CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was one of the most influential British musicians at the turn of the Twentieth Century. He was born in Dublin and studied at Cambridge and in Leipzig and Berlin. He became organist at Trinity College, Cambridge and was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition for the rest of his life. He was also Professor of Music at Cambridge, successor to Sir George Macfarren. Some of his best known pupils were Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, Frank Bridge, Arthur Bliss, Herbert Howells, and Edgar Bainton. He was skeptical about modernism, and embraced classical, Brahmsian precepts. He was also active as a conductor, particularly the Bach Choir and the Leeds triennial music festival. He composed many concert works and operas. His most significant works are those written for the English Church and his part-songs are often viewed as the pinnacle of that Romantic form. A passionate Irishman, he wrote many settings of Irish Airs and used many texts by the popular Irish poets Thomas Moore and Alfred Percival Graves.

Part-Songs for mixed voices

(complete)

 

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Default is by date

Opus/No./Set

TITLE

VOICING

AUTHOR

DATE

MIDI

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To Chloris

 

John Francis Waller

1873

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 1.

Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 2.

Come, rest in this bosom

 

Thomas Moore

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 3.

Silence is in our festal halls

 

Thomas Moore

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 4.

Wreath the bowl

 

Thomas Moore

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 5.

When she answered me

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 6.

She is far from the land

 

Thomas Moore

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 7.

St. Mary’s bells

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 8.

Awake, Fianna

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1882

MIDI

Nine Irish folk song arrangements 9.

Molly Hewson

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1882

MIDI

Opus 33 Six Part Songs

never published; ms unknown

 

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1889 (ca.)

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Opus 47 Four Part-Songs 1.

Soft, soft wind

 

Charles Kingsley

1892

MIDI

Opus 47 Four Part-Songs 2.

Sing heigh ho

 

Charles Kingsley

1892

MIDI

Opus 47 Four Part-Songs 3.

Airly Beacon

 

Charles Kingsley

1892

MIDI

Opus 47 Four Part-Songs 4.

The Knight's tomb

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1892

MIDI

Opus 49 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 1), 1.

To his flocks

 

Anon.

1892

MIDI

Opus 49 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 1), 2.

Corydon, arise!

 

Anon.

1892

MIDI

Opus 49 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 1), 3.

Diaphenia

 

Henry Constable

1892

MIDI

Opus 49 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 1), 4.

Sweet love for me

 

Sir John Wotton

1892

MIDI

Opus 49 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 1), 5.

Damon's Passion

 

Thomas Lodge

1892

MIDI

Opus 49 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 1), 6.

Phoebe

 

Thomas Lodge

1892

MIDI

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Peace come away

 

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1892

MIDI

Opus 53 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 2), 1.

On a hill there grows a flower

 

Nicholas Breton

1894

MIDI

Opus 53 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 2), 2.

Like desert woods

 

Sir Edward Dyer

1894

MIDI

Opus 53 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 2), 3.

Praised be Diana

 

Sir Walter Raleigh

1894

MIDI

Opus 53 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 2), 4.

Cupid and Rosalind

 

Thomas Lodge

1894

MIDI

Opus 53 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 2), 5.

O shady vales

 

Thomas Lodge

1894

MIDI

Opus 53 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 2), 6.

The Shepherd Doron's jig

 

Robert Greene

1894

MIDI

Opus 67 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 3), 1.

A Carol for Christmas

 

Bolton

1897

MIDI

Opus 67 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 3), 2.

The Shepherd's Anthem

 

Drayton

1897

MIDI

Opus 67 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 3), 3.

Shall we go dance?

 

Nicholas Breton

1897

MIDI

Opus 67 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 3), 4.

Love in Prayers

 

Nicholas Breton

1897

MIDI

Opus 67 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 3), 5.

Of Disdainful Daphne

 

Howell

1897

MIDI

Opus 67 Six Elizabethan Pastorales (Set 3), 6.

Love's Fire

 

Sir Edward Dyer

1897

MIDI

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Out in the windy west

 

Arthur C. Benson

1898

MIDI

Opus 78 Six Irish folk-songs 1.

Oh! Breathe not his name

 

Thomas Moore

1901

MIDI

Opus 78 Six Irish folk-songs 2.

What the bee is to the flow’ret

 

Thomas Moore

1901

MIDI

Opus 78 Six Irish folk-songs 3.

At the mid hour of night

 

Thomas Moore

1901

MIDI

Opus 78 Six Irish folk-songs 4.

The sword of Erin

 

Thomas Moore

1901

MIDI

Opus 78 Six Irish folk-songs 5.

It is not the tear

 

Thomas Moore

1901

MIDI

Opus 78 Six Irish folk-songs 6.

Oh, the sight entrancing

 

Thomas Moore

1901

MIDI

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Come O’er the Sea

 

Thomas Moore

1904

MIDI

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Sing, Sweet Harp

 

Thomas Moore

1904

MIDI

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God and the Universe

 

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1906

MIDI

Opus 111 Three Part-Songs 1.

A Lover’s Ditty

 

May Byron

1908

MIDI

Opus 111 Three Part-Songs 2.

The Praise of Spring

 

May Byron

1908

MIDI

Opus 111 Three Part-Songs 3.

The Patient Lover

 

May Byron

1908

MIDI

Opus 110 Four Part-Songs 1.

Valentine’s Day

 

Charles Kingsley

1910

MIDI

Opus 110 Four Part-Songs 2.

A Dirge

 

William Johnson Cory

1910

MIDI

Opus 110 Four Part-Songs 3.

The Fairies

 

William Johnson Cory

1910

MIDI

Opus 110 Four Part-Songs 4.

Heraclitus

 

William Johnson Cory

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 1

The Witch

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 2

Farewell, my joy

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 3

The Blue Bird

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 4

The Train

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 5

The Inkbottle

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 6

The Swallow

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 7

Chillingham

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 119 No. 8

My heart in thine

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 1

Plighted

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 2

Veneta

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 3

When Mary Thro’ the Garden Went

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 4

The Haven

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 5

The Guest

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 6

Larghetto

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 7

Wilderspin

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

Opus 127 No. 8

To a Tree

 

Mary E. Coleridge

1910

MIDI

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The Angler’s Song

 

John Chalkhill

1911

MIDI

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Off for the Cruise

 

J. G. Watts

1913

MIDI

Opus 142

On Time

SATB/SATB

Milton

1914

MIDI

Opus 156 Ten Part Songs

never published; ms unknown

 

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1917 (ca.)

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A Carol of Bells

 

Parker

1919

MIDI

Six Irish Airs: (1)

Oh for the swords

 

Thomas Moore

1922

MIDI

Six Irish Airs: (2)

How dear to me the hour

 

Thomas Moore

1922

MIDI

Six Irish Airs: (3)

Quick! we have but a second

 

Thomas Moore

1922

MIDI

Six Irish Airs: (4)

They know not my heart

 

Thomas Moore

1922

MIDI

Six Irish Airs: (5)

Lay his sword by his side

 

Thomas Moore

1922

MIDI

Six Irish Airs: (6)

My gentle harp

 

Thomas Moore

1922

MIDI

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The Valley

 

Patrick MacGill

1922

MIDI

Two Old Irish Melodies: 1.

Love's an arbutus

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1922

MIDI

Two Old Irish Melodies: 2.

Foggy Dew

 

Alfred Perceval Graves

1922

MIDI

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The Morris Dance

(not pd in U.S. until 1/1/2019)

 

Traditional

1923

MIDI

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On Music

(not pd in U.S. until 1/1/2020)

 

 

1924

MIDI