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Date & Opus Title Words Duration More…
1949/1950
Opus 2
Divertissement
for Piano Quartet
info i
Notes: Withdrawn
1951
Opus 5a
Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for String Quartet
info i
Notes: Withdrawn
February 1951
Opus 6
A Leaf on the Water
Song
info i
Notes: Withdrawn
May 1951
Opus 8
Two Waltzes
for Piano
info i
Notes: One waltz reused in Five Diversions for Wind Quintet, op. 1b, the other in Patterns for Piano, op. 31
November 1952
Opus 15a
Symphony in Yellow
for Voice, Clarinet and Harp
Oscar Wilde 4 mins info i
Notes: 
1953
Opus 12b
Elegy
arr. for Viola and String Quartet
info i
Notes: Withdrawn
July 1953 (1–3); January 1954 (4–6)
Opus 16a
Lyrics from the Chinese
Six Songs for High Voice, Oboe and String Trio
trans. Helen Waddell 12 mins info i
Notes: Withdrawn; movements are: 1. Aubade; 2: Drinking Song; 3: Song at Evening; 4: Flower Song; 5: Sacrificial Song; 6: Nocturne
Summer 1953
Opus 17a
Two Beethoven Sonatinas for Piano
arr. for String Trio
info i
Notes: MS and parts may be lost
April/July 1954
Opus 18a
Trio
for Violin, Clarinet and Cello
info i
Notes: Slow movement reused in On Holiday, op. 54
Summer 1954
Opus 19
Brittany Beach
for Piano
2¼ mins info i
Notes: Now in On Holiday, op. 54 (see also op. 18a)
Summer 1954
Opus 20
To the Muses
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
info i
Notes: Withdrawn; winning work, Sir Granville Bantock Prize for Composition, TCM, London
Summer 1954
Opus 21
Sappho
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
info i
Notes: Withdrawn
April/August 1956
Opus 22
The Owl
A setting of a poem by M. J. Hopkins for Voice and Chamber Ensemble
M. J. Hopkins info i
Notes: Withdrawn; music reused in Humoresque op. 30
Spring 1956
Opus 5b
Overture: Fantasia on French Folk Songs
for Full Orchestra
info i
Notes: FTCL ‘thesis’
Summer 1956
Opus 24a
Two Sacred Songs
for Choir (SSA or SAA) and optional Piano
Phineas Fletcher & Anon. 3¾ mins info i
Notes: Songs are: 1. A Litany (Phineas Fletcher); 2. A Lullaby (Anon.); MS
Summer 1956
Opus 26a
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals for unaccompanied Choir (SSA)
Various 6 mins info i
Notes: Songs are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? (Anon.); 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? (William Shakespeare); 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! (John Donne); 4. Love is a sickness full of woes (Samuel Daniel)
Autumn 1956
Opus 26b
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals for Choir (SSA) and optional Piano
Various 6 mins info i
Notes: Songs are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? (Anon.); 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? (William Shakespeare); 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! (John Donne); 4. Love is a sickness full of woes (Samuel Daniel)
April 1956; 1957/1958; April/May 1960
Opus 23a
Lachrymae—In Memoriam John Dowland
for High Voice and String Quartet
Various 15 mins info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Song 1: Madrigal; 3. Interlude I; 4. Song 2: The Moon; 5. Interlude II; 6. Song 3: The Open Door; 7. Interlude III; 8. Song 4: The Sick Rose; 9. Interlude IV; 10. Song 5: Sonnet; 11. Postlude
1960
Opus 29
Tower Hill
arr. for Oboe and Harp
info i
Notes: Used in film [What film?]
October 1962
Opus 33c
The Silly Flea
for Countertenor and Keyboard
attrib. Giles Farnaby 1 minute info i
Notes: 
May/July 1963
Opus 36
Three Welsh Folk Songs
arr. for Voice and Harp (or Piano)
6½ mins info i
Notes: Dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster (baritone) and recorded by him (with Tryphena Partridge, harp) on Onslo LP OCAB-61-63; songs are: 1. Lullaby (Suo-gân); 2. The Plea of the Miller (Tôn Y Melinydd); 3. David of the White Rock (Dafydd Y Gareg Wen)
July 1963
Opus 37
Peasant Dance
for Piano
info i
Notes: Reused in On Holiday, op. 54
August 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Window-dresser
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min info i
Notes: 
August 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Zip
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min info i
Notes: 
December 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Hour-glass
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min info i
Notes: 
December 1963
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Dressmaker’s Dummy
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min info i
Notes: 
April 1964
 
