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List of compositions by Arnold Bax


List of compositions by Arnold Bax


This is a list of musical compositions by English composer Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, KCVO (8 November 1883 – 3 October 1953).

Orchestral

Symphonies

  • Symphony in F (1907, piano score; 2012–13 completed and orchestrated by Martin Yates)
  • Spring Fire, Symphony for Orchestra (1913, sometimes classified as a Tone Poem)
  • Symphony No. 1 (1922)
  • Symphony No. 2 (1926)
  • Symphony No. 3 (1929)
  • Symphony No. 4 (1931)
  • Symphony No. 5 (1932)
  • Symphony No. 6 (1935)
  • Symphony No. 7 (1939)

Ballets

  • Tamara (1911, orch. 2000)
  • From Dusk till Dawn (1917)
  • The Truth about the Russian Dancers (1920)

Tone poems

  • Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan (1905)
  • Into The Twilight (1908)
  • In the Faëry Hills (1909)
  • Rosc-catha (1910)
  • Christmas Eve (1912, revised c.1921)
  • Nympholept (1912, orch. 1915, revised 1935)
  • The Garden of Fand (1913, orch. 1916)
  • In Memoriam (1916)
  • November Woods (1917)
  • Tintagel (1917, orch. 1919)
  • Summer Music (1917, orch. 1921, revised 1932)
  • The Happy Forest (1922)
  • The Tale the Pine Trees Knew (1931)
  • Northern Ballad No. 1 (1927)
  • Northern Ballad No. 2 (1934)
  • Prelude for a Solemn Occasion (Northern Ballad No. 3) (1927, orch. 1933)
  • A Legend (1944)

Concertante

  • Symphonic Variations, for piano and orchestra (1918)
  • Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra (1920)
  • Winter Legends, for piano and orchestra (1930)
  • Cello Concerto (1932)
  • Saga Fragment, for piano and orchestra (1932)
  • Violin Concerto (1938)
  • Piano Concertino (1939)
  • Morning Song, for piano and orchestra (1946)
  • Concertante for Three Solo Wind Instruments and Orchestra (1948/1949)
  • Concertante for Orchestra with Piano (Left Hand) (1949)
  • Variations on the name Gabriel Fauré for Harp & String Orchestra (1949)

Other orchestral works

  • Variations for Orchestra (Improvisations) (1904)
  • A Song of War and Victory (1905)
  • On the Sea Shore (1908, orch. 1984)
  • Festival Overture (1911, revised 1918)
  • Dance of Wild Irravel (1912)
  • Four Orchestral Pieces (1912–13)
  • Three Pieces for Small Orchestra (1913, revised 1928)
  • Symphonic Scherzo (1917, revised 1933)
  • Russian Suite (1919)
  • Mediterranean (1922)
  • Cortège (1925)
  • Romantic Overture (1926)
  • Overture, Elegy and Rondo (1927)
  • Three Pieces (1928)
  • Overture to a Picaresque Comedy (1930)
  • Sinfonietta (1932)
  • Saga Fragment (1932)
  • Rogue's Comedy Overture (1936)
  • Overture to Adventure (1936)
  • London Pageant (1937)
  • Paean (1938)
  • Salute to Sydney (Fanfare) (1943)
  • Work in Progress (Overture) (1943)
  • Victory March (1945)
  • The Golden Eagle (Incidental Music) (1945)
  • Two Royal Wedding Fanfares (1947)
  • Coronation March (1952)

Chamber

One player

  • Valse, for harp (1931)
  • Rhapsodic Ballad, for cello (1939)

Two players

  • Harp
    • Fantasy Sonata for harp and viola (1927)
    • Sonata for Flute and Harp (1928)
  • Violin
    • Violin Sonata No. 0 in G minor (1901)
    • Violin Sonata No. 1 (1910)
    • Legend, for violin and piano, in one movement (1915)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 (1915, revised 1922)
    • Ballad, for violin and piano (1916)
    • Violin Sonata No. 3 (1927)
    • Ballad, for violin and piano (1929)
    • Violin Sonata in F (1928)
  • Viola
    • Concert Piece for viola and piano (1904)
    • Sonata for viola and piano (1921–1922)
    • Fantasy Sonata for harp and viola (1927)
    • Legend for viola and piano (1929)
  • Cello
    • Folk-Tale, for cello and piano (1918)
    • Cello Sonata (1923)
    • Cello Sonatina (1933)
    • Legend-Sonata, for cello and piano (1943)
  • Flute
    • Four Pieces for Flute and Piano (1912, revised 1915 & 1945)
    • Sonata for Flute and Harp (1928)
  • Clarinet Sonata (1934)

