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Arthur Bliss Archive

List of Works: Chronological Order

1910
May Zeeh (B4) (piano)
Suite (B6) (piano)

1912
Intermezzo (piano)
1913
Valses fantastiques (piano)

1914
Quartets ,strings, op. 4, A major (B10)
Sonatas, violin, piano (B12)
Tis time I think by Wenlock Town (voice, piano)

1915
Quartets, piano, strings, op. 5, A minor (B13)
The Hammers (voice, piano)

1916
Fugue for String Quartet
Pieces {2} (clarinet, piano)
The Tramps (voice, piano)

1918
Madam Noy (voice, ensemble)

1919
As you like it (incidental music)
Quintets,piano, strings
Rhapsody (soprano, tenor, ensemble)

1920
Concerto for piano, tenor, strings, perc.
Conversations (chamber music)
Nursery rhymes (soprano, ensemble)
Rout (soprano, ensemble)
Studies {2} (orchestra)

1921
A colour symphony (orchestral)
Fanfare for a political address
Fire dance (Christian Sinding) (arr. orchestra)
Mêlée fantasque (orchestral ballet)
Romantic songs {3} (voice, piano)
Set of Act tunes and dances (Henry Purcell) (arr. String Orchestra)
The Tempest (tenor, bass, orchestra)

1922
Pyanepsion (last mvt, A colour symphony)

1923
Ballads of the Four Seasons (voice, piano)
Bliss: One step (orchestra)
Concertos, piano, tenor, strings, perc. revised
Quartet, strings (B41)
Songs {3} (voice, piano)
Three Jolly Gentlemen (voice, piano)
Twone, the house of felicity (orchestra)
When I was one and twenty (voice, piano)
Women of Yueh (soprano, orchestra)

1924
Concerto, 2 pianos and orchestra
King Solomon (incidental music, instrumentation unknown)
Masks (4 pieces for piano)
The Fallow deer at the lonely house (voice, piano)

1925
At the window (voice, piano)
Interludes {2} (piano)
Polonaise (orchestra)
Rich or poor (voice, piano)
Suite (piano) (B49)
Toccata (piano)

1926
A child's prayer (voice, piano)
Hymn to Apollo (orchestral)
Introduction and Allegro (orchestra)

1927
Allegro, string quartet (incomplete)
Four Songs (voice, violin, piano)
Quintet for oboe and strings
The Rout Trot (piano)
Study (piano)

1928
Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (chorus and orchestra)

1929
Serenade (baritone, orchestra)

1930
Fanfare for Heroes
Morning Heroes (chorus and orchestra)

1931
Narcissus and Echo

1932
A Colour Symphony, revised
Das alte jahr vergangen ist (J.S. Bach) (arr. piano)
Quintet for clarinet & strings
Simples (voice, piano)

1933
Sonata for viola & piano

1934
Things to come (orchestral)

1935
Dominion greetings (fanfare)
Music for Strings
Three jubilant and three solemn fanfares

1936
Kenilworth (brass, military band)

1937
Checkmate (orchestral and arr.piano)
Conquest of the air (orchestral)
Introduction and Allegro, revised
Melee Fantastique, revised

1938
Concerto, piano, orchestra: B flat major
Fanfare for a dignified occasion

1940
American poems {2} and {7} (voice, piano)
Karen's piece (piano)

1941
Quartet, strings, no.1, B flat major (B80)

1943
Auvergnat (medium voice, piano)

1944
Birthday fanfare for Sir Henry Wood
Caesar and Cleopatra (orchestral)
March, the phoenix - homage to France
Miracle in the Gorbals (orchestral and arr.piano solo)
Peace fanfare for children
Your questions answered (orchestral)

1945
Men of two worlds (chorus and orchestra - for film)
Presence au combat (film)

1946
Adam Zero (orchestral and arr. piano)
Memorial Concert (orchestral)

1948
The Olymipians

1949
Christopher Columbus (orchestral)
Summer day's dream (violin, oboe)

1950
Heritage of Britain (orchestral signature tunes for BBC radio)
Quartets, strings, no.2 (B96)

1951
The Enchantress (contralto voice and orchestra)

1952
The Beggar's Opera (orchestral)
Sonatas, piano

1953
Aubade for Cornonation morning (chorus, unaccomp.)
Processional (orchestral march)
The Beggar's opera, revised

1954
Elegaic Sonnet ( tenor, ensemble)
A Salute to painting (fanfare)
Songs of welcome
(chorus and orchestra>
War in the air (orchestral)
Welcome the Queen (orchestral march)

