Scores

published scores

Voice and piano

Song cycles – soprano and piano

Diptych (1965)

| RSS 701 | Typeset | 20 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 4½+5 ½’ | £8.40 |

Text: Rabindranath Tagore, from Gitanjali

  1. The Source
  2. When and Why

Liederbüchlein fur Regina Beate (1966)

| RSS 702 | Typeset | 6 pages | Grade (e–m) |  Duration 4’ | £5.00 |

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)

| RSS 703 | Typeset | 59 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 24’ | £15.00 |

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)

| 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)

| RSS 705 | Typeset | 19 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 12’ | £8.40 |

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)

| RSS 706 | Typeset | 12 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 7’ | £6.30 |

Text: Hugh MacDiarmid

  1. Black in the Pit
  2. From Factories and Fields
  3. Oh, it’s Nonsense

Song cycles – high voice with harp or piano

Four Vietnamese Miniatures (1965)

| RSS 707 | Typeset | 10 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 9’ | £6.30 |

Text: Ho Chi Minh

  1. Song From Prison
  2. Evening
  3. Cock-crow
  4. Dawn

Nine Haiku (1971)

| RSS 708 | Typeset | 22 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 12’ | £8.40 |

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)

| RSS 709 | 47 and 51 pages in two vols. | Grade m–d | Duration 45’ | £14.50 per vol. |

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)

| RSS 710 | Typeset | 79 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 35’ | £17.25 |

Texts: Robert Louis Stevenson

For 1 or 2 high voices

  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

Individual songs – medium to high voice and piano

(Medium to high voice unless indicated otherwise)

Two Songs to poems by Edgar Allen Poe(1962)

| RSS 730 | Typeset | 20 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 6’ | £8.40 |

  1. for medium voice: Annabel Lee
  2. for high voice: Eldorado

Two Songs to poems by Kathleen Raine

| RSS 731 | Typeset | 6 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 1+1½’ | £5.00 |

  1. Triad (1987)
  2. To my Mountain (1976)

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

| RSS 732 | Typeset | 18 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 2+2+2+4’ | £8.40 |

  1. Stör’ Nicht
  2. Herbst
  3. Wasserfall bei Nacht I
  4. Wasserfall bei Nacht II

Eight Songs to poems by William Soutar (1965)

| RSS 733 | Typeset | 25 pages | Grade (e–m) | £9.00 |

  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

| RSS 734 | Typeset | 16 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration c.2’ each | £8.00 |

  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

      Vol. 2

| RSS 735 | Typeset | 32 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 2–6’ each | £10.80 |

  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’

      Vol. 3

| RSS 736 | Typeset | 41 pages | Grade (m–d) | Duration 1–4’ each’ | £14.00 |

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)

| RSS 737 | Typeset | 3 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 2½’ | £3.00 |

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)

| RSS 738 | Typeset | 7 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 4’ | £5.00 |

Text: Norman McCaig

Small Cloud on the Horizon (1980)

| RSS 739 | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 2’ | £3.00 |

Text: Aonghas MacNeacail

War: A Dramatic Piece (1948)

| RSS 740 | Typeset | 8 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 5½’ | £5.00 |

Text: William Blake