The Ivor Gurney Society Online Shop

The Ivor Gurney Society supports its work by selling publications and recordings – those published by the Society as well as commercially released items. Please support the Society by buying your Gurney bits here!

Society Note Cards

There are eight different scenes of the Gloucestershire landscape. Each card is 4″ x 6″ and presents a high quality colour photograph of a landscape with special meaning for Ivor Gurney, and a poetry extract. Envelopes are provided. Cards can be purchased in packs of four – see below.

Four cards depict scenes of the Cotswold Edge and can be purchased for £6.00 a pack of four.

snowy landscape from Barrow Hill
summer path on Cooper's Hill

Four cards depict scenes of the Severn Valley and can be purchsed for £6.00 for a pack of four.

church and tithe barn at Ashleworth
Gloucester Cathedral

Poems of War. Edited by Kelsey Thornton. £5


The Ivor Gurney Society Journal

Copies can be bought individually, or a set of all volumes still in print can be ordered as a whole.

Postage and packaging is charged at a nominal rate of 50 pence per journal, with the exception of the complete journal sets, and £1.50 per disc.

Latest Edition

Volume 21 (2015) – Copies available (£5)2015

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  • David Briggs – Gurney and ‘the man who knew Tolstoi’
  • R.K.R Thornton – A New Gurney Letter and a Contemporary’s view of him
  • Errik M. Hood – A Pedagogical Discussion of Ivor Gurney’s Art Song Repertoire
  • Noel Hayward – Dorothy and Ivor – Worlds Apart
  • Reviews:
  • Richard Carder – The Complete C.W.Orr Songbook, Vol 1; Mark Stone and Simon Lepper
  • April Fredrick – Music for Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral; Commemorating the ‘War’ to End all Wars; Adrian Partington, Jonathan Hope and the Cathedral Choir.
  • Roderic Dunnett – Elegy for P.J.Kavanagh
  • R.K.R Thornton – Sketch of P.J.Kavanagh

Complete Set:


A complete set of those journals that are still in print
(currently all volumes, 1995-2014, excepting 2000 and 2001)

Copies available (£45)

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For delivery to the EU:


Volume 1 (1995) – Copies available (£5)1995

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  • Peter Longshaw – Severn & Somme: Songs and Sonnets
  • Joy King – A Tale of Heroic Courage: Some Tensions in the Concept
    of Masculinity in Ivor Gurney’s Poetry
  • Roderic Dunnett – Patterns of Bright Green: Gurney the Musician
  • Julian Philips – Gurney as Lyricist: The making of ‘Dread of Starry Majesties’
  • Penny Ely – ‘A Combination of Don Quixote and D’Artagnon’: John Haines on Gurney
  • R.K.R. Thornton – New Howells-Gurney Papers
  • Reviews

Volume 2 (1996) – Copies available (£5)1996

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  • Rodney Hillman – Discoveries and Celebrations: Ivor Gurney as Great War Poet
  • Barbara Garlick – At the Marge: Re-reading Ivor Gurney
  • Jean Cochrane – Night Walker (poem)
  • Roderic Dunnett – The Rightness of Gurney
  • Nora Sirbaugh – Reflections of Singing Ivor Gurney
  • Anthony Boden – Marion Scott and ‘Contemporary British War-poetry, Music and Patriotism’ (1916)
  • Lynn Parker – ‘Freedom’ and ‘Confinement’: Two Archive Poems
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 3 (1997) – Copies available (£5)1996

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  • Wilfrid Mellers – Requiescat for Ivor Gurney
  • Mark William Brown – Music and Lyrics by Ivor Gurney
  • Pamela Blevins – Annie Drummond’s Treasured Memory
  • John Jacobs – ‘That queer hankering afer extinction’: Sassoon and ‘A Soldier’s Declaration’
  • George Walter – ‘My True Work Now’: an Unpublished Ivor Gurney Letter
  • [ed.] – A Local Response to Severn & Somme
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 4 (1998) – Copies available (£5)1998

