THE WORKS OF HAVELOCK NELSON 1917 - 1996

 

 

 

 

The works listed below are gathered from available catalogues and other archive information.

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Title

Publisher 1

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Instrumentation

Dedicated to

 

 

 

 

 

A Connemara Cradle Song

BBC *

SA56

Orchestra

 

A Farewell Toast (Irish)

Banks

ECS 133

TTBB unaccompanied

Alastair McQuoid and the Harlando Male Voice Choir

A Rathlin Cradel Song (Irish)

Bayley & Ferguson

475

SSA with piano

 

Abdul Abdulbul Amir

BBC *

SA91

Orchestra

 

Adventure (John o' the North)

Lengnick

4713

Unison with piano

Jan van der Gucht

Ah How the Moon is Shining (Polish)

Novello

EO 2641

SSA with piano

Shiela Mossman and the Orpington Junior Singers

An Ulster Lilt (Irish)

Roberton

75175

Two part + piano

Billy Boucher

Bavarian Song (German)

Lengnick

4569

Two part + piano

Jean Crittall

Beautiful Jane

BBC *

SA60

Orchestra

 

Bonnie Highland Home (Scottsh)

Bayley & Ferguson

13

TTBB unaccompanied

 

Brideen Valley

BBC *

SA110

Orchestra

 

Cameos (Edited Jack Brymer)

Ricordi

LD 667

Clarinet

John Johnston

Canticle - Bless The Lord

C of I

Anthem Book

SATB with organ

Commissioned by the Church of Ireland Choral Union

Caribean Suite

BBC *

 

Orchestra

 

Carntoher Braes

BBC *

SA235

Orchestra

 

Castle of Drumore

BBC *

SA139

Orchestra

 

Castle of Drumore

BBC *

SA32

Orchestra

 

Chant 73 (100 20th Century Chants)

Oecumuse

 

SATB unaccompanied

Commissioned by Barry Branton

Cherry Tree Carol

BBC *

SA305

Orchestra

 

Colm's Cat

CMIC *

2223

Voice and piano

 

Come Buy My Fresh Ivy

BBC *

SA256

Orchestra

 

Come Down O Love Dvine (da Siena)

Novello

EO 2775

SSA unaccompanied

Heather Nancy and Conrad Hartley

Daisy Bell

BBC *

SA217

Orchestra

 

Dancing in the Baby

BBC *

SA306

Orchestra

 

Dancing the Baby (Irish)

Lengnick

4099

SSA with piano

Cicely Mathews

Dandlin's Song

BBC *

SA304

Orchestra

 

Dark Eyed William Irish)

Banks AIC

CNC 103(13)

Two part + piano

Herbert Wiseman

Dark Eyed William Irish)

BBC *

SA28

Orchestra

 

Dimity Town (Graeme Roberts)

Curwen

72530

Unison with piano

Henrietta Burne

Dirty Work (John o' the North)

Banks                       Naxos

BSS2006

Solo with piano

Bernadette Greevy

Donald the Dancer (Scottish)

Bayley & Ferguson

12

SATB unaccompanied

 

Donald's Purse (Scotish)

Bayley & Ferguson

11

TTBB unaccompanied

 

Drahareen O'Machree

BBC *

SA166

Orchestra

 

Drochetty in Rural Felicity

BBC *

IRJ113

Orchestra

 

Drocketty's March

BBC *

SA128

Orchestra

 

Early, Early

BBC *

SA151

Orchestra

 

Erie Cherie

?

 

Flute and piano

Kenneth Smith and Paul Rhodes

Fair Maiden's Beauty Will Soon Fade Away

BBC *

SA153

Orchestra

 

Fanny Power

BBC *

SA90

Orchestra

 

Fantasy Scherzo

?

 

?

 

Fashion

BBC *

SA121

Orchestra

 

For Snow (Farjeon)

Roberton

75363

SSA unaccompanied

John Henderson and the Enniskillen Collegiat Choir

For Snow (Farjeon)

Roberton

63117

SATB unaccompanied

George Little and the Montreal Bach Choir

Four Irish Pen Sketches

CMIC *

833

Orchestra

 

 Four Irish Songs 'Lovely Jimmie', 'Poor Auld Lass', ' Lovely Armoy', 'Linking over the lea'

Originally Highland Music Publishing in Basically Brass series

Republished Marc Reift

 

Soprano, Horn and Piano.

