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Index to Musical Works

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The list is organised into thematic groups of works: click on the "buttons" to expand or collapse each section.

Operas & Operettas​

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
The Mayor Of Casterbridge 1951 Opera based on Thomas Hardy's novel. 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, horn, 2 trumpets, tenor trombone, cymbal, bass drum, side drum, timpani, piano, Hammond organ, voices and strings. Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.1.1
The Stowaway 1950? A comic space opera for young people in one act: voices and piano. Possibly unfinished - the only musical score in the CUL  is described as "Pencil ?draft of the opening only, for piano and voices, with other instrumental lines left blank." MS.Tranchell.2.26
Zuleika 1954 Musical comedy: solo voices & chorus, orchestra (1010 0110 - violins, celli, contra, piano, percussion, on stage band) Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.1.4
Twice a Kiss 1955 Operetta in one act for soloists (2 Soprano, Contralto, 3 Baritone, Bass), piano and electronic organ. Libretto by Maurice Holt, music by Peter Tranchell.  Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.2.6
Captain Cook 1959-85 Unfinished. Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.3.7
Colomba ? Unfinished. Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.2.27
Edward II 198-? Unfinished. MS.Tranchell.1.15

Dramatic Cantatas

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Mrs Tittlemouse 194-? Soloists, chorus, flute, 2 violas, piano and percussion
Daisy Simpkins (The spinning house) 1954, revised 1989 Cantata or concert-operetta. Duration: 50'. Main vocal soloists: 1 soprano, 1 contralto, 1 tenor, 1 baritone. Minor vocal soloists: 2 sopranos, 7 baritones. SATB chorus. Accompaniment: 2 pianos. Multiple holdings including
Murder at the Towers 1955, revised 1986 Detective cantata. Duration: 40'. STT solos, SATB chorus and 2 pianos.
The surprises of divorce 1959‑61? Libretti and sketches only
Aye, aye Lucian! 1960 A fantasy for baritone solo, male voice chorus and piano, based on the Vera Historia by Lucian of Samosata. Duration: 70'. Multiple holdings including 
The Mating Season 1962, revised 1970 A concert entertainment. Duration: 70'. Major vocal soloists: 5 tenors, 5 baritones, 1 bass, one male speaking part. Minor vocal soloists: 1 tenor, 2 baritones, 1 bass, three male speaking parts. Male‑voice chorus and piano. Multiple holdings including
His First Mayweek 1963 Cantata or concert‑operetta. Duration: 66'. Major vocal soloists: 1 soprano, 1 contralto, 2 tenors, 3 baritones, 1 bass. Minor vocal soloists: 3 baritones, 1 bass. 6 male minor speaking roles; several very small speaking or singing roles. Male‑voice chorus and 2 pianos. Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.2.196
The Robot Emperor 1965 Cantata or concert operetta. Duration: 80'. Major vocal soloists: 2 T, 2 Br, 4 B. Minor vocal soloists: 3 T, 3 Br, 1 B. Narrator; 3 male minor speaking parts; male voice chorus orchestra ( ‑ ‑ strings, piano, electric organ, perc: vibraphone, sidedrum, cymbals, triangle, woodblock; strohl-viol, swanee whistle). Multiple holdings

Music for Plays

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Johnson over Jordan 1947 J. B. Priestley Multiple holdings including tbc
Macbeth 1949 William Shakespeare Multiple holdings including tbc
The Merchant of Venice 1950 Incidental music, written for the Eastbourne College school play, for 3 trebles, a chorus of trebles, 1 alto voice, 1 flute, 1 recorder, 1 violin, 3 trumpets, 1 dulcitone, 1 piano-accordion, bass drum, tambourine, woodblock, cymbals, 'swanee whistle', 'jungle piano' and handbells Multiple holdings including MS.Tranchell.2.78
Bacchae of Euripides: music for the Cambridge Greek Play 1955 music for the Cambridge Greek Play Multiple holdings including tbc
Troades of Seneca 1957 music for the Bryanston School Latin play Multiple holdings including tbc
Antigone of Sophocles 1959 music for the Cambridge Greek Play Multiple holdings including tbc
The Fire Raisers 1963 Incidental music for a television adaptation of Max Frisch's play MS.Tranchell.2.65