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  • Michael Hurd – Gurney’s Unpublishable(?) Songs
  • John Lucas – Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney and English Socialism
  • Pamela Blevins – Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen and T.Ratcliffe Barnett in Scotland
  • Ben Scott – The Obverse of the Canonical: Ivor Gurney and the American Civil War
  • Ben Scott & George Walter – ‘Glory crying for poetry’: Ivor Gurney’s American Poems
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 5 (1999) – Copies available (£5)1999

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  • Peter Longshaw – Severn & Somme: Songs and Sonnets
  • Joy King – A Tale of Heroic Courage: Some Tensions in the Concept
    of Masculinity in Ivor Gurney’s Poetry
  • Valerie Langfield – An Unpublished Letter from Ivor Gurney to Gervase Elwes
  • Lynn Parker – ‘The whole craft and business of bad occasion’: a study of ‘First Time In’ and its manuscripts Transcriptions of ‘First Time In’
  • Richard Carder – Song-cycles, Sets and Sappho
  • Kelsey Thornton – Sketch of Richard Carder
  • David Kenneth Smith – Singing Gurney: A History of Recording and a Mandate for the Future
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 6 (2000) – Out of print)1999

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  • Arnold Rattenbury – The Sanity of Ivor Gurney
  • Anthony Boden – Ivor Gurney: Schizophrenic?
  • Pamela Blevins – New Perspectives on Ivor Gurney’s Mental Illness
  • Rodney Hillman – Wrestling with Proteus: Edmund Blunden’s ‘Undertones of War’
  • George Walter – Editing Ivor Gurney’s Poetry
  • Lynn Parker – ‘Sorrow of Mydath’: Malcolm Davidson
  • Kelsey Thornton – A New Ivor Gurney Letter to Lascelles Abercrombie
  • David Kenneth Smith – Severn Meadows I: A Background of Influences
  • Reviews

Volume 7 (2001) – Out of print)1999

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  • Desmond Graham – ‘Out of the heart’s sickness’: Ivor Gurney as a Poet of War
  • Stephen Banfield – Location and Dislocation in Music of Ivor Gurney
  • Pamela Blevins – Marion Scott – The Writer
  • Liane Curtis – Rebecca Clarke and the British Musical Renaissance
  • Cathy Martin – ‘Nearer Walt Whitman’s perfect man’? Ivor Gurney’s American Poems
  • David Kenneth Smith – Severn Meadows II: The Actual Catalysts
  • Richard Hughes – Ivor Gurney’s Western Front Songs
  • Reviews

Volume 8 (2002) – Copies available (£5)2002

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  • Ian Venables – The Music of Poetry
  • Andrew Motion – Beaten Down Continually
  • David Wojahn – ‘If You Have to be Sure Don’t Write’: Poetry and Self-Doubt
  • Pamela Blevins – Women, War and Words
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 9 (2003) – Copies available (£5)2003

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  • Jeff Cooper – Ivor Gurney and the Abercrombies
  • Pamela Coren – Gurney’s Elizabethans
  • James Bridges – Georgians and War Poets
  • Margi Blunden – The Lost Selves – Edmund Blunden’s connection to Ivor Gurney
  • Ronald Blythe – The Great War – and the Little Magazines
  • Pamela Blevins – One Last Chance: Dr Randolph Davis and Ivor Gurney
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 10 (2004) – Copies available (£5)2004

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  • Charles W. Moore – How I found Ivor B. Gurney
  • Pamela Blevins – Ivor Gurney’s Friends: Ethel Voynich – ‘E.L.V.’ Revolutionary, Novelist, Translator, Composer
  • Wendy French – Two Poems: ‘Barnwood House, Gloucester’, ‘Obsession’
  • Stephen Banfield – Gurney and Housman
  • James Bridges – The Georgians and their England
  • Trevor Hold – Four Poems
  • Richard Carder – Gurney’s Journeys to Graves
  • Bibliography Update
  • Reviews

