List of compositions by Percy Grainger

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Grainger, photographed in 1915

The published musical compositions of Percy Grainger (1882–1961) fall into two main categories: (a) original works and (b) folksong settings. There are also numerous unpublished works, sketches and juvenilia. Grainger's compositional career lasted for more than half a century, from the end of the 19th century until the middle 1950s. Works tended to be written concurrently, and were often developed over very long periods of time—in some cases extending to several decades—before eventual publication. Many of the compositions exist in a number of different versions, some of which refer to "elastic scoring", a means which permits performances by undefined musical forces ranging from small instrumental groups to full orchestra.

Publication dates refer to the first publications of individual works, although Grainger often continued to revise and prepare new versions of works long after their initial publication. The lists below do not represent a full record of Grainger's compositional work. Grainger's biographer John Bird has referred to the near-impossibility of cataloguing all of the composer's work, bearing in mind that "[h]is original compositions are scattered to the four corners of the earth".[1] In the mid-1970s the Grainger Museum in Melbourne began the work of rationalising and cataloguing its large collection of Grainger manuscripts, and published its initial results in 1978. Grainger also made many arrangements of other composers' works, which are not listed here.[2]


Grainger assembled many of his works under generic collection headings:[3]

Original works[edit]

Title Collection ref. Musical forces Date(s) composed Year of publication Comment Refs.
"Anchor Song" KS 6 Solo baritone, male choir or 4 voices, piano or orchestra 1899–21 1922 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][5]
"Arrival Platform Humlet" RMTB 7 Viola, solo or ensemble 1908–12 1916 Other versions within the suite In A Nutshell [5][6]
"At Twilight" Unaccompanied tenor and mixed chorus 1900–09 1913 Words by Grainger [4][5]
"Australian Up-country Song" Unaccompanied mixed chorus 1905–28 1930 [4][5]
"The Beaches of Lukannon" KS 20 and KJBC 5 Mixed chorus, strings ensemble, harmonium ad lib 1898–41 1958 Verses by Rudyard Kipling) [4][5]
"The Bride's Tragedy" Chorus and orchestra or piano 1908–13 1914 Verses by Algernon Swinburne [4][5]
"Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away" RMTB 4 (a) Solo piano (excerpt)
(b) Military band, pianos
(c) Two pianos, four hands
1916–18 1918
"Colonial Song" S 1 (a) Solo piano
(b) Piano trio
(c) Soprano, tenor, violin, cello, piano
(d) Soprano, tenor, harp and orchestra
(e) Military band
1905–21 1913
"Danny Deever" Male chorus and orchestra, or baritone, male chorus, orchestra or piano 1903–22 1924 [4][8]
"Dedication" KS 1 Tenor, piano 1901 1912 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][9]
"Eastern Intermezzo" RMTB 5 (a) Solo piano
(b) Two pianos, four hands
1899–1945 1922
Other version within Youthful Suite [6][9]
"English Dance" (a) Two pianos, six hands
(b) Chamber group (nine instruments)
(c) Orchestra and organ
1899–21 1924
"English Waltz" Two pianos, four hands 1899–47 1947 Other version within Youthful Suite [6][9]
"The Fall of the Stone" KS 16 and KJBC 1 Chorus, with brass, woodwind, strings, harmonium, piano ad lib 1901–23 1924 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][9]
"Handel in the Strand" (clog dance) RMTB 2 (a) Piano trio and viola ad lib
(b) Solo piano
(c) String orchestra
(d) Two pianos, four hands
1911–47 1912
"Harvest Hymn" (a) Chamber or full orchestra, voices ad lib
(b) Violin and piano
(c) Unaccompanied chorus
(d) Solo piano
(e) Piano, four hands with voices ad lib
(f) Strings with piano, harmonium or organ
(g) Violin, cello, with organ or piano
1905–38 1940
Hassan: General Dance Orchestra 1923 1923 Contribution to the revised version of Delius's incidental music to Hassan [12]
"Hill Song No. 1" (a) Two pianos, four hands
(b) Two piccolos, six oboes, six English horns, six bassoons, contrabassoon
(c) flute, piccolo, six double reeds, trumpet, euphonium, saxophones, harmonium, piano, percussion, six strings
1901–23 1922
1922, 1924

"Hill Song No. 2" (a) Two pianos, four hands
(b) Wind instruments and cymbals
(c) Large wind ensemble
1907–46 1922
"Hunting-song of the Seonee Pack" KS 8 and KJBC 8 (a) Male voice choir
(b) Male voice choir with optional wind and plucked strings
1899–1922 1922
Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][14]
"The Immovable Do" (a) Organ
(b) Solo piano
(c) Clarinet or woodwind choir
(d) Chorus with various orch. or instrumental combinations
(e) String or full orchestra
1933–42 1941
In a Nutshell (suite): "Arrival Platform Humlet"; "Gay but Wistful"; "Pastoral"; "The Gumsuckers March" (a) Solo piano
(b) Two pianos, four hands
(c) Orchestra, tuneful percussion, piano
1908–16 1916
"The Inuit" KS 5 and KJBC 4 Unaccompanied chorus 1902 1912 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][14]
"The Lads of Wamphray" (a) Male chorus with small orch. or piano
(b) Wind Band
1904–38 1925
Words by Sir Walter Scott [4][16]
"The Love Song of Har Dyal" KS 11 Soprano, piano 1901 1923 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][17]
"Love Verses from The Song of Solomon" Soloists, chorus, instrumental or piano accompaniment 1899–1931 1931 [4][17]
"Lullaby" from Tribute to Foster Solo piano 1915 1917 [6][17]
"Marching Song of Democracy" (a) Chorus; orchestra, organ
(b) Brass band
1901–48 1917
"The Men of the Sea" KS 10 Unspecified voice, piano 1899 1923 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][17]
"The Merry Wedding (Bridal Dance)" Nine solo voices, chorus and orchestra or piano 1912–15 1916 Traditional Faeroese verses [4][18]
"Mock Morris" RMTB 1 (a) Three violins, two cellos, viola
(b) String orchestra
(c) Solo pano (concert version)
(d) Solo piano (popular version)
(e) Violin and piano
(f) Orchestra
1910–14 1911
"Morning Song in the Jungle" KS 3 and KJBC 2 Unaccompanied chorus 1905 1912 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][18]
"Mowgli's Song Against People" KS 15 and KJBC 11 Chorus with oboe, harmonium, piano, violin, two violas, three cellos, double bass (instrumentation revised 1941–56) 1903–56 1924, 1958 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][18]
"Night Song in the Jungle" KS 17 and KJBC 3 Unaccompanied male chorus 1899–1924 1925 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][19]
"The Only Son" KS 21 and KJBC 10 Soprano and tenor, with harmonium, piano, two violins, viola, two cellos, double bass (wind, timpani and harp ad lib) 1945–47 1958 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][19]
"The Peora Hunt" KS 14 and KJBC 7 Chorus with various optional accompaniments; harmonium, strings, woodwind, piano or harmonium 1901–06 1924 [4][19]
"The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart" (a) Brass band, organ, with percussion and strings optional
(b) Orchestra, organ, with percussion and strings optional
1918–43 1953
"Recessional" KS 18 Chorus with optional accompaniment 1905–29 1930 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][20]
"Red Dog" KS 19 and KJBC 6 Unaccompanied male chorus 1941 1958 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][20]
"A Reiver's Neck-verse" Tenor, piano 1908 1911 Verses by Algernon Swinburne [4][20]
"The Running of Shindand" KS 9 Unaccompanied male chorus 1901–04 1922 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][20]
"The Sea Wife" KS 22 Chorus with brass ensemble or strings with piano 1898–1947 1948 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][20]
"Soldier, Soldier" KS 13 Six solo voices and chorus 1899–1908 1925 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][21]
"A Song of Autumn" Unspecified voice, piano 1899 1923 Verses by A.L. Gordon [4][21]
"The Two Ravens" ("The Twa Corbies") Baritone solo, with piano, two violins, two violas, two cellos, double bass 1903–09 1924 Traditional Scots ballad [4][22]
"Tiger, Tiger" KS 4 and KJBC 9 Male chorus, optional tenor solo 1905 1912 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][23]
"To a Nordic Princess" (a) Solo piano
(b) Orchestral
1927–28 1929 [6][23]
"Tribute to Foster" Soloists and chorus; musical glasses, pianos or orchestra, tuneful percussion 1913–31 1932 Verses by Grainger and Stephen Foster [4][22]
"Walking Tune" RMTB 3 (a) Solo piano
(b) Wind quintet
1900–05 1912 [6][22]
"The Warriors" (a) Two pianos, six hands
(b) Orchestra, three pianos (tuneful percussion ad lib)
1913–16 1926
"We Have Fed Our Seas" KS 2 Chorus with brass ensemble, ad lib strings 1900–11 1911 Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][22]
"The Widow's Party" KS 7 (a) Male chorus with orchestra or pianos
(b) Male chorus with brass band or pianos
1906–26 1923
Verses by Rudyard Kipling [4][24]
"Youthful Rapture" (a) Cello and piano
(b) Cello, violin, piano, harmonium and other instruments ad lib
1901–29 1930
Youthful Suite: "Northern March"; "Rustic Dance"; "Norse Dirge"; "Eastern Intermezzo"; "English Waltz" Orchestra, with percussion, celesta, harmonium and piano ad lib 1899–1945 1950 [6]
"Zanzibar Boat Song" RMTB 6 Piano, six hands 1902 1923 [6][25]

Folksong adaptations and arrangements[edit]

Title Collection ref. Musical forces Date(s) composed Year of publication Comment Ref.
"As Sally Sat A-weeping" Two pianos, four hands 1905–12 1924 One of "Two Musical Relics of my Mother" (see also "Hermundur Illi") [4][22]
"Bold William Taylor" BFMS 47 Unspecified voice; piano or instrumental accompaniment 1908 1952 [26]
"Brigg Fair" BFMS 7 Tenor and chorus 1906–11 1911 [5][26]
"British Waterside" BFMS 26 High or low voice and piano 1920 1921 [5][26]
"The Camp" Male chorus with small mixed chorus and brass band 1904 1904 One of "Two Welsh Fighting Songs" (see also "The March of the Men of Harlech") [22][26]
"Country Gardens" BFMS 22 (a) Solo piano
(b) Two pianos, four hands
(c) One piano, four hands
(d) Two pianos, eight hands
(e) Solo piano (easy version)
(f) Solo piano (especially easy version)
1908–36 1919
Danish Folksongs Suite:"The Power of Love"; "Lord Peter's Stable-boy"; "The Nightingale and the Two Sisters"; "Jutish Medley" DFMS 2, 1, 10 and 9 (a) Elastic scoring, from 2–4 instruments to orchestra
(b) Orchestra, organ and piano
1926–41 1930–31, 1950 Other versions of individual numbers [4][23]
"David of the White Rock" Unspecified voice, piano 1954 1963 [8][26]
"Died for Love" BFMS 10 (a) Solo piano
(b) Female voice, with piano or small instrumental groups
1906–07 1912 [4][9]
"Dollar and a Half a Day" SCS 2 Unaccompanied male soloists and choir 1908–09 1922–23 [9][26]
"The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare" BFMS 36 Brass band or brass choir, cymbal 1905–39 1949 [4][9]
"Father and Daughter" SDFFI 1 3 tenors, baritone, bass, chorus; brass, percussion and strings accompaniment, mandolin and guitar ad lib 1908–09 1913 [9][26]
"Green Bushes" BFMS 12 and 25 (a) Various instrumental combinations
(b) Two pianos, six hands
1905–21 1921
"Hermundur Illi" (Hurmund the Evil) Two pianos, four hands 1905–12 1924 One of "Two Musical Relics of my Mother" (see also "As Sally Sat A'weeping") [4][22]
"The Hunter in his Career" OEPM 3 and 4 (a) Men's chorus and orchestra
(b) Men's chorus, two pianos
(c) Piano solo
1904–30 1904
"Husband and wife" DMFS 5 Two voices; instrumental accompaniment with timpani ad lib 1923 1930 Other versions in "Jutish Medley" and Danish Folksongs Suite [26]
"I'm Seventeen Come Sunday" BFMS 8 Chorus, brass accompaniment 1905–12 1906, 1913 [14][26]
"Irish Tune from County Derry" BFMS 6, 5, 15, 20 and 29 (a) Solo piano
(b) Unaccompanied wordless chorus
(c) Strings with horns ad lib
(d) Band, organ, choruses ad lib
(e) Orchestra (elastic scoring)
1902–20 1911
Jutish Medley: "Choosing the Bride"; The Dragon's Farewell; Husband and Wife; The Shoemaker from Jerusalem; Lord Peter's Stable-boy DFMS 8 and DFMS 9 (a) Solo piano
(b) Two pianos, six hands (elastic)
1923–29 1928
Other versions within Danish Folksongs Suite and for individual numbers [4][16]
"Knight and Shepherds Daughter" BFMS 18 Solo piano 1918 1919 [4][16]
"Lets Dance Gay in Green Meadow" SDFFI (a) Piano, four hands
(b) Wind Ensemble, 1954
1905–54 1967
Also known as "Faeroe Island Dance" [4][16]
Lincolnshire Posy: "Lisbon" (also called "Dublin Bay"); "Horkstow Grange"; "Rufford Park Poachers"; "The Brisk Young Sailor"; "Lord Melbourne"; "The Lost Lady Found" BFMS 34 and 35 (a) Two pianos, four hands
(b) Wind ensemble
1905–37 1940
Other versions for individual numbers [4][16]
"Lisbon (Dublin Bay)" BFMS 40 Wind quintet or saxophone choir 1931 1972 Other versions in Lincolnshire Posy [4][17]
"Lord Peter's Stable-boy" DFMS 1 (a) Elastic scoring up to full orchestra
{b) Wind band
(c) Voices with instruments ad lib
1922–27 1930
Other versions in Danish Folksongs Suite and Jutish Medley [17]
"The Lost Lady Found" BFMS 33 Chorus, with brass, timpani and strings or piano and strings 1905–10 1949 Other version in The Lincolnshire Posy [17][26]
"The March of the Men of Harlech" Male chorus with small mixed chorus and brass band 1904 1904 One of "Two Welsh Fighting Songs" (see also "The Camp") [22][26]
"Marching Tune" BFMS 9 Chorus with brass ensemble or piano 1905–06 1911 [17][26]
"The Merry King" BFMS 38 and 39 (a) Solo Piano
(b) Wind and/or strings, piano, organ
1905–39 1939
"Molly on the Shore" BFMS 1 and 19 (a) String quartet or string orchestra
(b) Orchestra
(c) Solo piano
(d) Military band
(e) Two pianos, four hands
1907–47 1911
"My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone" OEPM (a) Solo piano
(b) Violin, cello and piano
(c) Strings, flute, English horn
1912 1912
"The Nightingale and the Two Sisters" DFMS 10 Wind band 1923–30 1931 Other versions in Danish Folksong Suite [4][19]
"Old Irish Tune" Unaccompanied chorus 1902 1904 [19]
"One More Day, my John" SCS 1 Solo piano 1915 1921 [4][19]
"The Pretty Maid Milkin' her Cow" BFMS 27 Unspecified voice, piano (high and low key versions) 1920 1921 [20][26]
La Scandinavie (Scandinavian Suite): "Swedish Air and Dance"; "Song of Vermland"; "Norwegian Polka"; "Danish Melody"; "Air and Finale on Swedish Dances" Cello, piano 1902 1903 [4][20]
"Scotch Strathspey and Reel" BFMS 28, 37 (a) Two tenors, two baritones; 20 or 21 instruments ad lib
(b) Solo piano
1901–39 1924
"Shallow Brown" SCS 3 Solo voice(s) and chorus with various combinations of instrumental accompaniment 1910–25 1927 [20][26]
"Shepherd's Hey" BFMS 3, 4, 16, 21 (a) 12 instruments (strings, wind)
(b) Orchestra
(c) Solo piano
(d) Simplified piano solo
(e) Wind band
(f) Two pianos, four hands
1908–47 1911
"Sir Eglamore" BFMS 13 Double chorus; brass, percussion, strings accompanimentharp, 1904–12 1904, 1912 [21][26]
"Six Dukes Went Afishin'" BFMS 11 Unspecified voice (high and low versions), piano 1905–12 1913 [21][26]
"A Song of Vermland" Unaccompanied chorus 1903–04 1904 Other version in La Scandinavie [21][26]
"Spoon River" AFMS 1, 3 (a) Solo piano
(b) Elastic scoring
(c) Two pianos, four hands
1919–33 1922
"The Sprig of Thyme" BFMS 24 Unspecified voice (high and low versions), piano 1907–20 1920 [23][26]
"The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol" BFMS 2, 17 (a) Violin or cello and piano
(b) Solo piano
1905–15 1916
"There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig" BFMS 18 (a) Two sopranos, two altos unaccompanied
(b) Female or children's choir
1905–10 1915 [23][26]
"The Three Ravens" BFMS 41 Baritone and chorus; woodwind accompaniment 1902 1905 [23][26]
"Willow Willow" OEPM 1 (a) Voice and piano
(b) Voice with guitar or harp and strings
1898–1911 1912
"Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon" BFMS 31 (a) Male chorus with whistlers or women's unison voices
(b) Orchestra
(c) Wind band
1901–32 1937

Hitherto unpublished works now published with names of publisher given for each title (original and arrangements)[edit]

Title Collection ref. Musical forces Date(s) composed Comment Ref.
"Beautiful Fresh Flower" Solo piano Bardic Edition 1935 [29]
"Colleen Dhas" Flute, English horn, guitar, violin, viola, cello 1904 Folksong setting Bardic Edition [4]
"Creepin' Jane" BFMS Unspecified voice, piano 1920–21 Folksong setting Bardic Edition [26]
"Early One Morning" BFMS (a) Flute, horn, strings, contrabassoon, all ad lib
(b) Soprano with wind and strings accompaniment
1901–40 Folksong setting Bardic Edition [4]
"Echo-song Trials" Woodwind]], brass, strings, harpsichord or piano 1945 Grainger Society [6]
Free music Bardic Edition (a) String quartet
(b) Theremins
1907–36 [6]
"Gipsy's Wedding Day" BFMS Four voices Bardic Edition 1906 [29]
"Hard-Hearted Barbara [H]ellen" BFMS Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1906–46 [29]
"In Bristol Town" BFMS (a) Voice and "room music"
(b) Viola and organ
Solo piano or piano, six hands
Bardic Edition 1906–51 [29]
"In Dahomey (Cakewalk Smasher)" Solo piano Peters Edition 1903–09 [29]
"The Lonely Desert-man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes" RMTB 9 (a) Piano, four hands
(b) Trumpet and woodwind (various combinations)
(c) Soprano, tenor, baritone with piano and various instrumental combinations
Bardic Edition 1911–54 [6]
"Lord Maxwell's Goodnight" BFMS 14 and BFMS 42 Baritone or tenor, strings accompaniment Bardic Edition 1904–47 Folksong setting [26]
"The Maiden and the Frog" DFMS Cello and piano Bardic Edition [29]
"Mary Thomson" Chorus Bardic Edition 1913 [26]
"Mock Morris" (Always Merry and Bright) RMTB 1 Two pianos, four hands Bardic Edition 1910 [6][18]
"My Love's in Germany" BFMS Mixed voices Bardic Edition 1903 [29]
"Near Woodstock Town BFMS (a) mixed voices
Solo piano
Bardic Edition 1903–51 [29]
"The Old Woman at the Christening" DFMS 11 Unspecified voice with harmonium and piano Bardic Edition 1925 [26]
"O Mistress Mine" BFMS Mixed chorus Bardic Edition 1903 [29]
"The Power of Love" DFMS 2, 4 Solo soprano, with piano or various instrumental combinations 1922–41 Other versions in Danish Folksong Suite Bardic Edition [20][26]
"Pritteling, Pratteling, Pretty Poll Parrot" Two pianos, four hands Bardic Edition 1911 [6]
"Random Round" (a) Two pianos, 12 hands, maracas
(b) Three soloists, with viola, xylophone, guitar, ukulele, maracas and other combinations
Bardic Edition 1912–43 [6]
"Rimmer and Goldcastle" DFMS 3 Chous and piano solo Bardic Edition undated [26]
"The Rival Brothers" Four soloists with violin, viola, cello Bardic Edition 1905–43 Faeroese ballad [4]
"Sailor's Song" (a) Orchestra
Bells and tuneful percussion
Solo piano
Peters Edition – simplified piano solo Bardic Edition 1900–54 [29]
"Shenandoah" SCS Male voices Bardic Edition 1907 [29]
Songs of the North: 14 songs including "Skye Boat Song"; "Leeze Lindsay"; "Weaving Song" and 11 others Voices and piano Bardic Edition 1900–54 [29]
"Spoon River" Wind ensemble 1933 Folksong setting [4]
"Stalt Vesselil" (Proud Vesselil) DFMS (a) Voice
Solo piano
Bardic Edition 1951 [29]
"Stormy (Pumping Chanty)" Male voices Peters Edition 1907 [29]
"Thanksgiving Song" Five voices and up to 30 instruments Bardic Edition 1945 [29]
"Thou Gracious Power" Chorus Bardic Edition 1952 [29]
"Train Music" Orchestra, with simplified piano version Bardic Edition 1901–57 [29]
"Under a Bridge" DFMS 12 Soprano, baritone soloists with flute, trumpet, piano four hands, tuneful percussion Bardic Edition 1928–46 Folksong setting [26]
"When the World was Young" S Two pianos, four hands Bardic Edition 1910–11 [6]
"The Wraith of Odin" Two pianos, four hands Bardic Edition 1903–22 [6]

Unpublished incomplete sketches and juvenilia (some now published by Bardic Edition)[edit]

Title[29] Collection ref.[29] Musical forces[29] Date(s) composed[29] Comment[29]
"Afterword" Mixed chorus and brass Bardic Edition 1910
"Afton Water" Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1898
"Agincourt song" BFMS Mixed chorus Bardic Edition undated
"Ballad of Clampherdown" KS Baritone and piano 1899 Kipling setting
"Ballad of the 'Bolivar'" KS Male chorus and orchestra 1901 Kipling setting
"Birthday Gift to Mother" Not stated 1893
"The Bridegroom Grat" BFMS voice and strings (or piano) Bardic Edition 1902
Bush Music Not stated 1900–22
"Death Song for Hjalmar Thuren" Not stated 1916–17
"Evan Banks" Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1898
"The First Chantey" KS (a) Voice and piano (b) Baritone, chorus and instruments Bardic Edition 1899–1903 Kipling setting
"Fisher's Boarding House" KS Orchestra Bardic Edition 1899
"Ganges Pilot" KS Baritone and piano Bardic Edition 1899 Kipling setting
"The Hunt is Up" BFMS male voices and piano duet Bardic Edition 1901
"The Keel Row" BFMS mixed chorus and orchestra (realised Ould) Bardic Edition 1901
"Land o' the Leal" voice and strings (or piano) Bardic Edition 1901
"The Merchantmen" KS Voices and instruments 1902–09 Kipling setting
"Merciful Town" KS voice and piano Bardic Edition 1899 Kipling setting
"Nornagesti Rima" Chorus undated Sketch based on Faeroe Island ballad
"Northern Ballad" KS Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1898–99
"Norwegian Idyll" Not stated 1910
"Old Little English Dance" Orchestra 1899
"Peace" and "Saxon Twi-play" Piano Bardic Edition 1898
"Piano Concerto" Two pianos Bardic Edition 1896
"The Rhyme of the Three Sealers" KS Four-part men and boys' chorus 1900–01 Kipling setting
"Ride with an Idle Whip" KS Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1899 Kipling setting
Rondo for piano Piano, four hands Bardic Edition 1897
"Saga of King Olaf" (with "Thora Von Rimol") Voices and piano 1898–99
"Sailor's Chanty" Men's chorus or solo tenor, piano Bardic Edition 1901
"Sea song" strings Bardic Edition 1907–46 Sketches for "beatless music"
"The Secret of the Sea" Voice and piano Bardic Edition not stated
Theme and variations String quartet Bardic Edition 1898
"There Were Three Friends" KS Orchestra Bardic Edition 1898–99
"To Walcott Balestier" KS Voices (possibly contralto), organ undated
"We be three poor mariners" BFMS Not stated 1901
"We Were Dreamers" KS (a) Four-part chorus (b) Orchestra Bardic Edition 1899 Kipling setting
"Who Built De Ark?" Voices and guitar 1911
"You Wild and Mossy Mountains Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1898
"Young British Soldier" KS Voice and piano Bardic Edition 1899 Kipling setting


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  2. ^ See Bird, pp. 278–82, or Foreman (ed.), pp. 229–35
  3. ^ Foreman (ed.), p. 217
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj Josephson, p. 617
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Bird, p. 264
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Josephson, p. 616
  7. ^ Bird, pp. 264–65
  8. ^ a b c d Bird, p. 265
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bird, p. 266
  10. ^ a b Bird, p. 267
  11. ^ Bird, pp. 267–68
  12. ^ a b c d Bird, p. 268
  13. ^ Koch International Classics CD 3-7003-2, liner notes
  14. ^ a b c d Bird, p. 269
  15. ^ Bird, pp. 264, 267, 269, 273
  16. ^ a b c d e Bird, p. 270
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Bird, p. 271
  18. ^ a b c d e f Bird, p. 272
  19. ^ a b c d e f Bird, p. 273
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bird, p. 274
  21. ^ a b c d e f Bird, p. 275
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bird, p. 277
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h Bird, p. 276
  24. ^ Bird, pp. 277–78
  25. ^ a b c d Bird, p. 278
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Josephson, p. 618
  27. ^ Bird, pp. 269–70
  28. ^ Bird, pp. 271–73
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Foreman (ed.), pp. 221–28