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William Alwyn Archive

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Aphrodite in Aulis
Eclogue for small orchestra after George Moore - see Google Books
1000/2000/strings
Recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones on Naxos, 8.570144. Recorded in the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 19-22 January 2006. For further details see Naxos
Autograph score is at the Royal Academy of Music, London (MS.584)
 

My silks and fine array
For voice and piano
Words by William Blake
Archive has autograph score in ink. Signed and dated "Red Sea, May 19th" (probably 1932 - at start of journey to Australia)
MS.Alwyn.1.4.46
 

Five pieces
For piano
1. Con moto -- 2. Allegretto -- 3. Andante semplice -- 4. Allegretto (Nude) -- 5. Allegro ritmico
Dedication "To my wife"
Archive has autograph manuscript in ink, signed and dated "London, February-March, 1932". A further page has "Nude : Contes Barbares" crossed through, and marked "Allegretto, flowing". This is dated "February 14th, 1931."
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.21-22
 

Quartets, strings : "En voyage"
String quartet no. 10, first sequence
1. Departure (Adagio e dolente) -- 2. Sea birds (Allegro vivace) -- 3. The lonely waters (Adagio ma non troppo) -- 4. Trade winds (Vivace)
Dedication "To the ship"
(Alwyn was on an examination tour for the Associated Board when he wrote Serenade and the "En voyage" quartet)
Archive has autograph manuscript score in ink. Signed and dated at end "R.M.S. Rangitiki, Pacific Ocean, December 1932." Also has parts in copyist's hand, reviews, and correspondence relating to the examination tour.
MS.Alwyn.1.3S.25-26 (Score and parts)
MS.Alwyn.1.8.18, MS.Alwyn.1.8.107.1-9 (Reviews)
MS.Alwyn.1.12H.11, MS.Alwyn.1.10A.1-53 (Correspondence)
 

Serenade
For orchestra[?]
1. Prelude -- 2. Bacchanale -- 3. Air -- 4. Finale
Archive has autograph piano reduction, dated Brisbane, 26th June - 4th July 1932. (Alwyn was on an examination tour for the Associated Board when he wrote Serenade and the "En voyage" quartet)
MS.Alwyn.1.2.42 (Piano reduction)
MS.Alwyn.1.12H.11, MS.Alwyn.1.10A.1-53 (Correspondence)
 

Thousand and one nights
For voice, flute, cor anglais and cello.
1. Splendour (from The Adventures of Hassan of Bassova) -- 2. The Slave’s Song (from The Tale of the Strange Khalifat) -- 3. Fragment (from The Tale of the Yellow Youth) -- 4. Song of the Indian lute (from The Tale of Young Nur and the Warrior Girl) -- 5. Epilogue (from The Tale of Young Nur and the Warrior Girl)
Dedication: "To Allen C. Lewis"
Archive has autograph score in ink, signed and dated. Sydney, NSW, August 27-September 1932
MS.Alwyn.1.4.48