Harold Truscott
23rd August 1914 - 7th October 1992


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Harold Truscott born in Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex on 23 August 1914.

Largely self taught.

Attended the Guildhall School of Music 1934.

1940's became regular reviewer for Hans Keller's and Donald Mitchell's periodical Music Survey.

Briefly studied at the Royal College of Music from 1943 to 1945. Teachers were Herbert Howells (composition), Angus Morrison (piano) and Frank Probin (horn).

1947 - met Havergal Brian through writing to Reginald Nettel.

Taught piano harmony and composition from 1948 to 1954 at Blackheath Conservatoire in South London. Taught at Sandwich Secondary School , Kent in 1954.

1955 Trio in A minor broadcast on the Third Programme (now Radio Three).

Spent a year at Bretton Hall Teachers' Training College, Yorkshire 1956 - 7 to get a teaching certificate.

1969 Piano Sonatas 7 & 10 broadcast in a recital by John Odgen.

Taught at Huddersfield Polytechnic - became Principal Lecturer in 1970.

Retired in 1979.


CATALOGUE OF WORKS
compiled by Guy Rickards
Release 4.0 (7 February 2000)


CONTENTS

I                   Compiler's Notes including list of sources
II                 Catalogue of works by Category
(i)                Orchestral music
(ii)               Chamber music
(iii)              Instrumental music
                        (a)                Solo violin
   
                     (b)               Violin & piano
   
                     (c)                Violin & viola
                        (d)                Viola & piano
   
                     (e)                Solo cello
   
                     (f)                 Cello & piano
                        (g)                Oboe & piano
   
                     (h)                Cor anglais & piano
   
                     (i)                 Solo clarinet
   
                     (j)                 Clarinet & piano
   
                     (k)                French Horn & piano
   
                     (l)                Harp
   
                     (m)                Solo piano
   
                     (n)                Piano duet
   
                     (o)                Organ
(iv)                Vocal music
   
                     (a)                Solo voice & piano
   
                     (b)                Two or more solo voices & piano
   
                     (c)                Chorus a cappella
   
                     (d)                Chorus & instruments
(v)                Arrangements and completions
   
                     (a)                Arrangements
   
                     (b)                Cadenzas
   
                     (c)                Completions

III                Chronological catalogue of works by year

IV                Chronological listing of works in order of composition

Copyright © Guy Rickards 2000.

I                    COMPILER'S NOTES

Sources:    

(i)    The composer's own manuscripts, in the possession of his widow. These, up to those       dating from 1957, are mainly in ink, or else pencil. From 1957, the scores tend to be in biro (ball-point) or felt-tip, although some fair-copy scores are in ink from after this date;
(ii)   Unfinished autobiography Laughter in the dark (c. 1977);
(iii)  The composer's own notes for the Altarus and BMS recordings of his piano music and the 75th birthday recital programmes (1984-9);
(iv)  Five typed worklists:

                   A:    Made in early 1966 by Lawrie Burton from information supplied by the composer. The dating is attested by the presence of the later handwritten additions e.g. of the orchestral Suite in G (1966), Piano Sonatas nos. 12-14 (1967) and the incorrect completion date of Sonata no. 11 as 1966

                   B:     List originally made by the composer c. 1968-9, the most recent work dating from 1967 (with later handwritten additions);

                   C:     Dictionary-style biography with worklist made at some time between 1979 (when Truscott retired) and 1984 (publication of book, The Orchestral Music of Franz Schmidt). This was found filed in the orchestral score of the Symphony in E major, which is omitted from the list, as is the Suite in G major, both being appended later by hand;

                    D:    List made by the composer some time between 1985 (last typed entry) and 1987 (handwritten entry for the completion of the Cello Sonata);

                    E:    Made in 1989 by the present compiler, largely based on D and additional information from the composer, the British Music Information Centre and Martin Anderso

All titles in Bold type refer to complete compositions or those having complete movements extant.

