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Adagio from Concerto in B minor, arranged for Violin and Piano CAD $13.40
Adagio from Concerto in B minor for Violin and Orchestra CAD $69.00
Air de ballet for Flute and Piano CAD $13.40
Barcarolle for Flute and Piano CAD $9.75
A Bell for Adano, An Impression for Piano CAD $9.75
A Bell for Adano, An Impression for Orchestra CAD $43.00
The Dance of Youth for Piano CAD $9.75
The Dance of Youth for Orchestra CAD $35.00
An Egyptian Love Song for Piano CAD $9.75
An Egyptian Love Song for Orchestra CAD $35.00
Give Me Your Hand, Song CAD $6.50
If I Were You, Song CAD $9.75
Introduction and Minuet for Oboe and Piano CAD $9.75
Love-Light, Song CAD $6.50
Lovelorn, Intermezzo for Piano CAD $9.75
A Lovely Garden, Song CAD $9.75
Love Me, Vocal Waltz (with piano) CAD $9.75
Love Me, Vocal Waltz (with instrumental sextet) CAD $19.00
Lutine Ahoy, A Nautical Sketch for Orchestra CAD $43.00
A Manx Pastoral for Oboe and Piano CAD $9.75
Phantasie for String Quartet CAD $40.00
Phantasie for String Quartet (with full score) CAD $55.00
Royal Castles, Suite for Orchestra CAD $79.00
The Stars and the Music and You, Song CAD $9.75
Three Famous Cinema Stars, Suite for Piano CAD $30.00
Three Famous Cinema Stars, Suite for Orchestra CAD $79.00

 


CDs

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Our CD A Breezy Ballad CAD $20.00
Symposium Haydn Wood CAD $18.00


Sheet Music [Instrumental] [Orchestral] [Vocal] - CDs



Adagio from Concerto in B minor, arranged for Violin and Piano
The original Adagio, for Violin and Orchestra, is available.

This utterly beautiful Adagio from Haydn Wood's earliest violin concerto was written at a time of his life (1905) when he was at the height of his own prowess as a virtuoso violinist. It is a total mystery as to the whereabouts or even the existence of the other movements. This through-composed second movement has several two-note motifs made up of languidly descending intervals (most notable being major sevenths) often tied over a bar line, and sequences of descending open fifths immediately repeated an octave lower. The piano part foretells and echoes these motifs. As the movement grows more impassioned, these ideas become blurred and extended with double-stop passages and flurries of sixteenth-note and thirty-second note runs in the violin. Elsewhere, Haydn Wood weaves delicate piano filigree around the florid solo violin. The movement as a whole is contemplative, with a middle section of grand exaltation.

2 + 8 pages - Click on the image for sample pages.

CAD $13.40 (approx. USD $12.25 / £7.45 / 9.00)

 
 
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Air de ballet for Flute and Piano

In this concert piece, it's almost as if the lightly tripping notes of the flute are themselves dancing on points. As seen in the sample page, the piano begins with a repetitive rhythmic figure which has two sixteenth-notes at the ends of several bars. This bouncy effect already sets up a feeling of the lifts and landings of a ballet dancer. Over this, the flute weaves effervescent melodies, first staccato passages alternating with lyrical, then a short middle section expressivo. The Air ends with an accelerando that reminds one of a dancer pirouetting ever faster and faster. Haydn Wood dedicated the Air de Ballet (published in 1912) to his brother Daniel Wood, principal flautist of the London Symphony Orchestra, and professor of flute at the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music.

3 + 8 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $13.40 (approx. USD $12.25 / £7.45 / 9.00)

 
 
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Barcarolle for Flute and Piano

This sultry and romantic piece would be a welcome addition to the advanced flautist's repertoire. The effusive runs of flowing melody in the flute are played over a supportive piano part. At times there is the challenge of the two instruments simultaneously playing parallel thirds or sixths in sixteenth-note runs. Later, when the flute takes off in fast chromatics, the piano supports with finely crafted counterpoint while keeping up a pulsing 6/8 barcarolle rhythm. A written out flute cadenza ad lib. has sequences of arpeggios followed by a trill, and culminates in an ascending two octave chromatic run. Haydn Wood dedicated the Barcarolle (published in 1912) to Edith Penville, before she became the most successful British woman flautist of the twenties.

2 + 6 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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A Bell for Adano, An Impression for Piano
Also published for Orchestra.

This programmatic piano solo would be a pleasure to play by a pianist with an adult-size hand who enjoys making his piano sound rather orchestral. A thickly-harmonized motif A B F# E, reminiscent of a bell tolling, opens the piece tranquillo, later becoming a strong and willful maestoso with accented block chords. This motif alternates with scalular ascending lines and descending dotted sequences which almost sigh with despair. A Bell for Adano, composed in 1945, retells the story (as first told in the 1944 novel and the 1945 movie with the same title) of the townspeople of Adano, Italy, who passionately want to find a replacement for the bell which ordered their life, and which the Fascists had melted down to make ammunition.

6 pages - Click on the image for sample pages.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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The Dance of Youth for Piano
Also published for Orchestra.

Published in 1927, this is a happy, lilting piece suitable for an elementary pianist. Within its ternary form (ABA) it has very logical inner phrases. The A section is a delicate jig-like melody, with a bouncy bass line. The B section features a warm lyrical melody in thirds. With its steady 6/8 rhythm, and 8-bar phrases, this piece shows clear dance characteristics and qualities. However, an added bar in the first ending, plus the 6-bar introduction when repeated before the recapitulation, interestingly interrupt the 8-bar symmetry.

5 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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An Egyptian Love Song for Piano
Also published for Orchestra.

This character piece, published in 1926, is mildly reminiscent of Near Eastern music. It has two main subjects which alternate; the first with mellifluous motifs in D minor, and the second with a yearning melody in D major. A catchy rhythm including two sixteenth notes on off-beats is found in both subjects, and yet serves different functions in each: in the D minor sections, these off-beats are decorative passing notes in both the main melody and the counter melody, whereas in the D major sections, they become a staccato bass line to accompany the sostenuto melody. A coda rounds off the piece with a fragment of the major key melody altered with lowered sixths, and then trails softly off, pianissimo.

5 pages - Click on the image for sample pages.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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Introduction and Minuet for Oboe and Piano

A lyrical piece in a conservative pastiche of classical styles, well suited to the pastoral timbre of the oboe. The piano accompaniment with its rich harmonies and subtle counterpoints adds to this deceptively simple piece. Though at first glance a student-level composition, its repetitions of melodic sequences could best be brought to life by the expressive subtleties of an advanced oboist. Haydn Wood wrote this especially for Evelyn Rothwell, an oboist of the highest distinction who performed it on BBC Radio in 1955.

2 + 5 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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Lovelorn, Intermezzo for Piano

The title gives a good indication of how to interpret this piece from 1926. It is in turns delicate, cantabile, and sonorous - with subtle emotional hills and valleys one would expect in the lovelorn. A three bar introduction presents a delicate staccato reminiscent of plucked strings over a sustained legato in the bass. The main theme is a gentle four bar melody slightly varied eight times, each time with a subtle rise in pitch at its peak. A second theme decorated with grace notes flows into a sonorous legato melody played in the left hand. The main theme returns essentially unchanged - as though the passions of the lovelorn lady illustrated on the sheet music cover remain genteelly under control.

5 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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A Manx Pastoral for Oboe and Piano
This piece is also very successful for Violin and Piano.

This Pastoral was inspired by the vivid memories Haydn Wood retained of his many rambles throughout the Manx countryside. It is a serene and pure gem, almost a soliloquy. It seems to have been composed in a supremely inspired moment when Haydn was alone, but not at all lonely. He originally composed the piece for full orchestra, and made this arrangement specially for Léon Goossens, one of the most significant figures in the annals of oboe performance. He pared down the orchestral score to two instruments, emphasizing their very individual qualities. The beautifully simple oboe line, at times pentatonic, is punctuated just once by a florid rise and fall (originally a harp glissando in the orchestral score). The piano part is thick with soft chord clusters, melodic appoggiaturas, one 25-note ornamental flourish, and a series of dominant seventh chords, all of which float and fade, unresolved.

