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Opera and lyrical music
Sheet music for Alan Rawsthorne
Piano solo and duet - Level C-D (moderately difficult - difficult)
Composed by Alan Rawsthorne. Pieces & Studies. 76 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193735651. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193735651).
Solo guitar - Level D (difficult)
Composed by Alan Rawsthorne. Edited by Julian Bream. Pieces & Studies. 8 pages. Duration 8'. Oxford University Press #9780193585102. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193585102).
Treble recorder and piano - Intermediate to Advanced
Composed by Alan Rawsthorne. Published by Forsyth Publications (FP.FRA02).
SATB choir, contralto and tenor solo voices, and orchestra ([3(3+piccolo), 2, 2, 2-4, 3, 2, bass trombone, 1], timpani, 3 percussion, harp and strings) - Level C (moderately difficult)
Composed by Alan Rawsthorne. Arranged by Edward Harper. Mixed Voices. Contemporary, Choral Works. Vocal score. 48 pages. Duration 16'. Oxford University Press #9780193359307. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193359307).
Soprano Voice and Mixed Choir [SATB]
Arranged by Alan Rawsthorne. Choral Score. Banks Music Publications #BAN9373. Published by Banks Music Publications (BT.BAN9373).
Piano and Orchestra
Improvisations on a Theme by Constant Lambert. Composed by Alan Rawsthorne. CD Only. Beriato Music #SEL8555959. Published by Beriato Music (BT.SEL8555959).
- Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (1937)
- Concerto for Oboe and Strings (1947)
- Concerto for String Orchestra (1949)
- Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1968)
- Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1966)
- Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra (1942)
- Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra (1951)
- Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra (1948)
- Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra (1956)
- Cortèges - Fantasy Overture (1945)
- Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra (1962)
- Elegiac Rhapsody for Strings (1964)
- Symphonic Studies (1939)
- 3 Symphonies (1950, 1959, 1964)
- Theme, Variations and Finale (1967)
- Triptych (1969)
- 1 Ballet, Madame Chrysanthème (1955)
- Concertante for Violin and Piano (1934)
- Concerto for Ten Instruments (1961)
- Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello (1948)
- Quintet for Piano and Strings (1968)
- Sonata for Violin and Piano (1959)
- Sonata for Viola and Piano (1938)
- Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (1949)
- Sonatina for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1936)
- String Quartets x 3 (1939, 1964, 1965)
- Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp (1968)
- Suite for Recorder and Piano (1993)
- Theme and Variations for Two Violins (1938)
- Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello (1962)
- Bagatelles for Piano (1938)
- Ballade for Piano (1967)
- Elegy for Guitar (1971)
- Sonatina for Piano (1949)
- Suite for Piano Duet ‘The Creel’ (1940)
plus some vocal/choral music
Alan Rawsthorne only decided to take up music as a career in his early twenties, when he abandoned the study of dentistry. He graduated from the Royal Manchester College of Music in 1930, and continued his studies abroad, with Egon Petri among others. His first successful pieces were the Theme and Variations for Two Violins (1938) and the Symphonic Studies (1939), the latter considered by many to be his best orchestral piece. Apart from his contributions to the regular repertoire, Rawsthorne also wrote much music for films, including The Captive Heart.