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Secular vocal music, 1919-1959, n.d.

MS. Mus. b.448

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  1. 'The leaning elm' for SATB chorus and orchestra, n.d.; score
Songs for voice and piano and choruses, both accompanied and unaccompanied
  1. 'A collection of songs' for medium, high or low voice and piano: 'A widow bird' (words: Percy Bysshe Shelley), Apr 1919; 'As the moon’s soft splendour' (words: Percy Bysshe Shelley), Apr 1919; 'The blossom' (words: William Blake), Sep 1919; 'The lover’s appeal' (words: Sir Thomas Wyatt), Jan 1921; 'To daffodils' (words: Robert Herrick), Jun 1921; 'To blossoms' (words: Robert Herrick), May 1921; 'To music, to becalm his fever' (words: Robert Herrick), Summer 1921; 'There be none of Beauty’s daughters' (words: Lord Byron), Summer 1921; 'Echoes' (words: Thomas Moore), Summer 1921; 'Time of roses' (words: Thomas Hood), Oct 1921; 'The banks of Mersey' (words: F.G. Davies), Nov 1922; 'When you are old and grey' (words: W.B. Yeats), 1924; 'An old woman of the roads' (words: Pádraic Colum), Spring 1927
  2. Motets for ATB chorus unaccompanied (words: George Herbert): 'Easter', 'A parodie' and 'Discipline', Spring 1945-Jan 1946; score in voice keys with photocopy of a score in standard keys and one extra copy of 'Discipline' in score in standard keys; wrapped in Nov 1945 issue of the Oxford University Gazette
  3. 'Enchantment' for TBarB chorus unaccompanied (words: AE), May 1960; score and parts with a draft score (probably intended for STBarB)
  4. 'The happy phantom': song for voice and piano (words: Arthur F. Bell), Nov 1959; 2 scores (underlined words not in Shields's hand)
  5. 'The heart forgets': song for voice and piano: (words: Irene Cass), 1941; score (not in Shields's hand)
  6. 'How sweet the answer echo makes': song for voice and piano (words: Thomas Moore), n.d.; score
  7. 'I wandered lonely as a cloud' for voices in unison and piano or organ (words: William Wordsworth), May 1944; score and 3 vocal parts
  8. 'Nod': song for voice and piano (words: Walter de la Mare), Summer 1945; score and vocal part (neither in Shields's hand)
  9. 'Notturno': song for voice and piano (words: A. Bernardi), n.d.; score
  10. 'An old woman of the roads': song for voice and piano (words: Pádraic Colum), 1927; 2 scores (underlined words in second score not in Shields's hand)
  11. 'When I set out for Lyonesse [sic]' for SATBarB unaccompanied (words: Thomas Hardy), 1934; score
  12. 'A widow bird': song for voice and piano (words: Percy Bysshe Shelley), 25 Apr 1919; score in C minor
  13. 2 songs for voice and piano: ‘A widow bird' (words: Percy Bysshe Shelley), Apr 1919; score in B flat minor [and] 'So we'll go no more a roving' (words: Lord Byron) composed by Maud V. White, n.d.; score
Folk songs with piano accompaniment
  1. [11] 'Tunes from Chappell's Popular music of the olden time arranged for medium voice with pianoforte accompaniment’, 1937 [with, at back, transcriptions of 3 works by German composers]; score for voice and piano with words. Words to one song, 'The wandering virgin', also written as text on a separate sheet (inserted).
  2. 'Song accompaniments … 1938-1948', mainly traditional Irish and Spanish; in score for voice and piano, with words. Words to 'Song of the fig-tree grove', also written as text in Spanish with English translation and words to 'O gwrandaw, y beraidd fwyalchen' ('Dear blackbird, I'll list why thou singest') written as text in Welsh only; all on separate leaves
  3. 'Old songs accompanied', mainly Scottish and Irish, n.d.; score for voice and piano with inserts of printed and manuscript words of some of the songs
  4. 'The Duke of Marlborough', n.d.; score for voice and piano, with words written as text


  • 1919-1959, n.d.


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MS. Mus. b.448

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