1955
A Birthday greeting for Her Majesty (orchestral)
Concerto, violin, orchestra
Meditations on a theme by John Blow

1956
ABC Television (signature and interval music)
First guards (brass, military band)
Seek the Lord (chorus, unaccomp.)
Service of the order of the Bath (fanfare)
Seven waves away (orchestral)

1957
Discorse for orchestra (orchestral)

1958
The Lady of Shallot (also known as The Towers) (orchestral, also arr. piano solo)

1959
Birthday songs for a Royal child (chorus, unaccomp.)

1960
Age of Kings (orchestral)
Chorales from the St. John Passion - Bach (arr. fro brass)
Fanfare for preceding the National Anthem
Let the people sing (two fanfares)
Music for the wedding of Princess Margaret (published in: Royal Fanfares and Interludes)
Salute to the Royal Society
Stand up and bless the lord your God (chorus, unaccomp.)
Tobias and the angel (opera)

1961
The Beatitudes (chorus and orchestra)
Greetings to a city (fanfare)
Toast to the Royal household (chamber music)

1962
Call to adventure (brass, military band)
Gala fanfare
Mary of Magdala (chorus and orchestra)

1963
The Belmont Variations (brass, military band)
Cradle song of a newborn child (chorus, unaccomp.)
Golden Cantata (fanfare)
High Sheriff's fanfare
A Knot of Riddles (voice, ensemble)
Music for the wedding of Princess Alexandra (published in: Royal Fanfares and Interludes)

1964
Fanfare, homage to Shakespere

1965
Ceremonial prelude (orchestral)
Discourse for orchestra, revised (orchestral)
Edinburgh (orchestral)
Fanfare for the Commonwealth Arts Festival
Hymn to Apollo, revised
Linburn Air (brass, military band)
March in homage of a great man (orchestral also arr. piano solo and organ solo)
Melee fantastique, revised
O give thanks unto the Lord (chorus, unaccomp.)
Royal palace music (orchestral)
The Right of the line (fanfare)

1967
Fanfare for the Lord Major of London
He is the way (tune: Santa Barbara) (chorus, unaccomp.)
Songs for girls and boys {3} (chorus, unaccomp.)
Sweet day, so cool (tune: Pen Selwood) (chorus, unaccomp.)

1968
A Prayer to the Infant Jesus (chorus, unaccomp.)
Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? (chorus, unaccomp.)
One, two, buckle my shoe (chorus, unaccomp.)
Salute to Lehigh University (brass, military band)

1969
Angels of the mind (soprano, piano)
God save the Queen, arr. (chorus and orchestra)
Miniature Scherzo (piano)
Prince of Wales investiture music (fanfare)

1970
Christ is alive! let Christians sing (tune: Mortlake) (chorus, unaccomp.)
Concerto, cello, orchestra
Fun and Games (piano duet)
Music for a prince (instrumental)
Sailing or Flying (voice, piano)
Tulips (voice, piano)

1971
Birthday greetings to the Croydon Symphony Orchestra (fanfare)
Play a penta (chamber music)
Praeludium (organ)
Two Ballads (female voices, orchestra)

1972
Concertos {2}, string orchestra
Metamorphic variations (orchestral)
Ode for Sir William Walton (chorus, unaccomp.)
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (chorus, unaccomp.)
Put thou thy trust in the Lord (chorus, unaccomp.)
Two Contrasts for String Orchestra

1973
Fanfare for a coming of Age
Fanfare for the National Fund for Crippling Diseases
Mar Portuguese (chorus, unaccomp.)
Music for the wedding of Princess Anne (fanfare)

1974
Prelude for brass, percussion, piccolo and double bass (Lancaster-prelude) (fanfare)
Shield of Faith (chorus, unaccomp.)
Sing, mortals! (chorus, unaccomp.)

1975
Spirit of the age (orchestral)
A Wedding Suite (piano)