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Works List

The information below is taken from Coke's own work lists and from his handwritten notes on manuscripts and working copies. Further details have been added by Simon Callaghan throughout the course of his research.

Opus 1 to 10

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1931)

I. Allegro

II. Nocturne

III. Capriccio

withdrawn

Played on 26/01/1932 at Pump Room, Bath and
Romanza for piano trio, Op. 2 (1931?)
Dedicated to Dorothy Coke

withdrawn

Fantasie for piano, Op. 3 (1931?)
Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke, Torquay Pavilion, 15 November 1933
Dedicated to Frederick Lyne

withdrawn

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 4 (1933)

I. Fantasie

II. Romance

III. Caprice

Premiered by possibly Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Bath Pump Room Orchestra, Edward Dunn (conductor), Bath Pump Room, 8 November 1933
Dedicated to Mabel Lander

withdrawn

Played on 08/11/1934 at The Pavilion, Torquay and
Three String Pieces, Op. 5 (1933)

Nocturne

Canon

Romance

Premiered by Mr W. Wigley (violin), Mrs Wigley (violin), C Brooks (viola), C Wilson (cello), Brookhill Hall, 20 October 1933
Dedicated to John Frederick Staton

withdrawn

Rhapsody for oboe, bassoon & piano, Op. 6 (1933)
Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), A Winfield (oboe), I Winfield (bassoon), Brookhill Hall, 20 October 1933
Dedicated to A & I Winfield

withdrawn

Three Small Pieces for wind quartet, Op. 7

Arabesque

Pastorale

Plainte

Premiered by Gilbert Inglefield (flute), A Winfield (oboe), G Parker (clarinet), I Winfield (bassoon), Brookhill Hall, 20 October 1933
Dedicated to Gilbert Inglefield

withdrawn

Piano Quintet, Op. 8
Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Mr W. Wigley (violin), Mrs Wigley (violin), C Brooks (viola), C Wilson (cello), Brookhill Hall, 20 October 1933
Dedicated to Ethel Boileau

withdrawn

(not known), Op. 9
Improvisata for violin & piano, Op. 10
Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke and (?), Blue Triangle Hall, Nottingham (YWCA), 12 January 1934

withdrawn

Played on 23/05/1934 at College of Nursing, London and

Opus 11 to 20

(not known), Op. 11
Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 12 (1935)

I. Largo, mesto – Allegro agitato

II. Andante

Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton or Bradbury Hall, Chesterfield, 27 Jan 1935
Dedicated to George Chavchavadze

withdrawn

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 13 (1934)
Premiered by John Frederick Staton (conductor), Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra), Bradbury Hall, Chesterfield or Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 27 January 1935

withdrawn

Played on 03/07/1935 at NK and
(not known), Op. 14
Variations and Fugue for piano in D minor, Op. 15 (1935)
Elegy for a Dead Musician for contralto, violin & orchestra (or piano), Op. 16 (1934)
Premiered by Margaret Balfour (contralto), Leslie Huckaby (violin), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Grand Theatre, Derby, April 1935
Text by William Blake, ‘Dedication of the Designs to Blairs’ ‘Grave’
Dedicated to Bridget Tallents

withdrawn

(not known), Op. 17
(not known), Op. 18
Six Songs for soprano or tenor, Op. 19 (1935)

I. I Dreamed That As I Wandered (Shelley)

II. No Longer Mourn (Shakespeare)

III. Most Sweet It Is (Wordsworth)

IV. On A Poet's Lips (Shelley)

V. I Wandered Lonely (Wordsworth)

VI. When The Lamp Is Shattered (Shelley)

Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley & William Shakespeare
Two Songs for soprano or tenor, Op. 20 (1935)

I. It is a Beauteous Evening

Opus 21 to 30

Variations and Fugue for piano in D minor, Op. 21 (1935, 38)
Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 14 January 1936
Dedicated to Alan Bush
Played on 24/02/1939 at Wylmington, Devon and
Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 (1936-38)

I. Moderato Maestoso

II. Andantino

III. Andante sostenuto

IV. Finale. Moderato Maestoso

Premiered by Brookhill Symphony Orchestra, Roger Sacheverell Coke (conductor), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, Nottingham, 22 September 1940
Dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff

Also arranged by the composer for solo piano

Waltz for piano, Op. 23 No. 3

Only fragment extant

Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 24 (1936)

I. Andante sostenuto – allegro moderato

II. Adagio, largo assai, mesto

III. Scherzo: Presto scherzando (tempo giusto)

IV. Finale: Quasi una Fantasia. Andante tranquillo – molto allegro

Premiered by Alan Morton (cello) & Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 27 June 1936 London premiere: Alan Morton (cello) & Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Aeolian Hall, 10 December 1936
Dedicated to Dorothy Coke
Vocal Concerto No. 1, Op. 25 (1934)
Premiered by Barbara Welby, Brookhill Symphony Orchestra, Roger Sacheverell Coke, Nottingham, 25 October 1942
Text by Alfred Tennyson, ‘The Princess’
Dedicated to Barbara Welby
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G, Op. 26 (1936)

I. Moderato maestoso

II. Adagio sostenuto

III. Allegro agitato

Dedicated to Charles Lynch
Played on 28/06/1975 at Alfreton Hall and
Ballade for piano in C, Op. 27 (1936)
Premiered by Charles Lynch (piano), Aeolian Hall, London, 10 Dec 1936
Dedicated to Griselda Gould
Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28 (1937)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in C, Op. 29 (1938)

I. Moderato maestoso – Allegro appassionato

II. Adagio molto e maestoso, con gran espressione

III. Finale (quasi variazioni). Allegro non troppo

Premiered by Alan Morton (cello), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, 5 January 1939
Dedicated to Alan Morton
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E♭, Op. 30 (1938)

I. Moderato maestoso

II. Quasi variazioni: Adagio sostenuto

III. Finale: Moderato maestoso

Premiered by Charles Lynch, Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, Richard Austin, 3 August 1939
Dedicated to Charles Lynch

Opus 31 to 40

November Afternoon for soprano or tenor, Op. 31 (1939)
Premiered by Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Mansfield, 6 December 1939
Text by Ralf Allsebrook
Dedicated to Natalia Satina
Elegiac Trio in C minor, Op. 32 (1938-39)

I. Elegy. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio tranquillo con gran espressione e con devozione

III. Scherzo. Presto scherzando

IV. Finale. Quasi una fantasia. Allegro appassionato

Premiered by Garth Gainsford (violin), Alan Morton (cello), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Borough Court, Winchfield, 1 August 1939
Dedicated to Bridget Jackson
Eleven Preludes for piano, Op. 33 (1938)

(book one)

1 Appassionato in C

2 Andante in A minor

3 Andantino in G

4 Molto maestoso in E minor

5 Andantino in D

6 Presto agitato in B minor

7 Grazioso in A

8 Lento maestoso in F sharp minor

9 Leggiero scherzando in E

10 Vivace in C sharp minor

11 Andante cantabile in B

Dedicated to Dorothy Coke
Thirteen Preludes for piano, Op. 34 (1941)

(book two)

12 Allegro scherzando in G sharp minor

13 Cantabile in F sharp

14 Allegro assai in E flat minor

15 Andante cantabile in D flat

16 Andantino patetico in B flat minor

17 Moderato in A flat

18 Presto agitato in F minor

19 Allegro comodo in E flat

20 Languido e rubato in C minor

21 Amabile in B flat

22 Andantino in G minor

23 Amabile in F

24 Maestoso in D minor

Dedicated to Dorothy Coke
Sacred Concerto for soprano, cello, piano & oboe in A minor, Op. 35 (1939)

3 Psalms Of David: “O Lord, Rebuke Me Not” (From Psalm 6), “I Will Praise Thee, O Lord” (From Psalm 9) And “Judge Me, O God” (From Psalm 43)

Dedicated to Princess Marina Chavchavadze
Played on 10/12/1939 at Pinxton Church, Nottingham and
Poem for cello, piano & small orchestra, Op. 36 (1939, 41)
Dedicated to Alan Morton
Fifteen Variations and Finale for piano in C minor, Op. 37 (1939)
Dedicated to Prince George Chavchavadze
Played on 20/08/2016 at Schloss vor Husum, Germany and
Piano Concerto No. 4 in C♯ minor, Op. 38 (1940)

