Instrumental

Piano solo – original works

 

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Sonatina No. 1 (1945)

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| RSS 301 | Typeset | 18 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 7’ | £8.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Presto

 

Sonatina No. 2 (1947)

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| RSS 302 | Typeset | 11 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 6’ | £6.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Adagietto
  2. Finale: Allegro con moto

 

Sonatina No. 3 (1948)

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| RSS 303 | Typeset | 22 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 6’ | £10.00 | icon_trolley

  1. In modo di Marcia lenta
  2. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
  3. Veloce, leggiero e fantastico

 

Three Early Lyric Pieces (1947–50)

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| RSS 304 | Typeset | 20 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 5’, 3, 3½’ | £9.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Chorale Prelude for Jean Sibelius (1948)
  2. Vox Stellarum (1947)
  3. Andante Sereno (1950)

Recorded by Sheena Nicoll on Rhapsody – Lyric Music of Ronald Stevenson Dunelm Records DRD 0268


 

Fugue on a Fragment of Chopin (1948)

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| RSS 305 | Typeset | 12 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 9’ | £7.00 | icon_trolley
Written for the centenary of Chopin’s death
Recorded by Joseph Banowetz on Stevenson Piano Music Altarus AIR CD 9089

 

Three Nativity Pieces (1949)

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| RSS 306 | Typeset | 20 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 7’ | £9.50 | icon_trolley
 

  1. Gold: Children’s March
  2. Frankincense: Arabesque
  3. Myrrh: Elegiac carol

Recorded by Sheena Nicoll on Rhapsody – Lyric Music of Ronald Stevenson Dunelm Records DRD 0268

 

Waltzes (1950)

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| RSS 307 | Typeset | 18 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 7’ | £8.40 | icon_trolley
Also in a version for orchestra (1952)

 

Nocturne: Homage to John Field (1952)

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| RSS 308 | Typeset | 11 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 6’ | £7.00 | icon_trolley
Also in versions for flute and piano and for clarinet and piano

 

Variations on a theme of Pizzetti (1955)

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| RSS 309 | Typescript | 20 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 11’ | £7.00 | icon_trolley
As with the 1961 violin variations, the theme is the Sarabande from Pizzetti’s incidental music to D’Annunzio’s drama La Pisanella (1913), but the two sets of variations are otherwise entirely different

 

A 20th Century Music Diary (1953–59)

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| RSS 310 | Manuscript | 39 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 20’ | £10.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Preludio al corale
  2. Vivace scherzoso
  3. Andante con moto
  4. Allegro risoluto
  5. Andante
  6. Allegretto
  7. Allegro scherzoso
  8. Con moto amabile
  9. Canone: Andantino lagrimoso. In Memoriam Bernard van Dieren
  10. Motivo: Largo drammatico – Agitato volante (cavalcata notturna) [based on BACH]
  11. Allegro moderato (7 variations on the note-row in the Statue Scene of Don Giovanni)
  12. Allegro moderato (7 variations on a theme from Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust)
  13. Allegro molto (fugue on a subject from Busoni’s Arlecchino)
  14. Lento assai (on the 12 note theme from Liszt’s Faust Symphony)
  15. Lento
  16. Andante

Recorded by Joseph Banowetz on Stevenson Piano Music Altarus AIR CD 9089

 

4 Studies from A 20th Century music Diary (1953–59)

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| RSS 311 | Typeset | 15 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 7’ | £8.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Motivo: Largo drammatico – Agitato volante (cavalcata notturna) [based on BACH]
  2. Allegro moderato (7 variations on the note-row in the Statue Scene of Don Giovanni)
  3. Allegro moderato (7 variations on a theme from Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust)
  4. Allegro molto (fugue on a subject from Busoni’s Arlecchino)

Recorded by Joseph Banowetz on Stevenson Piano Music Altarus AIR CD 9089

 

Prelude, Fugue & Fantasy on Busoni’s Faust (1959)

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| RSS 312 (Publ. Novello) | Typeset | 42 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 28’ | £10.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Prelude: Largo
  2. Fugue: Tempo giusto
  3. Fantasy: Adagio

In its orchestral version (slightly expanded), this work forms the Piano Concerto no. 1
Recorded by Ronald Stevenson on Ronald Stevenson piano works Altarus AIR CD 9091;
also on The Essence of Busoni Altarus AIR CD 9041;
and on 20th-Century Operatic Fantasias Altarus AIR CD9042

 

Six Pensées sur des Préludes de Chopin (1959)

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| RSS 313 | Typeset | 14 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 12’ | £8.00 | icon_trolley

 

Passacaglia on DSCH (1960–62)