Three players

  • Trio in One Movement for Piano, Violin, and Viola (1906)
  • Elegiac Trio, for flute, viola, and harp (1916)
  • Piano Trio in B flat (1946)

Four players

  • String Quartet in A major (1902)
  • String Quartet in E major (1903)
  • String Quartet No. 1 in G major (1918)
  • Piano Quartet, in one movement (1922)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1925)
  • String Quartet No. 3 in F (1936)

Five players

  • Cello Quintet in G (1908)
  • Piano Quintet in G minor (1915)
  • Quintet for Harp and Strings, in one movement (1919)
  • Oboe Quintet (1922)
  • Viola Quintet, in one movement (1933)

Six or more players

  • In Memoriam, sextet for cor anglais, harp & string quartet (1916)
  • Nonet (1930) for flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass
  • Octet (1934) for horn, piano and string sextet
  • Threnody and Scherzo, octet in two movements (1936) for Bassoon, 2 Vlns, 2 Vlas, Cello, Contrabass & Harp
  • Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Harp and String Quartet (1936) - transcription of Sonata for Flute and Harp (1928)

Piano

One piano

  • Clavierstücke (Juvenilia) (1897–8)
  • Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1898)
  • Piano Sonata in D minor (1900)
  • Marcia Trionfale (1900)
  • White Peace (arranged by Ronald Stevenson 1907)
  • Concert Valse in E flat (1910)
  • Piano Sonata No. 1 (1910, revised 1917–20)
  • Piano Sonata in F♯ minor (1910, revised, 1911, 1919 & 1921)
  • Two Russian Tone-Pictures (1912)
  • Nympholept (1912)
  • Scherzo for Piano (1913)
  • Toccata for Piano (1913)
  • From the Mountains of Home (arranged by Peter Warlock) (1913)
  • The Happy Forest (1914)
  • In the Night (1914)
  • Apple-Blossom-Time (1915)
  • In a Vodka Shop (1915)
  • The Maiden with the Daffodil (1915)
  • A Mountain Mood (1915)
  • The Princess’s Rose Garden (1915)
  • Sleepy-Head (1915)
  • Winter Waters (1915)
  • Dream in Exile (1916)
  • Nereid (1916)
  • On a May Evening (1918)
  • A Romance (1918)
  • The Slave Girl (1919)
  • What the Minstrel Told Us (1919)
  • Whirligig (1919)
  • Piano Sonata No. 2 (1919, revised 1920)
  • Burlesque (1920)
  • Ceremonial Dance (1920)
  • A Country-Tune (1920)
  • A Hill Tune (1920)
  • Lullaby (1920)
  • Mediterranean (1920)
  • Serpent Dance (1920)
  • Water Music (1920)
  • Piano Sonata in E-flat (1921)
  • Piano Sonata No. 3 (1926)
  • Pæan (c.1928)
  • Piano Sonata No. 4 (1932)
  • A Legend (1935)
  • Piano Sonata in B flat Salzburg (1937)
  • O Dame get up and bake your pies (1945)
  • Suite on the Name Gabriel Fauré (1945)
  • Four Pieces for Piano (1947)
  • Two Lyrical Pieces for Piano (1948)

Two pianos

  • Fantasia for Two Pianos (1900)
  • Festival Overture (arrangement of orchestral work 1911)
  • Moy Mell (1916)
  • Mediterranean (arranged for three hands by H. Rich 1920)
  • Hardanger (1927)
  • The Poisoned Fountain (1928)
  • The Devil that tempted St Anthony (1928)
  • Sonata for Two Pianos (1929)
  • Red Autumn (1931)

Film music

  • Malta, G. C. (1942)
  • Oliver Twist (1948)