Volume 11 (2005) – Copies available (£5)2005

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  • Pamela Coren – Gurney’s Solace: Shakespeare, Jonson and Byrd
  • Sally Minogue – Portrait of the Artist: Ivor Gurney as Modern Maker
  • Pamela Blevins – Ivor Gurney’s Friends: Marion Scott’s American Heritage: The Prince Family of Salem, Massachusetts
  • Pamela Blevins – Obituary: Don Ray
  • Winifred Gurney – On Having a Genius in the Family
  • Bibliography update
  • Reviews

Volume 12 (2006) – Copies available (£5)2006

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  • Philip Lancaster – Danemen and Drum-taps
  • Philip Lancaster – Ivor Gurney: Catalogue of Musical Works
  • Pamela Blevins – Marion Scott and the Society of Women Musicians
  • Richard Carder – Ivor Gurney’s Essay on Joseph Haydn
  • Geoffrey Peck – Michael Hurd: obituary
  • Reviews

Volume 13 (2007) – Copies available (£5)2007

A special issue, edited by Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate, based on conference papers given at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, 8-9 September 2007.
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  • R.K.R. Thornton – What did they expect?
  • Sally Minogue – ‘That Awkward Squad’: Ivor Gurney and John Clare in the Line of English Poetry
  • Charles Mueller – Ivor Gurney and the Poetics of War: An Intensification of the Georgian Aesthetic
  • Philip Lancaster – Gurney’s Duality: Well-Spring, Correlations and Conflicts
  • April Frederick – The Craft of Beauty: An Interdisciplinary Model of Criticism for the Songs
  • Peter Palmer – What Makes a Song-Cycle a Cycle?
  • Stephen Banfield – Gurney the Musician
  • Ian Venables – The ‘Unpublished Songs’ of Ivor Gurney: A Composer’s Reappraisal
  • Kate Kennedy – ‘Asylum-made Lunatics’: Life in Dartford
  • James Allum – ‘Bright;y Coloured and Exceptionally Cheap’: The Asylum in the Early 20th Century
  • Pamela Blevins – Ivor Gurney’s Illness: ‘The Tide of Darkness’
  • Mark Facknitz – ‘Gone out is part of sanity’: Reading from Ivor Gurney’s Shell Shock
  • Reviews

Volume 14 (2008) – Copies available (£5)2008

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  • Chris O’Reilly – ‘to more moving called’: an existentialist appreciation of Ivor Gurney’s poetry
  • Pamela Blevins – Marion Scott Remembers the Crystal Palace: A Map of the World
  • David Goodland – Gurney… In and out of the shadows…
  • Richard Turbet – Byrd and Ivor Gurney
  • Roderic Dunnett – Ivor Gurney in Buckinghamshire
  • R.K.R. Thornton – Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  • April Frederick – Theatre of the Imagination
  • Richard Carder – With the Penny Whistle on the Old Road. Gurney’s settings of Edward Thomas Part I.
  • Rolf Jordan – The first Gurney recording?
  • R.K.R. Thornton – Sketch of Ian Venables
  • Kate Kennedy – ‘Mother’ England
  • Reviews

Volume 15 (2009) – Copies available (£5)2009

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  • Anthony Boden – Gerald & Joy Finzi: Striving for Ivor Gurney
  • Ivor Gurney – By Ashleworth [previously unpublished essay]
  • Pamela Blevins – Marion Scott: ‘In time to come’
  • John France – Marion M. Scott’s compositions – an initial survey
  • Michael Pilkington – Textual problems in the songs of Ivor Gurney
  • Richard Carder – From the gloom of Snow to the clarity of The Trumpet: Gurney’s settings of Edward Thomas Part II.
  • Philip Lancaster – The Sea’s Redemption: Gurney in Cornwall
  • Philip Lancaster & R.K.R. Thornton – Iliad and Banter: Seven unpublished letters of IBG
  • Kate Kennedy – ‘But still he died nobly’: Gurney’s reinterpretation of the pastoral elegy before and during the asylum years
  • Philip Lancaster – On ‘On Earth’
  • Ivor Gurney – On Earth [previously unpublished essay]
  • Reviews

