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William Alwyn Archive

1936 - click on Musical works to navigate around Alwyn's music


 

All day long
Three easy pieces for violin and piano
All day long -- Winter dusk -- Afternoon on the river
Archive has autograph manuscript in ink, signed and dated "London, January 1936"
MS.Alwyn.1.3V.8
 

Seven Irish tunes
Suite for orchestra
This is not the same work as Seven Irish tunes for string quartet, composed in 1923 (see Alwyn 1923 compositions. Although it is likely that some of the movements were adapted from the earlier work
1. The Little Red Lark -- 2. Country Tune -- 3. The Maiden Ray -- 4. Reel -- 5. The Gentle Maiden -- 6. The Sign -- 7. Jig
Location of manuscript unknown. Archive has complete set of parts in copyist's hand in ink. MS.Alwyn.1.3S.45
 

Moonlight
Chorus for unison voices and piano
Words by the composer
First line : The flowers sleep in the forest
Archive has autograph score and sketches in ink
MS.Alwyn.1.4.28 (Sketches) and MS.Alwyn.1.4.29 (Score)
 

Four pieces for violin and piano
1. One Sunday morning -- 2. Along the road -- 3. A happy evening -- 4. When the wind blows
First two movements only were published in Preliminary examination (violin), 1937, London : Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1936
Location of manuscript unknown
Archive has review. MS.Alwyn.1.8.99
 

String quartet no. 13 (first sequence)
1. Adagio e marcato -- 2. Allegro molto e vivace
Archive has autograph score in ink, signed and dated "November 1936"
MS.Alwyn.1.3S.31
 

Queen of Sheba
Incidental music for small orchestra
Location of manuscript unknown
 

Rainbow
Chorus for unison voices and piano
Words by the composer
First line : The sun is softly peering
Archive has autograph score and sketches in ink. Sketches also include unrelated sketches for 2 unidentified piano pieces
MS.Alwyn.1.4.37 (Sketches) and MS.Alwyn.1.4.38 (Score)
 

River
Chorus for unison voices and piano
Words by the composer
First line : The river is flowing
Archive has autograph score in ink
MS.Alwyn.1.4.39
 

Scenes from old London
Five pieces for piano
1. The steeple clock -- 2. Gossip in the Market Place -- 3. The street singer -- 4. The lavender seller -- 5. Post haste
Post haste was published in Two pieces for piano, London : Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1937
Archive has autograph score in ink, signed and dated "London, August 1936"
MS.Alwyn.1.3P.57
 

Spanish scene
Incidental music for small orchestra
Location of manuscript unknown
 

Tragic interlude
For small orchestra
Horns, timpani, strings
Recorded by the City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox on Chandos CHAN 9065. Recorded in St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London, NW11 on the 13-14 June 1991. For further information see Chandos
Tragic interlude was also recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones on William Alwyn Orchestral music. Recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool on the 19-20th and 22nd January, 2006. For further details see Naxos
Archive has autograph score in ink, bound, signed and dated "London November/December 1936." This includes conductor's markings in blue pencil. Archive also has set of parts in ink, and reviews
MS.Alwyn.1.2.61 (Score), MS.Alwyn.1.2.62 (Parts), MS.Alwyn.1.8.136.1-10 (Reviews)