2 + 4 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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Phantasie for String Quartet

This virtuostic and graceful piece of string chamber music was composed in 1905 by the young violin prodigy, Haydn Wood. It is a lyrical and effervescent fantasy that stands as a monument to his facility with strings. This Dvorak-influenced piece is an outpouring of seemingly effortless composition sympathetically crafted to lie well under the fingers in each of the four instrumental parts. It is in one continuous movement comprising three well-defined sections: Allegro moderato which lingers on an unresolved chord before melting into Andante con moto, which later sweeps with dramatic undulations into the final Allegro resoluto.

Duration: 12 ½ mins.

Click on the image for the first page of the score and the first page of each part.

- Parts only:
CAD $40.00 (approx. USD $36.65 / £22.25 / 26.80)
- Parts and full score:
CAD $55.00 (approx. USD $50.40 / £30.60 / 36.90)

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Three Famous Cinema Stars, Suite for Piano
Also published as a Suite for Orchestra.

This three movement suite introduces us to:
- Ivor Novello (Valse Apache)
- Dolores del Rio (Romance)
- Charlie Chaplin (Humoreske)
'These tone pictures have a bloom, a fragrance, irrestible in their sensuous appeal, and are certainly to be counted among the supreme pictorial achievements of their order.' (The P.R. Gazette, July 1929)

Duration: 11 mins.

Click on the image for the first pages of each movement.

CAD $30.00 (approx. USD $27.50 / £16.70 / 20.10)

 
 
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Adagio from Concerto in B minor for Violin and Orchestra
Also arranged for Violin and Piano.

This utterly beautiful Adagio from Haydn Wood's earliest violin concerto was written at a time of his life (1905) when he was at the height of his own prowess as a virtuoso violinist. It is a total mystery as to the whereabouts or even the existence of the other movements. This through-composed second movement has several two-note motifs made up of languidly descending intervals (most notable being major sevenths) often tied over a bar line, and sequences of descending open fifths immediately repeated an octave lower. The lightly scored orchestral parts foretell and echo these motifs. As the movement grows more impassioned, these ideas become blurred and extended with double-stop passages and flurries of sixteenth-note and thirty-second note runs. Elsewhere, Haydn Wood expertly weaves contrapuntal filigree around the florid solo violin. The movement as a whole is contemplative, with a middle section of grand exaltation.

The world première recording of the Adagio with violinist Lorraine McAslan
is on Dutton Epoch CDLX 7245.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and sample pages.

Duration: 6 ½ mins.

CAD $69.00 (approx. USD $63.20 / £38.40 / 46.25)

 
 
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A Bell for Adano, An Impression for Orchestra
Also published for Piano.

This richly scored orchestral piece has rather angular and at times atonal lines in each instrument's part which when looked at on their own, don't seem typical of Haydn Wood. Yet, when played together, the thick chords form clouds of harmonious bell-like sonorities. The work features tubular bells and an ongoing rippling harp part. The other instruments get a satisfying share of thematic material. The soundscape has sections of long ascending scales followed by two-note descending dotted sequences which almost sigh with despair. They alternate with sections of strong and willful block chords, maestoso, incessantly repeating a four-note bell motif. A Bell for Adano, composed in 1945, retells the story (as first told in the 1944 novel and the 1945 movie with the same title) of the townspeople of Adano, Italy, who passionately want to find a replacement for the bell which ordered their life, and which the Fascists had melted down to make ammunition.

Duration: 4 ½ mins.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and sample pages.

CAD $43.00 (approx. USD $39.40 / £23.90 / 28.85)

 
 
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The Dance of Youth for Orchestra
Also published for Piano.

This is a delightful palm court orchestra piece, perfect for playing in a nostalgia concert reminiscent of spa orchestras and restaurant orchestras of the 1920s. Within its ternary form (ABA) it has very logical inner phrases. The A section is a delicate jig-like melody, with a bouncy bass line. The B section features a warm lyrical melody in thirds. With its steady 6/8 rhythm, and 8-bar phrases, this piece shows clear dance characteristics and qualities.

