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COMPLETE WORKS

Key to Publishers:
EA (Edward Arnold), N (Novello), OUP (Oxford University Press), S&B (Stainer & Bell), TP (Thames Publishing), JW (Joseph Williams). Others as given.

I
ORCHESTRAL MUSIC


Woodland suite (arr.strings, ad lib wind) TP 1999 (originally In Pixieland JW 1921) 8′ [see also II]
Children’s suite after Walter de la Mare (c1922) (originally Won’t You Look Out of Your Window? OUP) (19′)
Prelude, fantasy and chaconne (cello, or viola, and small orchestra) (1935) N 1936 (22′) [see also II]
Symphony in G (1937) N 1940 (43′)
Violin concerto in E flat (1941) N 1943 (43′)
At the Tabard Inn – Overture to The Canterbury Pilgrims see V OUP 1946 (11′)
Concerto da camera (string orchestra) (1948) N 1949 (25′)
Concerto da chiesa (string quartet and string orchestra) (1949, rev.1951/2) N 1952 (20′)
Concerto leggiero (piano and string orchestra) (1951) N 1951 (25′ [see also III] Collaboration: Trio (and scoring) of RAF March Past (Walford Davies) (1919)

II
CHAMBER MUSIC


Cello sonata in A (1904) S&B 2022 (12′)
Three rhapsodies (string quartet) (1905, 1912, 1908) S&B 1920 (10′, 12′, 9′)
Woodland suite – 4 easy pieces (violin or flute, piano) (1918) TP 1999 (originally In Pixieland) JW 1918 (8’) [see also I]
Three lyrics, Op.10b (violin, piano) JW 1920 (9′)
Melody & intermezzo (arr.violin or cello, piano) [from Six Lyrics – see III] S&B 1920
Revery in D (violin, piano) Associated Board 1924
Prelude, fantasy & chaconne (arr. cello or viola, piano) [see I] N 1936 (22′)

III
PIANO MUSIC


An Autograph* (1915)
Sostenuto ed espressivo* (1916)
Epigrams – 10 short pieces, Op.9 (1916) Schott 1920 (1920)
Con moto tranquillo* (1917)
The open window (8 Children’s pieces), op.12a JW 1919 (12′)
Six lyrics, Op.12b S&B 1920 (13′) [see also II under ‘Melody and Intermezzo]
Twilight – Four Preludes, Op.14 S&B 1920 (10′)
My birthday – three little pieces EA 1924 (6′)
Prelude and ballet EA 1925
Primrose Mount Cramer 1928
Bach’s birthday – 4 fugal sketches OUP 1929
Concerto leggiero (arr.2 pianos) 1951 N 1953 25′ [see also I]
12 easy pieces in various styles Associated Board 1952 (8′)

IV
ORGAN MUSIC


Prelude and postlude N 1956 (9′)
Voluntary in D OUP 1958
Fantasia and ground bass N 1960
Variations on old psalm tunes (3 books) N 1960 (Book 1) N 1961 (Books 2 & 3)

