Authors of texts of lost vocal works

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C. R. Barber

Two scenas [bar, pno or orch] (1918†)

[1 work]


Fred G. Bowles

[a minor poet active in the period of the First World War (Malcolm MacDonald)]

I know, and you! [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)
The twilight house [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)

[2 works]


Portrait of Thomas Campbell by Sir Thomas Lawrence c1810

Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)

[Scottish poet, chiefly of sentimental poetry (Wikipedia)]

The soldier’s dream [orch; or voices, orch] (1908-09†)

[1 work]


Gerald Cumberland [pseudonym of Charles Frederick Kenyon] (1879-1926)

[journalist, author, and poet; contemporary of Havergal Brian]

The maiden and the flower garden [children’s operetta] [voices, piano] (1914†) children's operetta
The vision of Cleopatra Op.15 [cantata (Tragic poem)] [SMAT soli, chors, orch] (1907†) full score lost; orchestrated by John Pickard 2015/2016 – 40´

[2 works]


William Drummond of Hawthornden, portrait by Abraham van Blijenberch, 1612

William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)

[Scottish poet (Wikipedia)]

Sonnet: my lute [song] [voice, piano] (1919†)

[1 work]


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 69, portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1828

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)

[German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath (Wikipedia)]

Wanderer’s night song [song] trans Morley [voice, piano] (?1895-96†)

[1 work]


John Edward Gunby Hadath [pseudonyms: John Mowbray, Shepherd Pearson] (1871–1954)

[English journalist, author of books for boys about public school life and wartime adventure, writer of stories for periodicals]

At candlelight [song] [voice, piano] (?1926†)
Song of betrothal [song] [voice, piano] (?1926†)
Today and tomorrow [song] [voice, piano] (?1895-96†)
Without you [song] [voice, piano] (?1926†)
[title unknown] [song] [voice, piano] (?1895-96†)

[5 works]


A painting of Heine by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim

Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)

[German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic (Wikipedia)]

Pilgrimage to Kevlaar [ballad] trans Todhunter [chor, orch] (1913†)

[1 work]


Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

[English poet (Wikipedia)]

Choral pieces for female voices and orchestra »Go, happy rose« [SSAA, orch] (1912†)
Go, happy rose [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)

[2 works]


Ben Jonson, portrait by Abraham Blyenberch, c1617

Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

[English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor (Wikipedia)]

A gypsy song [song] [SSAA] (1914†)
Hymn to Diana [song] [voice, piano] (1919†)

[2 works]


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, photogravure from photograph by Hanstaingl, after portrait by Kramer

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)

[American poet, translator, and educator (Wikipedia)]

Carmilhan Op.14 [soli, chor, orch] (1906†)
I shot an arrow [song] [voice, piano] (?1895-96†)

[2 works]


Samuel Rogers, from a painting by Frank Stone, c1845

Samuel Rogers (1763–1855)

[English poet, banker, and art collector (Wikipedia)]

Mine be a cot beside the hill [song] [SA, piano] (1925†)

[1 work]


Sir Walter Scott, portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

[Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet (Wikipedia)]

[title unknown] [work for chorus and orchestra] [chor, orch] (1908-09†)

[1 work]


Percy Bysshe Shelley by Alfred Clint, after Amelia Curran, and Edward Ellerker Williams, 1819

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

[English Romantic poet (Wikipedia)]

Music, when soft voices die [song] [voice, piano] (1919†)
On a poet’s lips I slept [song] [voice, piano] (1919†)
Prometheus unbound [lyric drama; 2 acts] parts 1 and 2 set complete [25 soli, 4 chors, orch] (1937-44†)

[3 works]


Cast of a bust of Sophocles

Sophocles (c497BC–c406BC)

[ancient Greek tragedian (Wikipedia)]

Oedipus Coloneus [opera] trans Sir George Young (1967†) unfinished, prob destroyed

[1 work]


John Millington Synge

Edmund John Millington Synge (1871-1909)

[Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore (Wikipedia)]

Dierdre of the Sorrows [opera] (?1947†) unfinished, destroyed

[1 work]


F. Taylor

Far from thee [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)

[1 work]


John Webster (c1580–c1634)

[English Jacobean dramatist (Wikipedia)]

Call for the robin redbreast [song] [voice, piano] (1919†)

[1 work]


religious sources

By the waters of Babylon Op.11 Psalm 137 [bar, SATB chor, orch] (1905†) rev 1909 – 25´
Let God arise Psalm 68 [soli, chor, orch] (?1906-07†)
Requiem excerpts from New Testament and Hymns Ancient and Modern [bar, chor, orch] (c.1899†)

[3 works]


traditional

Hie upon hielands [trad. ballad] [male voices] (1914†)

[1 work]


author unknown

Anthem [choir] (?1896†)
Canadian boat song [song] [voice, piano] (c.1892†)
The curate and the mulberry-tree [song] [partsong] (1914†)
The knight’s leap [song] [partsong] (1914†)
Love’s remorse [song] [partsong?] (1914†)
Marching along [song] [male voices] (1914†)
The poet’s dream [song] [voice, piano] (1919†)
Prelude [sop, dble chor] (?1933†)
A proposal [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)
Robin redbreast [song] [unison, piano] (1914†)
Stars of destiny [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)
The sweetest dream [song] [partsong] (1914†)
Sympathy [song] [partsong] (1914†)
Twilight Op.13d/2 [song] poss. Longfellow [SATB] (1906†)
Where shadows flee [song] [voice, piano] (c.1922-23†)
Will you buy any rope? [song] [partsong] (1914†)
A wish [song] [2 voices, piano] (1919†)
[title unknown] [song] prob. Cumberland [tenor, piano] (1906†)

[18 works]