WORKS

Chronological and by instrumentation

Scores that were published during O’Neill’s lifetime are now out of copyright and can be downloaded here for free.

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Downloadable scores are marked in bold, italics and underlined.

 

Please click here for a list of manuscripts held in the collections of the Royal College of Music, which include many unpublished orchestral scores as well as further songs, chamber music and piano music by Norman O’Neill. Please see the Manuscript numbers MS 4351–MS 4 433 and MSS 7334–74.

They can be made available to scholars and other interested parties by the RCM Library (create link).

Solo Songs

 

Drei Lieder, 1896 (Please see RCM Editions)

Parted, medium high voice, Words by Frank B. O’Neill, 1897 Weekes & Co

A Norse Lullaby, high voice, Words by Eugene Field, 1898 Boosey & Co.

The Light of Love, Words by Hartley Coleridge, 1899 Boosey & Co.

Two Songs, 1899 Forsyth

i. Roses in the Garden

ii. A Prayer

The Indian Serenade, Words by Shelly, 1900

Madeleine's Songfrom 'After All', 1902 Boosey & Hawkes

Two Songs, 1904 Schott (also orchestrated) 

i. When You Come

ii. A Modern Greek Song

Five Rondels for Medium Voice Op.18,1907 Avison Ed.

i. Rondeau (W.E.Henley)

ii. The Lilacs are in Bloom (George Moore)

iii.The Lovely Isle (anon)

iv. A Roundel of Rest (Arthur Symons)

v. With Strawberries (W.E.Henley)

Two French Songs, medium voice, Musette traditional French words, English words by Harry Graham; Avison Ed. agents Breitkopf and Haertel, 1907  

i. Un grand sommeil Op 26 Nr. 1 (Verlaine)

ii. Ballade Francaise Op 26 Nr. 2 (Paul Fort)

Love In The Cherry Tree (Gertrude van Ruith) 1909 B. Schott’s Söhne

Where Be You Going, You Devon Maid Op.35 No.2 , medium voice, Words by John Keats; 1909 B. Schott’s Söhne Mayence

All For Me, 1911 Boosey & Hawkes

Håkon's Lullaby, from 'The Pretenders', 1913 Elkin

Eagles of England, words by P. Bewshar (Dedicated to RAF), 1918 Elkin

The Warrior Love, words by Sir William Watson, 1919 Schott & Co.

Six Songs from 'Through the Green Door', 1920 Anglo-French Music Co. Ltd

i. Through The Green Door

ii. The Cat’s Song

iii. Molly’s Song

iv. Silvery Dreams

v. Rikk’s Song

vi. The Princess’s Song

The Song of Lucius, medium voice, Words from Shakespeare’s ‘Lucrece’; 1920 Anglo-French Music Co. Ltd

Yo, ho, ho and a Bottle of Rumsung in 'Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure',1921 Keith Prowse

Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred, medium voice (Shakespeare), Composed for David Belasco’s Production of “The Merchant of Venice”                             

1922, H.W.Gray co., sole agents for Novello & Company, Ltd: London

It Was A Lover and His Lass, medium high voice, Shakespeare; 1922 The H. W Gray Co.

Musette, from 'A Roof and Four Walls', 1923 J.B.Cramer   

On a Grey Day, medium voice, (E. Temple Thurston), 1923 J.B.Cramer     

Sung by Miss Phyllis Neilson Terry in “A Roof and Four Walls” at the Apollo Theatre, London

Songs from the Fairy Play words by Maud V. Vernon; copyright 1920 Anglo-French Music

Blossom Songs, From the Japanese, accompaniment for piano and string quartet, 1924 J.B.Cramer   

Birds - A Song Cycle, medium high voice, Words by E.Temple Thurston   

J.B.Cramer & Co, London, 1924

i. Cuckoo

ii. Wren

iii. Wagtail

iv. Night-Jar

v. Woodpecker

The Golden Hour of Noon, Words by Ashley Dukes, from 'the Man with a Load of Mischief', copyright 1925 J.B.Cramer   

 

I have a flaunting air , Words by Ashley Dukes, 1925 J.B.Cramer & Co, London

Three Songs from Kismet, 1925 Keith Prowse

i. Lo! Still the stars

ii. Lute Song

iii. Marsinah's Song

The Moon Is Up words by Alfred Noyes; 1925 J.B. Cramer & Co. Ltd.