Commercial music
Lux Toilet Soap
Samantha Eggar Relaunch
TV commercial: Lux Soap
½ min info i
Notes: 
1964
Opus 44
Three Canadian Carols
arr. for Voice, Clarinet and Piano
11 mins info i
Notes: Dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster (baritone) and recorded by him (with Nina Walker, piano and Jonathan Steward, clarinet) on Onslo LP OCAB-61-65; first public performance by Robert Ivan Foster at The Questors Theatre, London on 19th December 1964; songs are: 1. The Shepherdess’ Carol (D’où viens-tu, bergère?); 2. The Cherry Tree Carol; 3. The Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonhia)
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Calorie-counter
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Mini-car
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Seaside
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
August 1964
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Market
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
November 1964
 
Film/documentary music
Display to Sell
Instructional film
Tom Scott Robson 7 mins info i
Notes: A short training film
1964/1965
Opus 47a
SchoolThree Animal Songs
for Voice(s) and Piano
Carey Blyton 2 mins info i
Notes: Used in Bananas in Pyjamas; songs are: 1. Sing a Song of Science; 2. Sally the Pig; 3. The Manatee
March 1965
 
Commercial music
Elastoplast
Elastoplastic Art
TV commercial: Elastoplast
½ min info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Minuet for Octet
Period
1½ mins info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Bitonality Blues
Blues
½ min info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Pan and Echo
Pastoral
½ min info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Table for Two
Romantic, warm
½ min info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Gay Abandon
Gay, witty
½ min info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Music Hall Memories
Humorous, rather droll
½ min info i
Notes: 
February/March 1965
 
Library music
Vista for Orchestra
Panoramic
2½ mins info i
Notes: 
September 1965
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Tape Measure
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
September 1965
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Bikini
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
September 1965
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Zipper
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
September 1965
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
Scales
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
½ min info i
Notes: 
November 1965
 
Library music
Action for Orchestra
Gay, lively
3 mins info i
Notes: 
1965/1966
Opus 50
SchoolThree Fishy Tales
for Voices and Piano
Joyce Harris, Carey Blyton & Anon. 2½ mins info i
Notes: The Axolotl now in Bananas in Pyjamas; songs are: 1. Making Whoopee (Joyce Harris); 2. The Axolotl (Carey Blyton); 3. Have a Heart! (Anon.)
February 1966
 
Film/documentary music
Play of the Month
Julie’s Gone
TV play
Michael Winder 11 mins info i
Notes: A black comedy about three men who robbed a mail train and their au pair, Julie, who disappears; music performed by Janet Craxton (oboe, cor anglais) and Valda Aveling (harpsichord)
April 1966
 
Film/documentary music
Low Water
Film documentary
George Thomson 5 mins info i
Notes: A 28-minute social documentary, shot in black and white; awarded 1st Prize, 12th International Short Film Festival, Tours, 1967 (First Entry category)
May 1967
 
Film/documentary music
The Furryfolk on Holiday
Stop-frame animated cartoon film
Elsie B. Mills 3½ mins info i
Notes: A road safety film featuring Tufty Fluffytail, sponsored by Butlin’s Holiday Camps
June 1967
 
Library music
(Lyons’ Harvest Pies)
Scottish Highlands
National, sombre
1¼ mins info i
Notes: This piece is actually The Damaged Bagpipes, the second movement from Three Musical Mishaps, op. 32a; it was used on TV to advertise Lyons’ Harvest Pies in the late 1960s
June 1967
 
Library music
(Lyons’ Harvest Pies)
Scenes at Camelot
Renaissance
1¾ mins info i
Notes: This piece is actually The Three-stringed Fiddle, the first movement from Three Musical Mishaps, op. 32a; it was used on TV to advertise Lyons’ Harvest Pies in the late 1960s
August 1967
 
Commercial music
Nimble Bread
In the Park
TV commercial: Nimble Bread
¼ min info i
Notes: 
November 1967
 
Library music
Bach-Chat for Two Guitars
Off-beat Bach
2 mins info i
Notes: 
August 1968
 
Commercial music
Lyons’ Harvest Pies
Dandelion I
TV commercial: Lyons’ Harvest Pies
¾ min info i
Notes: Made by Natural Breaks Ltd; Dandelion I was awarded a diploma in the 16 Festival International du Film Publicitaire, Cannes 1969 (Television 5A category)
August 1968
 