Ballets & Pantomimes

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Falstaff 1950 Ballet in three scenes. Choreographed by Key Upton - never performed. 84 page solo piano score held in CUL ("Lacking 2nd Intermezzo (but pagination is complete)"). Prelude, Scene I, Intermezzo, Scene II, Intermezzo, Scene III. MS.Tranchell.2.126
Fate's Revenge 1951 Performed by Ballet Rambert at the Lyric, Hammersmith (reference for this?), choreography by David Paltenghi, set by Ronald Ferns. See entry in Rambert performance database, which states that the ballet was "based on the poem 'The Rebellion in Bath' by Mr. Goosequill. The ballet was created for the Bath Assembly, but previewed under the title 'Surprise Ballet' on 4 May 1951 at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe." The "world premiere" at the Theater Royal in Bath took place on 21st May 1951 (read more...). The CUL archive holdings reveal the work was originally titled "Rebellion at Bath", then "Bunbury Ball". MS.Tranchell.2.124
Robinson Crusoe 1952 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Tranchell provided music for 5 sections only. 1. Prologue music - 9. Crusoe's entrance - 12. Pudding [song and dance] - 21. Bird ballet - 37. Temple-dance. MS.Tranchell.2.138
Goody two-shoes 1953 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes 'Yellow dwarf ballet' MS.Tranchell.2.145
Mother Goose 1954 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes 'In Gooseland' ballet (8 page score for piano solo). MS.Tranchell.2.149
The babes in the wood 1955 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes 'Xmas Tree Land' ballet MS.Tranchell.2.152
Dick Whittington 1956 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes Act II Moroccan ballet. MS.Tranchell.2.154
Aladdin 1957 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes 'The Princess and the Emperor' ballet. MS.Tranchell.4.44
Cinderella 1958 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes Wonderland ballet. MS.Tranchell.2.158
Jack and the beanstalk 1959 For Theatre Royal, Windsor. Includes Vegetable ballet. MS.Tranchell.2.161 MS.Tranchell.3.24
Images of Love 1964 Produced at Covent Garden with choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, principal dancer Rudolf Nureyev, revived 2003. Ballet in 11 numbers: Il Preludio, Il Giocoso, La Radura, Il Terremoto, Il Antico, Il Brioso, La Bramosia, Il Moderato, Il, Pensieroso, L'Allegro, Finale. For orchestra. MS.Tranchell.2.134

Piano Music

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Suite 1935 Composed aged 13. Piano solo
Seven Pieces in Alphabetical Order 1947, revised 1960 Piano solo. Note on title page: 'This work, first written in July 1947, was re-written in September 1960'.


Souvenir d’un jour d’espoir: valse 1947 Incidental music from Johnson over Jordan. Piano solo
Sonata for piano / IIIrd sonata for pianoforte 1948 Piano solo. In 5 movements: I. An allegro - II. A slow liquid movement - III. A scherzo - IV. A pensive slow movement - V. A cadenza and fugato MS.Tranchell.1.31; MS.Tranchell.2.291; MS.Tranchell.2.292; MS.Tranchell.2.293
Sonatina for piano 1949 Piano solo. In five movements: I. Moderato - II. Allegro, lento, Marcia - III. Andante - IV. Lento, allegro, lento - V. Marcia (with some differences between versions). Note inside cover: "for Jane" [Elizabeth Jane Howard]. Recorded at Potton Hall, 2004, John Fraser, piano. MS.Tranchell.2.294-6; recording CD.080.1
Rhapsody ‑ homage Brahms 194-? Piano solo MS.Tranchell.2.287
Salonika nights: valse 194-? Piano solo MS.Tranchell.4.55
Sing a song of sixpence; Baa baa blacksheep; Rockabye baby 194-? Improvisations on nursery songs for piano solo MS.Tranchell.2.289
Bach’s Grabe 194-? Piano solo (unfinished) MS.Tranchell.2.276
Variations on a theme by Mozart 194-? Piano solo. Theme from Sonata in D, K. 284. Incomplete (five and a half variations only). MS.Tranchell.2.290
Dodecafonia 1950 Piano solo. Listed as Dodecafonia no. 6. MS.Tranchell.2.278
Friendly Grotesques 1953 Four pieces for one pianoforte & four hands. Note on title page: May 1953. With later additional title page, with note: First performed June 1953 in the University Music School, Cambridge, by Thurston Dart and Peter Tranchell. Movements: I. Tempo di Turkey-Trot - II. Rumboid - III. Valse d'Ivresse - IV. Pas à quatre mains gauches. MS.Tranchell.2.280
Piece for Carl Dawson 195-? Piano piece for Carl Dawson. Piano solo. 12 leaves, including table for 12-note row. MS.Tranchell.2.282
Spring rondo 1968 Duet for four hands one piano. Score found in the Gonville & Caius College Choir Library. Missing
How I miss you 1985 Piano solo, possibly a song MS.Tranchell.1.29
Tango fugue in G 198-? Sketch - unfinished. Piano solo MS.Tranchell.1.30

Plus other unidentified piano pieces

Organ Music

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Nativitates: Two movements for organ 1943

1. Gregale - 2. Inalt. Note on envelope: Two movements for organ, Banstead (?March - April) 1943.

Carol voluntary 1948, rev.1964 A light-hearted piece with a serious side, melding eight different carols (at the last count) with unexpected results. Written for Tranchell's friend David Isitt (later The Reverend) in 1948, then revised in 1964.


