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Early works for various media, 1949-[1955?], n.d.

MS. Mus. b. 506

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  1. ASJ early works, 1-2 (in one notebook). 1, Two pieces for violin and piano; 2, Piece for piano; beginning of never completed 'Introduction and Allegro' for strings. Scores in ink and pencil, n.d.
  2. ASJ early works, 3. Song cycle for chorus and piano: 'Spring's welcome' (incomplete), 'Aubade', 'Song on a May morning', 'The lark ascending' (incomplete); with harmony exercises and 'Sonatine for violin' and fourth movement of 'Miniature suite' (no. 5 below). Scores in ink and pencil, n.d. Inserted here is an additional copy of 'Spring's welcome' and two different copies of 'Aubade', all three in ink, the latter dated 1949, rev. 1952.
  3. ASJ early works, 4-5 (in one notebook). 4, Nocturne for strings, piano and percussion; incomplete setting of 'O Thou the Central Orb' for SATB choir and organ; 5. Miniature suite for string orchestra; piano reduction of the last movement of Varèse's Octandre. Scores in ink and pencil, n.d.
  4. ASJ early works, 5-7 (in one notebook). 5, Miniature suite for string orchestra; 6, Sonatina for piano; 7, Rhapsody for piano, with a sketch for 'Requiescat' (part of no. 8 below). Scores in pencil, [1950].
  5. ASJ early works, 8. Requiescat (words, M. Arnold) and Requiem (words, R.L. Stevenson) for Alto solo and piano. Score in pencil, n.d.
  6. ASJ early works, 9. 'Kubla Khan', suite for orchestra; each part is headed with lines from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Score in ink, n.d.
  7. ASJ early works, 10. Concerto for piano and orchestra. Score in pencil, 26 Aug 1950.
  8. ASJ early works, 11. Mass for small orchestra, chorus and organ. Score in pencil, n.d.
  9. ASJ early works, 12-13 (in one notebook). 12, Variations for piano; 13, Spanish dances for piano. Copy in pencil, n.d.
  10. ASJ early works, 14. 'The fairies dancing' for orchestra (incomplete). Score in ink, n.d.
  11. ASJ early works, 15. Short orchestral piece. Score in ink with teacher's markings, n.d.
  12. ASJ early works, 16-17 (in one notebook). Harmony exercises; 'Air and variations'; transcription of a plainchant for the service of Compline; 16, Song from 'Prometheus unbound' for voice and piano (words, P. Bysshe-Shelley); 17, Two short pieces for string quartet. Scores in ink and pencil, [c 1955?].
  13. ASJ early works, 18-21 (in one notebook). 18, 'Fond lover cease your woeful sighs', song for Baritone solo and piano (words, Clifford Bax), in two versions with an incomplete [unnumbered] Prelude for piano in-between them; Piano reduction of Stravinsky's Mass; 19. Three short pieces for 2 pianos (Gloria, Credo, Hosanna) with First Piano part on a separate sheet, on which there is also a madrigal 'Leave now mine eyes' (no. 21 below) and an incomplete piano piece; 20, 'It's me O Lord', spiritual for Countertenor or Alto solo and SATB choir. Scores in ink and pencil, [1950s?].
  14. ASJ early works, 21. 'Leave now mine eyes', madrigal for double SATB choir. Score in ink, n.d.
  15. ASJ early works, 22. 'I saw eternity the other night' for unaccompanied SATB choir (words, Henry Vaughan), with a sketch for 'Windflower' (no. 3 of the main catalogue). Scores in ink and pencil, [1952-1953?].


  • 1949-[1955?], n.d.


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MS. Mus. b. 506

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