Musical Works

Musical works by Peter Tranchell, with analysis and scores

  • Libran Responses

    Tags: sacred, responses, free score, SATB, ATB

    The Libran Preces and Responses were composed in October 1972 for ATBrBB unaccompanied.

    Note under title: 'Entitled 'Libran', since composed during the sun's alleged transit of the constellation … more

  • Sonatina for pianoforte

    Tags: recording, piano

    Peter Tranchell's Sonatina for pianoforte (1949) is a little mysterious - Tranchell didn't mention it in letters home, and was at the time talking more about his piano concerto (which either never … more

  • Sonata for piano

    Tags: piano, sonata


    Some degree of mystery surrounds Peter Tranchell's Sonata (or Sonatas) for piano.

    In a letter to his parents, 25 Mar 48, Peter wrote:

    ...My supervisor's put me in for 2 composition … more

  • Fitzwilliam Mass

    Tags: organ, satb, solo, choir, sacred, free score


    Music for the service of Holy Communion : written for Fitzwilliam House, 1960

    Peter Tranchell, 1960

    With optional parts for 2 trumpets.

    Music for: Kyrie - Credo - Sursum corda - Sanctus - … more

  • Sonatina for flute and piano

    Tags: flute, piano, free score

    The Sonatina for flute and piano was written for and dedicated to Henri and Juana Fromageot in May 1966.

    The work is in three movements:

    I Lentissimo - Allegro (Duration 4'15")

    II Andantino … more

  • Four Voluntaries for Organ

    Tags: organ, free score, recording


    The Four Voluntaries for Organ were performed by Basil Ramsey, later to be Editor of The Musical Times, at New Court Congregational Church, Tollington Park, London N4 on Monday 3rd November 1 … more

  • Daisy Simpkins

    Tags: entertainment



    A Concert Entertainment in One Act

    The Libretto by H. C. PORTER & PETER TRANCHELL

    The Music by PETER TRANCHELL

    Daisy Simpkins was first performed at the May Week … more

  • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    Tags: opera


    Peter Tranchell wrote The Mayor of Casterbridge for the Festival of Britain in 1951. 

    He described the "tribulations of a composer getting his first opera performed" in A … more