Robin Milford (1903-59)

 

ROBIN MILFORD - A composer illuminated by his songs:  Peter Hunter £10.00

paperback.  70 pages.  2 pages of illustrations.  102 musical examples


 

Robin Milford (1903-59) included in his circle of friends the composers Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Gerald Finzi, Peter Warlock and Balfour Gardiner.  A gentle, sensitive man, his life swung between periods of despair and musical fruitfulness.  His only son was killed in a road accident in 1941 and this tragic event was to have a devastating effect on the composer who eventually took his own life in 1959.

Peter Hunter has devoted many years to the study of Milford's music and, in particular, his output of solo songs.  This book, which includes copious musical examples, is the most detailed study of the man and his songs to date and will, hopefully stimulate a renewal of interest in this gifted, but neglected composer. 

We are certain that Peter Hunter's study will prove fascinating to anyone with a love of English music.  The book is meticulously researched and offers a detailed biography of the composer as well as an analytical study of the music, with particular reference to the solo songs.

 

 

Robin Milford - Songs

We publish four collections of songs by Robin Milford:

 

Four Early Songs  £5.00

The Moor

The Fiddler of Dooney

On His Mistress

Old Age

 

 

Eleven Songs £9.00

 

Daybreak

Elegy

Love on my heart

So sweet love seemed

Cradle Song

The Colour

The Pink Frock

If it's ever spring again

Tolerance

To Sincerity

I will not let thee go

 

In Tenebris - Three songs for baritone and piano £5.00

 

In Tenebris

Why art thou silent?

Wessex Heights

 

Swan Songs - A song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano £7.50

Song of St. Mary the Virgin (Magnificat)

The Song of Simeon (Nunc Dimittis)

Idleness

Christmas Day

In Cornwall

Expectans Expectavi

The Holy Tide

The Glance

Sleep

 

Robin Milford - Organ Works:

We currently (2014) publish three collections of Robin Milford's organ music:

Shorter Organ Works vol. 1 [2-3]  £7.50 

Mr Ben Jonson's Pleasure - Two Pieces - Seven Simple Pieces - Adagio

 

Shorter Organ Works vol. 2 [3-5]  £7.50

Preludes on St. Columba, O Filii et Filiae, Rockingham - Two Sea Preludes - Three Pastorals

 

Two Harvest Meditations [5]  £4.00