Commercial music
Lyons’ Harvest Pies
Dandelion II
TV commercial: Lyons’ Harvest Pies
½ min info i
Notes: Made by Natural Breaks Ltd
August 1968
 
Commercial music
Lyons’ Harvest Pies
Butterfly/Feather
TV commercial: Lyons’ Harvest Pies
½ min info i
Notes: Made by Natural Breaks Ltd
September 1968
 
Library music
Blues in the Round
Bach blues
3 mins info i
Notes: 
September 1968
 
Library music
Neurosis
Aggressive
1¾ mins info i
Notes: 
September 1968
 
Library music
Men at Work
Mechanical/Industrial
1¾ mins info i
Notes: 
September 1968
 
Library music
Noises of the Night
Mysterious, mounting tension
1¾ mins info i
Notes: 
September 1968
 
Library music
Harvest
Pastoral
1¾ mins info i
Notes: 
January 1969
 
Film/documentary music
The Goshawk
TV documentary
T. H. White 15 mins info i
Notes: A 50-minute colour film; awarded the Golden Gate award in the 13th San Francisco International Film Festival (Films as Communication category)
February 1969
 
Film/documentary music
The Wednesday Play
It Wasn’t Me
TV play
James Hanley 11½ mins info i
Notes: A sinister, but sad, black comedy about the age-old problem of old age
March 1969
 
Episodic TV music
Andy Pandy
Animated puppet film
1½ mins info i
Notes: Obbligato clarinet part added to existing piano part; for use in opening and closing title sequence in new series
May 1969
 
Film/documentary music
Before the Party
TV play
Ray Lawler 19 mins info i
Notes: Somerset Maugham short story adaptation, first series; received 1970 Drama Series Production Award of the Society of Film and Television Arts
November 1969
 
Film/documentary music
Sherlock Holmes
Animated cartoon film
10 mins info i
Notes: Music for a 6-minute pilot film for a projected series of 13 half-hour animated cartoon films for the American TV networks, with individual musical themes for over a dozen characters; in fact, for various reasons, not even the pilot itself was made
December 1969
 
Episodic TV music
Doctor Who
Doctor Who and the Silurians
TV serial
Malcolm Hulke 30 mins info i
Notes: Serial in seven 25-minute episodes
December 1969
 
Commercial music
Mackintosh’s Quality Street
Theatre
TV commercial: Quality Street
½ min info i
Notes: Made by Illustra Films Ltd
December 1969
 
Commercial music
Mackintosh’s Quality Street
Fashion Show
TV commercial: Quality Street
½ min info i
Notes: Made by Illustra Films Ltd
January 1970
 
Film/documentary music
Footprints in the Jungle
TV play
Robin Chapman 9 mins info i
Notes: Somerset Maugham short story adaptation, second series
February 1970
 
Library music
On the Go (Moto Perpetuo)
Gay, moving
1¾ mins info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind
Complete suite
3¼ mins info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (a) Theme: Something in the Wind
General
½ min info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (b) Variation 1: Waltz
Pensive
½ min info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (c) Variation 2: March
Mechanical
½ min info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (d) Variation 3: Rhapsody
Romantic, warm
½ min info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (e) Variation 4: Humoreske
Humorous
½ min info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (f) Variation 5: Soliloquy
Pastoral
½ min info i
Notes: 
February 1970
 
Library music
Suite: Something in the Wind: (g) Variation 6: Tarantella (Finale)
Heroic, bold
½ min info i
Notes: 
1970
Opus 47b
SchoolThree Beastly Ballads
arr. for Voices (unison) and School Instruments
Carey Blyton info i
Notes: Arrangement of Three Animal Songs, op. 47a
November 1970
 
Film/documentary music
Kites are Flying
Film documentary
Anthony Bomford 10 mins info i
Notes: A 30-minute colour film for theatrical presentation; first shown at the Royal Festival Hall, 13th February 1971
February 1971
 
