List of compositions by Malcolm Arnold

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Malcolm Arnold

This is a selective list of the works of Malcolm Arnold, listed by genre.

Ballets[edit]

Orchestral[edit]

  • Symphonies
  • Dance Suites
  • Overtures
    • Comedy Overture: Beckus the Dandipratt, Op. 5 (1943)
    • The Smoke (Overture), Op. 21 (1948)
    • A Sussex Overture, Op. 31 (1951)
    • Tam o' Shanter Overture, Op. 51 (1955)
    • A Grand, Grand Overture, Op. 57 (1956)
    • Commonwealth Christmas Overture, Op. 64 (1957)
    • Sunshine Overture, Op. 83 (1964)
    • Peterloo Overture, Op. 97 (1968)
    • Anniversary Overture, Op. 99 (1968)
    • The Fairfield Overture, Op. 110 (1972)
    • Robert Kett Overture, Op. 141 (1988)
  • Sinfoniettas
    • Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 48 (1954)
    • Sinfonietta No. 2, Op. 65 (1958)
    • Sinfonietta No. 3, Op. 81 (1964)
  • Divertimentos
    • Divertimento No. 1, Op. 1 (1945)
    • Divertimento No. 2, Op. 24 (1950), revised as Op. 75 (1961)
  • Little Suites
    • Little Suite No. 1, Op. 53 (1955)
    • Little Suite No. 2, Op. 78 (1961)
    • Little Suite No. 3, Op. 142 (1990)
    • Little Suite No. 4, Op. 80a (1963)
    • Little Suite No. 5, Op. 93a (1957)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Larch Trees, Op. 3 (1943)
    • Symphonic Suite, Op. 12
    • Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op. 26 (1950)
    • Symphonic Study Machines Op. 30 (1951)
    • Sarabande and Polka from Ballet 'Solitaire' (1956)
    • Sweeney Todd Concert Suite, Op. 68a (1959)
    • The Song of Simeon, Op. 69 (1959)
    • Carnival of Animals, Op. 72 (1960)
    • Grand Concerto Gastronomique, Op. 76
    • Water Music, Op. 82 (1964)
    • Severn Bridge Variations (1966, part of a composite work composed by Arnold, Alun Hoddinott, Nicholas Maw, Daniel Jones, Grace Williams and Michael Tippett)
    • Padstow Lifeboat March, Op. 94 (1967)
    • Salute to Thomas Merritt, Op. 98 (1987)
    • Concerto for 28 players, Op. 105, (1970)
    • A Flourish For Orchestra, Op. 112 (1973)
    • Philharmonic Concerto, Op. 120 (1976)
    • Variations for Orchestra, Op. 122 (1977)
  • Suites from Film Music

Concerto[edit]

  • Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra (Op. 77, 1962)
  • Piano
    • Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings (Op. 32, 1951)
    • Concerto for Piano 3 Hands and Orchestra (Op. 104, 1969; better known as Concerto for Phyllis and Cyril)
    • Fantasy on a Theme of John Field for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 116 (1975)
  • Viola Concerto (Op. 108, 1971)
  • Cello Concerto Shakespearean (Op. 136, 1988)
  • Flute
    • Flute Concerto No. 1 (Op. 45, 1954)
    • Flute Concerto No. 2 (Op. 111, 1972)
  • Oboe Concerto (Op. 39, 1952)
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
    • Recorder Concerto (Op. 133, 1988)
    • Theme and Variations: Fantasy for Recorder and String Orchestra
  • Horn
    • Horn Concerto No. 1 (Op. 11, 1945)
    • Horn Concerto No. 2 (Op. 58, 1956)
  • Trumpet
    • Trumpet Concerto (Op. 125, 1982)
  • Guitar
    • Serenade for Guitar and Strings, Op. 50 (1955)
    • Guitar Concerto, Op. 67 (1959)
  • Organ Concerto (Op. 47, 1954)
  • Harmonica Concerto (Op. 46, 1954)

Opera[edit]