 

Ghosts in the Belfry (John o' the North)

Roberton

75147

Unison with piano

Jean & Bob Carrington

Green Beds

BBC *

SA349

Orchestra

 

Has Sorrow thy Young Days Shaded (Irish)

Roberton

75148

SSA with piano

Choirs of St Joseph's Convent Trinidad

He Shall the Broken Heart Repair (No 43)

Cambridge Hymnal

 

Church Music

 

Hiring Fairs of Ulster

BBC *

SA138

Orchestra

 

How the Rose Got its Thorn

BBC *

SA57

Orchestra

 

How the Rose Got its Thorn (Haldane)

Roberton

75150

Unison with descant

Nan Larmour and the Coleraine Choirs

I See His Blood upon the Rose (Plunket)

Lengnick

4181

SSA with piano

The Summer School 'Trio'

I Think it will be Winter (H Waddell)

Banks

BSS2022

Solo

Eileen Courtney

I Wish I Was on Yonder Hill

BBC *

SA73

Orchestra

 

I Wonder when I Shall be Married (American)

Roberton

75037

SSA with piano

The Many Who Do!

I'm Seventeen Come Sunday

BBC *

SA264

Orchestra

 

In Autumn (Mendelson)

Novello

EO 2601

SSA with piano

The Northern Ireland Women's Institute Choirs

In Derry Vale

BBC *

SA21

Orchestra

 

In Venezuela

?

 

Cello and Harp

 

In Venezuela

?

 

Flute and piano

Kenneth Smith and Paul Rhodes

Irish Dance

BBC *

 

Orchestra

 

Irish Diversion

BBC *

SA48

Orchestra

 

Irish Folksingers Album (8 Songs: Bonnie Green Tie, Ned of the Hill, Mr Maguire, Lovely Jimmy, Poor Auld Ass, Glenswilly, The Factory Girl, The Rambling Irishman)

Roberton

2987

Solo

 

Irish Fragment;Supplication

?

 

Soprano and strings

 

Irish Pen Sketch No 4

BBC *

SA252

Orchestra (Str)

 

Island Solitude

CMIC *

2227

Voice and piano

 

Jack o' Lantern (John o' the North)

Lengnick

4614

SSA with piano

Graham Wiseman and the Moray Music Festival Chorus

Jack o'Lantern

CMIC *

2224

Voice and piano

 

Jingle Bells

BBC *

SA165

Orchestra

 

Jinnifer-Jannifer (John o' the North)

Lengnick

4152

Unison with piano

Inagh Field

Jug of Punch

BBC *

SA152

Orchestra

 

Killyleagh Variations

?

 

 

 

Kitty Magee (Irish)

Banks AIC

CNC 11

Two part + piano

Malcolm Fletcher and his Choir

Kitty Magee (Irish)

BBC *

CMIC *

SA23

Orchestra

Sa,pf

 

Kitty of Coleraine (Irish)

Banks

ECS 75

SATB unaccompanied

William Boyd and the Ormiston Choir

La Lo and Lullaby (Christmas)

Lengnick

4314

Two part + piano

Commissioned by Gordon Thompson

Laughing Song and requiescat

 

 

SATB

 

Lazy Lizzie (John o' the North)

Curwen

72587

Unison with piano

Donald Fraser & The Hong Kong Choirs

Lights

Havemusic

 

Two part + piano

Tom and Ruth Nelson

Little Bo-Peep (Parody)

Banks Ascherberg

650

SSA with piano

 

Little Miss Muffet (a Rossini)

Music Sales Ltd/Novello

1871

Two part + piano

Maisie Fee

Little Miss Muffet (a Rossini)

Music Sales Ltd/Novello

1695

SATB with piano

Maisie Fee

Locaber Lullaby (Scottish)

Elkin (Novello)

2700

Two part + piano

Agnes Duncan & The Scottish Junior Singers

Londonderry Air

BBC *

SA252

Orchestra

 

Londonderry Air (2 arrangements)

BBC *

SA127

Orchestra

 

Love is Cruel

Banks

BSS2007

Solo

 

Love Thee Dearest

BBC *

SA35

Orchestra

 

Love Thee Dearest (Thomas Moore)

Keith Prowse (IMPO)

 

Solo with piano

 James Shaw

Lovely Armoy

BBC *

SA36

Orchestra

 

Lovely Armoy (Irish)

Boosey

19025

Solo (with piano?)