Duration: 3 mins.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and sample pages.

CAD $35.00 (approx. USD $32.05 / £19.45 / €23.45)

 
 
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An Egyptian Love Song for Orchestra
Also published for Piano.

This character piece, published in 1926, is mildly reminiscent of Near Eastern music. It has two main subjects which alternate; the first with mellifluous motifs in D minor, and the second with a yearning melody in D major, sostenuto. A catchy rhythm including two sixteenth notes on off-beats is found in both subjects, and yet serves different functions in each. In the D minor sections, these off- beat sixteenths are decorative passing notes in both the main melody and the counter melody. In the D major sections, the catchy off-beat rhythmic figure is heard in the violas and clarinets as a steady pulsing undercurrent. The sostenuto melody features the violins and cellos in a way characteristic of ethnic music - various instruments in unison: here the first violins are divisi one octave apart and the cellos are in unison with the violins; all are in their upper tessitura. A coda rounds off the piece with a fragment of the major key melody altered with lowered sixths, which then trails softly off, pianissimo.

Duration: 3 ¼ mins.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and sample pages.

CAD $35.00 (approx. USD $32.05 / £19.45 / €23.45)

 
 
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Lutine Ahoy, A Nautical Sketch for Orchestra

In 1952, Haydn Wood was caught up in a wave of renewed interest for the Lutine Bell which was to be remounted in Lloyd's of London's new insurance building. He was commissioned to write a march for the Lloyd's Orchestra, introducing the famous bell. Lutine Ahoy, with its jaunty, nautical-flavoured tunes, is a continuing hit for players and audience alike. Its march-like themes and lively lyrical interludes are scored with interesting licks for each instrument of the orchestra.

Duration: 3 mins.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and a sample page.

CAD $43.00 (approx. USD $39.40 / £23.90 / 28.85)

 
 
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Royal Castles, Suite for Orchestra

This three movement suite is virtually unknown, and has never been recorded.
- Balmoral (March): A traditional and yet stirring march which maintains a steady tempo throughout. It has just enough complexity and syncopation to lift it off the pavement and into the concert hall.
- Caernarvon (Memories): Two languorous themes with supple melodies, played mainly by the first oboe and the first violins, supported with Haydn Wood's dreamy, balladic harmonic underlay.
- Windsor Castle (A Gala Night): A substantial, sophisticated and exuberant sweep of motion, with numerous tempo changes (grazioso, lusengando, grandioso) that lift both player and listener into the realms of a dramatic concert waltz.

Duration: 13 mins.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and the first pages of each movement.

CAD $79.00 (approx. USD $72.35 / £43.95 / 52.95)

 
 
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Three Famous Cinema Stars, Suite for Orchestra
Also published as Suite for Light Orchestra.
Also published as a Suite for Piano.

This three movement suite introduces us to:
- Ivor Novello (Valse Apache)
- Dolores del Rio (Romance)
- Charlie Chaplin (Humoreske)
'These tone pictures have a bloom, a fragrance, irrestible in their sensuous appeal, and are certainly to be counted among the supreme pictorial achievements of their order.' (The P.R. Gazette, July 1929)

Duration: 11 mins.

Click on the image for the instrumentation and the first pages of each movement.

CAD $79.00 (approx. USD $72.35 / £43.95 / 52.95)

 
 
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Give Me Your Hand, Song

A trite yet tender and sincere love poem for which Haydn Wood chose a simple hymn-like melody, though in the piano part he used tools of his sophisticated musical palette that came so naturally to him: little surprises of altered chords, chromaticisms and word painting. He may have composed the music of Give Me Your Hand to please its lyricist Claud Morris who was the only publisher seemingly willing to publish his new music by the late 1950s. This is one of the very few songs by Haydn Wood which has an unusual structure; in this case, two verses but no chorus.

