COMPLETE LIST OF COMPOSITIONS BY OPUS NUMBER

OP 1. NATIVITY MASS

Choral Mass in Latin

OP 2. REQUIEM CANTICLE

Choral work with orchestra.

OP 3. THREE EARLY SONGS

Three short works:

"A Song of Nationalism" and

"One Came Back" for solo voice and piano,

"Those Dancing Days are Gone"

for solo voice and harp.

OP 4. FOUR WINDS

Four chamber pieces collected together for different combinations of instruments

OP 5. THE BLACK GATE IS CLOSED

First completed opera and an early version of part of the Tolkien Cycle

OP 5a. THE BLACK GATE IS CLOSED, SUITES 1-3

Orchestral suites derived from the original version of The Black Gate is Closed.

OP 6. THE WANDERINGS OF ÓISIN

Suite for chamber ensemble of seven clarinets. 

OP 7. DIARMUID AND GRÁINNE

Opera with words by 

Michéal Mac Liammóir adapted from an unpublished English translation of his play Diarmuid agus Gráinne 

OP 8. THE HOBBIT

Two parts of the Tolkien Cycle, adapted from the book by J R R Tolkien

OP 8c. THE HOBBIT
SUITES 1 & 2

Orchestral suites derived from the original version of The Hobbit.

OP 9. TOLKIEN SONGS

Songs extracted from the

Tolkien Cycle adapted for solo performance in concert

OP 10. TOM BOMBADIL

An early version of part of the Tolkien Cycle

OP 11. THE GREY HAVENS

An early version of part of the Tolkien Cycle

OP 11a. THE SEA BELL

Song for solo Tenor and orchestra or piano.

An early version of part of the Tolkien Cycle.

OP 12. WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH

A setting of Walt Whitman for mixed choir and orchestra or organ.

OP 13. SONGS OF THE MARK

Two pieces for male voice choir and orchestra.

"The ride of the Rohirrim" and "Burial Song"

An early version of part of the Tolkien Cycle.

OP 14. THE WATCHMAN

Oratorio for Baritone solo, choir and orchestra.

Currently the scores have been lost, for more information please follow the link.

OP 15. SYMPHONY No. 1
"THE MISTS OF TIME"

Orchestral symphony

OP 16. THE DIALOGUES OF ÓISIN AND SAINT PATRIC

Chamber opera adapted from the old Irish legends specifically designed for church performance; text by Leon Wiltshire

OP 16a. THE DEATH OF ÓISIN

Orchestral extract from The Dialogues of Óisin and Saint Patric.

OP 17. FOLKSONG ARRANGEMENTS

Male voice choir arrangements of the traditional songs:

 

Waly Waly,  Ca' the yowes,

She moved through the fair,

All my trials,  The House of the Rising Sun 

and Dafydd y Garreg Wen.

A second version of Dafydd y Garreg Wen exists in this collection for mixed choir.

OP 18. TWO PARTSONGS
FOR MALE CHOIR

Two partsongs for unaccompanied male voice choir:

Stillness - a setting of James Elroy Fletcher

Gods - a setting of Walt Whitman

OP 19. VARIATIONS ON A WELSH BARDIC MELODY

Theme and variations for solo piano or harp.

OP 20. SYMPHONY No. 2
"THE GREAT DANCE"

Symphony for Wind Sextet and Harp with Male Voice Choir (and brief Tenor solo).

Text from C. S. Lewis' Perelandra adapted by the composer

OP 21. THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

One act opera based upon the short story by

Oscar Wilde; text adapted by the composer

OP 21a. THE COLD CRYSTAL STARS

Orchestral suite extracted from 

The Nightingale and the Rose

OP 22. THREE PARTSONGS
FOR MIXED CHOIR

Three partsongs that were part of a projected oratorio on W. B. Yeats The Wanderings of Óisin.

The oratorio remains incomplete but these three sections (Dedication, Monotone and The mystery of the Immortal Rose) are finished and performable.

OP 23. THE DESERTED VILLAGE

Song for baritone and chamber ensemble comprising of two trumpets and three trombones.

Text adapted from Oliver Goldsmith by Alun Alban Davies

OP 24. THREE SONGS OF FAITH

Song cycle for solo voice and piano.

Words by John Bunyan

OP 25. TWO MEDITATIONS

Two partsongs for unaccompanied mixed choir: 

Dychweled - a setting of T. H. Parry-Williams (in Welsh): English singing translation by the composer

and Sleep - a setting of Samuel Daniel

OP 26. THREE SONGS OF TWILIGHT

Song cycle for solo singer, flute and harp.