Commercial music
Birds Eye Florida Orange Juice
The Organist
TV commercial: Birds Eye Orange Juice
½ min info i
Notes: Made by Ridley Scott Associates
1971
Opus 59
SchoolThe Birds of the Air
An Evocation in Three Movements for Orchestra with optional Prepared Piano
10 mins info i
Notes: Written for the Liverpool Schools’ Junior Orchestra; based on Songs of the Birds by Walter Garstang; movements are: 1. Dawn (Sunrise); 2. Day (Morning – Noon – Afternoon); 3. Dusk (Sunset)
1971
(No opus number)
A Ghost from the Past
for Guitar
2½ mins info i
Notes: 
1971
(No opus number)
A Ghost from the Past
for Saxophone Quartet
2½ mins info i
Notes: 
1971
(No opus number)
A Ghost from the Past
for Alto Saxophone and Piano
2½ mins info i
Notes: 
(Date unknown)
Opus 61b
The Mistletoe Bough
Trad. English Carol arr. for Choir, String Orchestra and Percussion
3½ mins info i
Notes: 
December 1971
 
Film/documentary music
Play for Today
The Pigeon-Fancier
TV play
Peter Hankin 4 mins info i
Notes: A somewhat sombre play set in the North of England concerning the retirement of a Nottinghamshire miner and obsessional pigeon-breeder and racer, and his son, a schoolteacher; music performed by Harold Clarke
March 1972
 
Film/documentary music
Aerosols—What? Why? How?
Instructional film
2 mins info i
Notes: A 10-minute colour film made by Duet Films; music played by the London Saxophone Quartet
April 1972
Opus 45b
Pantomime
arr. for Saxophone Quartet
4 mins info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
(Date unknown)
Opus 45c
Pantomime
Three Easy Pieces for Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
4 mins info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
(Date unknown)
Opus 45d
Pantomime
Three Easy Pieces for Two Guitars
4 mins info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
May 1972
 
Film/documentary music
Word Cinema
The Box of Pandora
Feature film
2 hours, 11 mins info i
Notes: Special soundtrack for BBC-tv, transmission of this silent classic using music by Alban Berg, Kurt Weill, the Savoy Orpheans and the Grimesthorpe Colliery Band
July 1972
Opus 26e
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals arranged for Saxophone Quartet
6 mins info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! 4. Love is a sickness full of woes
September 1972
 
Film/documentary music
Web of Life
The Living River
Film documentary
Desmond Hawkins 14 mins info i
Notes: A 30-minute colour film in the BBC-tv/BP Film Unit Co-Production series Web of Life; awarded (a) Gold Camera Award for 1st Place, U.S. Industrial Film Festival, 1973; (b) Certificate of Merit from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1973; and (c) Gold Award for joint 1st Place in Category F, British Sponsored Film Festival, 1973
December 1972
 
Film/documentary music
Flying Birds
Film documentary
8 mins info i
Notes: A 12½-minute colour film for theatrical presentation; first shown at the Royal Festival Hall, 17th February 1973; the music, played by the London Saxophone Quartet, comprises a theme and nine variations depicting the many and varied aspects of bird flight; there is no spoken commentary; filmed by Dr David Urry and Kate Urry
1972
 
Text book
Dr Shinfiddler’s Musical Zoo
A Second Book of Nonsense, illustrated by Tom Barling
info i
Notes: Never published
February 1973
Opus 31b
Patterns
arr. for Saxophone Quartet
5¼ mins info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Waltz (Passacaglia); 2. Pastoral (Chaconne); 3. The Organ-grinder (Ostinato)
February 1973
Opus 67
Fanfara Pian’ e Forte
for Wind and Brass
info i
Notes: Written for Kneller Hall
February 1973
 
Film/documentary music
Capital City
Film documentary
Wilfred Greatorex 8 mins info i
Notes: A 28-minute film in 16mm and 35mm sponsored by the Corporation of the City of London; 35mm version launched at seven major ABC cinemas in London in conjunction with the feature film, The Sting, 17th February 1974, followed by nationwide showing of this double bill
January 1974
 
Episodic TV music
Doctor Who
Death to the Daleks
TV serial
Terry Nation 20 mins info i
Notes: Serial in four 25-minute episodes; parts of the music were treated by the Radiophonic Workshop, including the solo voice, used as the basis for massed choral chant; music played by the London Saxophone Quartet
April 1974
 
Library music
Valse Musette
Parisian, ‘left bank’ evocation
2 mins info i
Notes: 
April 1974
 