II                CATALOGUE OF WORKS BY CATEGORY
(i)               Orchestral music

                                Concerto in B flat major for violin and orchestra (c. 1934)            Lost
                                (short score only)
   
                             Concerto in F major for piano and orchestra (c. 1934-7)                Lost
                                (short score only)
   
                             Symphony in E flat major (dedicated to Franz Schmidt) (c. 1936-7) Lost
                               
Symphony in F major (c. 1937-8)             Lost
   
                             (possibly originally titled Grasmere Symphony; title later removed)
   
                             Prelude/Overture: Falstaff (from abandoned opera) (c. 1937-8)     Unfin'd
   
                             (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)
   
                             Elegy for string orchestra (Oct. 1943)       Dur: 12'
   
                              fp: 17.xii.93, Dublin. National SO of Ireland/Gary Brain (recording)
   
                             fpp:  18.xi.94, Tirgu Mures, Romania. Tirgu Mures PO/Gary Brain
   
                             Symphony in A minor (ded: Herbert Howells) [Movt I; 19pp] (1943) Aband'd
   
                             (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)
   
                             Symphony in E minor ("for Harry Newstone") [1 movt.; 60pp] (1945-51) Unfin'd 
                                (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)
   
                             Symphony in E major for small orchestra [3 movts.] (1948-50) Dur: 33'
   
                             (2/2/2/2 - 2/1/1/0 - timp. - strings) (scoring rev. 1990-1)
   
                              fp (Movt. III only): 1961, Huddersfield. Huddersfield College O/Malcolm Binney
                                fp (Movts. II & III): 12.xi.93, Walzbrych, Poland. Walzbrych SO/Gary Brain
                               
fp (complete): 16-17.xii.93, Dublin. National SO of Ireland/Gary Brain (recording)
                              
Concerto in D major for piano and orchestra [Movt I; 23pp] (1950-) Aband'd
   
                            (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)
   
                            Fantasy for string orchestra [1 movt.] (1960) Dur: 17' (originally titled A window on infinity)
   
                            fp: 1961, Huddersfield. Local Education Authority String O/Harold Truscott
   
                            Suite in E minor for string orchestra [3 movts.] (1961) 3rd. movt unfin'd
   
                            (sketch and notes for completion of Movt. III exist)
   
                            Symphony in A minor [Movt I; 24pp] (1962-8) Aband'd
   
                            (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)
   
                            Suite for winds and double-bass [? movts.] (1965) Unfin'd
   
                                 I    Prelude  Dur: c. 6'
   
                            (2/2/2/2 - 2/2/0/0 - 1 dbl-bass)
   
                            Suite in G major [4 movts.] (1966) Dur: 13'
   
                            (3 + picc/2/2/2 - 4/3/3/1 - timp./SD - strings)
   
                            fp: 16.xii.93, Dublin. National SO of Ireland/Gary Brain (recording)
   
                           Sinfonietta in D flat major [Movt I; 25pp] (c.1966) Aband'd
   
                           (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)
   
                           Symphonic Movements/Concerto in variation form [17pp; 3 vars.] (c.1968) Unfin'd
   
                           (2/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/0 - timp. - strings)

Other fragmentary projects include:-
   
                           Symphonies in A minor (1950, sketches only); "no. 2" in F minor (c. 1954, pencil sketch, may equate to "no. 4" of worklist A); another "no. 2" (no key, undated, 7pp of draft score + sketches); "no. 3" in C (1951 - lost); A minor (1967-72, 5pp of full score), C (1967, 5pp of short score); B minor (undated sketch).

                              Concertos for Piano (F major, 1950; F sharp major, 1970) and Oboe (1968) - sketches only.

                              Bars 64-125 of untitled orchestral score (associated with Falstaff Prelude score).

                              Allegro moderato - undated fragment.

                              Fantasy for string orchestra (1944; attested in a worklist of c. 1968-9; probably the same as Elegy).

                              Fugue for string orchestra (c. 1946; 18-bar fragment + sketches).

                              Short piece for orchestra (c. 1932, mentioned in autobiography; title not given, score unlocated).

(ii)                         Chamber music

                              Quintet in C minor for piano and strings [4 movts.] (c. 1929-30) Dur: ?'
   
                           (title page lost; provisionally attributed)
   
                           String Quartet "no. 1" in E minon (1943-4) Lost
   
                           String Quartet in B flat (ded: Herbert Howells) [3 movts] (1943-4) Dur: ?'
   
