga
1954 for Rolf and Maria Ermeler 8' Schott
Piano reduction:
ED 10474
Material on hire
27 Piano Concerto No. 2 Piano & orchestra
Soloist: piano
2(pic)2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp. 3perc-str
1955
23' Schott
Piano reduction:
ED 10397*
Material on hire
28 Aubade Horn & strings 1955 Dennis Brain, 1955 Aldeburgh Festival
Schott
Piano reduction:
ED 10500*Material on hire
29 Suite
(Variations - Nocturne - Scherzo/Valse)
Piano 1955 Dedicated to Natasha Litvin 6' Schott
ED 10547 (Contemporary British Piano Music)
30 Les Noctambules Ballet in 1 Act Orchestra 1956
30' Schott
Material on hire
30a Les Noctambules Suite Orchestra
3(pic).2.2.2-4.3.3.1-
timp.4perc-pno
(cel).hp-str
1956
14' Schott
Material on hire

31
Toccata alla Passacaglia Organ 1957
5' Schott
ED 10580*
32 Suite(Prelude - Scherzo/Fugue - Rhapsody - March - Hora) Clarinet in B flat & piano 1956 Written for the Attingham Summer School 1956 11' SchottED 10487*
33 Symphony No. 2 Orchestra
2(pic).2.2.2-4.2.3.
1-timp.3perc-cel.pno-str
1956-8 October 1958
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard.
20' Schott
Study score:
ED 10711*
Material on hire
34 Variations & Finale Chamber ensemble
- ten instruments -
pic.ob.cl.bn-hn-
2vn.va.vc.db
1958 Written for the Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble 18' Schott
Study score:
ED 10628 (min.)
Material on hire
34a The Great Peacock ballet in one act (from Op 34) Orchestra 1958

Schott
Material on hire
35 The Diary of a Madman
chamber opera in 1 act
(Humphrey Searle after Nikolai Gogol)
4 singers, chamber orchestra 1958 3 October 1958
Members of the "Studio der Städtischen Oper" with Theo Altmeyer in the title role
conducted by Hermann Scherchen,
Ernst-Reuter-Saal, Berlin.
Co-commissioned by the Berliner Festwochen with financial support from the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
20' Schott
Vocal score: ED 10686*
Libretto:
ED 10686-01*
Material on hire
36 Symphony No. 3 Orchestra
3.3.3.3-4.2.3.
1-timp.3perc-str
1959-60 early September 1960
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by John Pritchard,
Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
22' Schott
Material on hire
Musica Viva
37 3 Movements String quartet 1960

Schott
38 Symphony No. 4 Orchestra
2(pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)
-4.2.3.1-timp.
3-4perc-pno(cel).hp-str
1962 8 November 1962
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conducted by the composer,
Town Hall, Birmingham
.Commissioned by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by the Feeney Trust.
20' Schott
material on hire
39 Dualities, Ballet in 6 Scenes Orchestra 1963
20' Schott
Material on hire
40 Counting the Beats
(Robert Graves)
Voice & piano 1963 16.7.63, Royal Court Theatre:
Gerard English.
Commissioned by & written for the 1963 Poetry Book Festival
4' Faber
50057 9 (fp)
on sale






