PETER DICKINSON

DISCOGRAPHY [see separate list below for works by category  with durations and dates of composition]

First list: alphabetical by title

These are CDs available in 2016: original issues not always cited

Poems set in vocal works are listed

 

WORKS BY PETER DICKINSON

Air for solo flute. Duke Dobing (flute), Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

American Trio (Hymns, Rags and Blues). Walter Verdehr (violin); Elsa Verdehr (clarinet); Gary Kirkpatrick (piano), Crystal Records CD744 (1995)

Bach in Blue. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Bach in Blue (trio). Walter Verdehr (violin); Elsa Verdehr (clarinet); Silvia Roerderer (piano), Heritage HTGCD 259 (2013)

Bach in Blue (violin, clarinet, piano and strings). BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 211 (2015)

Birthday Surprise (orchestra). BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 211 (2015)

Blue Rose. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369, Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Blue Rose Variations. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) 

Cambridge Postlude, A. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Carillon. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Celebration Trio, The Verdehr Trio, Crystal Records CD973 (2016)

Concerto Rag. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

E. E. Cummings Song Cycle, An. ‘i thank you god’; ‘no time ago’; ‘up into the silence’; ‘love is the every only god’; ‘love is more thicker’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000)

Dirge. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Dylan Thomas Song Cycle, A. ‘I have longed to move away’; On a wedding anniversary’; Was there a time’; In my craft or sullen art’; On no work of words’. Henry Herford (baritone) and Robin Bowman (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000)

Eight Very Easy Pieces. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005)

Extravaganzas [Gregory Corso]. ‘The street-singer is sick’; Outside the wall’; ‘Death weeps because death is human’; ‘I hang old photos of my childhood girls’; ‘Four windmills, acquaintanceships’; ‘O people! My people!’; ‘Mrs Lombardi’s month-old son is dead’; ‘Last night I drove a car’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000); on British Song, Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012)

Four Duos for oboe and cello. Sarah Francis (oboe); Rohan de Sarum (cello); on English Oboe Music, Heritage HTGCD 275 (2014)

Four Easy Pieces. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005)

Five Diversions. Amiable; Lyrical; Gently jazzy; Quiet and dreamy; Lively and brash. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Five Diversions. Peter Dickinson (clavichord), Heritage HTGCD 259 (2013)

Five Diversions (small orchestra). BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 211 (2016)

Five Early Pieces for piano. Peter Dickinson and John Flinders, Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

Five Forgeries for piano duet. Poulenc; Hindemith; Stravinsky; Delius; Bartok. John Flinders and Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

Four Piano Blues. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos (2011)

Four W. H. Auden Songs. ‘Look, stranger on this island now’; ‘Eyes look into the well’; ‘Carry her over the water’; What’s in your mind, my dove, my coney’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000)

Hymns, Rags and Blues (see American Trio)

Hymn-Tune Rag. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Judas Tree, The: A Musical Drama of Judas Iscariot [with Thomas Blackburn] - actors, singers, SATB, string quintet, brass quintet, percussion, piano and organ. 1967 Washington Cathedral production; Richard Dirksen (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 263 (mono, 2014)

Larkin’s Jazz [Philip Larkin]. ‘Reasons for attendance’; ‘For Sydney Bechet’; ‘Love songs in age’; Reference back’. Henry Herford (baritone-speaker); The Nash Ensemble – John Harle (saxophone); Ian Brown (piano); Edward Becket (flute); Duncan Prescott (clarinet); Paul Archibald (trumpet); Christopher van Kampen (cello); Terence Emery (percussion); Lionel Friend (conductor), Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

‘Let the florid music praise’ [W. H. Auden], Martyn Hill (tenor) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000)

Lullaby from ‘The Unicorns’. Duke Dobing (flute); Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

Mass of the Apocalypse. Kyrie; Sanctus and Benedictus; Agnus Dei; Gloria; Ite Missa est. The Rev Donald Reeves (speaker); Jo Maggs (soprano); Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano); St. James’s Singers; James Holland and David Johnson (percussion); John Alley (piano); Ivor Bolton (conductor), Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

Meditation on ‘Murder in the Cathedral’. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Metamorphosis for solo flute. Duke Dobing (flute), Naxos 8.572287 (2009)

Merseyside Echoes. BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 276 (2014)

Millennium Fanfare. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Monologue for strings. BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 211 (2016)

Organ Concerto. Jennifer Bate (organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra; David Atherton (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 276 (1986/2014)