I. Moderato maestoso

II. Intermezzo: Andante

III. Finale: Allegro, molto agitato

Premiered by Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Trevor Harvey (conductor), Brookhill Symphony Orchestra, Sutton in Ashford, 9 December 1941
Dedicated to Eileen Joyce
Six Songs for soprano or tenor, Op. 39 (1939)

1. A Little Music

2. I Will Tell You What Love Is

3. Love’s A Ghost

4. Romance

5. If You Remember Me

6. Have I Not Heard

Premiered by Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, Nottingham, 18 June 1939 London Premiere (nos. 1 & 3): Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Dorchester Hotel, London, 31 January 1943
Text by Humbert Wolfe
Dedicated to Guy Branch
Six Songs for contralto or bass, Op. 40 (1939)

1. I Have Loved Violins

2. As Gold Caesar

3. Now In These Fairylands

4. A Candle Cool

5. The Fool Hath Said

6. Why Should A Man Complain

Premiered by (no. 1): Bridget Tallents (contralto), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Winchfield, 1 August 1939 Premiere (complete set): Will Taylor (tenor), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, Nottingham, 23 October 1939 London Premiere: Marianne Mislap-Kapper (voice), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Queen Mary Hall 3 April 1943
Dedicated to Vera St. John
Played on 13/12/1951 at Nottingham and

Opus 41 to 50

Prelude to 'The Cenci', Op. 41 (1940)
Premiered by Symphony Orchestra, Richard Austin (conductor), Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, 22 February 1941
Dedicated to Richard Austin

Also arranged by the composer for solo piano

The Cenci (opera in three acts), Op. 41 (1940-41, 50)
Premiered by Scala Theatre, London, Eugene Goossens (conductor) 5 November 1959
Text by Roger Sacheverell Coke after Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dedicated to Richard Austin
Played on 05/11/1959 at Scala Theatre, London and
Six Songs for contralto or bass, Op. 42 (1941)

1. Let Not Your Heart

2. Two Obols

3. The Launch

4. Spring

5. Quiet

6. The Donkey Who Would Not Go

Premiered by Bridget Tallents (contralto), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, Nottingham, 27 April 1941
Dedicated to Bridget Tallents
Played on 13/12/1951 at Nottingham and
Eight Songs for soprano or tenor, Op. 43 (1941)

1. A Farewell

2. To Melancholy

3. Invocation To Venus

4. Love’s Emblem

5. Turn Thy Face Away

6. Beauty Clear And Fair

7. Dirge

8. Pastoral

Premiered by Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Blue Triangle Hall, Nottingham, 22 November 1941 London Premiere: Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Wigmore Hall, 10 October 1950
Text by From plays by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
Dedicated to Barbara Welby
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 (1941)

I. Andantino – Allegro

II. Largo assai

III. Scherzo (quasi variazioni)

Premiered by Alan Morton (cello), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, 27 May 1942 London Premiere: Sela Trau (cello), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Wigmore Hall, 6 October 1951
Dedicated to Kinkie Halswell
Symphonic Poem, Op. 45 ‘The Lotos Eaters’ (1941)
Premiered by Brookhill Symphony Orchestra, Roger Sacheverell Coke (conductor), 25 October 1942
Dedicated to Brookhill Symphony Orchestra

Also arranged by the composer for solo piano

Played on 25/10/1942 at Nottingham
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 46 (1940-42)

I. Poco lento – Allegro ritmico

II. Andante sostenuto

III. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando

IV. Finale: Quasi una fantasia: Lento assai. Epilogue: Maestoso

Premiered by Raymond Mosley (violin), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Dorchester Hotel, London, 31 January 1943
Dedicated to Raymond Mosley
Played on 15/11/2013 at EM Records and
Vocal Concerto No. 2, Op. 47 (1942)

I. Poco allegretto | II. Largo doloroso |

III. Allegro marziale

Premiered by (piano version): Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 31 May 1942 (orchestral version): Barbara Welby (soprano), Brookhill Symphony Orchestra, Roger Sacheverell Coke (conductor), Nottingham, 25 October 1942
Text by Barbara Welby, ‘A Winter’s Dawn’
Dedicated to Oliver Welby
Played on 25/10/1942 at Nottingham
Clarinet Sonata in C, Op. 48 (1942, 50)