OPUS

TITLE

INSTRUMENTATION

COMPOSITION

DATE

PREMIERE

DURATION

PUBLISHER
41 The Photo of the Colonel, opera
(Eugène Ionesco)
Singers, chorus & orchestra
Bergenger - bass,
Architect - baritone,
Dany, the Architect's Secretary -soprano,
The Drunk bass, Patron of the Bistro, baritone,
First Old Man -baritone,
Second Old Man - bass,
Concierge - contralto,
Postman - speaking role,
Edouard, Berenger's Friend
- high baritone,
Mother Pipe - contralto,
Old Man with White Beard
- baritone,
Two Policemen - baritones,
Soldier - baritone,
The Killer - speaking role
Mixed chorus (act 1 only)
2(2pic)2(ca).2(bcl,asax).
2(cbn)
-2.2.2.1-timp.3perc-pno/
cel. hp-tape-str
1964 Broadcast premiere
8 March 1964.
First staged performance by the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main
(Director: Hans Neugebauer, Conductor: Wolfgang Rennert),
3 June 1964
Dedicated to Fiona Searle.
Commissioned by the BBC.
105' Schott
Vocal score:
ED 10869*
Libretto:
ED 10869-01*
Material on hire
42 Song of the Sun
(Neuhuatl poems - transl. Irene Nicholson)
Chorus SATB
unaccompanied
1964 7 July 1964
BBC Singers conducted by Alan G. Melvilleat a BBC Invitation Concert,
Cheltenham Festival,
Town Hall, Cheltenham
Commissioned by the BBC
12' Schott
ED 10905
43 Symphony No.5 Orchestra
2(2pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)
-4.2.3.1-timp.3-4
perc-pno(cel).hp-str
1964 7 October 1964
Hallé Orchestra
conducted by Lawrence Leonard,
Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
In Memory of Anton Webern.
25' Schott
Study score: ED 10926
Material on hire
44 Scherzi Small orchestra
2(pic).2.2.2-2.2.0.0
-perc-str
1964
9' Schott
Material on hire
45 Prelude on a Theme of Alan Rawsthorne Piano 1965
4' Faber
A4 score (fp) 50209 1
on sale
46 The Canticle of the Rose (Edith Sitwell) Unaccompanied double
SATB chorus
1965 Commissioned by Lady Dorothy Mayer for the Cork International Choral FestivalFP: 7.5.66, Cork International Choral Festival: Choir of St Mary's Priory/de Rivera 11' Faber
Score (fp) 50056 0 on sale
47 Oxus - Scena (Matthew Arnold) high voice & orchestra
2(=picc).2(II=ca).2(II=bcl).
2(II=cbsn) - 4231 - timp
-perc(4):
4 tam-t/vib/SD/TD/BD/
susp.cym/whip/glsp - pno
(2 players: I on keyboard II on strings also=cel)
-cimbalom (or harpsichord)
- harp - strings
1967 FP: 31.8.67,
BBC Promenade Concert,
Royal Albert Hall, London:
New Philharmonia Orchestra
/Gerald English
/del Mar Commissioned by the BBC
6' Faber
Full score and parts for hire
48 Hamlet, opera in 3 acts (Text: William Shakespeare (Eng/Ger)) Singers, male chorus &
orchestra 2(=picc)
.2.2(I=asax.II=bcl).
2(II=cbsn) - 4.2.(2).3.1
-timp - perc(4): timp/TD/SD/BD/cyms/4
tam-t/xyl/glsp/vib/whip/bell -
pno(=cel) - organ -
cimbalom - harp - strings
1965-8 March 1968, Hamburg State Opera House: Hamburg State Opera 155'
Faber
Full score, vocal score and parts for hire

48a
Hamlet Suite(Text: William Shakespeare (Eng/Ger)) baritone and orchestra
or orchestra alone
2(=picc).2.2(II=bcl).
2(II=cbsn) - 4231 - perc(4): timp/SD/TD/BD/glsp/vib/(xyl)
/3 tam-t/susp.cym - pno -
harp- strings
1968
15' Faber
Full score and parts for hire
49 Sinfonietta chamber ensemble -
9 instruments
- 1(=picc).1.1.1 - 1000 - vln.vla.vlc.db
1969 May 1970, Lincoln Center of Performing Arts: Julliard School of Music Commissioned by the Lincoln Center of Performing Arts to celebrate the opening of the Julliard School's premises in the Center 18' Faber
Full score and parts for hire
50 Ophélie (Rimbaud) Voice & piano 1969

Blackwell
51 I have a New Garden Chorus unaccompanied 1969

Novello
52 Jerusalem (Blake) Speakers, tenor solo, chorus
& orch.
1970

MS
53 Zodiac Variations Small orchestra0.2(II=ca).
0.0 - 2000 - strings
1970 FP: 7.7.70,
Cheltenham Arts Festival:
Orchestra Nova
Commissioned by the Cheltenham Arts Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain
10' Faber
Full score and parts for hire
54 Divertimento Seven Clarinets
Ebcl.3(III=basset horn).
2 bcl.cbcl(or cbsn)
1970
6' Faber A4 facsimile score (fp) 55617 5 and parts (fp) 55618 3
55 The Donkey (G.K. Chesterton) Voice & piano 1971

Blackwell
56 Labyrinth
Orchestra
3(I=picc+afl.II+III=picc).
3(III=ca).
3(I=Ebcl.II=asax.III=bcl).
2.cbsn - 4331 - timp - perc(5):
2 BD/5 wdbl/mcas/ant.cym/mar/3 tom-t/tgl/4 susp.cym/vib/glsp/TD/SD/
xyl/c.bell/ jingles/whip/2 tam-t/2 anvil/t.bells/
3bongos/cyms -
pno - organ - harp - strings
1971 FP: 18.11.71, Birmingham Town Hall:
CBSO/Fremaux
Commissioned by the Feeney Trust
20' Faber
Full score and parts for hire
57 Fantasia Cello & piano 1971