Library music
Girl Friday
Quick, rhythmic number with South American flavour
2½ mins info i
Notes: 
1974
Opus 69b
Pianoman
A Music Hall Parody with a Ragtime Chorus
Carey Blyton 2½ mins info i
Notes: Song based on Mock Joplin; written for Cleo Lane and John Dankworth (but apparently never performed by them)
December 1974
Opus 70b
SchoolMusic Workshop
Rainbow Snake
A Cantata for Voices, Saxophone Quartet, Piano and Percussion
Ted Glover info i
Notes: 
January 1975
 
Library music
Commuter Special
Moderate tempo, amusing
2 mins info i
Notes: 
March 1975
 
Episodic TV music
Doctor Who
Revenge of the Cybermen
TV serial
Gerry Davis 26 mins info i
Notes: Serial in four 25-minute episodes; parts of the music were treated by the Radiophonic Workshop
August 1975
Opus 73b
Fanfare for a Congress
for Saxophone Quartet
info i
Notes: Written for the 10th International Aerosol Congress; concert version written for the London Saxophone Quartet
1975
Opus 74
The Return of the Pink Panther
arr. for Saxophone Quartet (or Two Basset Horns and Two Bass Clarinets)
1¾ mins info i
Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet as an encore item
August/September 1976
Opus 76
The Girl from Nogami
Chamber Opera in One Act
Jack Gray info i
Notes: 
November 1976
 
Film/documentary music
Midweek Cinema
The Crowd
Feature film
1 hour, 36 mins info i
Notes: Special soundtrack for BBC-tv, transmission of this classic silent film using music by Charles Ives and popular music of the 1920s played by the California Ramblers
2nd December 1985
Opus 93
A Nursery Song Suite
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
8½ mins info i
Notes: Commissioned by The Scholars for an EMI/Toshiba record
Summer 1988
Opus 35b
SchoolSongs for Juniors 1
Three Food Songs
for Voice(s) and Guitar
Various 3 mins info i
Notes: Guitar transcription for the Edward Lear Commemoration Concerts at the BMIC, Autumn 1988; songs are: 1. Early Bacon (A. Stodart-Walker); 2. Sink Song (J. A. Lindon); 3. Bacon and Eggs (A. P. Herbert)
Summer 1988
Opus 38b
SchoolSongs for Juniors 3
Three Bird Songs
for Voice(s) and Guitar
Carey Blyton & Anon. 3 mins info i
Notes: Guitar transcription for the Edward Lear Commemoration Concerts at the BMIC, Autumn 1988; songs are: 1. The Cormorant (Anon.); 2. The Stork (Carey Blyton); 3. The Elephant (Anon.)
Summer 1988
Opus 40b
SchoolSongs for Juniors 2
Three Insect Songs
for Voice(s) and Guitar
Various 3 mins info i
Notes: Guitar transcription for the Edward Lear Commemoration Concerts at the BMIC, Autumn 1988; songs are: 1. Taking the Veil (Harry Graham); 2. Poor Fly (Anon.); 3. Swat a Life! (Don Marquis)
December 1989
Opus 97
Lilli Marlene
arr. for Children’s Voices (with optional divisi and Descant Recorders), Two Pianos and Side Drum
info i
Notes: Commissioned for the Battle of Britain Arts Festival, 1990
December 1989
Opus 98
Scramble!
Fanfare for Brass (Trumpets, Horns, Trombones, Tuba and optional Timpani)
info i
Notes: Commissioned for the Battle of Britain Arts Festival, 1990
13th September 1991
Opus 28f
Captain Bowsprit’s Blues
for Saxophone Quartet
2 mins info i
Notes: Second movement of Cinque Port; written for the Phoenix Saxophone Quartet in thanks for their work on the CD, Carey Blyton Miniatures: The Return of Bulgy Gogo
1993
(No opus number)
Two Pieces
for Mandolin and Harp
info i
Notes: Written for the Pleasant Pluckers (later renamed Duo Mandala): Alison Stephens, mandolin and Lauren Scott, harp; movements are: 1. Harvest; 2. Blues in the Round
1994–1995
 
Episodic TV music
The Doggy Tales of Arnold
Arnold and the Acorns
Illustrated by Maurice Stevens
9½ mins info i
Notes: TV pilot presented by Willie Rushton
1994–1995
 
Text book
The Doggy Tales of Arnold
Arnold and the Acorns
Illustrated by Maurice Stevens
Cover
Notes: A set of ten stories, one of which (Arnold and the Acorns) was made into a TV pilot with the story read by Willie Rushton