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| RSS 314 | Typeset | 141 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 80–85’ | £29.00 | icon_trolley
(reprint of Polskie Wydawnictivo Muzyczne edition)
Pars Prima:
Sonata Allegro
Waltz in rondo-form
Episode
Suite (Prelude, Sarabande, Jig, Sarabande. Minuet, Jig, Gavotte, Polonaise)
Pibroch (Lament for the Children)
Episode: Arabesque Variations)
Nocturne
Pars altera
Reverie-Fantasy
Fanfare – Forebodings: Alarm – Glimpse of a War-Vision
Variations on “Peace, Bread & the Land” (1917)
Symphonic March
Episode
Fandango
Pedal-point: “To emergent Africa”
Central Episode: études
Variations in C minor
Pars tertia
Adagio: Tribute to Bach
Triple Fugue over Ground Bass –

Subject I: Andamente
Subject II: B A C H
Subject III: Dies Irae
Final variations (Adagissimo barocco)
Recorded by Ronald Stevenson on Ronald Stevenson piano works Altarus AIR CD 9091
Recorded by Murray McLachlan on Stevenson: Passacaglia on DSCH Divine-Art 25013

 

Passacaglia on DSCH (1960–62)

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| RSS 315 | Manuscript | 191 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 80–85’ | £29.00 |
Composer’s manuscript version
Cf above for section titles
Recorded by Ronald Stevenson on Ronald Stevenson piano works Altarus AIR CD 9091
Recorded by Murray McLachlan on Stevenson: Passacaglia on DSCH Divine-Art 25013

 

A Wheen Tunes for Bairns tae Spiel: Four Scottish Pieces for Piano (1964)

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| RSS 316 (publ. Schott) | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (e) | Duration 3’ | £4.00 |

  1. Croon
  2. Drone
  3. Reel
  4. Spiel

Recorded by Ronald Brautigam on Essentially Scottish, Piano music from Scotland Koch-Schwann 3-1590-2 (no longer available)

 

Little Jazz Variations on Purcell’s New Scotch Tune (1964, rev. 1975)

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| RSS 317 | Typeset | 6 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 8’ | £5.90 | icon_trolley
Formerly Simple Variations on Purcell’s New Scotch Tune
The 1975 revision, undertaken at the instigation of Louis Kentner, entailed the addition of three variations in a more virtuosic style and the renaming of the work.

 

A Scottish Triptych (1959–67)

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| RSS 318 | Typeset | 26 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 7+5+5 | £12.00 | icon_trolley

  1. Keening Sang for a Makar: In Memoriam Francis George Scott (1959)
  2. Heroic Sang for Hugh MacDiarmid (1967)
  3. Chorale Pibroch for Sorley MacLean (1967)

Incorporates the Pibroch: Calum Salum’s Salute to the Seals (original written for the highland bagpipes).
Recorded by Joseph Banowetz on Stevenson Piano Music Altarus AIR CD 9089
No. 2 recorded by Ronald Stevenson on Cathedrals in Sound Altarus AIR CD 9043


 

Two Music Portraits (1965)

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| RSS 319 | Typeset | 3 pages | Grade (e) | Duration 3’ | £3.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Valse Charlot
  2. Valse Garbo

 

Three Scots Fairy Tales (1967)

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| RSS 320 | Typeset | 6 pages | Grade (e) | Duration 5’ | £5.00 | icon_trolley
 

  1. What the Fairy Piper told me
  2. What the Fairy Harper told me
  3. What the Fairy Fiddler told me

No. 2 may be performed on clarsach

 

Melody on a Ground of Glazunov (1970)

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| RSS 321 | Typeset | 3 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 2’ | £3.50 | icon_trolley

 

Peter Grimes Fantasy (1971)

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| RSS 322 (Publ. Boosey) | Typeset | 12 pages | Grade (a) | Duration 7’ | £8.95 | icon_trolley
Recorded by Ronald Stevenson on 20th-Century Operatic Fantasias Altarus AIR CD9042

 

Three Scottish Ballads (1973)

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| RSS 323 | Typeset | 13 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 10’ | £8.00 | icon_trolley

  1. Lord Randall
  2. The Dowie Dens o’Yarrow
  3. Newhaven Fish-wife’s Cry

Nos. 2 and 3 recorded by Murray McLachlan on Piano Music from Scotland Olympia OCD 264
Recorded by Ronald Brautigam on Essentially Scottish: Piano music from Scotland Koch-Schwann 3-1590-2 (no longer available)

 

Promenade Pastorale (1973)

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| RSS 324 | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 3’ | £4.50 | icon_trolley
Homage à Francis Poulenc et à Graham Johnson

 

Recitative and Air on DSCH: In Memoriam Shostakovich (1974)

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| RSS 325 | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 5’ | £5.00 | icon_trolley
Commissioned for a 70th-birthday Festschrift; the subtitle was added when Shostakovich died before his 70th birthday.
Recorded by Ronald Stevenson on Ronald Stevenson piano works Altarus AIR CD 9091

 

Sonatina Serenissima (1973–77)

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| RSS 328 | Typeset | 8 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 5’ | £6.50 | icon_trolley