V
MUSIC FOR CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA


For SATB and full orchestra, except where stated otherwise.
In Honour of the City – fantasia (words: W. Dunbar) (1927) OUP 1928 (15′)
The Canterbury pilgrims (words: G. Chaucer) (S,T,Bar.soli) (1930) OUP 1930/full score. 1931 (90′). Choral suite (arr.SSAA, full orch/strings, piano)(1964) OUP 1964 (18′) [see also VI & VII)
St Paul’s voyage to Melita (words: Acts of the Apostles XXVII) (T solo)(1932) S&B (2019) (30′)
The Blacksmiths (Die Waffenschmiede) – fantasy (words: anon.XIV cent.; German version by A. Meyrick) (1. chorus, piano, full orch.; 2. chorus, two pianos, strings & percussion) (1933) OUP 1934 (14′)
Nebuchadnezzar (words: Book of Daniel/Apocrypha) T,B soli) (1934) N 1935 (45′)
3 Songs of praise (SATB or unison, strings, opt.brass, drums) N 1935 (10′): 1. Praise (words: G. Herbert)(1919) [see also VI]; 2. Lauds (words: G. Gascoigne)(1935) [see also VI]; 3. A Poet’s Hymn (words: R. Herrick) (1925) [see also VI & VII]
3 Songs of courage (strings, opt.brass,drums) N 1935 (8′) 1. Valour (words: J. Bunyan); 2.The Seekers (words: J. Masefield) (1923) [see also VI]; 3. Reveille (words: A.E. Houseman) (1926) [see also VII]
Psalm 150 (O Praise God in His Holiness) – Coronation anthem (orch. & organ)(1937) N 1937 [see also VI]
A prayer for the King (Queen) – Anthem (words: Book of Common Prayer) (strings) N 1937 [see also VI]
Quo Vadis – a cycle of poems (words: B. Barnes, W. Blake, R. Bridges, T. Campion, G. Herbert, R. Herrick, T. Heywood, J. Keble, T. Lynch, J. H. Newman, W. Raleigh, P. B. Shelley, T. Strernhold, H. Vaughan, I. Williams; Sarum Primer, Salisbury Diurnal) (S.C.T.Bar soli). Part 1 (Nos. 1-5) (1939) N 1939 (55′); Part 2 (Nos. 6-10) (1948) N 1949 (47′)
4 Songs for sailors (strings, opt.brass, drums) N 1948 (11′) 1.To the Thames (words: J. Denham) (1929) [see also VI]; 2. Where Lies the Land? (words: A. Clough) (1939) [see also VI]; 3. Sea Music (words: H. Longfellow) (1922) [see also VI]’ 4. A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea (words: A. Cunningham) (1919) [see also VI]
Invocation to science (words: W. Wordsworth) (6 part, strings, opt.brass, drums) (1949) N 1949 (6′) [see also VI]
Song for a festival (words: C. Day Lewis) (unison/SATB, full orch/strings) (1950) N 1951 [see also VI]
3 Choral hymns (strings) N 1952 (12′) 1. Morning and Evening (words: I. Watts) (1933) [see also VI]; 2. Hymn for a Musician (words: W. Austin) (1950) [see also VI]; 3. Hymn to the Stars (words: W. Habbington) (1931) [see also VI]
Confortare (Be strong and of a good courage) – Coronation anthem (orch., organ) (1953) N 1953
Sweet Thames, run softly – cantata (words: E. Spenser) (bar.solo) (1954) N 1954 (25′)
Agincourt – cantata (words: W. Shakespeare/Hymn after Agincourt) (1955) N 1955 (25′)
Hierusalem – hymn (words: St Augustine) (S.solo, string quartet, strings, harp, organ)(1956) N 1956 (17′)
Let’s go a-maying – cantata (words: R. Herrick) (SSA, strings) (1957) N 1958
A Christmas garland – cantata (words: anon, W. Austin, R. Crashaw, J. Milton, Prudentius) MS solo ,SSA, strings) (1959) N 1959 (20′) [see also VI]