  • Henri Christophe (1949; four acts - incomplete, 25 pages in full score)[Libretto: Joe Mendoza]
  • Up at the Villa (1951; one act -unfinished, preliminary sketches only)[ Libretto: Joe Mendoza, after Robert Browning]
  • The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (1952; one act) [Libretto: Joe Mendoza after William Wycherley]
  • The Open Window, Op. 56 (1956; one act) [Libretto:Sidney Gilliatt after H.H.Munro("Saki")]

Vocal and choral[edit]

  • Laudate Dominum (Psalm 150) for choir and organ, Op. 25 (1950)
  • Two Ceremonial Psalms, Op. 35 (1952)
  • John Clare Cantata, Op. 52 (1955)
  • Song of Praise "John Clare", Op. 55 (1956)
  • The Song of Simeon, Op. 69 (1959)
  • Parasol (1960) - TV musical
  • Song of Freedom for choir and brass band, Op. 109 (1972)
  • The Return of Odysseus, Op. 119 (1976)

Chamber[edit]

  • Three or more players
    • Three Shanties for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 4 (1943)
    • Quintet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 7 (1944)
    • Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37 (1952)
    • Oboe Quartet, Op. 61 (1957)
    • String Quartet No. 1, Op. 23 (1949)
    • String Quartet No. 2, Op. 118 (1975)
    • Piano Trio, Op. 54 (1956)
    • Trio for Flute, Viola and Bassoon Op. 6(1942)
    • Quintet For Brass, Op. 73 (1961)
    • Brass Quintet No. 2, Op. 132
  • Two players
    • Duo for Flute and Viola, Op. 10 (1946)
    • Flute Sonata (Op. 121, 1977)
    • Clarinet Sonatina, Op. 29 (1951)
    • Flute Sonatina, Op. 19 (1948)
    • Oboe Sonatina, Op. 28 (1951)
    • Recorder Sonatina, Op. 41 (1953)
    • Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 15 (1947)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 43 (1953)
    • Viola Sonata, Op. 17 (1947)
    • Five pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 84 (1965)
    • Duo for Two Cellos, Op. 85 (1964)
    • Divertimento for Two Clarinets
    • Fantasy for Flute and Clarinet
    • Fanfare For Louis (1970), for two trumpets
  • One player alone
    • Fantasy for Bassoon Op. 86 (1966)
    • Fantasy for Clarinet Op. 87 (1966)
    • Fantasy for Horn, Op. 88 (1966)
    • Fantasy for Flute Op. 89 (1966)
    • Fantasy for Oboe Op. 90 (1966)
    • Fantasy for Trumpet, Op. 100 (1969)
    • Fantasy for Trombone, Op. 101 (1969)
    • Fantasy for Tuba, Op. 102 (1969)
    • Fantasy for Guitar, Op. 107 (1971)
    • Fantasy for Harp, Op. 117 (1975)
    • Fantasy for Recorder, Op. 127 (1987)
    • Fantasy for Cello, Op. 130 (1987)

Piano[edit]

  • Allegro in E minor for Piano (1937)
  • Children's Suite, Op. 16 (1947)
  • Day Dreams (1938)
  • Eight Children's Piano Pieces, Op. 36 (1952)
  • Eight English Dances, Opp. 27, 33 (1950/51)
  • Hobson's Choice (1953)
  • Homage to the Queen (1953)
  • Prelude (1945)
  • Sarabande and Polka from Solitaire (1956)
  • Serenade for Piano (1937)
  • Sonata for Piano (1942)
  • The Buccaneer (1952)
  • Three Fantasies for Piano, Op. 129 (1986)
  • Three Piano Pieces (1937)
  • Three Piano Pieces (1943)
  • Two Bagatelles, Op. 18 (1947)
  • Two Piano Pieces (1941)
  • Variations on a Ukrainian Folk Song, Op. 9 (1944)

Band[edit]

  • Little Suites
    • Little Suite No 1 for Brass Band, Op. 80 (1963)
    • Little Suite No 2 for Brass Band, Op. 93 (1967)
    • Little Suite No 3 for Brass Band, Op. 131
  • Fantasy for Brass Band (1974)
  • Symphony for Brass Instruments, Op. 123 (1978)

Film scores (selection)[edit]

Arnold composed music for 62 feature films (plus several documentaries and TV work) including: