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William Alwyn Archive

1931 - click on Musical works to navigate around Alwyn's music


 

Album leaf
For piano
1. Allegretto grazioso -- 2. Slowish
Archive has autograph pencil score, signed and dated at end "London, November 8, 1931"
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.1
 

Caravans
For piano
1. Up with the lark -- 2. Farewell to Spring -- 3. Caravans
Archive has autograph manuscript in ink, signed and dated "London, September 1931". Also has a second copy of Farewell to Spring and pencil sketches for Caravans
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.8
 

Two country pieces
For two flutes and piano
1. Meadow Grass -- 2. The Dewy Morn
Archive has autograph manuscript score in ink. Signed and dated at end "London, June 24, 1931"
MS.Alwyn.1.3I.1
 

Cuckoo
For voice and piano
Words by Gerard Manley-Hopkins
First line: "Repeat that, repeat cuckoo bird"
Archive has autograph sketches in pencil, and autograph score in ink
MS.Alwyn.1.4.2 and MS.Alwyn.1.4.3
 

Don Juan aux enfers
For voice and piano
Words by Baudelaire
First line "Quand Don Juan descendit vers l'onde souterraine."
Archive has autograph manuscript in pencil
MS.Alwyn.1.5.1
 

Three easy pieces for flute and piano
Published : London : Joseph Williams, 1931
Location of manuscript unknown
 

Fedelma
This is probably the same work as King of the Mists
Location of manuscript unknown
Ballet with choreography by Ninette de Valois. First performed at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, 14 February 1931.
 

Funeral rite for the death of an artist
For piano
Archive has autograph manuscript in ink
Signed and dated "July 10, 1931"
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.23
 

Heaven-Haven
For voice and piano
Words by Gerard Manley-Hopkins
First line : I have desired to go where springs not fail
Archive has autograph sketches in pencil, autograph score in ink
MS.Alwyn.1.4.8 and MS.Alwyn.1.4.9
 

Two intermezzi
For two pianos
1. Intermezzo in C Major (Andantino e semplice) -- 2. Intermezzo in A Major (Slow and steady)
Dedication. "For Vivien Langrish"
Archive has autograph score in ink. Signed and dated at end "London, January 10, 1931," and a photocopy of the piano primo part. Ruth Harte (Mrs. Vivien Langrish) has an ink copy of the score.
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.26-27
 

King of the Mists)
See Fedelma above
 

Lament of the tall tree
For voice, violin and piano
Lyrics by the composer
First line "Why was I born to weep in Autumn?"
Archive has autograph sketches and score.
MS.Alwyn.1.4.15 and MS.Alwyn.1.4.16
 

Music unheard
For voice and piano
Words by Walter de la Mare
First line "Sweet sounds begone"
Archive has autograph score in ink. Leaf 4 has faint pencil sketches for 2 unrelated and unidentified works
MS.Alwyn.1.4.30
 

Pipe
For voice and piano
Words by Baudelaire
First line "Je suis la pipe d'un auteur"
Archive has sketches in pencil
MS.Alwyn.1.4.33
 

Quartets, strings, D minor
(String quartet no. 8, first sequence)
1. Adagio molto e tranquillo -- 2. Adagio ma non troppo -- 3. Poco piu mosso -- 4. Allegro -- Adagio (Tempo di movimento primo)-- Allegro
Archive has autograph score in ink, signed. Dated at end "London, April 3, 1931"
MS.Alwyn.1.3S.23
 

Quartets, strings, C major
(String quartet no. 9, first sequence)
In one movement
Archive has autograph score in ink, signed. Dated at end "London Aug. 22, 1931"
MS.Alwyn.1.3S.24
 

Spring morning
For piano
1. The Whistle-Pipe Man -- 2. Gathering Primroses -- 3. Dog Days
Dedications : 1. For Nicholas (i.e. Nicholas Alwyn) -- 2. For Dinah -- 3. For Bran
Archive has autograph score in ink, signed and dated "April 1931"
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.67
 

Weather vane
For piano
1. The weather prophet -- 2. The West wind -- 3. From the East -- 4. The Sunny South -- 5. The North Wind doth blow
Archive has autograph manuscript score in ink. Signed and dated "London, June 20, 1931—45 Midholm"
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.71
 

Wood magic
For voice, violin and piano
Lyrics by the composer
First line "The quiet woods that with the day's first flush"
Archive has autograph sketches and score. Sketches are in ink, score is in ink with later amendments in blue biro
MS.Alwyn.1.4.51 and MS.Alwyn.1.4.52