Faber
Piano score and part (fp) 55299 4 on sale
58 Les Fleurs du Mal (Baudelaire) Voice, horn & piano 1972

Blackwell
59 Fantasy-Toccata Organ 1973

Faber
60 Kubla Khan (Coleridge) Tenor solo, chorus & orchestra 1974

Faber




OPUS

TITLE

INSTRUMENTATION

COMPOSITION

DATE

PREMIERE

DURATION

PUBLISHER
61 Five Guitar solo 1974 FP: 29.1.75, QEH:
Julian Bream
19' Faber
A4 score (fp)
50515 5 on sale
62 Rhyme
Rude to my Pride
(James Michie)
Male chorus unaccompanied 1974

MS
63 Nocturnall
(Donne)
Voice & piano 1974

Blackwell
64 Il Penseroso e L'Allegro
(after Milton)
Cello & piano 1974

MS
65 Skimbleshanks, the
Railway Cat
(T.S.Eliot)
Baritone solo, chorus & orchestra 1975

Faber
66 Contemplations
(Anne Bradstreet)
Mezzo-soprano & chamber orchestra 2(=picc)2.2.2 - 2200 - perc(1): timp/BD/glsp/tgl/SD/TD/susp.cym/xyl - harpsichord - strings (min 4.3.2.2.1) 1975
21.4.76,
Alice Tully Hall,
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:
The Clarion Concerts Orchestra Commissioned by the Clarion Music Society in honour of the American Bicentennial
20' Faber
- Full score and parts for hire
67 My Beloved Spake
(Song of Solomon)
Chorus & organ 1976

MS
68 Fantasia on British Airs 5 Military bands 1976

MS
69 Dr Faustus (Robert Nye) Singers, chorus & orchestra 1977

MS
70 The Serpent Son (Oresteia) Speakers, chorus & orchestra 1978-9

MS
71 Tamesis Orchestra 1979

MS
72 Prelude, Nocturne & Chase 4 Horns 1979 5.4.80, Guildhall School of Music:
Royal College of Music Horn Ensemble/Bake
8' Faber
Score and parts (fp)
50634 8 on sale
73 2 Sitwell Songs Voice & piano 1980

MS
74 The Apollonian Whale Voice, cello & piano 1980

Whalesound, Can
75 A Winchester Overture Orchestra 1981

MS
76 Cyprus Dances Organ 1981

MS
77 Three Ages Orchestra 1982

MS


WITHOUT OPUS NUMBER
TITLE INSTRUMENTATION COMPOSED PREMIERE DURATION PUBLISHER
Highland Reel Orchestra 1946

Stainer & Bell
The Owl and the Pussycat (Lear) Speaker & 3 instruments 1951

O.U.P.
2 Practical Cats (Eliot) As above 1953

O.U.P.
Song of the Birds Chorus unaccompanied 1963

Novello
Burn-Up (Royston Ellis) Speaker & ensemble 1962

Schott
A Little Hymn to Mary Chorus unaccompanied SATB 1966-7
3' Faber
- Score (fp) 55422 9 on sale
From "The Divine Narcissus" Chorus unaccompanied 1969

Novello
Cat Variations - variations on the theme from 'Peter and the Wolf' Clarinet & piano 1971 April 1972, BBC Broadcast:
Alan Hacker/Paul Hamburger.
Commissioned by the BBC for a programme of T.S. Eliot's 'Practical Cats'
6' Faber -
Piano score and part 50130 3 on sale
A Little Waltz Violin & piano 1972

MS
Three Romantic Pieces Violin & piano 1976

MS


ARRANGEMENTS
ARNE. Rule Britannia! Tenor, chorus & orchestra 1947 Stainer & Bell
ADAM. Giselle (original Small orchestra version) 1970 Faber
LISZT. Csardas Macabre orchestra 1948 Stainer & Bell
LISZT.
La lugubre gondola orchestra 1963 Schott
LISZT. Sonata in B minor (Ballet, Marguerite & Armand) 1963 Schott
ROSEINGRAVE 3 Pieces string orchestra 1939 Faber



MUSIC FOR STAGE

Favonia (Lesley Storm)
Out of this World
Troilus and Cressida (RSC)
The Duchess of Malfi (RSC)




