Joseph William Speaight born 24 October 1868 Shoreditch, London - died 20 November 1947 Ware, Hertfordshire
Son of a professional violinist. He married his wife Laura in 1899.
He Studied at The Guildhall School of Music in London under Pauer and Morgan. He later became a professor there. In 1897 he became a member of The Royal Society of Musicians. From 1919 he taught at The Trinity College of Music, London. He was a pianist, organist and composer.
Symphony No.1 in D minor 1893
Symphony No.2 in F major 1897
Symphonic Poem No.1 in 1904
'A Brief Life' - tone poem
'Joy and Sorrow' - tone poem
Three Suites for Orchestra
Suite - Dance Memories, Elegy, Idyll, Once upon a time.
Piano Concerto E flat 1891
Nocturne for violin and orchestra
Mazurka for violin and orchestra
Evesong and Spinnerlied for cello and orchestra pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd.
National March Fantasia
Piano Quintet in E flat
Piano Quintet in E major
2 other piano quintets
Piano Quartet in G minor
Piano Quartet in C major
3 string quintets
String quartet in G minor 1896
'Ariel' Fantasy string quartet pub. by Hawkes & Son.
'Cobweb, Moth, Mustard Seed and Puck' for string quartet pub. by Hawkes & Son.
'The Lonely Shepherd' for string quartet pub. by Hawkes & Son
'Queen Mab sleeps, Titania, Fancies' for string quartet pub. by Hawkes & Son
Fantasy - 'Bottom, Quince, Flute and Snout' for string quartet
'Poem - She Never Told Her love' for string quartet
'Poem' for string quartet
'Lament and Caprice for flute(or violin), cello and piano. 1916
Albumblat for violin and piano 1892 pub. by Breitkopf & Hartel
Barcarole for violin and piano 1892 pub. by Breitkopf & Hartel
Nocturne for violin and piano
Mazurka for violin and piano
Romance for violin and piano 1891
'Spanish Love Song' for violin and piano 1906 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop.Ltd
'Even Song' for cello and piano 1906 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
'Spinnerlied' for cello and piano 1906 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
Three tone pictures for piano - pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd.
No.1 'The Moon Enchanted Sea'
No.2 'Cynthia Dances'
No.3 'Revellers on the Village Green'
Four tone pictures for piano -
No.1 'On the Moonlight Lake'
No.2 'In the Woods'
No.3 'A Snowy Night in the Forrest'
No.4 'In the Glen at Twilight'
'A Country Dance' 1917 pub. by Anglo-French Music Co.
'Legends' 1911 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
Miniatures 1910 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
Nymph Dance 1919 pub. by Ascherberg
Three pieces for piano - 'Evening Song', 'Old Dance', 'Papsy'. pub. by Stainer & Bell
Woodland Sketches 1914 pub. by Stainer & Bell
'The Child and the Star' - 2 part song words by M L Elliott 1925 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
'Wood-Nymph Dance' - 2 part song Trad.
'Going to St'Ives' - 2 part song words by W Rogers, Winthrop Ltd 1927
'Humpty Dumpty' - 2 part song words Trad. pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
'The North Wind Doth Blow' - 2 part song 1924
'When Snow is on the Ground' - 2 part song 1924
Two songs 'Far Away', 'The Great Sea Flow' pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
'I Love Thee' words by T Hood 1910 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
'John Cook and his Mare' unison song words by W Rogers 1927
'That's the Way' unison song words by J Hogg 1922
'What are Little Boys Made of' unison song 1922
'Simple Simon' - 2 voices 1922 pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd
'The Knife Grinder's Song' - unison song words by M Nightingale
'Far Away', words by B Cornwall 1912
'The Great Seaflow' words by H Heine 1912
'Tis Sweet to Love' words by H K White 1911
National Nursery Rhymes book 1. pub. by Rogers, Winthrop Ltd.
Voice and Orchestra
Cantata for soloist, chorus and orchestra
'The Return' for soprano and orchestra
Two songs for soprano and orchestra - 'Lubin is Away', 'Sister, Awake'. 1912
'Ariel' for female voices, string quartet, piano, organ and celesta.
Two songs for baritone and orchestra - 'Night', The Blind Viking'
His daughter Freda died as recently as 1977. Her married name was Freda Evelyn Pryke. She in turn had four children so there should be a good chance of finding some papers or MS. Her husband died as recently as 1990.