Orchestral works by Cyril Scott

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Passacaglias,Two Passacaglias on Irish Themes

  1. Allegretto alla breve   6’33”
  2. Andante sostenuto     4’44”
  • 1914; rev. 1916  
  • Duration: 11’17”
  • Orch:    4(=picc).3.ca.4.bcl.4.cbsn / 6.4.3.1 / timp / perc (3) / cel / org / pf / 2 hp / strs
  • premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham on November 3rd 1914
  • at Queen's Hall, London
  • Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1922 (full score)
  • ms. of full score at Schott's London  [30769]
  • ms. photoprints of full score in the Grainger Museum: MG C3/SCO-146
  • Score and parts on hire

1994 MARCO POLO CD released: Cyril Scott: Orchestral Works
performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of the S.A.B.C.
conducted by Peter Marchbank

Please note: these recordings are not distributed in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Pelléas et Mélisande

Andantino - Andante con moto - Piú allegretto – Andante doloroso

  • Overture to the play by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • dedicated to Willem De Haan
  • duration: 17'21"
  • completed Feb 1, 1900
  • premiere conducted by Max Kaempfert in Feb/Mar/or April 1900 at the Frankfurt Palmengarten
  • ms. holograph in the Grainger Museum (full score): MG C2/SCO-144
  • Realised and completed by Martin Yates (2012)
  • score and parts available from the Cyril Scott Estate

Poem, No. 4, Twilight of the Year, arr

  • orchestral version of no. 4 of Poems
  • premiered by the Queen's Hall Orchestra
  • conducted by Sir Henry Wood on August 26 1913
  • at a Promenade Concert at Queen's Hall

 


Poem, No. 5, Paradise-Birds, arr

  • orchestral version of no. 5 of Poems
  • premiered by the Queen's Hall Orchestra
  • conducted by Sir Henry Wood on August 26 1913
  • at a Promenade Concert at Queen's Hall
  • Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
  • Score and parts on hire

Princess Maleine, op. 18, 
Overture

  • Overture with organ after the play by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • composed 1902
  • Destroyed by Scott.
  • Not premiered until 1907 — premiered by the Queen's Hall Orchestra
  • conducted by Sir Henry Wood on August 22 1907 at a Promenade Concert at Queen's Hall
  • Dedicated to:  Clemens von Franckenstein
  • Notes:   Entitled An Overture to Princess Maleine in Bone of Contention (138).
  • Reworked c1912 as S.15