Echoes of Erin, Twelve Irish Songs. Words by Sir Harold Boulton. Irish translation by Dr Douglas Hyde, 1926 Boosey & Hawkes

i. The Piping on The Hill

ii. Biddy, I'm not Jesting

iii. When Fergus smote the Shield

iv. Lullaby, Lilybud

v. Conn and the Merrow Maid

vi. What Anybody Knows

vii. The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow

viii. The Yellow Boreen

ix. Eileen

x. I Know an Isle

xi. Barney the Piper

xii. Exile's Song

Jewels, 1930 W. Rogers

May Lilies, 1931 J.B. Cramer & Co, Ltd. 

When May Walks By , words by Betty Haddon; 1931 J.B. Cramer & Co, Ltd.

Home of Mine, Words by Elizabeth Haddon; 1934 J.B. Cramer & Co, Ltd.

Choral Songs

Mary Rose, female choir, 1920 Schott & Co. London 

Come Away Death, SATB Chorus, Shakespeare, 1922 The H.W Gray & Co

Chamber Music

Theme and Variations on 'Pretty Polly Oliver' for piano, violin and cello, 1895 (Please see RCM Editions)

Cello and Piano Sonata, 1896

Scherzo and Romance for piano and violin, 1897

Piano Trio in A minor for piano, violin and cello, 1900 (Please see RCM Editions)

Piano Quintet for strings and piano, 1902-3 (Please see RCM Editions)

Trio in F, Op.32 for violin, cello and piano, 1909 B. Schott’s Söhne

Download parts: [Piano] [Violin] [Cello]

Berceuse for violin and piano, 1909 B. Schott’s Söhne

String Quartet in C major, 1909 (Please see RCM Editions)

Scherzo for string quartet

Two Pieces for violin and piano, 1921 B. Schott’s Söhne

i. Celtic Legend

ii. Nocturne

Running Water for piano quintet, also for piano, 1922

Biddy I'm not Jesting  for quintet, 1922

Valse Gracieuse for quintet, 1922

Soliloquy for double bass and piano, 1922

Rondo for violin and piano, arr. Norman O’Neill; 1931 B. Schott’s Söhne

Deux Gavottes for violin and piano, arr. by Norman O’Neill; 1931 B. Schott’s Söhne Mainz

 

Solo Piano

 

Four Compositions, 1898 Forsyth Brothers Ltd.

i. Allegro grazioso

ii. Allegro agitato

iii. Adagio espressivo

iv. Allegro scherzando

Variations and Fugue, 1898

Three Piano Pieces, 1904 Schott

i. Caprice

ii. Intermezzo

iii. Burlesque

Three Pieces for piano, 1906 Schott

i. Berceuse

ii. Valse

iii. Gavotte

Two Easy Pieces, 1908 Schott

i. Romance

ii. Gigue

Four Dances from 'The Blue Bird', 1910 Elkin & Co.

i. Dance of the Mist Maids

ii. Dance of Fire and Water

iii. Dance of the Stars

iv. Dance of the Hours

A Memory, 1911 Elkin & Co.

Four Songs Without Words, 1918 Anglo-French Music Co.

i. Dance

ii. Folk Song

iii. Lullaby

iv. Sailors' Song

Carillon, 1919 International Music Company

Three Old English Pieces, 1919 Schott

i. Real Morris

ii. Rigadoon

iii. Elizabethan March

In The Branches, 1919 The Anglo-French Music Co.

i. Build a Nest

ii. Rain On The Roof

iii. House Warming

iv. Fledgelings

Four Easy Pieces, 1921 The Anglo-French Music Co.