                           Quintet in C major for piano and strings [Movt I; 24pp) (1945) Unfin'd
   
                           String Quartet "no. 2" in C minor [1 movt.] (1945) Dur: c. 12'
   
                           (possibly intended as first movement of a larger work)
   
                           Trio in A minor for flute, violin and viola [4 movts.] (1950) Dur: 24'
   
                           fp: 25.iv.1955, BBC broadcast, London. Geoffrey Gilbert, Jean Pougnet, Frederick Riddle
   
                           fpp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Ileana Ruhemann, Pauline Lowbury, Norbert Blume
   
                           Trio for 2 oboes and cor anglais [1 movt.] (1968) Unfin'd
   
                           (sketches only of movts. II and III)
   
                           Variations on a theme of Schubert for 6 clarinets [1 movt.] (1974) Dur: 8'
   
                           (4 B flat clarinets, 2 B flat bass clarinets)

Other fragmentary projects include:-

                              String Quartets in C major (1945, sketches only), G major (undated fragment) and A (undated, sketches only); Piano Trio (c. 1976, sketches only); Clarinet Quintet in D minor (c. 1940s fragment); Wind Quintet (undated sketch); Passacaglia and Fugue for horn and string trio (undated sketch).
   
                           The autobiography attests the existence of two string quartets as well as a piano quartet in D minor               composed before 1930. No traces remain, unless the last is really the Quintet in C minor.

(iii)                          Instrumental music
            
(a)           Solo violin

                                Sonata in C major [1 movt.] (1946) Dur: 11'  
                                fp: 22.i.1951, private performance. Leonard Friedman
   
                             fpp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Pauline Lowbury
   
                             Sonata(s)* [4 movts.; may be played separately] (1946) Dur. c30'

   
             *These are probably the same works as the otherwise lost ‘Four Preludes and Fugues’ for solo violin contained in Worklist B.

   
             (b)               Violin & piano

   
                                 Sonata no. 1 in F sharp minor [4 movts.] (1946) Dur: 42'
   
                                 Sonata no. 2 in G sharp minor [4 movts.] (1948-9) Dur: 31'
   
                                 fp: 1954, BBC broadcast, London. Max Salpeter, Cyril Preedy
   
                                Sonata no. 3 in C major [1 movt.] (1959) Dur: 11'
   
                                fp: 1959, Lunch hour recital, Huddersfield. Herbert Whone, Harold Truscott
                                  
Sonata no. 4 in A major [3 movts.] (1946-59) Unfin'd
   
                                (Movt. I c. 1946-7; Movts. II-III 1959, fragmentary)
   
                                Sonata no. 5 in E major [1 movt.] (1960) Aband'd

                (c)              Violin & viola

   
                               Duo [1 movt.] (1948) Dur: ?'

                (d)              Viola & piano
                                            
                                  Sonata in D minor [2 movts.] (1946-7) Lost
                                  (Complete part for viola only survives)

   
             (e)              Solo cello

   
                               Meditation on themes from Emanuel Moor's Suite for 4 cellos (1982-7) Dur: 7'
   
                               fp: 1994, Festetich Castle, Hungary. Judit Kiss Domonkos (recording)

   
             (f)              Cello & piano

   
                               Sonata in A minor [4 movts.] (1982-7) Dur: 18'
   
                               fp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Miriam Lowbury, Eileen Pearce

   
             (g)             Oboe & piano

   
                               Sonata in G major [3 movts.] (1965) Dur: 26'
   
                               fp: 1969, Lunch hour recital, Huddersfield. Glynn Butler, Harold Truscott
   
                                5 Pieces [I almost complete; II fragments only] (1966) Unfin'd

   
             (h)              Cor anglais & piano
   
                               See under French Horn

   
             (i)               Solo clarinet

   
                               Suite [? movts.] (1968) Unfin'd

   
             (j)              Clarinet & piano

   
                               Sonata no. 1 in C major [4 movts.] (1959) Dur: 25'
   
                               fp: 1960, Lunch hour recital, Huddersfield. Rodney Bass, Harold Truscott
                                 
Sonata no. 2 in D major [5 movts.] (1965) Dur: 18'
   
                               Sonata no. 3 in C sharp minor [3 movts.; 3rd incomplete] (1966) Dur: 11'/Unfin'd
   
                               Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor (1966) Dur: ?'