Little sonata for organ 1948 1. Prelude-Fantasia - 2. Finale Fugato - 3. Rondo burlesque: to be played in the order: 1, 3, 2.


Organ sonata 1950 1. Prelude - 2. Scherzo - 3. Threnody - 4. Fugue. MS.Tranchell.2.262 & MS.Tranchell.2.263
Prelude & Passacaglia for Organ 1952 2 Organ preludes on 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind Hier' and 'Who would true valour see'. Note on cover of drafts (MS.Tranchell.2.273): June 1952, 44 Lensfield Rd

MS.Tranchell.2.272 & MS.Tranchell.2.273 

Four voluntaries for organ 1952, rev.1964 Originally "Organ voluntaries to be played during Holy Communion", later "Four voluntaries suitable for sundry occasions" MS.Tranchell.2.270
Organ Sonata 1958 Written for Peter Geoffrey Le Huray, April 1958. MS.Tranchell.1.27: Written on transparent sheets for dye-line reproduction (H. H. Ltd 'Symphax' 763). MS.Tranchell.1.27 & MS.Tranchell.2.259
Organ voluntaries to be played during Holy Communion 1960 Variations of the Kyrie, Agnus Dei & Sanctus of the Fitzwilliam mass. First performed in Ridley Hall Chapel on March 6 1960.


Sonatina for organ 1964, revised 1967 Written for Martin Neary

Orchestral Music

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Decalogue 1956
Scherzetto 1960
Nocturne 1961
Eclogue 1962
Noctet 1964

For 9 instruments, with brass and keyboards off stage. For flute 1, flute 2, flute 3, flute 4, bassoon, violin, cello 1, cello 2, cello 3, trumpets (movement III only), trombones (movement III only), keyboards (movement II only), organ (movement III only)


Festive Overture 1966 For 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion, timpani, strings. MS.Tranchell.2.213 to 2.217
Concerto Grosso 1972

Instrumental and Chamber Music

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
A puritanism: flute and piano 1941
Triolet 1948 Flute, clarinet and piano. MS.Tranchell.2.237 (slow mvt)
MS.Tranchell.2.236 (mvt III incomplete)
MS.Tranchell.2.238/1 (mvts I & II)
Variations for String Quartet 1949 Variations for string quartet on Prelude no. 7 of Chopin (Op. 28). 7 variations and the theme. MS.Tranchell.2.250
Ricercar: for 2 trumpets & organ 1965 MS.Tranchell.2.233
Sonatina for flute and piano 1966 The Sonatina for flute and piano was written for and dedicated to Henri and Juana Fromageot in May 1966. I - Lentissimo - Allegro, II - Andante semplice, III - Allegretto Giocoso, (Total duration: approximately 9 1/2 minutes) MS.Tranchell.1.22
Waltz and Calypso 1977 Wind octet written for the opening of the new building of the University Music School MS.Tranchell.4.53
Mazurka 1982 2 violins and cello. MS.Tranchell.2.251
Movements: fantasia in five movements 1987 For flute, viola, bassoon, harpsichord & piano. Duration 13 minutes at MM. MS.Tranchell.1.23 to 1.25

Secular Choral Music (Accompanied)

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
This Sorry Scheme of Things 1952 written for Homerton College. Cantata for woman's chorus (S.A.), semichorus (S.A.T.B), baritone solo, & orchestra or piano & harpsichord. Also accompaniment arranged for piano, electric harpsichord (& percussion if desired). With words by Emily Brontë 1818-1848.; William Ernest Henley 1849-1903.; James Russell Lowell 1819-1891.; Thomas Hood 1799-1845.; William Shakespeare 1564-1616.; Omar Khayyám. multiple incl. MS.Tranchell.1.17
The Joyous Year 1961, rev 1984 an ode for summer : for S.A.T.B. chorus and orchestra (setting the 'Ode composed on May Morning' by William Wordsworth) for the centenary of Clifton College, 1962. MS.Tranchell.2.178
Saul’s successor 1969 For TBarB solo, male-voice choir, organ, percussion and timpani. MS.Tranchell.2.297
No More of THEE and ME 1978

Text from Edward Fitzgerald's version of Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr. For AATBrBB & piano.
Included on LP "Music from Caius"


Secular Choral Music (Unaccompanied)

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Twist me a crown of wind-flowers 194-? SATB unaccompanied. Part-song setting of Christina Rossetti's poem.


Carmen cotidianum I: Bullocks terrorise household 196-?