Two Entr'actes, 1922 Schott

i. Running Water (also for quintet)

ii. Ragtime (a cockney tune)

Four Little Dances, 1923 The Anglo French Music Co.

i. Gopak

ii. Habanera

iii. Valse

iv. Ragtime

A Landscape,1924 Edward Arnold & Co.

Hornpipe, 1924 Bosworth & Co, Ltd.

Four Tunes for The Sea, 1926 International Music Company

Suite for Piano,1927 Keith Prowse & Co. Ltd

i. Theme

ii. Romance

iii. Intermezzo

iv. Ragtime

Four Syncopated Pieces, 1928 J. Williams

Arab Dance published separately, 1928

Three Sketches for piano, 1928 W. Rogers

Four Country Pictures, 1929 Oxford University Press

The King's House . Suite, 1930 Leonard Gould and Bolttler

Romance (manuscript)

Piano Duets

Variations and Fugue on an Irish Theme for Two Pianos, 1905 B. Schott’s Söhne

Toccata Study Op. 24 No.2, 1911 Elkin & Co.

All Fours, Oxford University Press 1930

Three Pianoforte Duets, 1933 Oxford University Press

Orchestral Works

 

Suite for Strings, 1893-7

 

Overture: In Autumn, 1901

 

Overture: Hamlet, 1903-4

 

Dirge from Hamlet, 1904

 

Miniatures for small orchestra, 1904

 

Overture: In Springtime, 1905-6

 

Miniatures (Six pieces for full orchestra), 1908

 

Theme and Variations on an Irish Air (orchestral version of op.17 for two pianos), 1910

 

A Scotch Rhapsody for full orchestra, 1911

 

Introduction, Mazurka and Finale (from A Forest Idyll), 1913

 

Overture: Humoresque, 1913

 

Hornpipe (Published for piano and for full and small orchestra), 1916 Bosworth

 

Irish Jig for chamber orchestra, 1923

 

Punch and Judy (Published for piano and for full and small orchestra), 1924 Ascherberg Hopwood and Crew

 

Three Exotic Dances for full orchestra (from Kismet), 1925

 

Fairy-Tale Suite (From Through the Green Door), 1925

 

Alice in Wonderland, 1926

 

Festal Prelude (Published for piano and for full and small orchestra), 1927 Bosworth

 

Two Shakespearean Sketches (Published for full and small orchestra)

1928 Cramer

i.Nocturne

ii.Masquerade

 

Pastorale for strings, 1934

 

 

Chorus and Orchestra

 

Waldemar (Fantasy for solo voices, chorus and orchestra), 1905

 

Eight national songs arranged for unison, chorus and orchestra, 1909

Solo voice and orchestra

 

Death on the Hills (Ballad for contralto and orchestra), 1904

 

La Belle Dame sans Merci for baritone and full orchestra, 1908

 

The Farmer and the Fairies, 1930

Words by Herbert Asquith. A recitation with orchestral or piano accompaniment

 

Noel: a carol for SATB and bells ad lib, Words by Hilaire Belloc, 1914 Stainer and Bell

 

Lullaby: two-part song, 1918 Edward Arnold

 

Come Away Death: part song (used in Belasco’s The Merchant of Venice), 1922 H.W.Gray

 

The Moon is Up: unison song, Words by Alfred Noyes, 1925 Cramer

 

The West Countree: unison song, Words by Sir Harold Boulton, 1927 Cramer

 

Come, Tuneful Friends, 1928 Cramer

Four-part song in the Victorian manner, Words by Sir Harold Boulton

 

Mount and Away!, Two-part song, Words by Sir Harold Boulton, 1928 J. Williams

 

The Music of the Waves for mixed-voice choir. SATB,

Words by Sir Harold Boulton, 1933 J. Williams

 

Dirge for the Year: part song for women’s voices and stringed orchestra, Words by Shelley. 1933

