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Five Pieces for Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet and Horn, Op. 6 (1925-26)

1. Lento
2. Allegro vivace
3. Allegretto comodo
4. Lento
5. Molto moderato ma deciso

This work was composed in 1925 during the composer's third year of study with John Ireland to whom it was dedicated. The tempi of the five movements are slow, quick, moderately flowing, slow and moderate but energetic. The tonalities are C, D, B flat, A and E. In this work every note is organised thematically as well as harmonically and rhythmically except some passages in the 3rd and 5th movements where the melodic voice-part is given chordal accompaniment. The harmonic vocabulary is sometimes chromatic, sometimes modal; occasionally modal melody is given chromatic counterpoint as its accompaniment. The final piece is a fugato with a contrasting non-contrapuntal middle section.

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Symphony No. 1 in C
Symphony No. 2 'The Nottingham Symphony'
Symphony No. 3 'The Byron Symphony' with Baritone Solo and Mixed Chorus
Symphony No. 4 - Lascaux Symphony
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Piano Concerto
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Lyric Interlude for Violin Solo with Piano Accompaniment
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'Life's Span' - Song Cycle for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
'Woman's Life' - Song cycle for Soprano and Piano