A newspaper story paraphrased by Peter Tranchell in the style of a psalm, and pointed to be sung to Anglican chants. Psalm chants by H. S. Oakely & John Foster.

Recorded and released on the Commemoration CD.

Thackeray Ditties 1962

For SSAATTTBBB unacc. Written for the Cambridge University Madrigal Society and first performed during 'Singing on the river on Trinity College Backs', Tuesday 12 June 1962 at 8.30 pm conducted by Raymond Leppard.

Recorded and released on the Commemoration CD.


The dog that sat 1967, revised 1976 Included on the LP "Music from Caius". Also recorded on the Commemoration CD.
1967 version for TTBrBB unacc. 1976 version for AATBrBBB
Words from a report in a newspaper. First line: The dog picked up at a roadside yesterday could hardly be called a stray.
Christmas shopping 196-? For unaccompanied SATB voices. First line "Just a few more shopping days!". Bound with 'Tell me, Astrologist' (for SSATTBB). MS.Tranchell.1.116
Tell me, Astrologist 196-? For unaccompanied SSATTBB voices. First line "Astrologists have tried the horoscope to cast of a child born on a Christmas day two thousand years past.". Bound with 'Christmas shopping' (for SATB). MS.Tranchell.1.116
Psalmus Cotidianus II 196-? Psalmus Cotidianus II: The Strange Case of Mr. Ormantude’s Bride ([words] after: Ogden Nash) : [music by Peter Tranchell] (After L. van Beethoven). For TTBB unacc. MS.Tranchell.2.405
Silentium 1975 For AATBrBBB unacc. Note at end: '9 June 1975 (Original 3 octaves higher)'. 
For SATBrBBB unacc. in E flat. Note at end: '9 June 1975 (Original 3 octaves higher in D sharp)'.
His way of taming a shrew 1977 For ATBrBrBBB unacc. Original version for solo voice & piano. Included on LP "Music from Caius" MS.Tranchell.2.408
A day in the garden 1979

Partsong for ATTBB unaccompanied. Dated: April 1979. First line: Miss Aphis was licking a rosebud one day.

Or sus vous dormés trop arr. 1987 Words and music Anon c.1360. Arranged for SATBrB, and performed by the Choir of Gonville & Caius College at the Perse Feast, Friday 11 December 1987. Not in CUL

Songs (some serious, some not)

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Those extremely foolish things 194-? obscene pastiche of These Foolish Things MS.Tranchell.tbc
Cousin Cissie’s baby book of swans: song cycle 1946 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Seven poems of Po Chü‑i 1948 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Two poems of Tao Ch’ien 1948 MS.Tranchell.tbc
I know you're feeling that way 1947?-1950? For medium voice & piano. Probable date of composition 1947-1950 when composer was collaborating with Ted Cranshaw on a number of songs. First line: The very moment you came in sight. First line of chorus: Weeks ago you whispered softly in my ear. MS.Tranchell.2.529(1) and MS.Tranchell.2.529(2)
Telepathy 1948 For voice & piano. Written for the Footlights. First line: The language of words never really can express. First line of chorus: Just wait a thousand years! MS.Tranchell.2.473(1) - (5)
The Greek way of making a friend 1949 For voice & piano. First line: In England if you think you see a possible friend. First line of refrain: Ss! Ss! 'First performed at a Smoking Concert of the Footlights Dramatic Society, sung by the composer, with Thurston Dart at the piano, subsequently included in the Mayweek Revue 'Always in June' (1949), sung by Julian Moore, the band conducted by the composer'. 'Composed: Spring 1949'. Dated 1948 in Holograph thematic catalogue. Also included in the musical 'Come to Codwin Bay', in which it is titled; 'S.S.'. MS.Tranchell.2.480(1) is a fair copy, probably made ca. 1969. Paper: 20 staves (280x209mm) 'A.L. no. 14'. MS.Tranchell.2.480(1)
Ça ne veut‑dire rien (All men are animals) 1949 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Please be abnormal nicely 1949 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Give Me Back My Heart 1949?-1950 For voice and piano. First line: We've had such fun being friends. MS.Tranchell.2.479(1-3)
In a Sunday paper 1953 8 songs for baritone and piano. Note on t.p.: 'Written for Norman Platt'. Note on p.1: 'Numbers 1-4, 6-7 from News of the World, 9th Aug 1953, number 5 from the Daily Telegraph, 10th or 8th Aug 1953'. 1. Four foot skeleton at High Wycombe - 2. Week-end weather - 3. Savings drop again - 4. Your own horoscope - 5. Police use horses against seven hundred - 6. Women walk out of court - 7. A seal named Celia - 8. County cricket.


