Vocal Works

Sea Fever opus 3

(setting of John Masefield for tenor and piano) (1965)

The Pity of War opus 7

(settings of three war poems by Wilfred Owen for tenor or soprano and piano) (1967-2002)

Poems set

  1. Futility
  2. Mental Cases
  3. Anthem for Doomed Youth

Five Romantic Songs opus 9

(settings of Byron and Shelley for tenor and piano) (1967)

Poems set

  1. She walks in beauty (Byron)
  2. So, we’ll go no more a roving (Byron)
  3. A widow bird sat mourning for her love (Shelley)
  4. On Fanny Godwin (Shelley)
  5. Sun of the sleepless (Byron)

Noël Ahoy! opus 35

(settings of 3 medieval English Christmas texts for boy trebles, children’s choir, piano and percussion, originally entitled ‘Three songs for Christmas’) (1978-9)

Poems set

  1. I sing of a maiden
  2. Adam lay ybounden
  3. Lullay my liking

Dover Beach opus 41

(setting of Matthew Arnold’s poem for a cappella choir) (1983-2013)

Justus quidem tu es, Domine opus 50

(setting of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poem for a cappella choir) (2011)

Venice the Beautiful opus 53

(setting of composer’s own poem ‘Souvenir de Venise’ 1967) (2015)