Moeran's Unpublished Works

 

Juvenilia

String Quartet [key unknown] MSS destroyed

String Quartet [key unknown] MSS destroyed

String Quartet [key unknown] MSS destroyed

Sonata for Cello and piano : duration: 60 minutes. MSS destroyed

Dates of composition: probably 1911-12

First performances : Uppingham School, by Moeran’s own Quartet. School Summer concerts.

* Note: Moeran would most likely have been the pianist in the Sonata which received its first performance in July 1912, his final term.


Unpublished works

Dance for piano

Date of composition: May 1913 (ms. inscribed ‘Bacton’)

Whereabouts of ms : Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia. VCA 9

First performance : 13 October 1994, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, YOUNG-CHOON PARK (piano)


Fields at Harvest for piano

Date of composition: December 23rd 1913 (ms.in pencil)

Whereabouts of ms : Victorian College of Arts,

Melbourne, Australia. VCA 11

First performance : 13 October 1994, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, YOUNG-CHOON PARK (piano)


4 Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’ (Housman) for baritone and piano

(a) ‘Westward, On The High-Hilled Plains’

(b) ‘When I Came Last To Ludlow’

(c) ‘This Time Of Year, A Twelve Month Past’

(d) ‘Far In A Western Brookland’

Date of composition: ‘Midsummer 1916’

Whereabouts of ms : Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia. VCA 12

Unperformed. [(d)reworked and published separately by Winthrop Rogers in 1926]


Overture for full orchestra

Date of composition : unknown, but probably around 1924.

12 pages in pencil short score/single line in places, but with indications for orchestration.

(middle section contains material later used in the Symphony in G minor)

Whereabouts of ms : The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia VCA 16

First performance : orchestrated by Rodney Newton 1994 as ‘Overture To A Festival’. The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 1994/The Orchestra of St.John’s, Smith Square, London conducted by John Lubbock.


Maltworms (with Peter Warlock) Baritone solo, male voice chorus and brass band. words by Bishop Still.

Date of composition : Eynsford, February 1926

Dedication : A.H. McDarrell

Whereabouts of ms : British Library, London ADD MS 52911

Full Score.

First performance : unknown, possibly Shoreham, Kent.


‘Rores Montium’ (‘Whisky, Drink Divine’)

Baritone solo, male voices and piano.

Words by Joseph O’Leary (1798-1845)

Date of composition : unknown. mss 3 pages in ink.

Dedication : Arnold Dowbiggin

Whereabouts of ms : The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia VCA 20

Unperformed.


Farrago suite for orchestra

Date of composition : 1932. mss full score 37 pages.

Dedication : D.B.Wyndham Lewis

Whereabouts of ms : The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia VCA 34

*Note: VCA also has a second score in Moeran’s hand, 31 pages complete, catalogued as VCA 35
VCA 108 has a complete set of orchestral parts for the above; all parts in ms.
[BBC has set of orchestral parts from 1994 broadcast]

First performance : 21 April 1933 on the BBC National

Programme, the BBC Orchestra (Section C) conductor:Julian Clifford


Intermezzo for orchestra VCA 39

Date of composition : 1932. mss full score 11 pages

* Note: This movement called ‘Prelude’ in FARRAGO and ‘Intermezzo’ in the 1948 SERENADE in G. Deleted from the latter before publication.[restored 1995]


Rigadoon for orchestra VCA 18

Date of composition : 1932. mss full score 7 pages

* Note: This movement is part of FARRAGO and was used in SERENADE in G. Farrago suite for piano (4 hands) VCA 10

Date of composition : Summer, 1932 mss 25 pages.

Whereabouts of ms : The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia.

Unperformed.

* Note: This was probably the first version of FARRAGO, as Moeran mentions to a friend that ‘it started life as a 4 hands piano suite’.A programme note for the first Promenade Concert performance on September 6th 1934 states: ‘The Minuet was originally not intended to be anything more than a piano duet; it was composed in the first place for a friend and neighbour with whom Moeran plays four-handed music on the pianoforte.’


Fanfare for Red Army Day

Date of composition : 1944

Whereabouts of ms : unknown

First performance : The Royal Albert Hall, February 3rd 1944 conducted by Malcolm Sargent.


If There Be Any Gods’ for voice and piano.

poem by Seamus O’Sullivan

Date of composition : 1943 or 1944

Whereabouts of ms : In private possession ms. has 3 pages in pencil

UNPERFORMED.


SYMPHONY NO.2 in E flat major for full orchestra VCA 25

Date of composition : ms of first page has ‘11.2.48’ other sketches may be from 1949,1950

17 pages of mss.in short score, pencil, 527 bars with some indications for orchestration.

Incomplete: pages 1-6 are in an organized sequence,7-14 are more sketchy within what seems to be a ‘first draft’, 14-17 return to a more complete layout.The music breaks off abruptly hereafter.

Additionally: 8 sides of sketches for different scoring,fragments of a second subject, parts of the middle section pp.7-14, and a ‘motto’ theme which seems to have been intended as a unifying idea for the symphony.

Whereabouts of ms : The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia.


Projected Works

Movement for string orchestra

‘Denny Island’ - scherzo for orchestra

‘The Oyle of Barley’

‘Symphonic Scena’ poem by Niall O’Leary Curtis

music to be based on final section of piano piece ‘The White Mountain’

 

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List of Works

Juvenalia
Dance
Fields at Harvest
4 Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’
Overture
Maltworms
Rores Montium
Farrago Suite
Intermezzo
Rigadoon
Fanfare for Red Army Day If There Be Any Gods
Symphony No 2
Projected works