PRESIDENT: SIR ANDREW DAVIS CBE
ON WENLOCK EDGE
1942. A cycle of six songs for tenor with string quartet and piano accompaniment. Settings from ‘A Shropshire Lad’ by A.E. Housman.
For two violins, two violas & cello.
SONGS OF TRAVEL
Song cycle of nine songs originally written for baritone with poems selected from Robert Louis Stevenson’s work of the same name.
STRING QUARTET NO 1 IN C MINOR
‘Andantino’. Published in 1908, after Vaughan Williams’s study with Maurice Ravel.
STRING QUARTET NO 2 IN A MINOR (FOR JEAN ON HER BIRTHDAY)
‘Allegro appassionato’. Written in 1942 and dedicated to Jean Stewart.
SIX STUDIES IN ENGLISH FOLK SONG
1926. For violoncello and pianoforte.
Dedicated to May Mukle.
VIOLIN SONATA IN A MINOR
First played at a BBC studio broadcast on the composer’s eighty-second birthday, October 12, 1954. Three movements. Dedicated to Frederick Grinke.
PIANO QUINTET IN C MINOR
For violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. One of the ‘Early Works’ composed before his studies with Ravel and which was withdrawn.