   
             (k)             French Horn & piano

   
                               Sonata in E flat major (or Cor anglais & piano) [4 movts.] (1975-81) Dur: 21'

   
             (l)              Harp

   
                              Suite [4 movts.] (c. 1970s) Dur: ?'

Other fragmentary projects include:-

                                A quickly discarded Violin Sonata "no. 3" in B minor (1950, 3pp, pencil score), various sonatas for flute and piano, clarinet and piano (1967-71, sketches); a Sonata in B flat major for French Horn unaccompanied (c. 1943-5?, fragment of Movt. I); Sonata for 4 horns (undated, 25 bars); Duet for French Horn and Harp (undated sketch).

   
             (m)          Solo piano

   
                            Moderato [1 movt.; 8pp] (undated) Dur: c. 5'
   
                            Un poco allegretto, quasi andante [1 movt.] (1940s) Dur: c. 3'
   
                            Prelude/Overture: Falstaff (arr. from abandoned opera) (c. 1937-8) Unfin'd
   
                            Sonata in A major [4 movts.] (1941) Dur: ?'
   
                            Sonata in B flat major [4 movts.] (1941-2) Dur: ?'
   
                            Sonata in F major [3/4? movts.] (1942) Dur: ?'
   
                            (+ fragment of Movt. IV; may have been deliberately abandoned to leave Sonata in 3 movts.)
   
                            Sonatina no. 1 in A minor [4 movts.] (1942-3) Dur: ?'
   
                            6 Pieces* (1943) Dur: ?' (Prelude in F minor; I Molto maestoso in B flat minor; II Lento; Fugue in G             [incomplete]; III Prelude: Poco allegretto giacondamente; IV Prelude: Molto allegro)
   
                            fp: 1946, Guildhall School of Music, London. Harold Truscott
   
                            Sonata no. 1 in D flat major [4 movts.] (1945) Dur: 28'
   
                            fp: 1947, Guildhall School of Music, London. Harold Truscott (Exploratory Concert Soc.)
   
                            Sonata no. 2 in C major [5 movts.] (1945-7) Dur: 52'
   
                            fp:March 1948,St Martin's School of Art,London. Harold Truscott (Exploratory Concert Soc)
   
                            Sonata no. 3 in G sharp minor [3 movts.] (1947-8) Dur: 21'
   
                            fp: September 1981, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                            Sonata no. 4 in E flat major [4 movts.] (1948-9) Dur: 26'
   
                            fp: 24.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Donna Amato
   
                            Suite (originally no. 1) in B minor** [4 movts.] (1948-9) Destroyed
   
                            (expanded into Sonata no. 6 of 1955-6)
   
                            Symphony in E major (arr. of orchestral score) [3 movts.] (1949-50) Dur: 33'
   
                            Suite no. 1 (originally no. 2): 12 Bagatelles [12 movts.] (1949) Dur: 14'
   
                            fp: February 1954, BBC broadcast, London. Harold Truscott
                              
Sonata no. 5 in B minor: i m Nicolai Medtner [4 movts.] (1951-5) Dur: 25'
   
                            fp: September 1981, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                            Sonata no. 6 in E major [4 movts.] (1955-6) Dur: 41'
   
                            (expanded from original "Suite no. 1" of 1949)
   
                            fp: September 1984, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
                              
Sonata no. 7 in C major [1 movt.] (1956) Dur: 10'
   
                            fp: 30.viii.1969, BBC broadcast. John Ogdon
   
                            fpp: September 1981, Royal College of Music, London. Peter Jacobs
                              
Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor (1957) Dur: 7'
   
                            fp: September 1982, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
                               fpp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Peter Jacobs
   
                            Prelude and Fugue in C major (1957) Dur: 5'
   
                            fp: September 1982, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                            fpp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Peter Jacobs
   
                            Sonata no. 8 in E minor [4 movts.] (1958-60) Dur: 35'
   
                            fp: 24.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Donna Amato
   
                            Sonata no. 9 in E minor [4 movts.] (1960) Dur: 22'
   
