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Sheet music for Bernard Stevens
Mixed choir (SSAATTBB)
Composed by Bernard Stevens (1916-1983). Sheet music. Choral. Bardic Edition #BDE 200. Published by Bardic Edition (HL.49018312).
Composed by Bernard Stevens (1916-1983). With Standard notation. Opus 52. Berben #564-00806. Published by Berben (PR.564008060).
Voice and piano
Composed by Bernard Stevens (1916-1983). Songs. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.B627).
Composed by Bernard Stevens (1916-1983). Lengnick Publishing. Book Only. Alfred Lengnick & Co #AL 0502. Published by Alfred Lengnick & Co (HL.50512859).
Composed by Bernard Stevens (1916-1983). Lengnick Publishing. Book Only. Alfred Lengnick & Co #AL 0053P. Published by Alfred Lengnick & Co (HL.50512196).
Vocal and Piano
Composed by Bernard Stevens (1916-1983). Lengnick Publishing. Classical. Book Only. Alfred Lengnick & Co #AL 0410. Published by Alfred Lengnick & Co (HL.50512750).
- The Shadow of the Glen, chamber opera in one act after J.M. Synge, op. 50
- Violin Concerto, op. 4 (1942–3)
- Ricercar for strings, op. 6 (1944)
- Symphony of Liberation (Symphony No. 1), op. 7 (1941–5)
- Sinfonietta for strings, op. 10 (1948)
- Cello Concerto, op. 18 (1952)
- Piano Concerto (original version in 3 movements, op.26, 1954-5; revised version in 2 movements, op. 54, 1981)
- Dance Suite, op. 28 (1957)
- Symphony No.2, op. 35 (1964)
- Variations for orchestra, op. 36 (1964)
- Choriamb for orchestra, op. 41 (1968)
- Mass for double chorus (1938–9)
- The Pilgrims of Hope, cantata op. 27 (1956 rev. 1968)
- Et resurrexit, cantata, op. 43 (1969)
- Hymn to Light, motet, op. 44 (1970)
- The True Dark, song-cycle, op. 49 (1974)
Chamber and Instrumental Works
- Toccata and Fugue on a 12-note theme for piano (1936)
- Violin Sonata, op. 1 (1940)
- Piano Trio, op. 3 (1942)
- Theme and Variations for string quartet, op. 11 (1949)
- Fantasia for 2 violins and piano, op. 20 (1952)
- Fantasia on Giles Farnaby’s Dreame for piano, op.22 (1953; also orchestrated as op. 47, 1972)
- Fantasia on a Theme of Dowland for violin and piano, op. 23 (1953)
- Piano Sonata, op. 25 (1954)
- Lyric Suite for string trio, op. 30 (1958)
- String Quartet No. 2, op. 34 (1962)
- Trio for horn, violin and piano, op 38 (1966)
- Suite for 6 instruments, op. 40 (1967)
- The Bramble Briar — ballad for guitar, op. 45 (1970)
- Improvisation for solo viola, op. 48 (1973)
- Autumn Sequence for guitar and harpsichord, op. 52 (1980)
- Concertante for 2 pianos, op. 55 (1982)
Studied in Cambridge with E.J. Dent and Cyril Rootham, then Royal college of
Music, London with R.O. Morris and Gordon Jacob. Attracted the attention of Max
Rostal in 1940 with his Op. 1 Violin Sonata — Rostal commissioned a Violin
Concerto which Stevens wrote while on war service. After the war, his ‘Symphony
of Liberation’won first prize in a newspaper-sponsored competition for a
Victory Symphony to celebrate the end of the war. A friend of Alan Bush,
Randall Swingler and Montaguye Slater, Stevens had strong so
cialist affiliations but resigned from the Communist Party in 1956 in protest
against the suppression of the Hungarian uprising. He was a distinguished
teacher — Professor of Composition at the RCM from 1948 and at the University
of London from 1967. His pupils included Michael Finnissy.