The texts are adaptations (in Latin or English) of poems by the late Roman poet Ausonius; English singing translation by the composer

OP 27. SAXOPHONE SONATA

Chamber piece for Saxophone and piano

OP 28. THE CHILDREN OF LYR

A children's opera based upon the Irish legends; text by the composer

OP 29. THE ARROGANCE OF YOUTH

Song cycle for baritone, piano and three clarinets.

A setting of words by Liam Blake

OP 30. TWO PAGAN CHORUSES

Originally designed for mixed choir, solo baritone and piano accompaniment.

The Sphinx - a setting of Oscar Wilde

Dithyramb - a setting of Richard Wagner (in English translation by the composer)

An orchestrated version of The Sphinx is also available.

OP 31. PASSACAGLIA
"ON THE SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS"

A setting of Rabindranth Tagore

(in the poet's own English translation)

for solo mezzo soprano, solo flute and orchestra.

OP 32. FLUTE SONATA

Sonata for Flute and piano

OP 33. SHADOW-BRIDE

A setting of J.R.R. Tolkien for solo voice, viola and piano.

OP 34. PLANCTUS

A setting of Peter Abelard's lament David for Jonathan in Latin (English translation by the composer also available).

Scored for solo voice, flute, violin, cello and guitar or harp.

OP 35. COUNTERPOINT

A setting of Walt Whitman for solo voice with chamber orchestra accompaniment. 

OP 36. SYMPHONY No. 3
"AINULINDALË"

Orchestral symphony, depicting the opening chapter of Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

OP 37. HYMNUS MYSTICUS

Cantata for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir and orchestra.

Texts adapted from Aleister Crowley by the composer

OP 38. EPIGRAMS

Three short pieces for solo voice and piano.

OP 39. LLEF

An arrangement of the Welsh hymn for male choir and orchestra.

A reduction for organ, flute and timpani is also available.

OP 40. THREE ROMANCES

Chamber work for violin and harp

(or oboe and piano)

OP 41. ARCTURUS

Chamber opera ; text adapted by Richard Charles Rose from David Lindsay's novel A Voyage to Arcturus.

OP 41a. ARCTURUS
SCENES AND VISIONS

Symphonic suite from Arcturus.

OP 42. AKALLABÊTH

Piano rondo based upon the concluding chapters of

J. R. R. Tolkien's The SIlmarillion.

OP 42a. AKALLABÊTH

Orchestral version of Op 42.

OP 43. EIGHT STUDIES

Eight short Piano studies in a variety of styles

OP 44. MYSTERIES OF TIME

Collection of art songs along a similar theme.

The Mystery - Ralph Hodgson

Cywydd -  Gerard Manley Hopkins

Graveyard - Alison Reynolds

The Seven Woods of Coole - William Butler Yeats

The Queen of Air and Darkness - Poul Anderson

OP 45. DAERON

Romance for flute and piano

OP 46. FËANOR
THE SILMARILLION, PART 1

The beginning of the Tolkien Cycle and the first work in the SIlmarillion.

Large scale operatic work depicting the creation of Middle-earth, the tale of the elf Fëanor and the creation of the Silmarils.

OP 46a. FËANOR SUITE

Orchestral suite utilising material from Fëanor

OP 47. BEREN AND LÚTHIEN
THE SILMARILLION, PART 2

Part of the Tolkien Cycle and the second work in the Silmarillion.

Large scale operatic work depicting the love story between Beren, of the race of men, and Lúthien, an Elven princess. 

OP 47a. BEREN AND LÚTHIEN
SUITE

Orchestral suite utilising material from Beren and Lúthien. 

OP 47b. BEREN AND LÚTHIEN
LOVE SCENE

Scene Three of Beren and Lúthien designed for concert choral performance with flute solo, string quintet, two pianos and percussion.

OP 48. THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN
THE SILMARILLION, PART 3

Part of the Tolkien Cycle and the third work in the Silmarillion.

Large scale operatic work depicting the tragedy of the children of the captured and cursed mortal man Húrin.

OP 48a. THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN
SUITE

Orchestral suite utilising material from The Children of Húrin.

OP 49. THE FALL OF GONDOLIN
THE SILMARILLION, PART 4

Part of the Tolkien Cycle and the fourth work in the Silmarillion.