                            fp: September 1983, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                            Sonata no. 10 in E minor [4 movts.] (1962) Dur: 14'
   
                            fp: 30.viii.1969, BBC broadcast. John Ogdon
   
                            Suite no. 2: 20 Short Pieces [20 movts.] (1962) Dur: 10'
   
                            Sonata for the left hand [2/3 movts.] (1963) Unfin'd
   
                            (sketches for movt. III)
   
                            Sonata no. 11 in A minor [2 movts.] (1950-64) Dur: 10'
                               fpp: September 1981, Royal College of Music, London. Peter Jacobs
   
                            Suite in G major (arr. of orchestral score)*** [4 movts.] (arr. 1966?) Dur: 13'
   
                            20 Variations and Fugue on an original theme in B minor (1967) Dur: 17'
   
                            Sonata no. 12 in C major [4 movts.] (1967) Dur: 11'
   
                            fp: September 1982, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                            Sonata no. 13 in A minor/C sharp minor/E major [3 movts.] (1967) Dur: 10'
   
                            fp: September 1983, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                           Sonata no. 14 in G major [3 movts.] (1967) Dur: 18'
   
                           (Sonatas 12-14 originally composed as a set of 3 Sonatinas)
   
                           Sonatina [I] no. 2 in G minor [4 movts.] (1968) Dur: ?'
   
                           (titled 'I' presumably as first of a set; only a 1-page fragment of Sonatina 'II' exists)
   
                           Sonata no. 15 in B minor [3 movts.] (1976-81) Dur: 11'
   
                           fp: September 1983, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                           fpp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Peter Jacobs
   
                           Sonata no. 16 in E flat major [3 movts.] (1981-) Unfin'd
   
                           Sonata no. 17 in G minor [4 movts.] (1982) Dur: 5'
   
                           fp: September 1984, St. John's, Clerkenwell, London. Peter Jacobs (recording)
   
                           fpp: 9.x.1989, British Music Information Centre, London. Peter Jacobs
                             
Sonata no. 18 in A flat major [4 movts.] (1982-) Aband'd
   
                           5 Preludes* (19??) Dur: ?
                              Fugue in E flat minor (late?) Dur: ?'

                              * Worklist B lists "Four Pieces, 1943"; Lawrie Burton confirmed that 4 Preludes so performed in 1946.
Given the date of the premiere, this must relate to four of the ‘6 Pieces’, the score of which matches others of this time in calligraphy, paper and ink. That of the ‘5 Preludes’ is later and in biro, pointing to a date no earlier han the late 1950s.

                             **Worklist A lists a Suite in B minor (1948) as being partly incorporated into Sonata no. 2 in C from the previous year. The derivation of Sonata no. 6 from a Suite of 1948 or 1949 is confirmed by the composer's writings.

                              ***Worklist A lists a Suite no. 2 in G major (1956), nowhere else attested. If the date is incorrect, the work in question may be the composer's own arrangement of his orchestral Suite in G (1966).

                              ****Worklist D has a handwritten emendation to Sonata no. 16: “was completed, but now part being rewritten”. No completed original has come to light, only a copy of the unfinished revision.

Other undated and fragmentary pieces include:-

                            Allegro molto (1970s?); Moderato; Sonata in E flat (1948-9, worked on in 1966 - sketches); Sonata in                     E minor (1949, 4 movts., unfin'd - lost); several false starts at Sonata no. 15 from 1967; a Sonata "no. 16" in A (1968, sketches only, unrelated to later no. 16).

                            Autobiography attests composition of five piano pieces - Truscott's very first works - at the age of 12 (1926-7) followed by an unsuccessful attempt at a piano concerto which became a single-movement piano piece. During the 1930s, the composer claims in the autobiography to have composed several piano sonatas in the style of Beethoven of which those of 1941-2 are the only ones not to have been destroyed.