Frank Capper

Lovely Jimmie (Irish)

Roberton

75174

SSA with piano

Jean Graham

Lovely Jimmie (Irish)

BBC *

SA3

Orchestra

 

Love's Joy and Pain

CMIC *

2217

Mez/Bar and piano

 

Love's Joy and Pain

?

 

Mez/Bar and piano

 

Mary MacRae's Prayer (Sydney Bell)

Banks

ECS 165

Unison with piano

Ramsey Silver

Monkeyland (John o' the North)

Boosey

769

Unison with piano

Una O'Callaghan

Moonlight Evening (Schubert)

Curwen

72496

Unison with descant

 

Moorloch Mary

BBC *

SA167

Orchestra

 

Mr Maguire

Novello

 

 

 

Mrs Brady

BBC *

SA241

Orchestra

 

Music to 'The Land of Heart's Desire'

?

 

 

 

My Dark Rosaleen

BBC *

SA330

Orchestra

 

My Dark Slender Boy

BBC *

SA299

Orchestra

 

My God and King (Vaughan)

Banks

ECS 52

SATB with organ

James Woods and the Cregagh Presbyterian Church Choir

My Little White Home

BBC *

SA243

Orchestra

 

My Little White Home (Irish)

Lengnick

4182

SSA with piano

Jack Braid and the Bangor Harmonic Girls Choir

My love's an Arbutus (Irish)

Banks

ECS 139

TTBB with piano

Rita Crossey-O'Boyle, George Beattie and the Larne Male Voice Choir

My Native Land (Londenderry Air)

Banks AIC

CNC 26

SSA with piano

Aloys Fleischmann

My Singing Bird

BBC *

SA333

Orchestra

 

Ned of the Hills

Novello    BBC *

?/SA277

Orchestra

 

Net Hauling Song

BBC *

SA26

Orchestra

 

Norah O'Neale

BBC *

SA265

Orchestra

 

O Hush, My Little Jesus

Banks

ECS 311

SSS

 

O King of the Friday

?

 

SATB div with solo

 

O King of the Friday (Flower)

Banks

ECS 39

SATB unaccompanied

Harry Grindle and the Choir of St Anne's Cathedral

O Love it is a Killing Thing

BBC *

SA100

Orchestra

 

O No John (English)

Banks AIC

CNC 14

Two part + piano

Dawn, Bob & Jane Goodwin

October (Sydney Bell)

Elkin (Ashdown)

287

Two part + piano

Ethel Kinlay

Oh! I am Come to the Low Countries (Scottish)

Novello

EO 2774

SATB unaccompanied

Raymond Bramwall and his Arran Choir

Overture - The Lady and the Maid (Lecocq)

Mozart Ed

Hire only

Orchestra

 

Peggy, My Love (Scottish)

Novello

EO 2776

TTBB unaccompanied

Billy Thompson and the Ballyclare Choir

Piano Concerto

*

 

 

 

Plenty Good Room (Spiritual)

Boosey

WR2079

SATB with piano

Jean and Grace Abdoul, Trinidad

Poeme for Harp and Orchestra

?

 

 

 

Praise (Flower)

Laurel

L179

SATB with organ

 

Praise (Robin Flower)

Banks IMP

IMP926

Two part + piano

John Sutherland and his Ottawa Choir

Rhapsody on an Irish Lament

Havemusic*

 

Two Pianos

Una Hunt and Stephanie Hughes

Rathlin Cradle Song

Banks AIC

CNC 29/1806

SATB with piano

Ronnie Lee and his Renaissance Singers

Rathlin Cradle Song (Irish)

Banks AIC

CNC 29

SATB with piano

 

Riosin Dubb (Dark Rosaleen)

BBC *

SA328

Orchestra

 

Roisin Dubh

?

 

Orchestra

 

Rondo-le Midi (Field)

Roberton

9916

Two Pianos

May Turtle

Sandy and Andy (John o' the North)

Roberton

75153

Unison with piano

Alastair Nelson

Santiana

BBC *

SA14

Orchestra

 

Seedtime and Harvest (Fannin)

Lorenz

L178

SATB unaccompanied

Sister Andre

Shivery Sara (John o' the North)

Roberton

75321

Unison with piano

Emma & Alastair Carter

Sho-Sheen, Sho-Ho (Irish)

Lengnick

4071

SSA unaccompanied

The Olivian Singers

Silly Sally Sue (John o' the North)

Roberton

75108

Unison with piano

Margaret Tudor Evans & Sally

Sinfonietta

?