Large scale operatic work depicting the mission of the mortal man Tuor to save the Elves of the doomed hidden city of Gondolin.

OP 49a. THE FALL OF GONDOLIN
SUITE

Orchestral suite utilising material from The Fall of Gondolin.

OP 49b. THE FALL OF GONDOLIN
WEDDING MARCH

The wedding march from The Fall of Gondolin.

OP 49c. THE FALL OF GONDOLIN
WEDDING MARCH

The wedding march from The Fall of Gondolin arranged for solo piano or harp.

OP 50. TAIN CÂN GWMREIG

Three Welsh folksong arrangements for male voice choir and harp.

Dacw ’nghariad iYm Mhontypridd mae ’nghariad and Ffarwel i blwy’ Llangower

OP 51. RAINBOW FANFARE

Short fanfare for three trumpets, two trombones, timpani and cymbals.

OP 52. TWO SONGS OF PROTEST

Two songs for solo voice and small ensembles.

The colour of his hair, a setting of a poem A. E. Housman written in anger at the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde.

Sunsong, a setting of James Elliott that is the only remaining part of an aborted musical.

OP 53. WILLOW PATTERN

Chamber piece for panpipes, percussion, harp, celesta, harpsichord and 2 violins.

OP 54. TWO CHAMBER SONGS

Two chamber songs for solo voice, guitar and small ensembles.

The lover at sunrise, a setting of Algernon Charles Swinburne.

The nightjar, a setting of Leon Wiltshire.

OP 55. THREE ROMANCES FOR HARP

Three romances for solo harp.

OP 56. ZENOBIA

Fragment from an abandoned opera: text by Leon Wiltshire

OP 57. SUNDIALS

Short cycle of epigrams to words by Hilaire Belloc for solo voice and piano.

OP 58. THE WATER IS WIDE

Orchestral and choral piece originally commissioned for the opening ceremony of the Cardiff Bay Barrage.

A simultaneously abridged and enlarged version of Variations on a Welsh Bardic Melody withl final verse for chorus by David Leverett.

OP 59. FRAGMENTS AND EPISODES
FROM THE LORD OF THE RINGS

The old fragments from Paul's previously aborted attempt to set J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Almost all of these have since been incorporated into Paul's final version of the score.

OP 60. THE LAY OF EÄRENDIL

Solo song for tenor and orchestra - a setting of Bilbo's lengthy The Lay of Eärendil from The Lord of the Rings

OP 60a. THE LAY OF EÄRENDIL

Choral version of OP. 60 - a setting of Bilbo's lengthy The Lay of Eärendil from The Lord of the Rings

OP 61. TERRITORY

Chamber piece for flute, strings, harp or piano and timpani.

OP 62. SIX PAGAN CHANTS

Six pagan chants for mixed choir and chamber ensemble.

OP 63. LULLABY

Chamber piece for flute, clarinet and harp or two violins and harp.

OP 64. I AM NOTHING

Melodrama with orchestral accompaniment based upon the short story by Eric Frank Russell.

OP 65. SYMPHONY No. 4
THE FOUR ELEMENTS

Orchestral symphony inspired by the four elements of pagan mythology and philosophy.

OP 66. HYMN OF SAINT CECILIA

A setting of Geoffrey Chaucer for mixed choir and organ.

OP 67. SONGS OF THE ROAD

A collection of duet setting of Walt Whitman for two voices with piano. 

OP 68. UMBAR

For solo organ.

OP 69. TRAFODAETH

Discussion or Conversation in English.

String quartet inspired by conversations undertaken whilst walking in the Welsh countryside.

OP 70. THE CHARGE OF THE GODDESS

Duet for two vocal line (solo or choral) accompanied by timpani.

A setting of the pagan hymn The Charge of the Goddess adapted by the composer.

OP 71. THE WAR OF WRATH
THE SILMARILLION, PART 5

Part of the Tolkien Cycle and the fifth and final work from the Silmarillion.

Large scale operatic work depicting the fall of the realm of Doriath and the journey of Eärendil to seek aid in the war against Morgoth.

OP 72. BLITHE SPIRIT

Comic opera: text adapated by Julian Boyce from the play by Noël Coward.

OP 73. THE LORD OF THE RINGS

The concluding section of the Tolkien Cycle, adapted from the book by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Massive scale operatic work designed to be performed over six evenings.

OP 74. CUCHULAIN COMFORTED

Choral work to the words of W. B. Yeats.

Written for eight part unaccompanied mixed choir.