            (n)               Piano duet

                                Prelude, March, Variations and Finale [4 movts.] (1968-9) Unfin'd
   
                             Prelude and March complete; Variations incomplete

Other undated and fragmentary pieces include:-

   
                             Rondo "Hommage a Schubert" (1940s?, 3pp); Sonata (undated, 2pp); Duet in F (1978, 1p)

   
         (o)                Organ

   
                             Toccata in A minor [1 movt.] (1956) Dur: 10'
   
                             fp: June 1965, Town Hall, Huddersfield. David Ingate
   
                             Trio-Sonata in E flat major [1 movt.] (1972) Dur: 5'
   
                             (intended as the first of six; no trace of nos. 2-6 survives)

Other undated and fragmentary pieces include:-

   
                             Sonata in C major (undated sketch; variously dated as 1955 and 1960 in worklists)

(iv)                          Vocal music

   
         (a)               Solo voice & piano
   
                             Song: Requiem ('Under the wide and starry sky') [R L Stevenson] (1928) Dur: 2'
   
                             Song: 'Everyone suddenly burst out singing' [Sassoon] (1928) Lost
   
                             Song: 'The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap' [Chesterton] (c. 1938) Dur: 2'
   
                             Song: 'At noon, within the woodland shade' [unattrib.] (1940s) Dur: 2'
   
                             Concert aria: 'Oh, Heavenly mercy' for soprano and orchestra (1940s) Unfin'd
   
                             (sketch of piano score only)
   
                             Two Songs (originally titled variously "for Melanie" or "from the Melanese") Dur: 5'
   
                                 I  The Vision [Mary Webb] (1938)
   
                                II  'I love all beauteous things'  [Robert Bridges] (1946)
   
                             Two Sonnets to Orpheus for contralto and piano [Rilke] (c. 1951) Dur: ?
   
                                 I  ‘Da stiegt ein Baum’
                                   
II ‘Und fast ein Madchen’
   
                             (the score is clearly headed Two Sonnets, but a fragment exists of III, ‘Ein Gott vermags’)
   
                             Five Songs (1956) Dur: 10'
   
                                 I   'No!' [Thomas Hood]
   
                                 II  'Tell me, tell me, smiling child [Emily Bronte]
   
                                 III The Birds [Belloc]
   
                                 IV  Flower in the crannied wall [Tennyson]
   
                                 V   Envoy [Francis Thompson]
   
                             Three Songs (c. 1957) Dur: ?
   
                                 I  'In no strange land' [Francis Thompson] (1957)
   
                                 II The Door [Mary Webb] (undated)
   
                                 III  Independence [A A Milne] (undated)
   
                             Two Songs (1971) Dur: 8'
   
                                 I  An Epitaph upon a Virgin [Herrick]
   
                                 II  Praise of Good Women [Robert Mannying]
   
                             Song: An ancient love song [anon.] (1971) Unfin'd
   
                             (probably originally conceived as companion to Two Songs of 1971)
                                Song: A Prayer [Ben Johnson] (undated) Unfin'd
   
                             Song: 'Twilight it is, and the far woods are dim' [unattrib.] (undated) Dur: 2'
   
                             Song: 'Now that the dayspring' [Eden Philpotts] (undated) Unfin'd

               (b)             Two or more solo voices & piano

                                Song: 'How beautiful is the night' for soprano, alto, tenor, bass and pian [Southey] (undated) Unfin'

   
           (c)              Chorus a cappella

   
                             Mass in C major for 10-part chorus (SSSSAATTBB) [? movts.] (c. 1957-8) Unfin'd
   
                                 I  Kyrie Dur: 6'
   
                             (very fragmentary sketches only for succeeding movements)
   
                             Two choruses [anon.] (1957) Unfin'd
   
                                 I  Love ditty [text c. 1300] Dur: 2'
   
                                 II  Hymn on the Passion [text c. 1530] Partially lost
   
                             Two Songs (SATB) (1963) Dur: 4'
   
                                 I   Matins, or Morning Prayer [Herrick]
   
                                 II  Ode on the Birth of our Saviour  [Herrick]
   
                             Two Songs (SSA) (1963) Dur: 3'
   
                                 I   Song to a serenader in February [Praed]
   
                                 II  To Music, to becalm his fever [Herrick]
   
                             Mass in A minor for 6-part chorus (SSATBB) [? movts.] (1963-4) Unfin'd
   
                                 I  Kyrie Dur: 1'
   
