Voice & piano

Index

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Diptych (The Source)
Liederbüchlein fur Regina Beate (Reinkarnation)
Border Boyhood (The joys I knew) tenor and piano
Hills of Home (Blows the wind today) baritone and piano
Songs from Factories and Fields (Black in the pit) bass-baritone and piano
The Infernal City
Four Vietnamese Miniatures (Song from prison) high voice with harp or piano
Nine Haiku
19 Songs of Innocence (Introduction: piping) mixed voices and piano
A Child’s Garden of Verses Song Cycle for one or two high voices and piano
Calbharaigh (Calvary)
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
Two Songs to poems by Edgar Allen Poe (Annabel Lee) medium to high voice and piano
Two Songs to poems by Kathleen Raine (Triad)
Four Songs to poems by Christian Morgenstern (Stor’ nicht)
Eight Songs to poems by William Soutar (To the future)
Songs to poems by Hugh MacDiarmid (A’e gowden lyric)
The Gaelic Muse
The Last Trump
Traighean (Shores)
The Gangrel Fiddlerbaritone or mezzo-soprano, violin part

Voice and piano

Song cycles – soprano and piano

Diptych (1965)

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701_diptych_tagore_source | RSS 701 | Typeset | 20 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 4½+5 ½’ | £8.40 | icon_trolley Text: Rabindranath Tagore, from Gitanjali
  1. The Source
  2. When and Why

Liederbüchlein fur Regina Beate (1966)

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702_liederbuchlein_reinkarnation | RSS 702 | Typeset | 6 pages | Grade (e–m) | Duration 4’ | £5.00 | icon_trolley Text: Christian Morgenstern, translated by Ronald Stevenson
  1. Reinkarnation
  2. O traure nicht
  3. Brüder
  4. Eins und Alles

Song cycles – tenor and piano

Border Boyhood (1970)

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703_border_boyhood_joys | RSS 703 | Typeset | 59 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 24’ | £15.00 | icon_trolley Text: Hugh MacDiarmid
  1. The Joys I Knew
  2. Memories
  3. A Celebration of Colour
  4. Intermezzo (piano solo) – Nocturne: The Hushed Song
  5. The Nut Trees
  6. Fighting Spirit
  7. The Nook of the Night Paths
Recorded by The Artsong Collective on Sing a song of seasons! Song cycles by Ronald Stevenson Musaeus MZCD 100

Song cycles – baritone and piano

Songs of Quest (1974)

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| RSS 704 | Duration 20’ | in preparation | Texts: John Davidson
  1. The Boat is Chafing
  2. Vive la Vie
  3. Vive la Mort
  4. To the Generation knocking at the door
  5. The Last Journey

Hills of Home (1974)

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705_hills_home_blows | RSS 705 | Typeset | 19 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 12’ | £8.40 | icon_trolley Text: Robert Louis Stevenson
  1. Blows the Wind Today
  2. In the Highlands
  3. I Saw Rain Falling
  4. Requiem

Song cycles – bass-baritone and piano

Songs from Factories and Fields (1977)

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706_songs_factories_black_pit | RSS 706 | Typeset | 12 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 7’ | £6.30 | icon_trolley Text: Hugh MacDiarmid
  1. Black in the Pit
  2. From Factories and Fields
  3. Oh, it’s Nonsense

The Infernal City (1970–71)