I. Allegro risoluto

Unfinished

Six Songs for contralto or bass, Op. 49 (1942)

1. At Verona

2. Amor Intellectualis

3. My Voice

4. Santa Decca

5. La Flute De La Lune

6. Apologia

Premiered by Marianne Mislap-Kapper (contralto), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Nottingham Music Club, 9 January 1943 London Premiere (nos. 2, 3 & 4): Marianne Mislap-Kapper (contralto), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Queen Mary Hall, London, 3 April 1943
Dedicated to Marianne Mislap-Kapper
Played on 13/12/1951 at Nottingham and
Four Songs for soprano or tenor, Op. 50 (1942)

Invocation (others not known)

Premiered by Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 21 January 1951
Dedicated to Barbara Welby

Opus 51 to 60

Symphonic Poem, Op. 51 ‘Elegiac Ballade’ (1942)
Dedicated to The Pilots of the Royal Air Force

Also arranged by the composed for solo piano

Variations on Rachmaninoff's Song, 'A Soldier's Wife' for piano in G minor, Op. 52 (1943)
Symphonic Poem, Op. 53 ‘Dorian Gray’ (1943, 50)
Dedicated to Arnold Bax
Fourteen Songs, from Rhymes and Roundelayes for high voice, Op. 54 (1948)

1. Harvest Song (Von Salis)

2. Sweet Spring, Thou Com’st (Drummond)

3. ’Tis Summer (Anon)

4. Morning Melodies (Beattie)

5. Winter Song (Holty)

6. Up, Let Us Greet (Von Nifen)

7. Up, Amaryllis (Bellman)

8. Sickles Sound (Holty)

9. Shepherds All (Fletcher)

10. Little Streams (Howitt)

11. June (Stoddard)

12. Now Time Throws Off His Cloak Again (Duke Of Orleans)

13. May, Sweet May (Kirchberg)

14. The Awakening Year (Reed)

Premiered by (nos. 7 & 8): Brian Suter (tenor), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Pinxton, 10 April 1965 (nos. 6, 9 & 14): Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 3 October 1950
Text by Various
Dedicated to Freda Orton

No. 9 includes a flute obbligato

Violin Sonata in B♭ minor, Op. 55 (1943, 50)
Premiered by (first movement): Jan Sedivka (violin), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 20 September 1958
Dedicated to Jan Sedivka
Symphony, Op. 56 (1948, 58)
Dedicated to William Leak or Eugene Goossens

Unfinished, also arranged by the composer for solo piano

Piano Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 57 ‘The Orton’ (1947, 50)

Andante piacevole

Dedicated to F. Orton

Only one (slow) movement extant

Thirty Songs for low voice, Op. 58 (1948-49)

1. Despondency

2. Innocence

8. A Toast

9. Delia

10. On Chloris Being Ill

11. The Lover’s Morning Salute To His Mistress

16. Phillis The Fair

18. Wilt Thou By My Dearie?

19. The Banks Of Cree

29. The Charming Month Of May

No Number: Open The Door To Me, O

Premiered by (nos. 1, 18 & 19): Marianne Mislap-Kapper (contralto), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Nottingham, 13 December 1951 (no. 29): Barbara Welby (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 21 January 1951
Text by Robert Burns
Dedicated to Frances and Ronald Coke-Steel
Trio for flute, viola & piano in G, Op. 59 ‘Ortina’ (1948-49)

I. Andantino

II. Andante espressivo

III. Scherzo: Poco allegro, leggiero, scherzando

IV. Finale: Serenade. Poco lento, comodo

Dedicated to Ortina
Viola Sonata in C minor, Op. 60 (1948, 49)

I. Allegro agitato

II. Andante Semplice

III. Scherzo: Presto scherzando

IV. Finale: Quasi una fantasia. Moderato (rubato)

Premiered by Watson Forbes (viola), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Wigmore Hall, 10 October 1950
Dedicated to Gordon Fox

Opus 61 to 70

Variations on 'Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes' for piano in B♭, Op. 61 (1949)
Dedicated to Louis Kentner
Cello Sonata No. 4 in A, Op. 62 (1949-50, 1966 or 1970)
Dedicated to Richard Webb or Peter White

Unfinished

Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 63 (1954, 1965-66, 1969)

I. Moderato

II. Quasi variazioni. Adagio Sostenuto (in 1954 sketches: Poco adagio, con gran espressione)

Dedicated to John Williams (1965/66), Oliver Welby (1954/69)

Also listed as opus 79, only short score sketches extant.

