Orchestral works by Cyril Scott

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Sinfonietta,
for string orchestra, organ and harp

  1. Misterioso:  Molto tranquillo – Poco meno tranquillo - Piú tranquillo – Gently flowing but rubato and a shade lingeringly at times – More flowing – A tempo – Poco meno mosso – Tempo II – Ben fluidamente – Maestoso
  2. Scherzo:  Energico – Allegro moderato – Pochissimo meno mosso – A tempo, grazioso – Flowing
  3. Fine retrospettivo:  Adagio – Allegretto – Pochissimo meno mosso. Grazioso – Con moto – Tempo di Mve.1 – Tempo di Scherzo – More flowing
  • Sept. 1964
  • MS:  with estate        [121p]
  • Note:  Scott’s last work for a large ensemble, written at age 84. 
  • The manuscript now reveals a certain tremulousness in the handwriting, while still being quite legible.

Summer Gardens

  1. Reverie in the Rose Garden
  2. Where the Bee Sucks
  3. Raindrops  
  • Orch:    1.1.1.1 / 1.0.0.0 / perc / hp / strs
  • Duration: 8"
  • Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1935
  • Score and parts on hire
 

Suite fantastique, for chamber orchestra                        

  1. Fata morgana                                           7’22”
  2. Fire Dance                                                 1’25”    
  3. Dance of Spectres                                   5’03”
  4. Goblins and Elves                                    3’33”
  • Universal (B&H)        
  • Duration: [17’23”]    [16’ CS]

(Three) Symphonic Dances, op. 22

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante sostenuto e sempre molto cantabile
  3. Allegro energico
  • revision of Symphony No. 2
  • performance of two movements conducted by Scott in June 10, 1907 at a Promenade Concert in Birmingham
  • performance of one movement by the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Balfour Gardiner on May 1, 1912
    at the fourth Balfour Gardiner Concert at Queen's Hall, London
  • London: Elkin
  • score and parts on hire from Novello
  • Orchestration 3(pic)3(ca)22/4331/timp.5perc/2hp/str


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

 

2007 CHANDOS CD released: Cyril Scott Orchestral Works, Volume 3
performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by: Martyn Brabbins


Symphony, no.1, G major

  1. Allegro frivolo – Andante - Allegro assai                                            6’36”
  2. Andante con moto – Grazioso – A tempo I                                6’18”
  3. Allegretto    [Trio I, Poco meno mosso / Trio II, Moderato]                        4’57”
  4. Finale: Tema con variazioni – Molto moderato – Fuga: Pochissimo piú mosso - andante        12’37”
  • composed Apr. 1899, Dated 1899 by Percy Grainger.
  • premiered by the Darmstadt Opera Orchestra
    conducted by Willem De Haan on January 8, 1900
    at the Archduke Court's Theater, Darmstadtlater
  • withdrawn
  • mss. in the Grainger Museum
  • (holograph: MG C2/SCO-224-1 and copyist's hand: MG C2/SCO-224-2
  • Duration: [30’44”]
  • Dedication:  “In the truest friendship and admiration to the poet Stefan George to whose art I am indebted for many of my best and most religious ideas.”:
  • Notes:      According to Scott, it was rewarded “by exciting the admiration of both Quilter and Grainger.” (MYI, 25). “I have since consigned them [W.34 and 14] to the crematorium, which is the best and safest place for them.” (MYI, 26)   
  • Third movement completed and edited for performance by Leslie De’Ath.

2008 CHANDOS CD released: Cyril Scott Symphony No. 1; Cello Concerto
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Performer: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra


Symphony, no.2, op.22, A minor

  1. Andante
  2. Allegro con brio
  3. Andante
  4. Finale/Allegro
  • composed 1903
  • premiered by the Queen's Hall Orchestra
    conducted by Sir Henry Wood on August 25, 1903
    at a Promenade Concert at Queen's Hall, London
  • manuscript fragments available from Cyril Scott Estate
  • Note:  Revised as Three Symphonic Dances, S.45


Symphony, no.3, The Muses
for orchestra and chorus

  1. Melpomene:  Muse of Epic Poetry and Tragedy        14’33”
  2. Thalia:  Muse of Comedy and Merry Verse                 5’40”
  3. Erato:  Muse of Love and Poetry                                  6’43”
  4. Terpsichore:  Muse of Dance and Song                      7’55”
  • c1939
  • London: Schott, 1939
  • Duration: [35’ – CS]
  • ms. holograph sketches: MG C2/SCO-125 and photoprint of full score: MG C3/SCO-125-1 in the Grainger Museum
  • MS:  with estate
  • Score and parts on hir
 

2004 CHANDOS CD released: Cyril Scott
performed by BBC Philharmonic
conducted by Martyn Brabbins with the Huddersfied Choral Society


Symphony, no.4

  1. Adagio Vigoroso Grazioso Andante poco rubato – Grazioso  (9’31”)
  2. Molto tranquillo  (7’03”)
  3. Scherzo:  Allegro Allegro non troppo Cantabile con amore  (3’53”)
  4. Rondo retrospettivo: Adagio – Energico – Estatico, con amore (7’53”)
  •  composed ca. 1951-52
  • copyright Cyril Scott Estate
  • Schott
  • Score and parts on hire
  • c1951-52
  • [28’21”]
  • Note:  labeled “Symphony No. II” on the holograph.
 

2004 CHANDOS CD released: Cyril Scott Orchestral Works, Volume 2
performedby BBC Philharmonic
conducted by Martyn Brabbins with Howard Shelley piano


Symphonic Fantasia, Op.12                

  • c1900