High Voice

Song Cycles

These are intended to be sung as complete sets, in order.
All scores in manuscript unless indicated otherwise.



  • Three Shakespeare Lyrics  (William Shakespeare)   (1963)   4'
    1. Tell me where is fancy bred
    2. Take, O take those lips away
    3. When the bee sucks

  • Five Humours  (Thomas Dekker, John Fletcher, James Shirley)   (1963)   8'
    1. I have twelve oxen  (Anon)
    2. Lullaby  (Dekker)
    3. The river-god's song  (Fletcher)
    4. O fly, my soul  (Shirley)
    5. Jillian of Berry  (Fletcher)

  • Five Elizabethan Songs  
    (George Peele, William Shakspeare, George Chapman, Anon)   (1966)   7'
    1. Chop cherry  (Peele)
    2. Full fathom five  (Shakespeare)
    3. Where the bee sucks  (Shakespeare)
    4. O come, soft rest of cares  (Chapman)
    5. Hey nonny no  (Anon)

  • Vision of Eternity  (Henry Vaughan)   (1966)   12'

  • Three Poems  (John Drinkwater)   (1975)   10'

  • Five Limericks of Edward Lear  (Edward Lear)   (1980)   5'
    1. The old person of Gretna
    2. The old man of Melrose
    3. A young lady of Hull
    4. The old man of cape horn
    5. An old person of Dover

  • Five Nursery Rhymes    (1980)   4'
    1. Hey diddle diddle
    2. Little Miss Muffet
    3. A bird in the air
    4. Polly put the kettle on
    5. Three blind mice

  • Three Poems  (Eleanor Farjeon)   (1981)   3'
    1. Hey! my pony
    2. Nothing
    3. Cats

  • Genesis  (Geoffrey Hill)   (1986)   11'

  • Six Significant Landscapes  (Wallace Stevens)   (1986)   8'

  • Six Poems  (Saigyo Hoshi)   (1989)   9'
    1. In my beat
    2. Mingling my prayer
    3. Since I am convinced
    4. Startled by a single scream
    5. Those ships which left
    6. Like these boats

Single song

Score in manuscript.



  • The Ash Grove [arr.]  (traditional)   (1989)   2'