VI
MUSIC FOR CHORUS

with piano, or organ or unaccompanied


Evening service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis) in D (SATB, organ) (1907) S&B 1924 (7′)
Te Deum laudamus (SATB, organ) S&B 1914 (8′)
A fairy madrigal (words anon. 16th cent.) (2 pt, piano) EA 1919
When icicles hang by the wall (words: W. Shakespeare) (unison, piano) EA 1919
Praise (words: G. Herbert) i (unison, piano) EA 1919; ii [No.1 of 3 Songs of Praise – see V]
A wet sheet and a flowing sea (words: A. Cunningham) i (2 part) EA 1919; ii [No.4 of 4 Songs for Sailors – see V]
To music (words: R. Herrick) (SCTB) (1919) Curwen 1923
I love a lass (words: G. Wither) i (SATB) 1919; ii (TTBB) (1923) Curwen 1923
The pedlar’s song (words: W. Shakespeare) (unison, piano) EA 1922
Boot, saddle, to horse and away! (words: R. Browning) (unison, piano) Deane 1922
Sea music (words: H. Longfellow) i (2 part, piano) EA 1922; ii [No.3 of 4 Songs for Sailors – see V]
Up in the morning early (words: J. Hamilton) (trad. arr. SCTB) Curwen 1922
The year’s pleasant king (words: T. Nash) (2 part, piano) Deane 1922
The mermaid (trad. song) (arr. SATB) S&B 1922
The poacher (trad. song) (arr. SATB) S&B 1922
Thanksgiving – Festal Song (words: Early English, ?W. Cornish) (SATB or unison or combined, piano or organ) EA 1923
Fairy song (words: J. Keats) (2 part, piano) Deane 1923
The mountain and the squirrel (words: R. W. Emerson) (2 part, piano) EA 1923
O! who is so merry (words: G. Darley) (unison, piano) Deane 1923
The seekers (words: J. Masefield) i (unison); EA 1923; ii [No.2 of 3 Songs of Courage – see V]
Evening words: P. B. Shelley) (SATB); EA 1928
Morning service (Jubilate Deo & Benedictus) in D (B solo, SATB, organ) S&B 1923 & 1924
Evening service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis) in C (unison, piano or organ) OUP 1924
Morning service (Te Deum & Benedictus) in C (unison, organ) OUP 1924
A poet’s hymn (words: R. Herrick) i (unison, piano) EA 1925; ii [see VIII]; iii [No.3 of 3 Songs of Praise – see V]; iv (2 part, piano) EA 1949
A chieftain’s lullaby (words: W. Scott) (unison, piano); EA 1926
Reveille (words: A.E. Houseman) i (unison) EA 1926; ii [No.3 of 3 Songs of Courage – see V];
I vow to thee my country (words: C. Spring-Rice) (unison, piano) EA 1927
Abide with me (words: H. F. Lyte) (unison, piano) EA 1928
In Flanders fields (words: J. McCrae) (unison, piano) EA 1928
Ho-ro, my nut-brown maiden (words: Gaelic, tran. J.S. Blackie) (trad. Scottish, arr.SCTB) (1928) Curwen 1928
Moonshine (words M. Drayton) (2 part, piano) EA 1928
To the Thames (words: J. Denham) i (2 part, piano) EA 1929; ii {no.1 of 4 Songs for Sailors – see V]
The country lad (words: N. Breton) (unison) EA 1929
Song of the Cyclops (words: T. Dekker) (unison, piano) EA 1929
A sailor’s letter (words: Earl of Dorset) (2 part or unison, piano) (2 part or unison) EA 1931
Hymn to the stars (words: W. Habington) i (unison, piano) EA 1931); ii [No.3 of 3 Choral Hymns – see V]
Wend along (words: J. Chalkhill) (unison, piano) EA 1932
Song on May morning (words: J. Milton) (SA, oboe, harp/2 part, piano) EA 1933
Morning and evening (words: I. Watts) i (unison, piano) EA 1933; ii [No.1 of 3 Choral Hymns – see V]
A song of Italy (words: S. Rogers) (unison, piano) EA 1934
Valour (words: J. Bunyan) i (unison, piano) ii [No.1 of 3 Songs of Courage – see V]
Lauds (words: J. Gascoigne) i (unison, piano) N 1934; ii [No.2 of 3 Songs of Praise – see V]
Rustic evening (words: Lord de Tabley) (2 part, piano) EA 1936
Littles (words: R. Herrick) (unison, piano) EA 1937
Psalm 150 (O Praise God in His Holiness) – Coronation Anthem (SATB, organ) N.1937 [see also V]
A prayer for the King (Queen) – Anthem (words: Book of Common Prayer) i unison/SATB/2 part, piano/organ) N 1937; ii [see V]
The rising day (words: J. Cunningham) (unison, piano) N 1938
God made us all (words: J. Keble) (2 part) N 1939
Vespers – Anthem (words: J. Keble) (SATB, piano or organ) N.1939
My wish (words: S. Rogers) (unison, piano) EA 1939
Where lies the land? (words: A. Clough) i (unison/2 part, piano) N 1939; ii [No.2 of 4 Songs for Sailors – see V)
The happy warrior (words adapted from W. Wordsworth) (unison, piano) N 1940
Motherland – Choral Song (words: W. Watson) (SATB or unison, piano) (1941) N 1941 [see also V]
The moon (words: Best) (SATB, piano) N.1942
Evening service (Magnificat & Nunc dimittis) in F (SATB, organ) N 1945 (6′)
High meadow (words: J. Dyer) (unison, piano) EA 1946
To music bent – Anthem (words: Raleigh/Campion/Heywood/Sarum Psalter) (unison, piano) [from No.2 of Quo Vadis – see V] N 1948
The fountain (words: E/ Sherborne) (2 part, piano) A&C Black 1949
Hello my fancy (words: W. Cleland) (unison, piano) EA 1949
Invocation to science (words: W. Wordsworth) (unison/3 part, piano) (1949) N.1949 (6′) [see also V]
The cuckoo (words: anon) (unison, piano) N 1950
Hymns for a musician (words: W. Austin) i (unison with descant/2 part, piano) N 1950; ii [No.2 of 3 Choral Hymns -see VI]
Song for a festival (words: C. Day Lewis) (unison/SATB, piano) (1950) N 1951 [see also V]
Live for ever, glorious Lord – anthem (words: J. Austin) (tr solo, SATB, organ) N 1952
Ye choir above – anthem (words: P. Skelton) (unison, piano or organ) N 1953
I will worship – anthem (words: Psalm 138 (unison, organ) N 1954
Ye that do your Master’s will – anthem (words: C. Wesley, adap. R. Bridges) (SATB, organ) OUP 1954
The garden (words: E. Spenser) (unison, piano) EA 1954
Morning service (Te Deum & Benedictus) in F (SATB, organ) N 1955 (12′)
Benedicite, omnia opera in F (SATB, organ) N 1956
A spring garland – suite (words: R. Herrick) (SA or unison, piano/harp) EA 1957
Let’s go a-maying – cantata (words: R. Herrick) (SSA, piano) (1957); N 1958 [see also V]
Hail, universal Lord – anthem (words: J. Milton) (SATB, organ) N 1958 (6′)
3 rustic songs (words: R. Herrick) (T.Bar.B, 2 pianos) N 1958 (9′)
A Christmas garland – cantata (words: anon, W. Austin, R. Crashaw, R. Herrick, J. Milton, Prudentius) (MS solo, SSA, piano) (1959) N 1959 (20′) [see also V]
Nocturne (words: J. Keble) (SATB) N 1960
A summer day – suite (words: A. Hume (SA, oboe, 2 pianos) N 1962 (9′)
The Canterbury pilgrims – Choral Suite (words: G. Chaucer) (arr. SSAA, piano) (1964) OUP 1963 (18′) [see also V]