  1. Barcaroletta
  2. Fughetta
  3. Chorale
  4. Carol

Recorded by Anthony Goldstone on The Britten Connection Gamut Classics GAM CD 526 No longer available. Copies still with RSS


 

Norse Elegy for Ella Nygaard (1976 – 79)

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| RSS 329 | Typeset | 7 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 4’ | £6.00 | icon_trolley
Recorded by Donna Amato on Piano Music by Stevenson, Sorabji and Hinton on Altarus AIR CD9021

 

Barra Flyting Toccata (1980)

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| RSS 330 | Typeset | 4 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 2’ | £4.50 | icon_trolley
Allegro con spirito, F sharp major (Lydian)

 

Symphonic Elegy for Liszt (1986)

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| RSS 331 | Typeset | 15 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 11’ | £9.00 | icon_trolley
Recorded by Joseph Banowetz on Stevenson Piano Music Altarus AIR CD 9089
Recorded by Sheena Nicoll on Rhapsody – Lyric Music of Ronald Stevenson Dunelm Records DRD 0268

 

Piccolo Niccolò Paganinesco (1986)

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| RSS 332 | Typeset | 8 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 3’ | £6.50 | icon_trolley
Dedication: “To Laurenzio Guantaio” (Lawrence Glover)

 

Ricordanza di San Romerio (A Pilgrimage for Piano) (1987)

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| RSS 333 | Typeset | 3 pages | Grade (e) | Duration 2’ | £2.50 | icon_trolley

 

Motus Perpetuus (?) Temporibus Fatalibus (1987–88)

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| RSS 334 | Manuscript | 33 pages | Grade (a) | Duration 11’ | £10.00 |
Large portions of this piece are reworked from No. 10 of A 20th Century Music Diary.
Dedicated to Joseph Banowetz
Recorded by Joseph Banowetz on Stevenson Piano Music Altarus AIR CD 9089

 

Beltane Bonfire (1989)

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| RSS 335 | Typeset | 13 pages | Grade (a) | Duration 8’ | £8.50 |
Commissioned by the Scottish International Piano Competition as test-piece for Round 2 of the 1990 competition
Recorded by Murray McLachlan on Piano Music from Scotland Olympia OCD 264
Recorded by Donna Amato on Piano Music by Stevenson etc Altarus AIR CD9021

 

A Carlyle Suite (1995)

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| RSS 336 | Manuscript | 29 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 35’ | £9.80 | icon_trolley

  1. Aubade – “Here is dawning/Another blue day” (Carlyle)
  2. Souvenir de Salon (Jane Welsh Carlyle listens to Chopin): Introduction – Andante – Prelude alla mazurka – Alla strathspey – Andante (Polish folk carol) – Poco lento (Souvenir of Scots psalm Martyrs) Psalm and Mazurka combined – Postlude –
  3. Encore: Valse à deux temps
  4. Variations – Study in historical styles on Frederick the Great’s Theme [as used by Bach in A Musical Offering, 1747]: Maestoso barocco – Allegro rococo [with Alberti bass] – Allegro ardente, romantico – Modéré impressionistico – Recitative and March – 12-note expressionist – Calmo: sketch for new classicality!
  5. Jane Carlyle’s Wit: scherzino
  6. Serenade (referring to the Aubade

Commissioned by Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association to commemorate the bi-centenary of the birth of Thomas Carlyle in 1795.
Recorded by Sheena Nicoll on Rhapsody – Lyric Music of Ronald Stevenson Dunelm Records DRD 0268

 

Festin d’Alkan (1988–97)

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| RSS 337 | Manuscript | 65 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 35’ | £16.50 | icon_trolley
Concerto for solo piano without orchestra: “Petit concert en forme d’études”

  1. Free composition
  2. Free transcription (of Alkan’s Barcarolle in G minor, Chants, Book III, op65/6
  3. Free multiple variations

Composer’s note: “This work encapsulates my idea that composition, transcription and variation are all essentially the same thing”.


 

The High Road to Linton (1978)

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| RSS 338 | Typeset | 7 pages | Grade (m) | Duration 3’ | £5.50 | icon_trolley
Toccata-Reel for piano. Includes a Coda by John Fritzell

 

A Rosary of Variations on O’Riada’s Irish Folk Mass

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| RSS 340 | Typeset | 16 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 3’ | £9.00 | icon_trolley

 

Berceuse Symphonique (1951)

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RSS 341 | Manuscript | 23 pages | Grade (d) | Duration 12’ | £8.40 pdf only | icon_trolley
(nb the main version is the one for orchestra : RSS 101)

 

Ostinato Macabre on the name Leopold Godowsky (1980)

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RSS 346 | Typeset | 1 page | Grade (m) | Duration 1’ | £5.50 | icon_trolley

 

Ragmaster (1980-84)

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RSS 348D | Manuscript | 3 page | Grade (m) | Duration 2’ | £3.30 | icon_trolley


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