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William Alwyn Archive

1913-1919 - click on Musical works to navigate around Alwyn's music


1913

Sparkling cascades : for piccolo.
Manuscript lost. Work is mentioned several times in autobiographical material. John Dressler (see William Alwyn : catalogue of works) suggests that it may be the same work as Woodland voices, op. 1

1915

Notebook of short pieces.
12 short works, instrumentation usually unspecified. Each work is carefully given an opus no. by the young Alwyn. Woodland voices is signed : "...piccolo solo composed by William Smith, age 10, Op. 1"
Ms.Alwyn.1.6.35

1918

Purcell manuscript music book.
5 short works dedicated to Alwyn's father, William James Smith. No medium specified
MS.Alwyn.1.6.36

1919

Manuscript music book. Graceful dance, Romance in C-sharp minor : for flute and piano, Trio for 2 violins and violoncello.
Cover is annotated "William Alwyn Smith, November 20, 1919, age 14"
MS.Alwyn.1.6.37

Sonata - dated 24 December 1919
MS.Alwyn.1.6.38