F major

3 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $6.50 (approx. USD $5.95 / £3.60 / 4.35)

 
 
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If I Were You, Song

We are proud to offer this very special love song: written in 1911, it has never been published, and is moreover the only song manuscript of Haydn Wood's which is still extant. It sparkles with his creative individuality throughout. The brilliantly effective piano accompaniment in triplets shines above and amidst the duplets in the vocal line. The song seems to be aimed at the trained soloist; clues are the choice of an augmented fifth followed closely by a diminished fifth in climactic moments in the poem, plus the optional high pitches A and B (otherwise a high E and a high G will suffice) at other effervescent moments. These sophisticated elements contrast to the melodies that Wood composed later for the mass amateur market. The piano part needs velocity and energy, so that both musicians can keep to the tempo indication Brightly.

G major

5 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

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Love-Light, Song

An entrancing song by a master composer. It was published in Haydn Wood's twilight years. Marcia Golding's lyrics play with images of starlight, moonlight, dreamlight and dawnlight. It starts with a chorus in waltz time. Then its verse pulses every two beats, though still in ¾ time, captures the delight and quickening of the senses when the soul's happiest light of all is Love-Light.

F major

3 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $6.50 (approx. USD $5.95 / £3.60 / 4.35)

 
 
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A Lovely Garden, Song

This ballad is unmistakably Haydn Wood: a lovely soaring melody and a soft Schubertian rhythmic ostinato in the accompaniment. Chord clusters slide deliciously to pseudo resolution on seventh chords at the end of most 4-bar phrases. The lyrics touch upon a heart-breaking tale of grief: the new solitude in the garden that you dearest, and I, had tended together for so many years. When I had thought I could not live without you, I find you here with me, in all the beauties of our garden, eternally. The whole song moves towards a final rapturous cadence.

Ab major

5 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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Love Me, Vocal Waltz
An instrumental sextet accompaniment is available
(arranged by Sharuddin Rosunally for the Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra).

This is a charming, graceful pop song of its day - 1926 - with lyrics by James Dyrenforth (his biggest song hit was to be A Garden in the Rain). It is set in ¾ time, a time signature rarely chosen by Haydn Wood in his songs. It pleads for what the lover wants: 'Dear will you try to Love me? Love me! ... only love me.' The piano part enhances the singer's melody throughout, doubling at the unison or the octave above; the left hand pumps out stalwart quarter notes on almost every beat of every bar in stride piano style.

D major

4 pages - Click on the image for sample pages, plus instrumentation of the sextet accompaniment.

- Voice with piano:
CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)
- Voice with instrumental sextet:
CAD $19.00 (approx. USD $17.40 / £10.55 / €12.75)

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The Stars and the Music and You, Song

The lyrics may be cliché in their optimism about the bliss of being in love, but all in all, these words coupled with Haydn Wood's impressionistic chord clusters are lovely in their simplicity. The last section is an exact repeat of the first section. The short middle section is differentiated by catchy little rhythmic accentuations. Ninth and eleventh chords are scattered in the piano accompaniment to word-paint the 'stars' and 'heaven'. This slow waltz, though easy enough, will be most alluring when sung with starry-eyed verve.

F major

4 pages - Click on the image for a sample page.

CAD $9.75 (approx. USD $8.95 / £5.40 / 6.55)

 
 
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Our CD

A Breezy Ballad

Songs and ballads of Haydn Wood

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Sent to Canada: CAD $23.60
to the U.S.A.: CAD $25.40
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to the rest of the world: CAD $28.30
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Symposium

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Home A short biography Available sheet music Roses of Picardy: the real story
About us Days in the life of Haydn Wood The recorded works The lyrics of Roses of Picardy
Contact us Haydn Wood and Slaithwaite Live performances Roses of Picardy printed music
  Haydn Wood and the Isle of Man   The performers of Roses of Picardy
The Haydn Wood Music Shop Haydn Wood, symphonist   A discography of Roses of Picardy
Our CD A Breezy Ballad Haydn Wood and films   Les enregistrements de Roses de Picardie
Our lectures Haydn Wood 2009   Roses of Picardy in films
      Roses of Picardy: a research in progress

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