Gerontophily 1954 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Heaven 1954 For voice and piano. MS.Tranchell.tbc
The Radchester Match 1950s? First line: The Radchester Match was in progress, a triumph of guts over mud. Refrain: if it's healthy they won't like it, if it's naughty then it's nice. Not in CUL collection
Unwritten history 1954 First line: After twenty years or more. Refrain: Now someone’s kept quiet about that. Words: Maurice Holt ; music: Peter Tranchell. Probably used in the Footlights review 'Out of the blue' (1954). MS.Tranchell.2.494
Kavafy songs 1956 Settings of two poems by the Greek poet, Constantine P. Cavafy: Voices and Grey. For Tenor or Baritone and piano.
The Kissing Machine 1960

and a substantial number of songs for Footlights Revues and Smokers Concerts written in the 1940s

Sacred Choral Music (Accompanied)

A large number of settings of Psalms, hymns and music for the liturgy, mostly for the Chapel of Gonville & Caius

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
City of God 1950 an extravaganza (or ‘hymn-sandwich’) based on the hymn tune "Richmond", by T. Haweis, written for Eastbourne College for drum & bugle band, orchestra, treble solo, two pianos, choir and congregation MS.Tranchell.2.163
Fitzwilliam Communion Service * 1960 Music for the service of Holy Communion : written for Fitzwilliam House, 1960 MS.Tranchell.
If ye would hear the angels sing † 1965, revised 1974 Carol: version for SATB & organ in D flat. Words by Dora Greenwell; music by Peter Tranchell. Published by CMS.
'The 1974 version [in C major] is revised from the original for TBrBB in F and the version for SATB in D flat'
St. Michael's Mass 1965, revised 1988

Setting of Holy Communion for Great St. Mary's : for congregation, choir, organ, 2 or 3 oboes, and string quartet or string orchestra (3rd oboe & strings may be omitted).
Arranged for SATB & organ in 1988, with addition of Agnus Dei, omission of Credo.

Various, including:
1965: MS.Tranchell.2.329
1988: MS.Tranchell.2.331
Bread of the World, in mercy broken (Hymn 409, Durley Mill) 1970 Bread of the world : (Hymn A & M R 409)(Tune: Durley Mill) / music: Peter Tranchell ; words: Bishop R. Heber. For unison voices & organ. Published by CMS, with additional SATB arrangement (Webber). MS.Tranchell.3.75
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G major 1967, 1979 TTBB and organ; 12 pages; date on p. 12: September 1967. Nunc Dimittis transposed into A major for tenor & bass solos and AATBrBB choir & organ, 1979


Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C major 1970, 1982 For AATTBrBrBB choir and organ. Magnificat dated: 11 April 1970; Nunc dimittis dated: 16 April 1970. Arranged 1988 for SAATBrBB. Dedicated to the mysterious Dr Wotherspoon... MS.Tranchell.2.312
O that our faith 1971 For TBrB choir & organ. Text from p.535 of Hymns Ancient and Modern revised. MS.Tranchell.3.53 (1971 original)
Te Deum in B major 1973 For AATTBBBB choir, trumpet & organ. MS.Tranchell.2.332
How fair and how pleasing 1974 SATB and organ MS.Tranchell.tbc
Te Deum in E 1974 For SSAATTBB or AAAATTBB choir, organ, piano & 2 violins. MS.Tranchell.1.47
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in Bb 1975, 1978 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Dazzling darkness 1976 Br solo, ATBrBB and organ; words by James Cotter, Chaplain of Caius College from 1974 to 1977 MS.Tranchell.1.49
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B major 1982 For AATBrBB choir and organ. Magnificat: 26 April 82; Nunc dimittis: 29 April 82 MS.Tranchell.1.37
People, look East 1982, arranged Peter Marchbank 2013 Original for AATBrBB choir & organ. Marchbank arrangement for SATBrB choir & organ. MS.Tranchell.1.56
Ye shall be holy 1982 Anthem for soprano I, soprano II, contralto or alto or countertenor, tenor and bass, either unaccompanied, or with accompaniment for organ with or without pedals, pianoforte, or harmonium. Composed to be sung at the Wedding Service on 10 July 1982 of Jeremy Mark Davies and Catherine Hudson Wilks. MS.Tranchell.1.61
Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way* 1986(?) Setting of verses 1-8 of Psalm 119 : For SAATBrBB, organ and piano MS.Tranchell.1.79
Fortunare Nos 1986 MS.Tranchell.tbc
Cantantibus Organis 1987 An anthem for St Cecilia’s Day, written in 1987 for SATTB and Organ, with Soprano, Tenor and Bass solos. MS.Tranchell.2.339

Sacred Choral Settings (Unaccompanied)