 

Orchestra

 

Sister Mary Had A But One Child (Spiritual)

Boosey

WR2086

SSA with piano

Eileen Kelly and her Millorn Choir

Skribareen

BBC *

SA280

Orchestra

 

Slow Air and Slip Jig

BBC *

SA239

Orchestra

 

Snowy Flakes (Christmas)

Banks (G Thompson)

ECS 207

Unison with piano

Commissioned by Gordon Thompson

Snowy Flakes (KB Wood)(Christmas)

Banks

ECS 207

SATB unaccompanied

The Shaw Singers

Songs and Choruses from the Incidental

?

 

 

 

Songs for Joanna (John o' the North)

Roberton

75346

Unison with piano

Joanna Lutton

Song without Words (John Field )

Havemusic

 

Two Piano

Stephanie Hughes

South Down Militia

BBC *

SA291

Orchestra

 

Stay, Little Blackbird (Dalway)

Lengnick

4172

Unison with piano

Mary Johnston

Strings of the Earth and Air

?

 

 

 

Strolling Players

BBC *

SA242

Orchestra

 

Suite for Violin and Piano

?

 

Violin and piano

 

Sun Don't Shine in the Valley (Spiritual)

Roberton

75240

SSA with piano

Mabel Gordon and her Choirs

The Black Cat (John o' the North)

Banks

BSS2016

Solo

Raymond Marshall

The Bonnie Wee Lass

BBC *

SA331

Orchestra

 

The Bonnie Wee Lass (Irish)

Boosey

 

Solo with piano

 

The Carlow Song (Irish)

Bayley & Ferguson

1574

TTBB unaccompanied

James Woods and the Victoria Male Voice Choir, Belfast

The County of Mayo

BBC *

SA104

Orchestra

 

The Course of the Year

?

 

SATB

 

The Dancing Butterflies (Schubert)

Roberton

75145

Two part + piano

Daphne Bell & her Ashfield Choir

The Drummer and the Cook

Banks AIC

CNC 27

SAB with piano

Ronnie Lee and Grovenor High School

The Drummer and the Cook (Sea Shanty)

Banks AIC

CNC 28

SATB with piano

Allan Willcocks and the Manx Regal Singers

The Enchanted Valley (Irish)

Roberton

75039

SSA unaccompanied

Doris Parkinson and her Wirral Singers

The Fair Hills

BBC *

SA20

Orchestra

 

The Fiddler (irish)

Banks AIC

CNC 15

SSA with piano

Jane Carty

The Fiddler (irish)

BBC *

SA30

Orchestra

 

The Gentle Thorns (Schubert)

Roberton

75146

Unison with piano

Sam & Carys Denton

The Girl with the Buckles

Curwen

72655

Two part + piano

Hazel Nelson

The Girl with the Buckles (Irish)

Curwen

72694

Unison with piano

Hazel Nelson

The Girl with the Buckles (Irish)

Curwen

72468

SSA with piano

Hazel Nelson

The Girl with the Buckles (Irish)

Curwen

61499

SATB with piano

Hazel Nelson

The Girl with the Buckles (Irish)

BBC *

SA94

Orchestra

 

The Green Bushes

BBC *

SA70

Orchestra

 

The Greenwood Laddie and Drynan Donn

BBC *

SA329

Orchestra

 

The Happy Spinner (John Irvine)

Gordon Thompson

 

Two part + piano

Lloyd Hall & his Jamaican Choirs

The Heavenly Babe (K Humphries)

Oecumuse

 

SATB unaccompanied

Johnathan Gregory and Alan Boyd

The Heavenly Pilot (G Sigerson)

Banks

ECS 209

Two part + piano

Eleanor Shimmin & her Aeg Threshlyn Choir

The Hermit (Sydney Bell)

Roberton

75149

Unison with piano

Romilly Nelson

The Hills are Asleep

Banks AIC

CNC12

SA with piano

Sydney Bell

The Hills are Asleep (Sydney Bell)

Banks AIC

CNC 14

Two part + piano

 

The Holly and Ivy Girl

BBC *

SA39

Orchestra

 

The Irish Girl

BBC *

SA101

Orchestra

 

The Irish Schoolmaster

BBC *

SA29

Orchestra

 

The Kingdom of the Quiet Land (Haldane)

Lengnick

4174

SSA with piano

The John Oliver High School Choirs

The Kings Daughter

?