                                 II  Sanctus Lost
   
                                 (Sanctus attested by Worklist B; no traces of any other movements; cf Benedictus)
   
                                 Benedictus (SATB) [anon.] (1964?) Dur: 1'
   
                                 (possibly linked to Mass in A minor)

                (d)              Chorus & instruments

                                   "The Making of Viola" for bass, chorus and small orchestra (1940s) Unfin'd
   
                                "Once In Royal David's City": 6 variations [3 vars.] (1950) Unfin'd for boys' chorus, solo violin, 
                                   wind quintet and string orchestra
   
                                Poems by Francis Thompson for SATB chorus and piano (c. 1952?) Dur: 9'
   
                                     I  Insentience
   
                                     II July Fugitive
                                        III 'When music's fading's faded'
   
                                     IV  Envoy
   
                               Mass in F sharp major for unison voices and organ [5 movts.] (1955) Unfin'd; Dur: 7'
   
                                     I  Kyrie
   
                                     II  Sanctus
                                        III  Benedictus
                                        IV  Agnus Dei
                                       
V? Credo [73-bar fragment]
   
                               3 Sonnets For Pictures for soprano, alti and piano [D G Rosetti] (c. 1964) Unfin'd
                                         I Mary's Girlhood (original version) Dur: 4'
                                         I Mary's Girlhood ("New version") Dur: 3'
   
                               (very fragmentary sketches only for succeeding songs)

(v)                           Arrangements and completions

Only completed items are listed in this section; Truscott attempted arrangements of many works over a wide

span of time, most of which are in a fragmentary state. Datings for these items are largely conjectural so their

presentation is here in alphabetical order of composer.

 

(a)                           Arrangements

                Contrapunctus XIV from "The Art of Fugue" by J. S. Bach, completed Sir Donald F. Tovey,

                                arr. for 2 pianos

                Symphony no. 3 in C major "Sinfonie Capricieuse" by Franz Berwald, for solo piano

                Double Fugue in E flat by Havergal Brian, arr. for organ

                String Quartet in E major, Op. 58, by Robert Fuchs, arr. for solo piano

                Fantaisie for viola, string orch. & 2 clarinets by Johann N. Hummel, arr for viola & piano (1973)

                Adagio from Symphony no. 4 in C major by Franz Schmidt, arr. for solo piano (1963)

                Fugue in E minor for 2 pianos, Op. 152, by Franz Schubert, arr. for solo piano

                Symphony no. 1 in E minor by Jean Sibelius: 1st. movement, arr. for solo piano

                Piano Quintet in C major by Sir Donald Tovey: 2nd. movement - Rondo Intermezzo, arr. for solo piano

                String Quartet no. 3 in G major, Op. 34, by Robert Volkmann, arr. for solo piano

                String Quartet no. 4 in F major, Op. 35, by Robert Volkmann, arr. for solo piano

                String Quartet no. 5 in F minor, Op. 37, by Robert Volkmann, arr. for solo piano

                String Quartet no. 6 in E flat major, Op. 43, by Robert Volkmann, arr. for solo piano

(b)                             Cadenzas

                for Piano Concerto no. 12 in A major, K. 414, by W. A. Mozart: movements I & III

                for Flute Concerto in D major, K. 313, by W. A. Mozart: movements I & III

(c)                           Completions

                Fuga (unvollendet) for klavier by J. S. Bach (for solo piano)

                Overture from "Estrella di Soria" by Franz Berwald, completed & arr. for solo piano  (?1961)

                Piano Sonatas by Franz Schubert, completed:

                                E major (1815) - 1st movement                                                                                              (1950s)

                                F sharp major (1817) - Allegro                                                                                   (1950s)

                                G major (1818) - Adagio                                                                                                     (1950s)

                                C major (1818), D. 613 - 1st movement                                                                       (1950s)

                                F minor (1818), D. 625 - 1st movement                                                                       (1950s)

                                C sharp minor (1819), D. 655 - 1st movement                                                              (1950s)

                                C major (1825), D. 840 - Menuetto e Finale                                                                     1958

                Klavierstuck (Phantaisie) in C major, D. 605, by Franz Schubert

                Allegretto in C minor (prob. 1827), by Franz Schubert



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