Outcry: a Cycle of Nature Poems: ‘From Auguries of Innocence’ [Blake]; ‘The Blinded Bird’ [Hardy]; ‘Badger’ [Clare]; ‘Horses aboard’ [Hardy]; ‘Nature’s Hymn to the Deity’ [Clare]. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo); The London Concert Choir; City of London Sinfonia; Nicholas Cleobury (conductor), TROY 360 (1999)

Paraphrase I: John. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Paraphrase II: Mark. Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos 8.572287 (2011)

Pastorale, Blues and Homage (A James Joyce Pastorale; A Robert Burns Blues; Homage to Poulenc), John Turner (recorder), Peter Dickinson (piano), Heritage HTG CD259 (2013) 

Patriotic Rag. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Piano Concerto. Howard Shelley (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra; David Atherton (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 276 (1986/2014)

Postlude on Adeste Fideles.  Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Prelude. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Prelude on Song 20 (Orlando Gibbons). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Prelude on Song 34 (Orlando Gibbons). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Prelude on Song 46 (Orlando Gibbons). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Quartet Rag. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Recorder Music, with tape playback. David Munrow (recorder), Testament SBT2 – 1368 (2005)

‘Red, red rose, A’ [Burns]. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000)

Satie Transformations (orchestra). BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 211 (2016)

‘So we’ll go no more a-roving’ [Byron]. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000)

Sonatas for piano with tape playback. Eric Parkin (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005)

Stevie’s Tunes [Stevie Smith]. ‘I love little Heber’; ‘To the tune of the Coventry Carol’; ‘O happy dogs of England’; ‘In Canaan’s happy land’; ‘The Heavenly city’; ‘…and the clouds return after the rain’; ‘The devil-my-wife’; ‘Le singe qui swing’; ‘Unser vater’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000)

Study in Pianissimo. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners. Blues; Jig; March; Dirge; Waltz; Blues. Peter Dickinson (clavichord), Heritage HTG CD259 (2013)

Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners (orchestra). BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor), Heritage HTGCD 211 (2016)

Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners (small orchestra), Heritage HTGCD 211 forthcoming

Surrealist Landscape with tape-playback [Lord Berners]. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000), on British Song, Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012)

Three Comic Songs [W. H. Auden]. ‘My second thoughts condemn’; Happy Ending’; ‘Over the heather’. Martyn Hill (tenor) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000)

Three Satie Transformations [based on Trois Gnossiennes (1890)]. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Three Songs from The Unicorns [John Heath-Stubbs]. Lullaby; Interrupted Love Song; The Ballad of St Brendan. Marylin Hill Smith (soprano) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000)

Three Statements. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Threnody. Penelope Lynex (cello) and Alexander Wells (piano), LIR Classics LIR022 (2010)

Toccata. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009)

Unicorns, The. [John Heath-Stubbs]. Fanfares and Choruses; ‘Lullaby’; Dance; ‘Interrupted Love Song’; A Celebration Fugue; ‘The Ballad of St Brendan’. Elisabeth Söderström (soprano); Solna Brass; Lars-Gunnar Björklund, Albany TROY 760 (2005)

Variations on a French Folk Song. Jane Chapman (harpsichord), Heritage HTGCD 254 (2013)

Violin Concerto. Chloe Hanslip (violin); BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Clark Rundell (conductor)(forthcoming on Heritage HTGCD 276, November 2014)

Vitalitas Variations. Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos (2011)

Wild Rose Rag. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000), Naxos 8.572654 (2011)

Winter Afternoons [Emily Dickinson]. ‘One dignity delays for all’; ‘There’s a certain slant of light’; ‘Departed – to the Judgement’. The King’s Singers: Nigel Perrin, Alastair Hume (counter-tenors); Alastair Thompson (tenor); Simon Carrington (baritone); Brian Kay (bass); with Rodney Slatford (double bass), Albany TROY 760 (2005)

 

WORKS BY OTHER COMPOSERS

RECORDINGS WITH MERIEL DICKINSON

Gordon Crosse: The New World [LP reissued on Dreamscapes, DKP(CD)9093, Unicorn-Kanchana 1990]; Lennox Berkeley: Chinese Songs [first recording, reissued on Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012)] D’un vanneur de blé, Tant que mes yeux, Automne; Peter Dickinson: Extravaganzas [second recording, reissued on Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012)] Also Argo LP ZRG 788 (1975)

An Erik Satie Entertainment (songs and piano music including first recordings), Unicorn LP RHS 338 (1976)

An American Anthology. Copland: Poet’s Song; In Evening Air and Night Thoughts (piano); Carter: Three Poems of Robert Frost, Voyage; Cage: Five Songs (E. E. Cummings); Virgil Thomson: Two by Marianne Moore, Portrait of F. B.; Gershwin: I got Rhythm, A Foggy Day, They all laughed. Unicorn LP RHS 355 (1978); reissued as American Song with nine of Copland's Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson on Heritage HTG CD231 (2012)

Eugene Goossens: Six Songs from Chamber Music (James Joyce), Unicorn LP RHS 348 (1977)

A Portrait of Lord Berners. A Lieder Album, Three Songs, Trois Chansons, Red Roses and Red Noses, Come on Algernon, Fragments psychologiques (piano). LP RHS 355 (Unicorn 1977); reissued on CD Symposium 1278 (Symposium 2000) 

Dreamscapes. Jonathan Harvey, Correspondances; Peter Dickinson: Surrealist Landscape; Gordon Crosse, The New World; Andrzej Panufnik: Dreamscapes; Elisabeth Lutyens, Stevie Smith Songs;  [reissued on TROY365 Albany 2000]. LP Unicorn UNS 268 (1979); DKP(CD)9093 Unicorn-Kanchana (1990); reissued as British Song on CD with Lennox Berkeley, Chinese Songs; Dickinson, Extravaganzas; without Panufnik; Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012)

RECORDING WITH SARAH FRANCIS (OBOE)

Howells, Oboe and Piano Sonata; Rubbra, Oboe and Piano Sonata; Hamilton Harty, Three Pieces. LP and cassette Hyperion A66206 (1986); CDH5 5008 (1999); Howells on Heritage HTGCD 275 (2014)

RECORDING WITH RALPH HOLMES (VIOLIN)

A Tribute to Ralph Holmes (1937-84). Bartok, Solo Sonata; Beethoven, Spring Sonata; Bax, Sonata No. 3; Delius, Lullaby for a Modern Baby. Heritage HTGCD 228 (2011)

PIANO SOLO RECORDINGS

The Essential Erik Satie. Conifer CDCF 183 (1990). Many reissues in various countries including: Satie Piano Collection, Boots DDD510 (1990); The Erik Satie Show, Conifer CDFC 512; Satie Piano Music, Conifer 56014-2 (1995); Satie Piano Works, RCA Red Seal, BMG 09026 63976 2 (2002); now Alto ALC 1276 (2014)

Peter Dickinson: Piano Music: Rags, Blues, Parodies, Vitalitas Variations, Paraphrise II, Five Diversions. Naxos 8.572287 (2011)

CLAVICHORD RECORDINGS

Blue Clavichord: Peter Dickinson. Twentieth-Century Clavichord, Harpsichord and Recorder Music. Dickinson, Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners, Five Diversions; Alun Hoddinott, Sonatina, Op. 18; Duke Ellington, five songs; Alan Ridout, Suite; Dickinson, Pastorale, Blues and Homage [with John Turner, recorder]; Jeremy Dale Roberts, Hymn [with John Turner]. Heritage HTGCD 259 (2013)

 

PETER DICKINSON

RECORDED WORKS BY CATEGORY

{with dates and durations}

ORCHESTRAL

Monologue for strings (1959). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {9'} HTGCD 211 (2016)

Five Diversions (1969). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {12'}, HTGCD 211 (2016)

Satie Transformations (1970). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {17'}, HTGCD 211 (2016)

Organ Concerto (1971). Jennifer Bate (organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra/David Atherton, TROY 360 {20’00”}; Heritage HTGCD 276 (2014)

Birthday Surprise, A (1979). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {2'}, HTGCD 211 (2016)

Piano Concerto (1984). Howard Shelley (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra/David Atherton, Albany TROY 360 (1999) {24’20”}; Heritage HTGCD 276 (2014)

Violin Concerto (1986). Chloe Hanslip violin); BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {22’00"}; Heritage HTGCD 276 (2014)

Bach in Blue (2004/2010/2015). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {6}, HTGCD 211 (2016)

Merseyside Echoes (1986). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {8'41"}; Heritage HTGCD  276 (2014) and HTGCD 211 (2016)

Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners (1972/1983/2015). BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell {13'},  HTGCD 211 (2016)

CHORAL

Mass of the Apocalypse (1984). Kyrie {4’06”}; Sanctus and Benedictus {3’30”}; Agnus Dei {5’06”}; Gloria {4’00”}; Ite Missa est {6.09”}. The Rev Donald Reeves (speaker); Jo Maggs (soprano); Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano); St. James’s Singers; James Holland and David Johnson (percussion); John Alley (piano); Ivor Bolton (conductor), Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {23’07”}

Outcry: a Cycle of Nature Poems (1969): ‘From Auguries of Innocence’ [Blake] {8’19”}; ‘The Blinded Bird’ [Hardy] {4’39”}; ‘Badger’ [Clare] {7’40”}; ‘Horses aboard’ [Hardy] {4’04”}; ‘Nature’s Hymn to the Deity’ [Clare] {8’35”}. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo); The London Concert Choir; City of London Sinfonia; Nicholas Cleobury (conductor), TROY 360 (1999) {33’17”}

Winter Afternoons [Emily Dickinson] (1970). ‘One dignity delays for all’; ‘There’s a certain slant of light’; ‘Departed – to the Judgement’. The King’s Singers: Nigel Perrin, Alastair Hume (counter-tenors); Alastair Thompson (tenor); Simon Carrington (baritone); Brian Kay (bass); with Rodney Slatford (double bass), Albany TROY 760 (2005) {10’56”}

SOLO VOICE WITH INSTRUMENTS

Larkin’s Jazz [Philip Larkin] (1989). ‘Reasons for attendance’; ‘For Sydney Bechet’; ‘Love songs in age’; Reference back’. Henry Herford (baritone-speaker); The Nash Ensemble – John Harle (saxophone); Ian Brown (piano); Edward Becket (flute); Duncan Prescott (clarinet); Paul Archibald (trumpet); Christopher van Kampen (cello); Terence Emery (percussion); Lionel Friend (conductor), Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {24’09”}

Unicorns, The (1967/82). [John Heath-Stubbs]. Fanfares and Choruses {2’34”}; Lullaby {3’39”}; Dance {2’27”}; Interrupted Love Song {2’59”}; A Celebration Fugue {2’46”}; The Ballad of St Brendan {3’42”}. Elisabeth Söderström (soprano); Solna Brass; Lars-Gunnar Björklund, Albany TROY 760 (2005)

CHAMBER MUSIC

American Trio [Hymns, Rags and Blues] (1985). Walter Verdehr (violin); Elsa Verdehr (clarinet); Gary Kirkpatrick (piano), Crystal Records CD744 (1995) {20’29”}

Bach in Blue Trio (arr. 2012). Walter Verdehr (violin); Elsa Verdehr (clarinet); Silvia Roederer (piano), Heritage HTGCD 259 (2013) {6’05”}

Celebration Trio (arr. 2009). The Verdehr Trio, Crystal Records CD973 (2016)

Lullaby from ‘The Unicorns’ (1967/82 arr. 1986). Duke Dobing (flute); Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {3’24”}

Pastorale, Blues and Homage (A James Joyce Pastorale; A Robert Burns Blues; Homage to Poulenc) (arr. 2012), John Turner (recorder), Peter Dickinson (piano), Heritage HTG CD259 (2013) {1’41” + 3’32” + 2’46”}

Threnody (1956). Penelope Lynex (cello) and Alexander Wells (piano), LIR Classics LIR022 (2010) {7’25”}

PIANO AND PIANO DUET [see below for clavichord and harpsichord]

Five Diversions (1963). Amiable; Lyrical; Gently jazzy; Quiet and dreamy; Lively and brash. Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005), Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {10’30”}

Five Early Pieces (1955-56). Peter Dickinson and John Flinders, Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {10’59”}

Five Forgeries for piano duet (1963). Poulenc; Hindemith; Stravinsky; Delius; Bartok. John Flinders and Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {10’27”}

Paraphrase II: Mark (1967). Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos 8.572287 (2011) {12’54”}

Sonatas for piano with tape playback (1987). Eric Parkin (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005)

Three Satie Transformations [based on Trois Gnossiennes (1890)] (1970). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) – Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {2’02” + 3’13” + 1’57”}

Vitalitas Variations (1967). Peter Dickinson (piano), Naxos (2011) {15’13”}

BLUES FOR PIANO

Bach in Blue (2004). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005), Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {6’12”}

Blue Rose (1979). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369, Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {3’05”}

Four Piano Blues (1973). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) - Naxos (2011) {2’20” + 2’56” + 2’02” + 3’00”}

EASY PIECES FOR PIANO

Eight Very Easy Pieces (1979). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005)  {5’14”}

Four Easy Pieces (1965). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 760 (2005) {5’37”}

PIANO RAGS

Concerto Rag (1984). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) – Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {4’05”}