 

Solo and piano

 

The King's Daughter (John o' the North)

Lengnick

4314

Two part + piano

Rosalind Campey

The Lark in The Clear Air (Irish)

Banks

ECS 53

TTBB unaccompanied

Jack Braid and the Portadown Male Voice Choir

The Lark in The Clear Air (Irish)

Bayley & Ferguson

474

SSA with piano

Belfast Girl Singers

The Lark in The Clear Air (Irish)

BBC *

SA24

Orchestra

 

The Last Rose of Summer

BBC *

SA280

Orchestra

 

The Last Rose of Summer (Irish)

Havemusic

 

Violin and Piano

Una and Fionula Hunt

The Last Rose of Summer (Irish)

Roberton

75151

SSA with piano

Vernon Evans and the Trididad Choirs

The Leprachaun (Irish)

Banks AIC

CNC 17

SSA with piano

Geoffrey Spratt

The Little Pets of Saint Mochua (John Irvine)

Roberton                        Naxos

75152

Unison with piano

Ena Mitchell

The Little Rath

CMIC *

2222

Batitone and piano

 

The Lonely of Heart (Yeats)

Curwen

72658

SSA with piano

Maurice Jacobson

The Magarry Fishermen

BBC *

SA237

Orchestra

 

The Maid of Bunclody (Irish)

Roberton

53002

TTBB unaccompanied

John and Margaret Rankin

The Moonshiner

BBC *

SA59

Orchestra

 

The Morning Glory (Schubert)

Banks OUP

OM 41

Two part + piano

 

The Mournes

Banks

2221

Voice and piano

 

The Open Door (Bell)

Oecumuse

 

SATB unaccompanied

Ian Hunter and the Bangor Parish Choir

The Oul Lammas Fair

BBC *

SA126

Orchestra

 

The Piper Thri' the Meafow Straying (Irish)

Boosey

MFS 732

SATB unaccompanied

The Ulster Singers

The Quiet Land of Erin (Irish)

Banks AIC

CNC 16

SSA with piano

 

The Quiet Serenade (Schubert)

Roberton

75307

Two part + piano

Lola and Beth

The Snowy Brested Pearl

BBC *

SA303

Orchestra

 

The Spraying of the Braes

BBC *

SA236

Orchestra

 

The Tailor Boy and his coy Damsel

Havemusic*

 

Two pianos

Una Hunt and Stephanie Hughes

The Town Tree (Dorety Roberts)

Boosey

19603

Solo with piano

Doris and Michael McGuffin

The Tree of Life (Flower)

Boosey

827

Two part + piano

Jean Graham and the Haldane Singers

The White Petticoat

BBC *

SA218

Orchestra

 

The Winding Banks of Erne

BBC *

SA11

Orchestra

 

They That Wait Upon the Lord

Oecumuse

 

SSA unaccompanied

In memory of Martin Tai

Three Dances (Mozart)

Ashdown

 EA36699

Two Pianos

 

Three Irish Diversions

Banks

MISC3

Piano

 

Tis My Grief and Sorrow (Irish)

Roberton

75078

SSA with piano

Peter Tatton

Tis Pretty to be n Ballinderry

BBC *

SA140

Orchestra

 

To His Saviour a Child

BBC *

SA46

Orchestra

 

To Rathlin's Isle

BBC *

SA125

Orchestra

 

To the Sun (Schubert)

Roberton (Curwen)

72495

SSA with piano

 

Twas in the Month of January

BBC *

SA154

Orchestra

 

Two linked Irish Airs

Havemusic

 

Cello and Piano

 

Two Irish Contrasts Lament/Dance

BBC *

SA134

Orchestra

 

Ulster Lilt

BBC *

SA263

Orchestra

 

Weary Travellers (Spiritual)

Boosey

WR2085

SATB with piano

Moore Wasson

Wester Snow

BBC *

SA77

Orchestra

 

Wexford Carol

BBC *

SA58

Orchestra

 

While Christ Lay Dead (No 131)

Cambridge Hymnal

 

Church Music

 

Yoru No Uta

CMIC *

1520

SSA with piano

 

You Must Have That True Religion (Spiritual)

Keith Prowse (IMPO)

 

Two part + piano

Father Tim Corcoran

You Must Have That True Religion (Spiritual)

Roberton

75355

SSA with piano

 

You Must Have That True Religion (Spiritual)

Roberton

75355

SSA unaccompanied

Jean Graham and the Dalvait Singers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

 

 

 

1 Unpublished works marked * or ? Manuscript available from BBC, CMIC or from family.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Alastair Nelson, Scotland

Updated August 2009

 

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