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Scores of Music by Gurney
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With occasional annotations
 Notes
20 Favourite Songs: Voice & Piano.  Contents: All Night under the Moon, The Apple Orchard, Black Stitchel, Bread and Cherries, Brown is my Love, The Cloths of Heaven, Desire in Spring, Down by the Salley Gardens, An Epitaph, Even such is Time, The Fields are Full, I Praise the Tender Flower, Most Holy Night, A Piper, The Scribe, Severn Meadows, The Singer, Snow, To Violets, and Walking Song. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. [To purchase in the U.S.A., Email Oxford; order via Oxford Web site; call 1-800-451-7556, or fax 1-919-677-1303]
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Carol of the Skiddaw Yowes. Words by Ernest Casson. London: Boosey and Hawkes, [1920].
 
Eleven Gurney Songs. Contents: On your midnight pallet, Cock-Crow, Sowing, Since thou, O fondest and truest; Come, O come my life’s delight; The Bonnie Earl of Murray; The County Mayo; West Sussex Drinking Song; Captain Stratton’s Fancy; Edward, Edward; and Star-Talk. London: Thames Publishing, 1998. [Distributed by: William Elkin Music Services, Station Road Industrial Estate, Salhouse, NORWICH, NR13 6NS, United Kingdom. Email:  sales@elkinmusic.demon.co.uk. To purchase in the U.S.A., write to: Timothy Sloan c/o Elkin Music International Inc. 16 Northeast 4th Street Suite 140 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; or phone: 1-800-367-3554; fax: 954-522-3609; order via Elkin Web site www.elkinmusic.co.uk; or Email Timothy Sloan.]
A Fifth Volume of Ten Songs. Ed. Michael Hurd. Contents: By a Bierside, Desire in Spring, Severn Meadows, Song of Ciabhan (The Isle of Peace), The Apple Orchard, The Cloths of Heaven, The Fields are Full, The Night of Trafalgar, The Twa Corbies, and Walking Song. London: Oxford University Press Music Department, 1979.

A First Volume of Ten Songs. Contents: The Singer, The Latmian Shepherd, Black Stitchel, Down by the Salley Gardens, All Night under the Moon, Nine of the Clock, You are my Sky, Ha’nacker Mill, When Death to Either shall Come, and Cathleen ni Houlihan. London: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Five Elizabethan Songs for Voice and Piano. Contents: Orpheus, Tears, Under the Greenwood Tree, Sleep, and Spring. London: Boosey and Hawkes,  1920.
 
Five Preludes. London: Winthrop Rogers, 1921. Prelude in F# major and Prelude in Db appear in Boosey & Hawkes 20th Century Piano Collection, 1900-1945 (ISMN: M060107573, with works by Quilter, Benjamin, Delius, and Bridge) and are available from Boosey & Hawkes in the score collection or by download ( 1.99 each prelude).

 

A Fourth Volume of Ten Songs. Contents: Even such is Time, Brown is my Love, Love Shakes my Soul, Most Holy Night, To Violets, On the Downs, A Piper, A Cradle Song, The Fiddler of Dooney, and In Flanders. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959.

Lights Out. On poems by Edward Thomas. Contents: The Penny Whistle, Scents, Bright Clouds, Lights Out, Will you come?, and The Trumpet. London: Stainer and Bell, 1926.
 
Ludlow and Teme: A Song-Cycle to Poems of A. E. Housman: for Baritone [sic?] and Piano. Contents: When Smoke stood up from Ludlow, Far in a Western Brookland, ‘Tis Time, I think, Ludlow Fair, On the Idle Hill of Summer, When I was One and Twenty, and The Lent Lily. London: Stainer and Bell, 1982. Stainer & Bell
 

 

Ludlow and Teme: Song-Cycle for Tenor Voice, String Quartet and Pianoforte, Words by A. E. Housman, Music by Ivor Gurney. Carnegie Collection of British Music. Contents: When Smoke stood up from Ludlow, Far in a Western Brookland, ‘Tis Time, I think, Ludlow Fair, On the Idle Hill of Summer, When I was One and Twenty, and The Lent Lily. London: Stainer and Bell Limited, 1923. [String Quartet version is no longer in print, but Stainer & Bell can supply an authorised photocopy.  To purchase, write to: Caroline Holloway, Archives / Stainer & Bell Ltd / 23 Gruneisen Road / London, England N3 1DZ; or phone: 44 020 8343 3303; fax: 44 020 8343 3024; or Email Caroline Holloway.]

Ridout, Alan, ed. The Singer’s Collection. For High Voice and Piano. 2 vols. Contents: vol. 1, Nine of the Clock, Hawk and Buckle; vol. 2,  Down by the Salley Gardens, and Bread and Cherries. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk: K. Mayhew, 1992.

A Second Volume of Ten Songs. Contents: The Scribe, The Boat is Chafing, Bread and Cherries, An Epitaph, Blaweary, A Sword, The Folly of being Comforted, Hawk and Buckle, Last Hours, and Epitaph in Old Mode. London: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Seven Sappho Songs, for Soprano and Piano: Poems by Bliss Carman, Music by Ivor Gurney. Edited and Introduced by Richard Carder, with a note on the poet by Michael Hurd.  Contents: Soft was the wind, I shall be ever maiden, The Apple Orchard, Hesperus, Love shakes my soul, The Quiet Mist, and Lonely Night. London: Thames Publishing, 2000. [Distributed by: William Elkin Music Services, Station Road Industrial Estate, Salhouse, NORWICH, NR13 6NS, United Kingdom. Email:  sales@elkinmusic.demon.co.uk. To purchase in the U.S.A., write to: Timothy Sloan c/o Elkin Music International Inc. 16 Northeast 4th Street Suite 140 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; or phone: 1-800-367-3554; fax: 954-522-3609; order via Elkin Web site www.elkinmusic.co.uk; or Email Timothy Sloan.]

Severn Meadows. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1928.

Sleep. Songs with Piano [Series]. Winthrop Rogers Edition.  London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1920.

A Third Volume of Ten Songs. Contents: Shepherd’s Song, The Happy Tree, The Cherry Trees, I shall ever be Maiden, Ploughman Singing, I Praise the Tender Flower, Snow, Thou didst Delight my Eyes, The Ship, and Goodnight to the Meadow. London: Oxford University Press, 1952.

Two Pieces for Violin & Piano: 1. The Apple Orchard. 2. Scherzo. London: Oxford University Press, 1940.

The Western Playland (and of Sorrow): A Song-Cycle for Baritone Voice, String Quartet and Pianoforte, to Poems by A. E. Housman. Carnegie collection of British music. Contents: Reveille, Loveliest of Trees, Golden Friends, Twice a Week, The Aspens, Is my Team Ploughing, The Far Country, and March. London: Stainer & Bell, 1926. Stainer & Bell

The Western Playland (and of Sorrow): A Song-Cycle to Poems of A. E. Housman by Ivor Gurney for Baritone and Piano. Introduction by Michael Pilkington. Contents: Reveille, Loveliest of Trees, Golden Friends, Twice a Week, The Aspens, Is my Team Ploughing, The Far Country, and March. London: Stainer & Bell, 1982. Stainer & Bell
 
 
 


Notes: For a more complete bibliography of Gurney materials and further details on these scores, articles and dissertations, please consult Thornton and Walter’s Ivor Gurney: Towards a Bibliography. Next to some of the above entries are Links to Distributors who may be able to supply copies for purchase.  Listing of Distributors does not constitute endorsement.
 
 


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