Music for Orchestra

Adam Zero 1946
Ballet in one scene Publisher: Novello Duration: 40-45 mins
Instrumentation: 2+2 2+1 2 (and ten.sax) 2, 4 2 3 1, timp,4 perc (2 sd, td, cym, tri, glock, xyl: 2 metal bars, tub.bells, vibra, sl.bells, tamb, cowbells, gong, temple block, wind machine), harp, piano, celeste, strings
     
Concert Suite Publisher: Novello Duration: 18 mins
Instrumentation: Same as ballet but without ten. sax, metal bars, tamb, tri, dance band percussion
For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music
     
Birthday greeting to Her Majesty 1955
Publisher: Manucript Duration: 1:42 mins
Instrumentation: 2 2+1 2 2, 4 3 3 1, timp, perc (sd, td, bd, cym, glock, xyl), hp, org, strings (doubling unchecked)
     
Bliss: One Step 1923
Publisher: Manuscript Duration: 3 mins
Instrumentation: 2+1 1 2 2, 2 2 0 0, 2 perc (sd, td, bd, cym, tri), hp, strings (doubling unchecked)
For original piano version visit Piano Music
     
Checkmate 1937
Complete ballet Publisher: Novello Duration: 44-50 mins
Instrumentation: 2d+1 2d1 2 2, 4 2 3 0, 2 perc (sd, td, bd, cym, tri, glock, xyl, tam-tam, bell, cast, tamb), hp, strings
     
Concert Suite Publisher: Novello Duration: 35 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 2d1 2 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, 2 perc (sd, bd, cym, xyl, tam-tam, bell), harp, strings
For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music
     
A Colour Symphony 1921-2 (rev.1932)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes Duration: 30 mins
Instrumentation: 3d1 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp(2), cym, harp(2), strings
     
Concerto for Cello 1970
Publisher: Novello Duration: 26 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 1 2 2, 2 2 0 0, timp, harp, celeste, strings
     
Concerto for piano, tenor, strings and percussion 1920 (rev. 1923)
Publisher: Goodwin and Tabb (believed destroyed WW 2 Duration: unknown
Instrumentation: perc (sd, bd, xyl), strings
Concerto for piano and orchestra in B flat (arr. two pianos) 1938
Publisher: Novello Duration: 35-37:25 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1
     
Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (Concerto for piano, tenor, strings and perc. written) 1924
Original rewritten version (1924) destroyed by composer
     
Revised version (1925-29) Publisher: OUP (h) Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation2+1 2+1 2 2, 4 3 3 1, timp (2 players), 3 perc, strings
     
Final version (1950) Publisher: OUP (h) Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation2d1 2d1 2 2, 4 3 3 0, timp, 2 perc (sd, bd, cym, glock, xyl), strings (3rd trpt ad lib - cued in horns
     
arr. two pianos (3 hands)(1968) Publisher: OUP (h) Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation2+1 2 2 2, 4 3 3 0, timp, 2 perc (sd, bd, cym, glock, xyl), strings (vcs and dbs cued in places): (doubling unchecked)
     
Concerto for violin and orchestra 1955
Publisher: Novello Duration: 40 mins (optional cut of 3 mins)
Instrumentation: 2d1 1 2 2, 3 2 3 0, timp, perc (bd, cym), harp, strings
     
Conquest of the air 1937
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation: 2d2 2 2 2, 4 2 3 1, timp, 3 perc (sd, 2 cym, tri), cel, hp, strings {1 perc alone is required in all mvts with 2nd and 3rd players in the March}
For music from film visit Music for film and radio
     
Discourse for orchestra 1957 (recomp.1965)
Publisher: Novello Duration: 19 mins
Instrumentation: 3d2 2+1 2 2+1, 4 3 3 0, timp, 2 perc (sd, bd, cym, glock, xyl, gong), harp, strings
     
Edinburgh 1956
Publisher: Novello Duration: 10 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 2 2(in A) 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, 3 perc (sd, bd, cym, tamb, gong), harp, strings
     
Fanfare Prelude for orchestra 'Macclesfield' 1966
Publisher: Novello Duration: 2 mins
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, cym), strings
     
Fire dance (Sinding arr. Bliss) 1921
Publisher: unpublished, location unknown Duration: unknown
Instrumentation: orchestra details unknown
     
Hymn to Apollo 1926 (rev.1965)
Original version (1926) Publisher: Universal Edition (withdrawn) Duration: unknown
Instrumentation: 3 1+1 2 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, 2 perc (bd, tub.bells, 2 players of 6 kettle drums), harp, celeste, strings
     
Revised version (1965) Publisher: Universal Edition Duration: 10 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 1+1 2 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, 2 perc (bd, cym, tub. bells), cel, hp, strings
     
Introduction and Allegro 1926 (rev.1937)
Publisher: (Univeral Edition 1937):Boosey and Hawkes 1951 Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation: (original version) 2+1 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp, 2 perc (sd, xyl, glock, gong), harp, strings
     