(not known), Op. 64
Piano Quintet, Op. 65 (1970)
Dedicated to Simon Holwell
String Quartet, Op. 66 (1971)

I: Moderato

II: Scherzo

Dedicated to Clive Jones or the Alfreton Hall String Quartet
Six Songs for soprano or tenor, Op. 67 (1954)

1. If Grief For Grief Can Touch Thee

2. I’ll Not Weep That Thou Are Going To Leave Me

3. Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee

4. Sleep Not, Dream Not

5. Fall, Leaves, Fall

6. The Visionary

Text by Emily Brontë
Dedicated to Olive Wright
(not known), Op. 68
(not known), Op. 69
Six Songs for high voice, Op. 70 (1956)

1. Day After Day He Comes And Goes Away

2. Why Did He Choose To Come To My Door?

3. Do Not Keep To Yourself The Secret Of Your Heart

4. I Run As A Musk-Deer Runs

5. Love, My Heart Longs Day And Night

6. Speak To Me, My Love!

Text by Rabindranath Tagore
Dedicated to Barbara Welby

Opus 71 to 80

Six Songs for high voice, Op. 71 (1956)

2. Tell Me If This Be All True, My Lover

4. If You Would Have It So, I Will End My Singing

Text by Rabindranath Tagore
Dedicated to Cossack Shannon
Six Songs for high voice, Op. 72 (1957)

1. Peace

2. Adieu

3. When The Rose Is Faded

4. Voices

5. Snowing

6. Music

Text by Walter de la Mare
Dedicated to Doris
Variations for piano in C♯ minor, Op. 73 (1957-58)
Dedicated to Julie Marie Baud
Thule for soprano, Op. 74 No. 1 (1958)
Premiered by June Chambers (soprano), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Nottingham Tuesday Music Club, 4 February 1958
Text by Walter de la Mare
Dedicated to Barbara Welby
Cello Sonata No. 5, Op. 75 (1962)

Unfinished

(not known), Op. 76
(not known), Op. 77
(not known), Op. 78
Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 79 (1954, 1965-66, 1969)
Violin Concerto, Op. 80 (1960)
Dedicated to Raymond Mosley

Unfinished

Opus 81 to 83

Four Songs, Op. 81 (1966-67)

1. A Cradle Song

2. When You Are Old

3. The Song Of The Old Mother

4. The Song Of The Wandering Aengus

Text by William Butler Yeats
Dedicated to Hugo Meynell
Three Songs for soprano, Op. 81 (1960)

1. The Little Town At Evening

2. The End

3. In A Spanish Tram Car

Text by David Herbert Lawrence
Dedicated to Percy Young
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 82 (1967)

I. Moderato

Dedicated to Patricia Hurst

Unfinished

Trio in G minor, Op. 83 (1960-61)

I. Andantino

Unfinished

Without opus number

Berceuse for piano in E♭ (1936)
Dedicated to Griselda Brook
Polichinelle & Inventions (in 2 parts) for piano (1936)
Dedicated to Emanuel Yarovsky
Song for soprano or tenor (1966)

The Lover Pleads With His Friend For Old Friends

Text by William Butler Yeats
Dedicated to Hugo Meynell
Piano Concerto in G minor (1970)

Unfinished, in short score only

Moment Musical for piano in D minor (1954)
Premiered by Eunice Timms, Nottingham Music Festival, 18 November 1956
Dedicated to John Williams
The Moon (1964)
Premiered by Brian Suter (tenor), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 10 April 1965
Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dedicated to Donald Grundy
Isles of Greece
Text by Lord Byron
The Rose of the Year (1964)
Premiered by Brian Suter (tenor), Roger Sacheverell Coke (piano), Brookhill Hall, Pinxton, 10 April 1965
Text by Yeats
Dedicated to Julie (Baud?)
Piano Studies (1971)
Dearest Do Not You Delay Me
Violin Sonata (1953-68)

I. Andantino

Unfinished

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