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William Alwyn Archive

1928-29 - click on Musical works to navigate around Alwyn's music


1928

Ad infinitum : a satire for orchestra
Orchestration : 3(picc)2+ca.2+bcl.2+cbsn/4331/timp.perc.xyl/harp.cel/str.
Archive has bound manuscript score, holograph in ink, dated "London, May 25th 1929." Final page features a quote in Alwyn's hand from "The life of the insects" by the brothers Capek, the original quotation comes from "On poetry: a rhapsody" by Jonathan Swift.
Piano score, holograph in ink, with a sketch in cubist style on front cover by Alwyn, dated "London, Nov 1928."
MS/Alwyn/1/2/1 and MS/Alwyn/1/2/69
 

Cricketty mill : for piano
Dedication "To Peter on her birthday September 27, 1928." A further cover page gives the dedication as "For Hugo Anson"
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
Ruth Harte has manuscript score
Archive has sketches, holograph in ink, dated by "September 27, 1928", and a photocopy of the revised version (as held by Ruth Harte) dated "London, March 1935," also correspondence from Hugo Foss of Oxford University Press. Cricketty mill was originally paired with Green hills, Green hills received a favourable response from OUP, Cricketty mill less so. MS/Alwyn/1/3P/12-13
 

Green hills : for piano
Dedication "To Peter on her birthday September 27, 1928". A further cover page gives the dedication as "For Hugo Anson"
Published : London : Oxford University Press, c1936 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
Ruth Harte has manuscript score (?)
Archive has sketches, holograph in ink, dated by Mary Alwyn "September 27, 1928", MS/Alwyn/1/3P/79
Also correspondence from Hugo Foss of Oxford University Press. Green hills was originally paired with Cricketty Mill , Green hills received a favourable response from OUP, Cricketty Mill (which was considered too difficult) less so.
There are also a number of reviews of Green hills MS/Alwyn/1/8/70/1-7
 

Phantasy trio : for violin, viola and violoncello
Dedication "To Peter"
Archive has manuscript score, holograph in ink, dated London: April 14, 1928—45 Midholm.
MS/Alwyn/1/3S/5
 

Sinfonietta for string quartet in C major
In one movement
Dedication "To Peter"
Archive has rough sketches, holograph in pencil. Also contains further rough sketches for unrelated unidentified works on the last 2 pages.
Dated at end of work "London : For Peter, with all my love on the 7th Sept. 1928."
MS/Alwyn/1/3S/49
 

Wind and the rain : for piano
Archive has manuscript score, holograph in ink, on back of Green Hills
MS/Alwyn/1/3P/79
1929

Broken tryst
See Tryst
 

Quartets, strings, A minor
(String quartet no. 7, first sequence)
Archive has manuscript score, holograph in ink, dated "London, December 1929", and parts in copyist's hand in ink.
MS/Alwyn/1/3S/21-22
 

Tryst (ballet)
Also known as The broken tryst
Solo ballet, choreographed and performed by Ninette de Valois
Manuscript lost