Fancy Dress, Op 82


Small orchestra: 2 flutes (piccolo), clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, strings and piano

1. Hurly–Burly

2. Dance of the Mummers

3. Dusk: waltz See Solo Songs p. 324, – other accompaniment p. 327; Orchestral – Full orchestra p. 357 – Piano and strings p. 360; Chamber Music p. 365; Piano p. 368; Other instrumental p. 369

4. Pageantry: processional

MS: B–P Archive, Box 3: piano conductor, ink, printer’s copy, 38 pages

Duration: 15′

Hawkes & Son 1935 Piano conductor and parts [BL: h3210h503]

Dedicated to Leslie Boosey

See Orchestral Music – Full orchestra p. 357

Two Impressions


1. The Old Bear Tries to Dance

2. The Clown and the Lady

Six British Traditional Tunes, Op 132


Freely arranged for small orchestra: flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet, violins 1,2,3, viola, cello, bass, piano (or harp); optional oboe 2, clarinet 2, harp (or piano), timpani, percussion; Wind may also be: flute, 2 clarinets or flute, 2 oboes or 2 flutes and clarinet; all woodwind may be omitted and strings may be single strings or string orchestra

1. The Ballad of Yarrow (Scots Folk Song) 2′30″-2′45″

2. Have you seen but a whyte lillie grow? (English 16th century) 2′30″

3. Dear harp of my country (Welsh Melody – Llyn Orm) 1′30″

4. Drink to me only with thine eyes (Traditional English Tune) 3′

5. Waly, waly (Somerset Folk Song) 2′20″

6. The sentry box (Traditional Irish Tune) about 2′

Duration: about 15′

OUP 1954 piano conductor and parts [BL: g822k15]

Dedicated to Leslie Bridgewater ‘a token of warm gratitude’

Barcarolle (perhaps once called Still Waters)

2 April 1952

for small orchestra: Flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, solo violin, strings

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Ei: ink, score, dated (April 1952 at the front, but 2.5.52 at the back, presumably an error for 2.4.52, since the piano arrangement is dated 19 April 1952), 15 pages


MS: B-P Archive, Bag Ei: MS of allegretto movement ‘?Ariel’ with ‘Barcarolle’ above, with same scoring, dated 3 May 1952

See Piano p. 368

Folksongs from the British Isles


Transcribed (arranged) by C. A. G for the Westminster Recording Co.

15 items

Dedicated to Leslie Bridgewater and the Westminster Light Orchestra

The Cat and the Wedding Cake, from operetta Mr. Cornelius

4-5 February 1953

for small orchestra: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, alto saxophone, bassoon, 2 horns, timpani, triangle, strings and piano

MSS: B–P Archive, Box 1: full score, 16 pages, piano conductor, ink, dated, copyist’s parts for violin 1, and trumpet and trombone as alternatives to the 2 horns; Box 5: MS, full score, 14 pages, piano conductor 5 pages, dated, parts for trumpet and trombone

Duration: 3′

Boosey & Hawkes 1955 piano conductor and parts [BL: h3210i329]

See Mr. Cornelius: Stage and Screen p. 356

Mediterranean, from operetta Mr. Cornelius


Slow valse for small orchestra: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, alto saxophone, bassoon, 2 horns, (or trumpet, trombone for horns), timpani, triangle, strings and piano

MS: B–P Archive, Box 3: full score

Duration: 3′30″

Boosey & Hawkes 1956 piano conductor and parts [BL: h3210i330]

See Mr. Cornelius: Stage and Screen p. 356

Suite for violin and small orchestra, Op 101


Solo violin, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, harp, strings

Duration: 14′

Assigned to Boosey & Hawkes 1959 for hire. Gibbs Society holds a newly printed copy of score and parts

See Suite for violin and piano, op 101: Chamber Music p. 365 for details