Compilations
A Dyson Song Book (unison/2 part, piano) (Book IX, Arnold’s Song Books for Schools; N 1957) When icicles hang by the wall (words: W. Shakespeare) [see above – 1919] A chieftain’s lullaby (words: W. Scott [see above – 1926] I vow to thee, my country (words: C. Spring-Rice) [see above – 1927] Abide with me (words: H.F.Lyte) [see above – 1928] Song of the Cyclops (words: T. Dekker) [see above – 1929] Littles (words: R. Herrick) [see above – 1937] Valour (words: J. Bunyan) [see above – 1935]; ii [No.1 of 3 songs of courage – see V] Hymn to the stars (words: W. Habington) i [see above – 1931]; ii [No.3 of 3 choral hymns – see V] A sailor’s letter (words: Earl of Dorset) [see above – 1931]
Moonshine** (words: M. Drayton) [see above – 1928]
To the Thames** (words: J. Denham) i [see above – 1929; ii [No.1 of 4 songs for sailors – see V]
The mountain and the squirrel** (words: J. Denham) o [saa above – 1923]
Song on May Morning (words: J. Milton) [see above – 1933]
A wet sheet and a flowing sea** (words: A. Cunningham) i [see above – 1919]; ii [No.4 of 4 songs for sailors -see V]

