Principal works in chronological order

○ 1944  Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra. Duration 22 minutes.

Saxophone with piano reduction score available from Allegro

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1946  Nocturne for Four Voices. Duration 25/26 minutes.

Vocal and instrumental scores available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1947  Sonata for Clarinet and Cello. Duration 19/20 minutes.

Clarinet part and Cello part still in print, on sale from Oxford University Press

Score and parts available from archive supplier Allegro

 

○ 1952  String Quartet in F (revised 1982 as Movements for String Quartet). Duration 25 minutes.

Score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1952  Triptych, for Violin and Piano. Duration 15 minutes.

Archive supplier Allegro

 

○ 1953  Choral Scene from The Bacchae. Duration 17 minutes.

Vocal scores on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1956  The Lady of Shalott, for tenor and Instruments. Duration 24 minutes.

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1958 Air and Variations, for violin, clarinet and piano. Duration 14 minutes.

Archive supplier Allegro

 

○ 1958  London Fields, orchestral suite. Duration 14 minutes.

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

3rd movement , ‘St James’s Park’ and 4th movement, ‘Hampstead Heath - Rondo for Roundabouts’, republished as Licensed Editions by Goodmusic Publisher under licence

 

○ 1959  Witches and Spells, choral suite. Duration 12 minutes.

Archive supplier Banks

 

○ 1960  The Lodger, opera. Duration 135 minutes.

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1962  Duo Concertante, for bassoon, trumpet and orchestra. Duration 20 minutes.

Slow movement, Song without Words - Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from

Oxford University Press

 

○ 1963  Dark Pilgrimage, television opera, unpublished. Duration 58 minutes.

Original score in BBC Music Library, email MusicLibrary@bbc.co.uk for further information.

Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

 

Film of original broadcast in BFI Research Centre, 21 Stephen St, London W1 1LN.

 

○ 1965  A Victorian Garland, for two voices and instruments. Duration 15 minutes.

Archive supplier Banks

 

○ 1966 Gravestones, written for Cleo Laine, unpublished.

Original score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online.

 

○ 1967  A Secular Requiem (The Phoenix and the Turtle), for chorus and orchestra.

Duration 15 minutes.

Vocal and instrumental score available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1967  Apparitions, for tenor and instruments. Duration 20 minutes.

Vocal score available from Banks

Accompaniment available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1969  Coastal Ballads, for baritone and instruments.

1. ‘The Water of Tyne’. 2. ‘O The Bonny Fisher Lad’. 3. ‘Billy Boy’. (out of print)

1 & 2 available from Archive supplier Banks

 

○ 1969  Illustrations for Brass Band. Duration 13 minutes.

Originally published by Novello, email  sales@studio-music.co.uk

 

○ 1969  Seven Lincolnshire Folk Songs. Duration 17 minutes.

Vocal score available from achieve supplier Banks. Vocal score and parts on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1970  To Words by Joseph Beaumont, for women’s chorus. Duration 9 minutes.

Archive supplier Banks

 

○ 1970  Variegations, for solo viola. Duration 15 minutes.

Archive supplier Allegro

 

○ 1972  Serenade to Christmas, for mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra. Duration 22 minutes.

Vocal score available from archive supplier Banks

email info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1973  Lyric Suite, for piano duet. Duration 18 minutes.

Archive supplier Allegro

 

○ 1973  Explorations around a Troubadour Song, for piano solo. Duration 20 minutes.

Archive supplier Allegro

email sales@allegro.co.uk

 

○ 1973  Creatures Great and Small, for mezzo-soprano, guitar, double bass and percussion. Unpublished. Words by Edward Lucie-Smith. Commissioned by Bernard Stone of Turret Books. Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

 

○ Archive supplier Banks

email info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk

 

○ 1974  The Rainbow and the Cuckoo, for oboe, violin and cello. Duration 18 minutes.

Available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1974  Sonatina Pastorale, for harmonica and harpsichord. Unpublished.

Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

 

○ 1975  Songs of Sundrie Kindes, for tenor and lute. Duration 15 minutes

Archive supplier Banks

email  info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk

 

○ 1976  St Martha and the Dragon, for narrator, soloists, chorus, children’s choir and orchestra.

Duration 42 minutes.

Vocal score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1976  Scenes from Kipling, for baritone and piano. Unpublished.

Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

 

○ 1977  A Seasonal Sequence, for viola and piano. Duration 14 minutes. Unpublished.

Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

 

○ 1977  Panorama, for strings. Duration 12 minutes.

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1977  All the World’s a Stage, for chorus and orchestra. Duration 16 minutes.

Archive supplier Banks

 

○ 1978  Scenes from Tyneside, for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano. Duration 20 minutes.

Available from Emerson Edition

 

○ 1978  Compassion, for chorus and organ (or orchestra). Duration 12 minutes.

Vocal and instrumental score available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ 1979  Three Pieces, for solo clarinet. Duration 7 minutes.

Archive supplier, Allegro

 

○ 1980  The Ballad of Reading Gaol, for baritone, organ and cello. Unpublished.

Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

 

○ 1981  Prelude-Aria-Interlude-Finale, for clarinet and piano. Duration 15 minutes.

Archive supplier Allegro

 

○ 1981  Romance and Dance-Caprice, for piano accordion. Unpublished.

Score held in the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield. Score not currently available online

Works for young people

○ Scarecrow, musical play. Libretto by Michael Morpurgo. Duration 25 minutes.

Instrumental parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

Vocal score and words available from archive supplier Banks

 

○ Solar, musical play. Libretto by Michael Morpurgo. Duration 35 minutes.

Vocal score available from Banks

Full score, parts and vocal score available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ A Pride of Lions, musical play. Libretto by Ian Serraillier. Duration 20-25 minutes.

Available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo, musical play. Libretto by Ronald Eyre. Duration 20 minutes.

Archive supplier Banks

Conductor’s score and parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

 

○ Twice in a Blue Moon, operetta. Libretto by Christopher Hassall. Duration 25-30 minutes. Conductor’s score and parts and chorus parts available on hire from Oxford University Press

Vocal score available to buy from archive supplier Banks

email info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk

 

○ Street Sounds, concertante suite for wordless choir, piano and percussion.

Duration 9-10 minutes

Available from archive supplier Banks

email info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk

Choral pieces, small instrumental works, and arrangements

Available from archive supplier Banks:

 

○ Two Songs: 1. ‘The Cock’  2. ‘The Falcon’ (Review from the Listener 21.6.51 ‘... a work of genius’)

○ Two Ballads for Mezzo-Soprano and Guitar

○ Trois Chansons Tristes

○ Engraved on the Collar of a Dog

○ Epitaph

○ The Frog in the Well

○  Sing of a Maiden

○ Weathers

○ Cradle Song

○ Dry Bones

○ Four Spirituals

○ The Quiet Mind

○ The Lark in the Clear Air (2016 CD, 'One Voice' by Aled Jones)

○ The Thirsty Fly

○ The Virgin and the Child

○ The Shepherd Boy’s Song

○ The Twelve Days of Christmas

○ Carol for Christmas Eve

○ Carol with Lullaby

email  info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk 01653 628545

Other titles also available.

 

 

 

Available from Music Room:

 

○ Romany Serenade, written under the pseudonym of Max Morelle. For violin and piano.

Published by Bosworth.

Available from Music Sales Ltd  www.musicroom.com

 

 

 

Available from Boosey & Hawkes:

 

○ Tunes for my Violin by Eleanor Murray and Phyllis Tate

○ More Tunes for my Violin by Eleanor Murray and Phyllis Tate

○ Essential Murray and Tate by Eleanor Murray and Phyllis Tate

○ Beauty Bright for unison voices

www.boosey.com/shop/

 

 

Both the British Library in London and the British Music Collection at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, have a substantial collection of Phyllis Tate’s work.

CDs Available

The Lodger:

○ The Lodger, Opera in Two Acts. The BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Owen Brannigan, Johanna Peters, Marion Studholme, Joseph Ward and Alexander Young. LYRITA REAM.2119

 

London Fields:

○ London Landmarks  The Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland. WHITE LINE 2138

○ Box Of Delights  The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth. LYRITA SRCD214

○ Sailing By  DECCA 4763598

All available from presto  www.prestoclassical.co.uk

 

String Quartet in F Major:

String Quartets  Tremula Records  TREM 102-2

Email for availability: mail@tremula.co.uk

 

 

Triptych:

British Women Composers  NAXOS 8.572291

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