Extant songs ordered by type

Shortcuts: • Unaccompanied partsongs • Accompanied partsongs • Solo songs

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Unaccompanied partsongs

1903 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Op.5 [song] Shakespeare Sonnet 18 (pub 1609) [SATB] (1903†) 1982 – Sain Records 1977 SATB
1905 Stars of a summer night Op.1 [song] Longfellow [SSAATTBB] (1905†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SSAATTBB
1906 Come o’er the sea [song] Moore [SATB] (1906†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SATB
In a fairy boat [rondel] Weller [SSAA] (1906†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SSAA
Lullaby of an infant chief [song] Scott [SATB] (1906†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SATB
Soul star [song] Bantock (orig Philip Marston - lost) [SATB] (1906†) SATB
Tell me, thou soul of her I love Op.13d/1 [song] Thomson [SATB] (1906†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SATB
1908 Fairies’ song [song] Cumberland (orig. Philip Marston - lost) [SSAA] (1908†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SSAA
1910 Daybreak [song] Longfellow [SATB] (1910†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SATB
?1910s/20s Tell me, where is fancy bred [song] Shakespeare from The Merchant of Venice [SSAA] (?1910s/20s) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SSAA
1914 Clown’s song [song] Shakespeare from Twelfth night (c1600), Act 5, scene 1 ‘When that I was and a little tiny boy’ [partsong] (1914†) partsong
He was a rat [song] anon [SATB] (1914†) SATB
Legend of Altenahr [song] author unknown [male voices] (1914†) male voices
Meg Merrilies [song] Keats Old Meg she was a gypsy [male voices] (1914†) male voices
The owl [song] author unknown [female voices] (1914†) female voices
Sands of Dee [Sands o’ Dee] Kingsley [mixed voices] (1914†) mixed voices
Ye spotted snakes [song] Shakespeare [SSAA] (1914†) SSAA
1915 O mistress mine [song] Shakespeare [partsong] (1915†) partsong
1918 The phantom wooer [song] Beddoes [SATB] (1918†) SATB
1919 Absence [song] anon [SSAA] (1919†) SSAA
Ah! County guy! [serenade] Scott [equal voices] (1919†) equal voices
Fear no more the heat of the sun [song] Shakespeare [SATB] (1919†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SATB
It was a lover and his lass [song] Shakespeare [SSA] (1919†) SSA
Under the greenwood tree [song] Shakespeare [SSA] (1919†) SSA
1924 O happiness, celestial fair [choral canon] Hannah More [SATB] (1924†) SATB
Shall I then be spared? [choral canon] Hannah More [SATB] (1924†) SATB
Sweet solitude [choral canon] Hannah More [SATB] (1924†) SATB
Vital spark of heavenly flame [choral canon] Pope [SSAA] (1924†) SSAA
1925 Blow, blow thou winter wind [song] Shakespeare from As You Like It [SATB] (1925†) 1982 – Sain Records SATB
1937-44 Chorus [from Prometheus unbound Chorus from Act I] [song] Shelley [unaccompanied] (1937-44†) unaccompanied

Accompanied partsongs

1914 And will he not come again? [song] Shakespeare [SSAA, piano] (1914†) SSAA, piano
The blossom in C major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano
A child’s prayer [song] Betham-Edwards [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
The chimney sweeper in G major - E flat [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 3´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics unison or solo, piano – 3´
The dream [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
The echoing green [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
The fly in C major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 1´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 1´
Goodbye to summer [song] Allingham [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
Grace for a child in C major [‘… a two-part easy school song’ - HB] Herrick Noble numbers (1647) no 95 Another grace for a child [SA, piano] (1914†) – 1´ 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SA, piano – 1´
If I had but two little wings [song] Coleridge [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
Infant joy [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
The lamb [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
Laughing song [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
The little black boy in A minor - A major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 4´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 4´
The little boy found [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
The little boy lost [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
Little white lily [song] MacDonald [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
The moon [song] Cumberland [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
The mountain and the squirrel [song] Emerson Fable [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) for children – 2´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 2´
Pastoral: the shepherd [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
Piping down the valleys wild in C major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 2´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics unison or solo, piano – 2´
The river [song] Cumberland [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
A song of willow [song] Shakespeare [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
Spring – sound the flute [song] Blake [SA, piano] (1914†) SA, piano
Spring – sound the flute [song] Blake [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
Summer has come, little children in D major [song] Cumberland [SA, piano] (1914†) – 2´ SA, piano – 2´
Violets [song] Herrick [SSA, piano] (1914†) SSA, piano
What does little birdie say? [song] Tennyson from Sea dreams (1860) [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 1´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 1´
1915 The fairy palace [song] Drayton [SSA, piano] (1915†) SSA, piano
1919 Fair pledges of a fruitful tree [song] Herrick [SA, piano] (1919†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SA, piano
Pack clouds away [song] Heywood [SSA, piano] (1919†) SSA, piano
Spring, the sweet spring [song] Nash [SA, piano] (1919†) SA, piano
To daffodils [song] Herrick [SA, piano] (1919†) SA, piano
1921 Full fathom five [song] Shakespeare [SSAA, piano] (1921†) 1975 – Havergal Brian 13 Part Songs – British Music Society Environs SSAA, piano
1925 Come away, death [song] Shakespeare [TbarB, piano] (1925†) TbarB, piano
1937-44 Three semichoruses [from Prometheus unbound Act II scene 2] [song] Shelley [1,3 unacc; 2 acc fl, hp] (1937-44†) – 15´ 1,3 unacc; 2 acc fl, hp – 15´