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RSS 711 | manuscript | 33 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 28’ | £10.20 pdf only | Texts: Hugh MacDiarmid and Sorley MacLean
  1. ‘Glasgow’ (MacDiarmid) (Piuttosto grave con passo ponderoso ed espressione minacciosa)
  2. ‘Auld Wife in High Spirits (in an Edinburgh Pub)’ (MacLean) (Comodo, a piacere, con fantasia)
  3. ‘Glasgow 1960’ (MacDiarmid) (Allegro vivace, ritmico e narrante)
  4. Interlude, for piano solo (Andante (segue) – )
  5. ‘Calvary’ (Maclean trans. Douglas Young) (Andante, remoto, catalettico – Moderato con moto (attacca))
  6. ‘Open Glasgow up!’ (MacDiarmid) (Moderato, solenne e con spazio)
  7. ‘The Aerial City’ (MacDiarmid) (Allegro albeggiante)
No. 5 is a re-working of ‘Calbharaigh’, No. 2 of Anns an Airdhe, as an Dominhe for SATB chorus (1968) and exists also in a version for unaccompanied voice, with alterations to allow the singing of either the Gaelic original or the Douglas Young translation, and in another version for voice and clarsach; published in Raymond Ross and Joy Hendry (eds.), Sorley Maclean: Critical Essays, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1986.

Song cycles – high voice with harp or piano

Four Vietnamese Miniatures (1965)

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707_four_vietnam_prison | RSS 707 | Typeset | 10 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 9’ | £6.30 | icon_trolley Text: Ho Chi Minh
  1. Song From Prison
  2. Evening
  3. Cock-crow
  4. Dawn

Nine Haiku (1971)

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708_nine_haiku | RSS 708 | Typeset | 22 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 12’ | £8.40 | icon_trolley Texts: School of Bashô, words by Keith Bosley after the Japanese
  1. Dedication
  2. The Fly
  3. Gone Away
  4. Nocturne
  5. Master and Pupil
  6. Spring
  7. Blossoming Cherry: aubade for harp (or piano)
  8. Curfew
  9. Hiroshima
  10. Epilogue
Recorded by The Artsong Collective on Sing a song of seasons! Song cycles by Ronald Stevenson Musaeus MZCD 100

Song cycles – mixed voices and piano

19 Songs of Innocence (1966)

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709_songs_innocence_piping | RSS 709 | 47 and 51 pages in two vols. | Grade m–d | Duration 45’ | £14.50 per vol. | icon_trolley Soprano, contralto, tenor and baritone soloists, final a cappella chorale and piano Texts: William Blake
  1. Introduction: Piping down the valleys wild (soprano)
  2. The Shepherd (tenor)
  3. The Ecchoing Green (tenor)
  4. The Lamb (soprano)
  5. The Little Black Boy (bass)
  6. The Blossom (contralto)
  7. The Chimney Sweeper (bass)
  8. The Little Boy Lost (soprano)
  9. The Little Boy Found (soprano)
  10. Laughing Song (tenor)
  11. A Cradle Song (contralto)
  12. The Divine Image (bass)
  13. Holy Thursday (tenor)
  14. Night (contralto
  15. Infant Joy (soprano)
  16. Spring (soprano)
  17. Nurse’s Song (soprano)
  18. A Dream (tenor)
  19. Introduction and Chorale: Another’s Sorrow (SATB)

A Child’s Garden of Verses (1985)

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| RSS 710 | Typeset | 79 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 35’ | £17.25 | Texts: Robert Louis Stevenson For 1 or 2 high voices | icon_trolley
  1. Dedication
  2. Bed in Summer
  3. The Land of Nod
  4. Time to Rise
  5. Singing
  6. Rain
  7. Windy Nights
  8. Shadow March
  9. My Shadow
  10. Fairy Bread
  11. The Swing
  12. Summer Sun
  13. From a Railway Carriage
  14. Autumn Fires
  15. When the Golden Day is Done
  16. The Lamplighter
  17. Envoy
  18. Farewell to the Farm
Recorded by The Artsong Collective on Sing a song of seasons! Song cycles by Ronald Stevenson Musaeus MZCD 100

Calbharaigh (Calvary)

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714_calvary_tenor_piano | RSS 714 | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 2’ | £8.50 | icon_trolley Text: Somhairle Maclean (translated by Douglas Young) for tenor and piano this song is no.5 in the song cycle The Infernal City

A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal (c.1962)

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| RSS 715 | manuscript | 3 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 2’ | £3.00 pdf only | Text: William Wordsworth for tenor