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Michaelmas Responses 1966 For unaccompanied TTBB & congregation. MS.Tranchell.3.89
Libran Responses 1972 Suitable for SATB use without transposition MS.Tranchell.3.88
Jesus said: in this world ye shall have tribulation 1972 Introit for ATBrBB. MS.Tranchell.2.400
Virgoan Responses 1972, arr SATB 1987 MS.Tranchell.3.93
Arian Responses 1973 For AATBrBB unaccompanied. Dated: April 1973. Preces only (Responses not present). MS.Tranchell.3.87
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Tone 3 1974 & 1975
Magnificat: Tone 7* 19--?
Magnificat: Tone 8 1974 Dated at end: 11 July 1974. For A solo, AATBB unaccompanied. MS.Tranchell.0.12
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Tone 4 1975
Peace be with you 1980 Dismissal or closing response for AATBrBB unaccompanied. Complete text: Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen. MS.Tranchell.2.403
Quintilian Responses 1981 For ATBrBB unaccompanied. Written for the choir of Gonville & Caius College (July 1981). MS.Tranchell.3.90
Sagittarian Responses 1981 For AATBrBB unaccompanied. Written for choir of Gonville & Caius College. MS.Tranchell.2.397

Plus various other settings of Dismissals, Preces and Responses, to be added in due course.

Psalms (Antiphonal/Responsorial)

There are 27 antiphonal Psalm settings of which two are unfinished.

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Psalm 3 1971,1985 chorus, TTBB and organ (1971); SATBrBB and organ (1985) MS.Tranchell.2.344, MS.Tranchell.2.345
Psalm 15 1962 unison voices and organ (1962, revised 1968 and 1976).  MS.Tranchell.2.346 (original 1962) MS.Tranchell.1.64 (rev 1968) MS.Tranchell.0.11 (rev 1976)  MS.Tranchell.3.55 (same as 2.346?)
Psalm 23 1962 unison voices and organ (1962); two-part male-voice choir and organ (1970); ATBrB choir and organ (1976)* MS.Tranchell.2.347
MS.Tranchell.2.348 (rev April 1970)
MS.Tranchell.1.65 (rev August 1976)
Psalm 27 1967 two-part male-voice choir and organ MS.Tranchell.2.349 (organ part)
MS.Tranchell.3.57 (choir part)
Psalm 28 1977 unison (male) voices, organ & piano. Dated at end: March-April 1977. MS.Tranchell.1.66
Psalm 34 ? (unfinished) MS.Tranchell.1.70
Psalm 47 ? (unfinished) MS.Tranchell.1.71
Psalm 71 1960?, 1978 For male voice choirs (unison and 2-part) & organ (1960?). For AATBrBB and organ (1978). Setting of verses 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 15 and part of 17. MS.Tranchell.1.72 (1960) MS.Tranchell.1.73 (1978)
Psalm 105 1975

For ATBrBB & organ. Psalm 105 (Coverdale version): set to four chants for ATBrBB and organ

Psalm 107 1978 AATBrBB and organ (1978). Not found in CUL catalogue.
Psalm 108 1975 AATBB, 2 violas, piano and organ (1975) MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 108 1965 For unison voices, organ, violins 1-2, violas, cellos, double basses, trumpet, cornet or 2nd trumpet, trombone. MS.Tranchell.2.169
Psalm 111 1983 SATBrB and organ (1983) MS.Tranchell.1.75
Psalm 117 1980 AATBrBB, piano and organ (1980) MS.Tranchell.1.77
Psalm 119 (vv1-8) 1976 SAATBrBB and organ and piano (1976?) MS.Tranchell.1.79
Psalm 121 1962 unison voices and organ (1962) (also setting in A) MS.Tranchell.2.352 (B flat original), MS.Tranchell.2.353 (in A)
Psalm 122 1966 unison voices and organ, with optional trumpet and horn. MS.Tranchell.2.354 (organ part) MS.Tranchell.2.355(1) (voice and organ) MS.Tranchell.2.355(2) (includes trumpet and horn parts)
Psalm 126 1962 unison voices and organ (1962); T solo, ATBrBB and organ (1980) (see above re publication)† MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 128 1966 unison voices and organ. MS.Tranchell.1.86
Psalm 130 1967 two-part male-voice choir and organ. MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 133 1962 unison voices and organ (1962)† MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 134 1968 TBrB and organ (1968); AAATTBrBrBBBB and 2 violins (1980) MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 141 1968 TBrB and organ (1968); ATBrBB and organ (1976); SSATBrB and organ (1984) MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 147 1966 two‑part male‑voice choir and organ (1966). With antiphon: Great is the Lord. MS.Tranchell.2.366 MS.Tranchell.2.367
Psalm 149 1969 TTBB and organ (1969) AATBrBB and organ (1973) MS.Tranchell.tbc
Psalm 150 1968 unison voices and organ (1968, revised 1974)* MS.Tranchell.tbc

Psalms (Anglican Chants)

Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Psalm 6 19--? Two double chants in F sharp minor and major for ATBrBB, with pointed text of psalm. MS.Tranchell.3.61
Psalm 12 1970? MS.Tranchell.2.800 Quadruple psalm chant for ATB in C minor.
MS.Tranchell.4.75[sic - should be 4.74 For ATBB] & organ. With abbreviated chant for Gloria.
MS.Tranchell.4.75 For SATB & organ. Transposed to E minor. Originally for ATBB in C minor.