Solo songs

?1904-06 Sorrow song Op.6 [song] Samuel Daniel [alto or bar, pno] (?1904-06†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics alto or bar, pno
The message Op.6 [song] Donne [alto or bar, pno] (?1904-06†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics alto or bar, pno
Farewell Op.6 [song] Bishop Heber [alto or bar, pno] (?1904-06†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics alto or bar, pno
1906 Soliloquy upon a dead child [song] Cumberland [sop or ten, pno] (1906†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records sop or ten, pno
Little sleeper [from Soliloquy upon a dead child] Op.13a [song] Hafiz trans Richard le Galliene [sop or ten, pno] (1906†) rev 1972 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records sop or ten, pno
Day and night Op.13b [song] Cumberland [tenor, piano] (1906†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records tenor, piano
When I lie ill Op.13b [song] Cumberland [tenor, piano] (1906†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records tenor, piano
If I could speak Op.13b [song] Cumberland [tenor, piano] (1906†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records tenor, piano
A faery song Op.13c [song] Yeats [mezzo, piano] (1906†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records mezzo, piano
1910 Why dost thou wound and break my heart? [song] Herrick [tenor, piano] (1910†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics tenor, piano
The mad maid’s song [song] Herrick [mezzo, pno or orch] (1910†) orch score lost 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records mezzo, pno or orch
The night piece [song] Herrick [tenor, pno or orch] (1910†) orch score lost 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records tenor, pno or orch
1914 The blossom in C major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano
The chimney sweeper in G major - E flat [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 3´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics unison or solo, piano – 3´
The fly in C major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 1´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 1´
The little black boy in A minor - A major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 4´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 4´
The lost doll [song] Kingsley [voice, piano] (1914†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records voice, piano
The mountain and the squirrel [song] Emerson Fable [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) for children – 2´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 2´
Piping down the valleys wild in C major [song] Blake from Songs of Innocence and Experience [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 2´ 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics unison or solo, piano – 2´
What does little birdie say? [song] Tennyson from Sea dreams (1860) [unison or solo, piano] (1914†) – 1´ 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records unison or solo, piano – 1´
1918 Love is a merry game [song] Temple Keble [voice, piano] (1918†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
On parting [song] Temple Keble [voice, piano] (1918†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
When the sun goes down [song] Temple Keble [voice, piano] (1918†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records voice, piano
1918-19 The defiled sanctuary [song] Blake from posthumous Miscellaneous Poems and Fragments [medium voice, piano] (1918-19†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics medium voice, piano
Lady Ellayne [song] Temple Keble [medium voice, piano] (1918-19†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics medium voice, piano
Renunciation [song] Temple Keble [medium voice, piano] (1918-19†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics medium voice, piano
1919 The birds [song] Blake [alto or bar, pno] (1919†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva alto or bar, pno
Care-charmer sleep [song] Samuel Daniel [voice, piano] (1919†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
The land of dreams [song] Blake from posthumous Miscellaneous Poems and Fragments [voice, piano] (1919†) 2012 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 2 – Stone Records 1997 – Havergal Brian: The Complete Piano Music – Athene Minerva 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
When icicles hang by the wall [song] Shakespeare from Love’s Labours Lost [voice, piano] (1919†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
1919-21 Take, O take those lips away [song] Shakespeare from Measure for Measure [voice, piano] (1919-21) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
1920-21 The soul of steel [song] C. M. Masterman [voice, piano] (1920-21) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano
c.1922-23 Since love is dead [song] Bowles [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†) 2011 – The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 – Stone Records 1982 – Havergal Brian: Songs, _Legend_ for violin and piano – Toccata Classics voice, piano