Individual songs – medium to high voice and piano

(Medium to high voice unless indicated otherwise)

Two Songs to poems by Edgar Allen Poe(1962)

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730_two_songs_edgar_poe | RSS 730 | Typeset | 20 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 6’ | £8.40 | icon_trolley
  1. for medium voice: Annabel Lee
  2. for high voice: Eldorado

Two Songs to poems by Kathleen Raine

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731_two_songs_kathleen_raine | RSS 731 | Typeset | 6 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 1+1½’ | £5.00 | icon_trolley
  1. Triad (1987)
  2. To my Mountain (1976)

Four Songs to poems by Christian Morgenstern, translated by Ronald Stevenson (1981–85)

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732_four_songs_christian_morganstern | RSS 732 | Typeset | 18 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 2+2+2+4’ | £8.40 | icon_trolley
  1. Stör’ Nicht
  2. Herbst
  3. Wasserfall bei Nacht I
  4. Wasserfall bei Nacht II

Eight Songs to poems by William Soutar (1965)

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733_eight_songs_william_soutar | RSS 733 | Typeset | 25 pages | Grade (e–m) | £9.00 | icon_trolley
  1. To the Future
  2. The Plum Tree
  3. The Buckie Braes
  4. Hill Sang
  5. Hallowe’en Sang
  6. The Droll Wee Man
  7. The Quiet Comes In
  8. Day is D?ne

Songs to poems by Hugh MacDiarmid (c. 1964–77) Vol. 1

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734_ae_gowden_lyric | RSS 734 | Typeset | 16 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration c.2’ each | £8.00 | icon_trolley
  1. A’e Gowden Lyric
  2. The Bonnie Broukit Bairn
  3. Fairy Tales
  4. The Rose of all the World
  5. Bubblyjock
  6. Cophetua
  7. Trompe l’Oeil

Songs to poems by Hugh MacDiarmid (c. 1964–77) Vol. 2

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735_gaelic_muse | RSS 735 | Typeset | 32 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 2–6’ each | £10.80 | icon_trolley
  1. The Gaelic Muse 2’
  2. O Wha’s The Bride? 4’
  3. The Bobbin Winder 2½‘
  4. The Robber 3’
  5. In the Fall 6’
  6. The Song of the Nightingale 3’

Songs to poems by Hugh MacDiarmid (c. 1964–77) Vol. 3

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736_last_trump | RSS 736 | Typeset | 41 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 1–4’ each’ | £14.00 | icon_trolley For baritone
  1. The Last Trump
  2. Lines from Buchanan’s Epithalamium
  3. Scots Steel and Irish Fire
  4. The Skeleton of the Future
  5. The Barren Fig: Blues Écossaise
  6. At My Father’s Grave
  7. My Love is to the Light of Lights
  8. Coronach for the End of the World

Traighean (Shores) (1979)

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737_traighean_shores | RSS 737 | Typeset | 3 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 2½’ | £3.00 | icon_trolley Text: Sorley MacLean for high baritone or tenor

Individual songs – baritone and piano

Ballade of Good Whisky: Song for a Convivial Occasion (c.1958; rev. c.1970)

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| RSS 738 | Typeset | 7 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 4’ | £5.00 | Text: Norman McCaig

Small Cloud on the Horizon (1980)

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| RSS 739 | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 2’ | £3.00 | Text: Aonghas MacNeacail

War: A Dramatic Piece (1948)

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| RSS 740 | Typeset | 8 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 5½’ | £5.00 | Text: William Blake

The Gangrel Fiddler, for baritone or mezzo-soprano, violin obbligato and piano (1987). Score and violin part

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| RSS 800 | Manuscript | 22+9 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 12’ | £9.60 pdf only | icon_trolley Texts (in Aberdonian Doric): Donald Gordon
  1. ‘The Gangrel Fiddler’ (Moderato)
  2. ‘Bairnsang’ (Allegretto quasi giga)
  3. ‘Lang Journey Back’ (Allegro con slancio)

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