Hymn-Tune Rag (1985). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) – Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {2’28”}

Patriotic Rag (1986). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) - Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {2’32”}

Quartet Rag (1975). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) – Naxos 8.572654 {2’53”}

(2011)

Wild Rose Rag 1985). Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) – Naxos 8.572654 (2011) {2’14”}

 

ORGAN WORKS

Blue Rose Variations (1985). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {15’44”}

Cambridge Postlude 1953), A. Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’45”}

Carillon (1964). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {3’41”}

Dirge (1963). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {4’09”}

Meditation on ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ (1958). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {5’26”}

Millennium Fanfare (1999). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’48”}

Paraphrase I: John (1967). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {15’16”}

Postlude on Adeste Fideles (1954).  Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’31”}

Prelude (1953). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’55”}

Prelude on Song 20 (Orlando Gibbons) (1954-55). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’27”}

Prelude on Song 34 (Orlando Gibbons) (1954-55). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’49”}

Prelude on Song 46 (Orlando Gibbons) (1954-55). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {2’42”}

Three Statements (1964). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {6’31”}

Study in Pianissimo (1959). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {3’21”}

Toccata (1955). Jennifer Bate (organ), Naxos 8.572169 (2009) {3’20”}

SONGS and SONG CYCLES

E. E. Cummings Song Cycle, An (1965). ‘i thank you god’; ‘no time ago’; ‘up into the silence’; ‘love is the every only god’; ‘love is more thicker’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000) {12’42”}

Dylan Thomas Song Cycle, A (1959). ‘I have longed to move away’; On a wedding anniversary’; Was there a time’; In my craft or sullen art’; On no work of words’. Henry Herford (baritone) and Robin Bowman (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000) {11’26”}

Extravaganzas [Gregory Corso] (1969). ‘The street-singer is sick’; Outside the wall’; ‘Death weeps because death is human’; ‘I hang old photos of my childhood girls’; ‘Four windmills, acquaintanceships’; ‘O people! My people!’; ‘Mrs Lombardi’s month-old son is dead’; ‘Last night I drove a car’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000); on British Song, Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012) {5’49”}

Four W. H. Auden Songs (1956). ‘Look, stranger on this island now’; ‘Eyes look into the well’; ‘Carry her over the water’; What’s in your mind, my dove, my coney’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000) {8’17”}

‘Let the florid music praise’ [W. H. Auden] (1960), Martyn Hill (tenor) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000) {3’27”}

‘Red, red rose, A’ [Burns] (1967). Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) {3’33”}

‘So we’ll go no more a-roving’ [Byron] (1971). Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) {3’58”}

Surrealist Landscape with tape-playback [Lord Berners] (1973). Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000), on British Song, Heritage HTGCD 240 (2012) {9’45”}

Three Comic Songs [W. H. Auden] (1960). ‘My second thoughts condemn’; Happy Ending’; ‘Over the heather’. Martyn Hill (tenor) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000) {4’46”}

Three Songs from The Unicorns [John Heath-Stubbs] (1967/82 arr. 1986). Lullaby; Interrupted Love Song; The Ballad of St Brendan. Marylin Hill Smith (soprano) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 365 (2000) {9’48”}

Stevie’s Tunes [Stevie Smith] (1984). ‘I love little Heber’; ‘To the tune of the Coventry Carol’; ‘O happy dogs of England’; ‘In Canaan’s happy land’; ‘The Heavenly city’; ‘…and the clouds return after the rain’; ‘The devil-my-wife’; ‘Le singe qui swing’; ‘Unser vater’. Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano), Albany TROY 369 (2000) {14’01”}

SOLO INSTRUMENTS OTHER THAN KEYBOARD

Air for solo flute (1959). Duke Dobing (flute), Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {2’46”}

Metamorphosis for solo flute (1971). Duke Dobing (flute), Naxos 8.572287 (2009) {3’42”}

Recorder Music, with tape playback (1973). David Munrow (recorder), Testament SBT2 – 1368 (2005) {13’05”}

CLAVICHORD

Five Diversions (1963). Peter Dickinson (clavichord), Heritage HTGCD 259 (2013) {1’23” + 2’54”+ 1’38” + 2’00” + 1’42”}

Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners (1972/83). Blues; Jig; March; Dirge; Waltz; Blues. Peter Dickinson (clavichord), Heritage HTG CD259 (2013) {12’42”]

HARPSICHORD

 Variations on a French Folk Song (1957). Jane Chapman (harpsichord), Heritage HTGCD 254 (2013) {8’11”}

 

 

 

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