Psalm 13 198-? Quadruple chant For SATB and organ. Originally for Psalm 12 in C minor for ATBB (see MS.Tranchell.4.75) here transposed to E flat minor. See Psalm 12. MS.Tranchell.3.62
Psalm 16 19--? Double chant for psalm 16
For ATBrBrB & organ in D flat major.
For SATBrB & organ in F major. With text of Psalm 16 pointed.
MS.Tranchell.4.78 / 3.63
Psalm 26 198-? Double chant for Psalm 26.
For ATBB & organ in C minor.
For SATB & organ in E minor. With complete text of psalm, pointed, in P.A. Tranchell's hand, chant in copyist hand.


Psalm 75 198-? Double chant for Psalm 75.
For ATBB & organ in A major.
For SATBrB & organ in E flat major. With text of Psalm 75, pointed by P.A.T.
For SATBrB & organ in D major.
Psalm 89 198-? Double chant for Psalm 89. SATBrB & organ in D minor. Transposition of this chant used for Psalm 142 [MS.Tranchell.3.69]. MS.Tranchell.4.88
Psalm 102 Published in The Anglican Psalter (The New St. Paul's Cathedral Psalter), 1997, John Scott. ISBN-13: 9781853119880. This is an arrangement of the Psalm 75 chant above, in B flat major.
Psalm 103 Published in The Anglican Psalter (The New St. Paul's Cathedral Psalter), 1997, John Scott. ISBN-13: 9781853119880. This is an arrangement of the Psalm 12 chant above, in D minor.
Psalm 105 1975? Double chant for Psalm 105.
Original for ATBB & organ in A minor.
Arranged for ATBrBB & organ in F sharp major, with an alternative first quarter and an abbreviated chant for Gloria.
For SATB & organ in A major with additional chant for Gloria.
For SATB & organ in C minor.
105 MS.Tranchell.4.91
105(i) MS.Tranchell.4.89
105(SATB) MS.Tranchell.4.94
105(iii) MS.Tranchell.4.94
Psalm 105 1975? Quadruple chant for Psalm 105.
105 MS.Tranchell.4.92 For ATBB & organ in F sharp minor. With an additional abbreviated chant for Gloria.
105 ii MS.Tranchell.4.95 For SATB & organ in E minor. With abbreviated chant for Gloria.
105 iv a MS.Tranchell.4.97 For SATB & organ in A minor. Abbreviated chant for Gloria.
105 iv b MS.Tranchell.4.93 For ATBB & organ in F sharp minor.
Psalm 114 198-? Double chant for Psalm 114. Original for ATB & organ in E minor. Arranged for SATB & organ in G minor with text of Psalm pointed by P.A. Tranchell. For SATB & organ in E minor. 114 MS.Tranchell.4.83
114(SATB) MS.Tranchell.3.66
114B MS.Tranchell.4.85
Psalm 119 197-? Quadruple chant for Psalm 119 (vv 153 to end [176]) for ATBrBB & organ in C minor.
Fully written out version of chant with abbreviated chant for Gloria MS.Tranchell.3.71. 


Psalm 127 197-? Triple chant for Psalm 127.
MS.Tranchell.4.86 For ATBB & organ in C major. With abbreviated chant for Gloria.
MS.Tranchell.3.67 For ATBB & organ in E minor. Photocopy of MS.Tranchell.4.86 with holograph revisions.
MS.Tranchell.3.68 For SATB & organ in E flat major. Transposition of MS.Tranchell.3.67 from C major. With text of Psalm 127 pointed by P.A. Tranchell.
MS.Tranchell.4.87 For SATB & organ in E flat major. Transposition of MS.Tranchell.4.86 (PAT Ms in C major).


