Dreamscape (1977)             12’

for mezzo-soprano and piano (without text)

FP: 12 December 1977  Purcell Room, London

Meriel and Peter Dickinson


Five Polish Peasant Songs (1940, reconstructed 1945, rev.1959)            13’

[5 Polskich Pieśni Wiejskich]

for soprano (or treble) voices, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, and bass clarinet

Text: in Polish and English (anon)

FP: 1945 Kraków  Stanis|aw Skrowaczewski, conductor

These charming songs constitute one of only three surviving works from the pre-1945 era. All Panufnik’s manuscripts were destroyed by fire in the 1944 Warsaw uprising.

5957 Full score


Hommage à Chopin (1949, rev.1955)            15’

Five vocalises for soprano and piano

FP: 1949  Salle Gaveau, Paris  Irene Joachim and Paul Collard

see also Works for soloist(s) and orchestra


Love Song            5’

for mezzo and harp or piano (1976)

or mezzo, harp or piano, and strings (arr.1991)

Text: Sir Philip Sydney (E)

FP: 18 October 1982  Wigmore Hall, London
Helen Watkins, David Watkins

FP (string version): 28 November 1991

Wellington Museum, London  Meriel Dickinson, London Musici,

Mark Stephenson


Prayer to the Virgin of Skempe (1990)            2’

[Modlitwa do Matki Boskiej Skępskiej]

song for solo voice or choir in unison with organ, piano or

instrumental accompaniment

Text: Jerzy Pietrkiewicz (P)

FP: 5 November 1991 (composer’s funeral)

St Mary’s Church, Twickenham  Students from the

Royal Academy of Music


Song to the Virgin Mary (1964, rev.1969)            13’

for chorus a cappella or six solo voices

Text: in Latin (anon)

FP: 26 April 1964  Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Geraint Jones Singers, Geraint Jones

3996 Choral score

for string sextet version see Chamber works


Universal Prayer (1968-69)            28’

for soprano, contralto, tenor, and bass soloists, chorus, 3 harps,

and organ

Text: Alexander Pope (E)

FP: 24 May 1970   Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York Leopold Stokowski, conductor

“…it conveys in performance a distinct lyricism, the civilised sensibility of an artist who refuses to accept that beauty and intelligence are, in any way mutually contradictory. This is a highly unfashionable point of view. But the history of our society—not least its recent history—seems to indicate that it is right.”
The Listener

4000 Full score


Winter Solstice (1972)            21’

for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed chorus, 3 trumpets,

3 trombones, timpani, and glockenspiel

Text: Camilla Jessel (E)

FP: 16 December 1972  Kingston-upon-Thames Parish Church

Jean Knibbs, Bruce Pullan, Louis Halsey Singers,

London Bach Orchestra, Louis Halsey