|Two Pensive Songs
for High Voice and Piano
|Date of composition||June/August 1951|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||High Voice and Piano|
|Words||Carey Blyton & Donald R. Hills|
|First performance||18th October 1951|
|First performance information||Donald Solly (tenor) and Carey Blyton (piano) at Beckenham Grammar School|
|Notes||Songs are: 1. Two Stolen Roses (Carey Blyton); 2. Come, Night (Donald R. Hills)|
They were all written when he was only nineteen, and are remarkable productions for such early work.
—Michael Pilkington, Singing
…had unity in inspiration, sensitivity to the poems set, and certainty of execution.
—Beckenham Journal, 4th July 1952