Psalm 142 198-? Double chant for Psalm 142. SATBrB & organ in E flat minor. Originally numbered '89D': this is a transposed copy of Chant 89C in D minor (see MS.Tranchell.4.88). With text of Psalm 142 pointed by P.A. Tranchell. MS.Tranchell.3.69
Chant 21A 198-? Double psalm chant in D minor for SATBrB + organ by M.W. Scot-Higson. The composer's name is an anagram of "Moscow Nights" MS.Tranchell.4.231
Psalm 151 1987? Double psalm chant in A flat major for SATBrB + organ. The composer's name is an anagram of "Neighbours", and the arranger "I'm a 'Straan [i.e. Australian]" MS.Tranchell.4.235


Title Year Sub-title / notes CUL archive ref.
Wish Road 1950, 1980 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; written for Eastbourne College. Text from Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised no. 458. Words by: H. J. Buckoll (1803-71). For ATBrBB & organ. Text of verse 2 and melody used in 'Fortunare nos' (1986) (MS.Tranchell.2.340). MS.Tranchell.2.393, MS.Tranchell.2.394, MS.Tranchell.2.395
Kitnock’s Hill 1963, rev.1987 Once to every man and nation. Words: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891). Source of text: 'The Present Crisis' (When a deed is done for freedom) December 1844. Elmwood, Boston, USA. A 3-verse excerpt of this poem may be found in The Public School Hymn Book no. 232. SATB and organ. MS.Tranchell.1.99, MS.Tranchell.2.383, MS.Tranchell.2.384, MS.Tranchell.4.100
Calcot Hill 1970 All the past we leave behind us. Words by Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Unison voices and organ. MS.Tranchell.3.72 & MS.Tranchell.4.99
Durley Mill 1970 Bread of the world in mercy broken. Text by Bishop R. Heber. For unison voices and organ. Words from Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised no. 409. MS.Tranchell.3.75/6 have additions for violin & oboe. MS.Tranchell.3.74 & MS.Tranchell.3.75 & MS.Tranchell.3.76
Hamble Bridge 1970 May the grace of Christ our saviour. Words by John Newton. Number 636 from Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised. For unison voices & organ. 2.378 in F sharp major, 2.379 and 2.380 in E flat major. MS.Tranchell.2.378-2.380
Lockham's Road 1970 O King enthroned on high. Text (8th century Greek trans. John Brownlie) from Hymns Ancient & Modern no. 237. For 2-part male-voice choir & organ. MS.Tranchell.2.382 & MS.Tranchell.3.83
Old Winchester Hill 1970 And now, O Father. For unison voices & organ. 'September 1970' - at end. Words from Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised no. 397 (verse 3 omitted). Words by William Bright. MS.Tranchell.2.376 & MS.Tranchell.3.73
Outlands Lane 1970 Come, Holy Ghost, who ever One art with the Father and the Son (A&MR 11). Words: attrib to St. Ambrose 'Nunc Sancto nobis Spiritus' Tr.Cardinal J.H. Newman. For Br solo, TBrBB and organ. MS.Tranchell.3.77 & MS.Tranchell.3.78
Tichfield Abbey 1970 Lord, be my word and my rule. TBrBB and organ. 1970. Words: Bishop C. Wordsworth. MS.Tranchell.2.377 & MS.Tranchell.3.79
West Meon 1970 O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace. For unison voices, TBrBB choir & organ. Words from Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised no. 231. Text by Charles Coffin (O fons amonis spiritus) translated by John Chandler. MS.Tranchell.2.381 & MS.Tranchell.3.82
Waltham Chase 1971, rev.1975 O that our faith: (A&MR 395, v. 3); Words: Charles Wesley. Original for TBrB & organ, Oct. 1971. Revised version March 1975 for ATBrBB + organ. MS.Tranchell.1.98, MS.Tranchell.3.84, MS.Tranchell.3.85
Droxford 1972 Words by Fred Kaan: God gave to man to have and hold [The rape of the land]. Unison voices and piano. Published as no. 39 in 'Pilgrim Praise' (London: Galliard, 1972).Revised 1987. MS.Tranchell.2.385 & MS.Tranchell.1.100
Durley 1972 Words by Fred Kaan: Thank you O Lord (Pilgrim Praise 35). For unison voices & piano. MS.Tranchell.1.101
Morestead / On familiar ground 1972 Words by Fred Kaan: The Fullness of the Earth is God's Alone (Pilgrim Praise 40). This and the following three tunes were published in a book titled Pilgrim Praise Music Edition, 1972 by Fred Kaan, published by Stainer & Bell. Out of print though copies can be found on the internet, and copies of individual items can be purchased from Stainer and Bell. MS.Tranchell.2.388
Swanmore 1972 Words by Fred Kaan: The earth, the sky, the oceans (Pilgrim Praise 38). For unison voices & piano. MS.Tranchell.1.102
Curdridge Lane c.1979 O holy city, seen of John (100 Hymns for Today 76). Words by W. Russell Bowie (1882-1969). For ATBrBB choir, congregation, & organ in E major. MS.Tranchell.3.81 is a version for SATB in A flat major (1987). MS.Tranchell.1.97 & MS.Tranchell.3.81