Five Songs of Valour and Praise (unison, piano); TP, 1999 [see also VIII]
1 Valour (words: J. Bunyan) i [see above – 1935]; ii [No.1 of 3 songs of courage – see V]

  1. Praise (words: G. Herbert) i [see above – 1919]; ii [No.1 of 3 songs of praise – 1 see V]
  2. The seekers (words: J. Masefield) i [see above -1931]; ii [ No. 3 of 3 choral hymns see V]
  3. Hymn to the stars (words: W. Habington) i [see above – 1931]; ii [No.3 of 3 choral hymns – see V]
  4. Morning and evening (words: I. Watts) i [see above – 1933]; ii [No.1 of 3 choral hymns – see V]

VII
HYMNS
Atkey: Christian Science Hymnal, no.157
Elgin: Christian Science Hymnal, no. 64
Frainsby: Christian Science Hymnal, no.39
Kingsgate: Hymns for Church & School, no.154; Winchester College Hymn Book (1928), no.21; (1962) no.19
Winton: Church Hymnal, no.447; Hymns for Church & School, no.310; New Church Praise, no.92; Rejoice and Sing, no.524; Winchester College Hymn Book (1928), no.155; (1962), no.119.

VIII
SONGS
Accompaniment for piano unless otherwise stated
Five songs (words: Anon/M.E. Baldwin) (medium voice) S&B 1911 (10′)
A poet’s hymn (words: R. Herrick) [arr. From choral version – see VI] Cramer 1929 [see also VII]
The Wife of Bath (words: G. Chaucer) [arr. Soprano from The Canterbury pilgrims] OUP 1938
To Julia – 3 songs (words: R. Herrick) (medium voice) (1957) N 1960 (6′)
The eternal God (words Deuteronomy & Psalms) Paterson 1959
Thanks be to God – a church solo (words: E. Newgass) Paterson 1959

Compilations
Five Songs of Valour and Praise (bar. orch/piano); TP, 1999 [see also VI]

  1. Valour (words: J. Bunyan) i [see VI – 1935]; ii [No.1 of 3 songs of courage – see V]
  2. Praise (words: G. Herbert) i [see VI – 1919]; ii [No.1 of 3 songs of praise – 1 see V]
  3. The seekers (words: J. Masefield) i [see VI -1931]; ii [ No. 3 of 3 choral hymns see V]
  4. Hymn to the stars (words: W. Habington) i [see VI – 1931]; ii [No.3 of 3
    choral hymns – see V]
  5. Morning and evening (words: I. Watts) i [see VI – 1933]; ii [No.1 of 3 choral hymns – see V]

IX
WORKS LOST OR DESTROYED
in order of composition
Organ sonata in C minor (1900)
Piano trio in D (1902)
Concertstűck in C (pf. fl, cl, bsn, hn) (1903) Te Deum and Jubilate (1904)
Faithless Nelly Gray (words: T. Hood) (chorus and orchestra)
String quartet 4 movements
Four piano pieces (1905]
String quartet (1906)
Siena – suite for orchestra (1906)
En voyage – suite for orchestra (1906)
Three pieces (for small orchestra) (1906)
Opera [untitled] in 2 acts (unfinished (1906-7)
Concertstűck in A (no.2) (string quartet) (1908)
La belle dame sans merci (words: J. Keats) (contralto, orch) (1910)

Sections I to VIII cover (a) published extant works and (b)* unpublished works which have been recorded on CD.
In later life, Dyson destroyed the manuscripts of a substantial number of works from the period 1900- 1910. In so far as these can be identified from his letters and from programmes, they are listed at Section IX. Timings (where known) are given for works of more than five minutes duration. Additional notes, and cross references, appear in square brackets.
Publishers:
EA (Edward Arnold), N (Novello), OUP (Oxford University Press), S&B (Stainer & Bell), TP (Thames Publishing), JW (Joseph Williams). Others as given

Compiled by Ray Siese (2007)

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