TV PLAYS

Monsieur Barnett (Anouilh)
To the Frontier (Giles Cooper)
Epic '66
Henry 1V (Pirandello)
As A Man Grows Older (Svevo)
The Pistol Shot (Pushkin)
The Monsters
The Serpent Son (Aeschylus)


RADIO FEATURES AND PLAYS

Night Thoughts (David Gascoyne)
The Diary of a Madman (Gogol)
The Renegade (Camus)
A Gentle Creature (Dostoievsky)
Lenz (Buchner)
The Dynasts (Thomas Hardy)
Valse (Schehade)
Paradox, King
Antony and Cleopatra
The Masque of Falsehood (Peter Gurney)
The Pallingham Depression (Frederick Bradnum)
The Foundling (Peter Gurney)
A Lonely Place in a Dark Wood (Bradnum)
The Questionable Child (Bradnum)
No Going Home (Bradnum)
The Devil's Jig (Thomas Mann/Robert Nye)
Gulliver's Travels
Rosenberg in the Trenches (Bradnum)


FEATURE FILMS

Beyond Mombasa
The Baby and the Battleship
The Passionate Stranger
The Action of the Tiger
The Abominable Snowman
Right, Left and Centre
October Moth
Law and Disorder
The Haunting


DOCUMENTARY FILM

Foothold on Antarctica
Antarctic Crossing
Land of Mountain and Fjord
Holiday in Norway
The Road to M.I.S.
Ahmadi Cargo
The Desert is Green
O for Oxygen
A Light in Nature
Greek Sculpture
The Tide of Traffic
Woodland Harvest
Storm Cone


BOOKS

20th Century Counterpoint (1954, London; 2nd impression 1955)
The Music of Liszt (1954 & 1956, London; revised ed. New York 1967)
Ballet Music - An Introduction (1958, London; rev. ed. New York 1973, 1974)
20th Century Composers: Britain and Holland (1972, London)

EDITED
Arnold Schoenberg: Structural Functions of Harmony (1954, London)

TRANSLATED
Josef Rufer: Composition with 12 Notes (London 1954)
H.H. Stuckenschmidt: Arnold Schoenberg. (London 1959)
Hector Berlioz: A Selection from his Letters (London 1966)
Friedrich Wildgans: Anton Webern (London 1966)
Walter Kolneder: Anton Webern (London 1968)
H.H. Stuckenschmidt: Arnold Schoenberg, his Life, World and Work. (London 1977)


ARTICLES

Contributions to:-
Encyclopaedia Britannica;
Chambers' Encyclopaedia,
Dictionary of National Biography;
Grove's Dictionary of Music (4th, 5th and 6th Edition,)
The Listener, The Musical Times and numerous other periodicals.

DISCOGRAPHY

Aubade for horn & strings. Barry Tuckwell/New Philharmonia/Del Mar. Argo. LP
Symphony No. 1 LPO/Boult. Symphony No. 2. LPO/Krips. Lyrita SRCS 72 LP
Symphony No.2. Op. 33; Symphony No.3 Op. 36; Symphony No.5 Op. 43. CPO 7434525 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra /Alun Francis CD


PUBLISHERS

SCHOTT
Ulrike Muller
Manager, New Media
Schott & Co. Ltd - Music Publishers
48 Gt Marlborough Street, UK - London W1V 2BN
Tel: +44 (171) 437 6031
Fax: +44 (171) 287 1529

FABER
Tim Brooke
Promotion Manager

tel: (+44) (0) 171 833 7911
fax: (+44) (0) 171 833 7939
e-mail: tim_brooke@fabermusic.co.uk
http://www.fabermusic.co.uk

 

FOOTNOTE March 2003

Dear Mr Mullenger

On your website, I notice that Stainer & Bell are listed as publishers of
works by Humphrey Searle. Unfortunately we have no record of Suite No.1,
Suite No.2, Quintet, Nocturne No.2 or Fuga Giocosa. However, you might like
to know that hire material is available from us for the following works:

Intermezzo (not in current catalogue, but parts can be made available)
Night Music
Overture to a Drama
Poem
Highland Reel

The following works are no longer in print, but we can supply authorised
photocopies through our 'Made-to-Order' service:

2 Songs of A.E. Hausman
Ballade

I hope the above is of interest. Please contact me if you would like any
further information.

Yours sincerely

Caroline Holloway
Archive Librarian

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Caroline Holloway
Stainer & Bell Ltd, 23 Gruneisen Road, London, England N3 1DZ
http://www.stainer.co.uk Tel. 44 020 8343 3303 Fax. 44 020 8343 3024
Registered in England No. 95905



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