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Music and Compositions

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The musical works of Mervyn Vicars span over 4 decades, and include symphonies, quartets, pieces for piano, cello, and string instruments.

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Songs of the People. Five Hebridean Folk Songs arr. For Strings & Harp or Piano

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-14


Five Tudor Songs for Soprano, String Orchestra and Piano

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Poems by Sir Philip Sydney, Francis Beaumont etc. arr.Voice and Piano. Op.42 Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-22


14th. century Ballad of a Jester. Soprano and Piano. Words; anon.

Date: 1935, June
Notes: Eaton Terrace. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-3


Three pieces for Piano and Strings

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Piano part only Manuscript in A3


Suite for Orchestra. Prelude, Eclogue. Musette, Minuet and Score. Carillon

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Manuscript in A3


Three Traditional French Folk Tunes transcribed for String Orchestra

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Composed while at Hinrichsen Ltd. Wardour St. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-6


Nursery Rhyme Song for Voice and Piano

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Composed at Garden Cottage. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-3


Irish Lullaby for Voice & Piano. Words by Padraig Pearse

Date: 1949, Jun
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-4


Sports Ground. Orchestral Novelty.

Date: 1950, Jul
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-5


Suite for Two Pianos

Date: 1952, Feb
Notes: Piano I Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-22. Piano II Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-23


Symphonic Rhapsody for Violon Cello and Orchestra. Performance Guildford 1954

Date: 1952-53
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-48. Complete set Parts. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-72. Piano reduction Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-20. Solo ‘cello Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-5


Nocturne and Bacchanale for Strings. Performance Guildford

Date: 1953, Feb
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-21. Full set Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-39


Symphonic Rhapsody for ‘Cello & Orchestra. Elston Evans

Date: 1953, Mar
Notes: Full Score


Suite for Harpsichord for Joseph Saxby

Date: 1953, Mar
Notes: Perf. J.S. London Musical Club


May Morning. Poem for Small Orchestra Performance

Date: 1953, May
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-69. Full set Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-95


Purbeck Hills. Pastoral for String Quintet. Dedicated to Sorabji

Date: 1953, Jul
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-9


Sinfonietta for 14 Wind Instruments

Date: 1953, Aug
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-61. 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones. Hilversum 2/ 9/ 59. Stuttgart 4/ 5/ 60


Vaniakinder. Suite for Strings and Piano Nursey Dedicated: Adrian and Kevin

Date: 1955, Dec
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-25. Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-30


Ode to Spring. Song Cycle for Baritone and Orchestra. Settings of Helen Wadell’s trans. From the medieval poets, Salmasius and the M.S. Benedictbeuern

Date: 1954
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-72. Piano and Voice. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-31


Symphony No. 1. Dedicated to Sorabji

Date: 1958- 1960
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-90. Manuscript in A2 Pages 91- 316


Wedding March for Organ

Date: (Not Dated)
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-4


The Dandy.Impression for Orchestra

Date: 1967, Oct
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-14


Quiet Dorset Lakes. Suite for Orchestra. Dedicated to Denise

Date: 1967
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-55. Piana arr. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-16


Suite for Orchestra

Date: 1968
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-59. Brass section Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-40


The Lonely Seal. Idyll for Small Orchestra.

Date: 1968
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-10


Fantasy Trio for Piano ‘Cello and Violin

Date: 1969, Dec
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-19. Violin Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-6. ‘Cello Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-5


Divertimento for 2 ‘Cellos

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-4


Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano.

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-10. Unfinished


Lady Greensleeves. Lyric Opera in 1 Act & 5 Scenes. Libretto by Denis Botterill

Date: 1969
Notes: Score Manuscript in A2 Pages 1-313. Piano reduction Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-19. Vocal score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-170


Three Pieces for Piano and Strings. Minuet, Eclogue, Musette. Dedicated to Reginald Saville and the Langton Music Society

Date: 1969
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-15


A Summer Love. Rhapsody for String Quartet, Voice and Piano. Words by Padraig Macmiadhachain. Dedicated to Padraig Machmiadhain

Date: 1970
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-20


Concerto da Camera per Violino Solo. Dedicated to Kato Havas for The Purbeck Festival of Music.

Date: 1970
Notes: Perf. at St. Mary’s Church, Swanage 1973. Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-49


Harpsichord Suite

Date: 1971
Notes: Perf. Harvey Easton


A Lute of Jade. Song Cycle for Baritone, Flute, Glock., String Quartet and Piano.Translations from the Chinese By Tsu Tungpo, Helen Wadell and Waley

Date: 1972
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-34. Sketches Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-23


Variations and Fugue on a Theme of K. S. Sorabji

Date: 1973
Notes: Score Manuscript in A2 Pages 1-113. Solo Piano Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-32


Introduction, Allegro and Finale for Oboe and Piano. Dedicated to Evelyn Barbirolli and Iris Loveridge.

Date: 1973
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-18. Solo oboe Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-11


Symphonic Suite for Viola and Orchestra. Roger Best

Date: 1974
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-129. Piano & Solo arr. Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-33. Solo Viola Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-13


God is Gone Up. Anthem for S.A.T.B. and Organ. Dedicated to St. Mary’s Church, Swanage

Date: 1975, Oct
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-8


Pickwick. Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Strings

Date: 1975
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-19. Full set parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-52


Suite for String Orchestra

Date: 1977, Apr
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-14. 2nd Violin Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-6


Symphony No.2. Sharon. Dedicated to Denise

Date: 1978
Notes: Score Manuscript in A2 Pages 1-109


Symphony No3. The Miracle of Spring

Date: 1980
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-85


Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano. Dedicated to Vera Ryder.

Date: 1981, Nov
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-28. ‘Cello Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-9


Elegy for String Quartet. Dedicated to Dr. Peter Clein

Date: 1985
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-7. Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-8


The Doom of Hafod…Sketches

Date: 1987
Notes: Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-32


Quartets;


No.1 (1944) Revised 1952

Date: 1952
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-21. 2nd. Violin, Viola & ‘Cello Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-32


No.4

Date: 1972
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-17. ‘Cello Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-8


Another No.4

Date: (Not dated)
Notes: Incomplete Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-12. Complete Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-19


No.5

Date: 1976
Notes: Score Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-18. Viola and ‘Cello Parts Manuscript in A3 Pages 1-16

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