Vocal

Choral

  • Fatherland (Runeberg, tr. C. Bax) [tenor solo] (1907, revised 1934)
  • A Christmas Carol (Anon.) [arranged for SATB by Hubert Dawkes] (1909)
  • Enchanted Summer (Shelley) [two soprano solos] (1910)
  • Variations sur ‘Cadet Rousselle’ (French trad.) [arranged by Max Saunders] (1918)
  • Of a rose I sing a song (Anon.) [SATB, harp, cello, double bass] (1920)
  • Now is the Time of Christymas (Anon.) [TB, flute, piano] (1921)
  • Mater, ora Filium (Anon.) [SSAATTBB] (1921)
  • This Worldes Joie (Anon.) [SATB with SATB divisions] (1922)
  • The Boar’s Head (Anon.) [TTBB] (1923)
  • I sing of a maiden that is makeless (to "I syng of a mayden", Anon.) [SAATB] (1923)
  • To the Name above every Name (Crashaw) [soprano solo] (1924)
  • St Patrick’s Breastplate (Anon.) [SATB] (1924)
  • Walsinghame (Raleigh) (tenor, obbligato soprano) (1926)
  • Lord, Thou hast told us (Washbourne) [hymn for SATB] (1930)
  • The Morning Watch (Vaughan) [SATB] (1935)
  • 5 Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols (trans. Śliwiński) [unison trebles] (1942)
  • 5 Greek Folksongs (trans. Michel-Dmitri Calvocoressi) [SATB] (1942)
  • To Russia (Masefield) [baritone solo] (1944)
  • Gloria [SATB] (1945)
  • Nunc Dimittis [SATB] (1945)
  • Te Deum [SATB] (1945)
  • Epithalamium (Spenser) [SATB in unison] (1947)
  • Magnificat [SATB] (1948)
  • Happy Birthday to you (Hill) [arr. SATB] (1951)
  • What is it like to be young and fair? (C. Bax) [SSAAT] (1953)

Songs with orchestra

  • 2 Nocturnes [soprano] (1911)
  • 3 Songs [high voice] (1914)
  • Song of the Dagger (Strettell and Sylva) [bass] (1914)
  • The Bard of the Dimbovitza (Strettel and Sylva) [mezzo-soprano] (1914, revised 1946)
  • Glamour (O’Byrne) [high voice] (1921, orchestrated by Rodney Newton 1987)
  • A Lyke-Wake (Anon.) [high voice] (1908, orchestrated 1934)
  • Wild Almond (Trench) [high voice] (1924, orchestrated 1934)
  • Eternity (Herrick) [high voice] (1934)
  • O Dear! What can the matter be? (trad. arr. Bax) (1918)

Songs with chamber ensemble

  • Aspiration (Dehmel) [arranged for high voice w/violin, cello, & piano] (1909)
  • My eyes for beauty pine (Bridges) [high voice with string quartet] (c.1921)
  • O Mistress mine (Shakespeare) [high voice with string quartet] (c.1921)

Songs with piano

  • The Grand Match (O'Neill) (1903)
  • To My Homeland (Gwynn) (1904)
  • A Celtic Song Cycle (Macleod) (1904)
    • Eilidh my Fawn
    • Closing Doors
    • The Dark Eyes to Mine
    • A Celtic Lullaby
    • At the Last
  • When We Are Lost (Arnold Bax) (1905)
  • From the Uplands to the Sea (Morris) (1905)
  • Leaves, Shadows and Dreams (Macleod) (1905)
  • In the Silence of the Woods (Macleod) (1905)
  • Green Branches (Macleod) (1905)
  • The Fairies (Allingham) (1905)
  • Golden Guendolen (Morris) (1905)
  • The Song in the Twilight (Freda Bax) (1905)
  • Mircath: Viking-Battle-Song (Macleod) (1905)
  • A Hushing Song (Macleod) (1906)
  • I Fear Thy Kisses Gentle Maiden (Shelley) (1906)
  • Ballad: The Twa Corbies [recitation with piano] ('Border Minstrelsy') (1906)
  • Magnificat (St. Luke 1.46-55) (1906)
  • The Blessed Damozel (Rossetti) (1906)
  • 5 Traditional Songs of France (1920)
  • I Heard a Piper Piping (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil, Joseph Campbell) (1922)
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External links

  • Chronological listing of all the completed works of Arnold Bax

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