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1920

April morn : 4 little pieces for piano
1. The lost lamb -- 2. April showers -- 3. Bluebells -- 4. Violets.
Dedication "To Peter" i.e. Olive Alwyn, Alwyn's first wife.
Published: London: Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of music, c1924-1926.
Also published in More Romantic pieces for piano, book 3 / ed. Lionel Salter. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, c1990.
Recorded by Ashley Wass on William Alwyn piano music 1. Naxos 8.570359. Recorded at St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, 23-25 August 2006. For further details see Naxos
Location of manuscript unknown. Archive has a review from the May 1936 issue of The music teacher MS/Alwyn/1/8/47.
 

Barcarolle for piano.
Signed at end "W.A. Smith". Undated. Written in the early 20s or in the last half of the previous decade, certainly before June 1925 when Alwyn changed his name by deed poll from William Alwyn Smith to William Alwyn.
Archive has manuscript MS/Alwyn/1/3P/4
 

Boys of Wexford : for violin and piano
Arranged from a traditional Irish tune
Published in School examinations, violin, elementary division, 1928 : London : Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, c1927.
Also published in Violin exams, Grade 2, List B03 : Manchester : Forsyths, c1980.
Location of manuscript unknown.
 

Two Irish pieces for piano
1. From the countryside -- 2. Paddy, the fiddler
Dedication "To Peter" i.e. Olive Alwyn, Alwyn's first wife.
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1926,Oxford piano series ; no. 64
Recorded by Ashley Wass on William Alwyn piano music 2. Naxos 8.570464. Recorded at Crear studios, Lochgilphead, Argyll, 30th June-2nd July 2007
For further details see Naxos
Location of manuscript unknown