 

Moon Roses, A Scottish song-scena for two voices, harp and string quartet, 1933

 

Incidental Music to the Following Plays (among others)

 

After All (Madelaine’s Song published), 1901-2 Boosey & Hawkes

 

The Exile, 1902

 

Hamlet, 1904

 

A Lonely Queen, 1906

The Spell (A Tragedy of Truth), 1907

 

The Bride of Lammermoor (The Last Heir), 1908

 

The World and his Wife, 1909

 

King Lear, 1909

 

The Blue Bird, 1909 Boosey & Hawkes

Song of Mothers published; Dance of the Joys, Four Dances, The Blue Bird Waltz, and a selection published for piano; Four Dances and The Blue Bird Waltz published for orchestra. Dances arr. For piano and strings by A. Reynolds (published 1941)

 

Priscilla Runs Away, 1910 Chappell

Waltz: Priscilla, published for piano

 

All that Matters, 1911

 

The Gods of the Mountain, 1911 Schott

Two dances: Dance of Wine and Sacrificial Dance, published for piano

 

The Golden Doom, 1912

 

The Pretenders (Håkon’s Lullaby published), 1913 Elkin

 

The Holy City, 1914

 

Paddly Pools, 1916

 

Freedom, 1918

 

Through the Green Door, 1918-19 Anglo-French

 

Reparation (Reparation Waltz, published for piano; Russian Gipsy Songs published), 1919 Ascherberg Hopwood and Crew

 

Julius Caesar (Song of Lucius published), 1920 Anglo-French

 

Mary Rose (Preludes and interludes and the Call published for piano, and Prelude and Call for orchestra), 1920 Schott

 

Macbeth, 1920

 

The Knave of Diamonds, (Suite published for piano), 1921 Keith Prowse

 

The Love Thief, 1921

 

Quality Street (Eight arrangements of dances published for piano), 1921 Schott

 

The Way of an Eagle, 1922

 

The Merchant of Venice (three songs published), 1922 H.W.Gray

 

Stigmata, 1922

 

Via Crucis, 1923

 

Success, 1923

 

The Prisoner of Zenda (Incidental music published for piano and Intermezzo Flavia for small orchestra), 1923 Cramer

 

A Kiss of Cinderella (Incidental music published for piano), 1924 Cramer

 

Kismet (three songs published and three dances published for piano; Egytian Dance, Marsinah’s Dance, Indian Dance), 1925 Keith Prowse

 

The Man with a Load of Mischief (two songs published), 1925 Cramer

 

Cristilinda, 1925

 

The White Chateau, 1927

 

Mr. Pickwick, 1928

 

The Lady with the Lamp, 1929

 

The Ivory Door, 1929

 

The Shadow of the East, 1929

 

Measure for Measure, 1929

 

To Meet the King!, 1930

 

Little Catherine, 1931

 

Man Overboard, 1932

 

Francis Thompson, 1933

 

This Side Idolatry, 1933

 

Acropolis, 1933

 

Henry V, 1933

 

Ballets

 

A Foresty Idyll, 1913

 

Before Dawn (Interlude published for piano and for full and small orchestra), 1917 Boosey & Hawkes

 

The Snow Queen, 1921

 

Punch and Judy (from The Punch Bowl, Published for piano and for full and small orchestra), 1924 Ascherberg Hopwood and Crew

 

Alice in Wonderland (from RSVP), published for piano, 1926 Francis, Day and Hunter

 

Arrangements

 

Ten 18th century pieces by J.H. Fiocco, 1906-31 arranged by Norman O’Neill and Arthur Bent:

i. Arioso

ii. La Légère

iii. Allegro

iv. Allemande

v. L’Anglaise

vi. Menuetto

vii. La Fringante

viii. Rondo

ix. Deux Gavottes

x. L’Inconstante

 

Three-Fours, 1920

Suite for piano by S. Coleridge-Taylor

Orchestrated by Norman O’Neill as Valse suite.

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