March in homage in honour of a Great man 1965
Publisher: Novello (h) Duration: 4:15 mins
Instrumentation: 2d2 2 2 2. 4 2 3 1, timp, 4 perc (2 sd of different pitch muffles, bd, cym), strings
For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music: For arr. military band visit Brass and Military Band Music
     
March: The Phoenix-Homage to France 1945
Publisher: Novello Duration: 6 mins
Instrumentation: 1+1 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp, 3 perc (sd, bd, cym, tub. bells), strings
     
Meditations on a theme by John Blow 1955
Publisher: Novello Duration: 30 mins
Instrumentation: 3d3 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp, 4 perc (sd, td, bd, cym, glock, xyl(4 octaves), gong, tub.bells, sheep bells), harp, celeste, strings
     
Melee Fantastique 1921 (rev.1937 and 1965)
Publisher: (Curwen 1924):Faber Duration: 11.5-12 mins
Instrumentation: 2+1 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp, 3 perc (sd, bd, cym, glock, xyl, gong, tamb), strings
     
Men of two worlds 1935
Concert Item: Baraza Publisher: Novello (2 pf)td> Duration: 8 mins
Instrumentation: 1+1 1 2 2, 2 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, td, xyl), strings
For incidental music from film visit Music for film and radio
     
Metamorphic Variations 1972
Publisher: Novello Duration: 40 mins (35 mins with cut)
Instrumentation: 3d2 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp, 4 perc (sd, td, bd, small timbales[F# and G], cym[clashed, susp, 'sizzle' and unstrapped on timp], tub.bells, tam-tam, glock, xyl, vib), harp, celeste, strings
     
Miracle in the Gorbals 1944
Ballet in one scene Publisher: Novello Duration: 35 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 2d1 2d1 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, bd, cym, tri, glock, xyl, tam-tam, tub.bells, tom-tom), harp, strings and a ship's hooter
     
Concert Suite Publisher: Novello Duration: 20 mins
Instrumentation: 2d2 2d1 2+1(+bass cl.?) 2, 4 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, xyl, tam-tam, tub.bells, tom-tom), harp, strings, ship's hooter
For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music
     
Music for Strings 1935
Publisher: Novello Duration: 23 mins
Instrumentation: String orchestra
     
Polonaise (orch. from Suite for piano, 1925) 1925
Publisher: Manuscript Duration: 4 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 2 2 2, 4 2 3 1, timp, perc (bd, cym, gong), piano, strings
     
Processional 1953
Publisher: Novello Duration: 8 mins
Instrumentation: 3 2 2+1, 4 3 3 1, timp, 3 perc (cym, glock, military drum), org, strings
     
Pyanepsion (final mvt of Colour Symphony) 1922
Publisher: Curwen Duration: 7:30 mins
Instrumentation: 3d1 2+1 2+1 2+1, 4 3 3 1, 6timp (2 players), perc (sd, gong), 1or 2 hps, strings
     
Royal Palace Music (music for the television feature, The Royal Palace of Britain: Suite) 1966
Publisher: Chappell Duration: 5 mins
Instrumentation: 2+1 1 2 1, 2 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, cym, gong, wood block, tub. bells), hp, strings (doubling unchecked)
For arr. concert band visit Brass and Military Band: For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music
     
Salute to the RAF 1956
Publisher: Manuscript Duration: 40 secs
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2, 4 2 3 1, timp, 2 perc (sd, cym), strings
     
Set of Act and Dances (Purcell arr. Bliss) 1921
Publisher: Curwen/Faber Duration: 7:56 mins
Instrumentation: string orchestra
     
Things to come 1934-5
Concert Suite Publisher: Novello Duration: 17 mins
Instrumentation: 2+2 2+1 2 2, 4 3 3 1, timp, 2 perc (sd, td, bd, cym, tri), harp, strings
For film score visit Music for film and radio: For brass, military excerpts visit Brass and Military Band Music: For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music
     
Two contrasts for orchestra (mvts 2+3 of String 4tet no. 2) 1972
Publisher: Novello Duration: 10:37 mins
Instrumentation: string orchestra: upper parts as in 4tet, db added by composer)
     
Two studies for orchestra 1920
Publisher: Novello Duration: 11.5 mins
Instrumentation: 2+1 2+1 3+1 3+1, 4 2 3 1, timp, 2 perc (sd, bd, glock, tri, xyl), harp, celeste, strings
     
Twone, the House of Felicity 1944
Publisher: location unknown Duration: unknown
Instrumentation: small orchestra
     
Welcome the Queen 1954
Original version Publisher: Chappell (h) Duration: 5 mins
Instrumentation: 2d1 1 2 1+1, 2 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, bd, cym), strings
Published version Publisher: Chappell (h) Duration: 5 mins
Instrumentation: 2+1 1 2 1, 2 2 3 0, timp, perc (sd, bd, cym), strings (doubling unchecked)
For arr. piano solo visit Piano Music: For arr. brass, military band visit Brass and Military Band Music