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1930s

By the farmyard gate : 4 pieces for piano
Concertos, piano, no. 1
Contes barbares : for piano
2 folk tunes arranged for cello and piano
Haze of noon : for piano
Hunter's moon : 3 pieces for piano
The marriage of Heaven and Hell
Midsummer night : suite for piano
Orchard : six pieces for piano
Over the stile and back again : for piano
Songs of innocence : for voice and piano or string quartet. Words by William Blake
Valse semplice : "Echoes" : for piano
Wooden walls : suite of sea pieces for piano

1930

From Ireland : 7 traditional tunes for the piano
Gamest toast : for piano
I'll make my love a breast of glass : for piano
Mayday : for piano
Nana : for piano
Riding : for voice and piano
1931

Album leaf : for piano
Caravans : for piano
Two country pieces : for two flutes and piano
Cuckoo : for voice and piano, words by Gerard Manley-Hopkins
Don Juan aux enfers : for voice and piano, words by Baudelaire
Three easy pieces for flute and piano
Fedelma
Funeral rite for the death of an artist
Heaven-Haven : for voice and piano, words by Gerard Manley-Hopkins
Two intermezzi for two pianos
King of the Mists see Fedelma
Lament of the tall tree : for voice, violin and piano, lyrics by the composer
Music unheard : for voice and piano, words by Walter de la Mare
Pipe : for voice and piano, words by Baudelaire
Quartets, strings, D minor (String quartet no. 8, first sequence)
Quartets, strings, C major (String quartet no. 9, first sequence)
Spring morning : for piano
Weather vane : for piano
Wood magic : for voice, violin and piano, lyrics by the composer
1932

Aphrodite in Aulis
My silks and fine array, for voice and piano. Words by William Blake
Five pieces for piano (Con moto -- Allegretto -- Andante semplice -- Allegretto (Nude) -- Allegro ritmico)
Quartets, strings : "En voyage" (String quartet no. 10, first sequence)
Serenade
Thousand and one nights
1933

English Overture : the innumerable dance : for orchestra
Innumerable dance see English Overture
Three Irish tunes for piano
Seven negro spirituals : for piano
Over the stile and home again
Pomegranates : for voice and piano, with words by Roy Campbell
Quartets, strings, B minor (String quartet no. 11, first sequence)
Sleeping Beauty
Sonatina for piano and orchestra (later adapted to become the oboe sonata)
Sonatina for violin and piano
Songs of experience : for voice and piano or string quartet, with words by William Blake
Two Irish pieces for string quartet
1934

Sonata for oboe and piano
With rue my heart is laden : for voice and piano, words by A.E. Housman
1935

Cradle songs of the Panditaris : for piano
Fionnula's song : for voice and piano, words by Fiona Macleod
French suite
Three negro spirituals : for cello & piano
Quartets, strings, D minor "Fantasia" (String quartet no. 12, first sequence)
Suite for small orchestra
Sweeney Agonistes
1936

All day long : 3 easy pieces for violin and piano (All day long -- Winter dusk -- Afternoon on the river
Seven Irish tunes : suite for small orchestra
Moonlight : for unison voices and piano, words by the composer
Four pieces for violin and piano (One Sunday morning -- Along the road -- A happy evening -- When the wind blows)
Quartets, strings (String quartet no. 13, first sequence)
Queen of Sheba
Rainbow : for unison voices and piano, words by the composer
River : for unison voices and piano, words by the composer
Scenes from Old London : 5 pieces for piano
Spanish scene
Suma Genji
Tragic interlude
1937

Air outpost
Animal kingdom : series title music
Bath : Of all the gay places
Butterflies
Care of the young see Zoo babies
Conquest of the air
Free to roam : or, Whipsnade freedom
Future's in the air
Harlequin's child
Lifeboats
Monkey into man
Mountain scenes : suite for cello and piano
Two Russian folk tunes arranged for flute quartet
Whipsnade freedom see Free to roam
Zoo babies : or Care of the young
1938

Animals looking at you see The zoo and you
Behind the scenes [at the zoo]
Birth of the year : or Spring at the zoo
Fingers and thumbs
Harvest home : suite for piano
Two Irish folksongs arranged for cello quartet
March of the little folk
Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Mites and monsters
New worlds for old
Novelette for string quartet
Overture to a masque : for orchestra
Panache
Rhapsody : for piano quartet
Spring at the zoo see Birth of the year
The zoo and you
Zoo comedy see The zoo and you
1939

Aerial Milestones seeWings over Empire
Ballade for viola and piano
Concerto for violin and orchestra
Divertimento for solo flute
Irish suite for string quartet
Little book of pieces for Rachel and Jonathan
Movement for string trio
Night thoughts : for piano
Pastoral fantasia for viola and string orchestra
Roads across Britain
Sonata impromptu : for violin and viola Sonata quasi fantasia see Sonata impromptu
These children are safe
Wings over Empire
Wings over the Empire see Wings over Empire