Volume 16 (2010) – Copies available (£5)2009

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  • Eleanor Rawling – Putting Gurney in His Place; a Geographical Perspective
  • John France – Ivor Gurney & ‘On Wenlock Edge’
  • Pamela Blevins – The Marginalization of Women in the First World War & a Book That Should Be Required Reading for Students of the War
  • Philip Lancaster – War and Betrayal: Two Fables by Ivor Gurney
  • Ivor Gurney – Fable. by Leo Count Tolstoi [previously unpublished prose tale]
  • Ivor Gurney – Roman [previously unpublished poem]
  • R.K.R. Thornton – Diary of a Trip to Belgium•Ian Venables – ‘To make musical history for England and out of Gloster stuff’ – The orchestral music of Ivor Gurney
  • Roderic Dunnett – Top Class Musicianship: a review of the 2010 Three Choirs Festival
  • Philip Lancaster – A Note on Accessing the Gurney Archive
  • Philip Lancaster – Reconstructing Gurney in the Archive
  • Ian Venables – The Ivor Gurney Trust
  • Reviews
  • Index to vols. 1-15

Volume 17 (2011) – Copies available (£5)2011

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  • P J Kavanagh – Naming Names
  • Roger Deeks – F.W.Harvey, In the Shade of the Hawthorn Hedge
  • Pamela Blevins – Ivor Gurney:Missing Links; The Hunt Sisters, Winthrop and Calista Rogers, and Valentine Fane
  • Karl O’Neill – The Soldier, the Poet, and the Man from Armagh
  • Eleanor Rawling – A Walk is a Poem; A Poem is a Walk; Walking Gloucetsreshire with Ivor Gurney
  • Richard Carder – Ivor Gurney’s Piano Trios
  • Jeremy Gibson – Framilode (a poem for Ivor Gurney)
  • R K R Thornton – Rolf Jordan, a sketch
  • Valerie Coffin Price – Landscape Explorations
  • Guy Hayward – Singing Gurney: a Personal View
  • Reviews

Volume 18 (2012) – Copies available (£5)2012

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  • Eleanor Rawling – ‘A Blowy Severn Tided Place’; Ivor Gurney,Will Harvey and the Severn Valley
  • Rolf Jordan – The Gurneys of Gloucestershire
  • R K R Thornton – The Cheesman Archive
  • John France – Ivor Gurney and ‘Adlestrop’
  • Reviews

Volume 19 (2013) – Copies available (£5)2013

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  • Rolf Jordan ‘A good man, kind and gentle’: The Reverend Canon A H Cheesman
  • Rolf Jordan Appendix: The Reverend Canon A H Cheesman’s Library
  • Noel Hayward Dorothy Gurney@ her life abd times in the Australian Mallee
  • Philip Lancaster At Gerontius’s Bierside
  • Piet Chielens ‘And old Flanders wnet under to long ages of plough thought in my pages’: The Ypres poems of Ivor Gurney
  • Philip Lancaster That Tower
  • Reviews
Volume 20 (2014) – Copies available (£5)2014

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  • J Grant Repshire – ‘The Well-Loved Fields of Old’; F W Harvey and Ivor Gurney’s friendship and creative partnership during the First World War as seen through the study of the F W Harvey Collection.
  • Eleanor Rawling – ‘The Dead Land Oppressed Me’
  • Jacobine van Laar – Gurney and his Singers
  • Noel Hayward – Reflections on a Journey through Flanders and Gloucestershire: Discovering Gurney Dreaming
  • Sam Sutcliffe – Nobody of Any Importance
  • Reviews


David Goodland reads the poetry of Ivor Gurney

A double CD reissue (2007) of the 1998 cassette
recording first issued by the Society.
Copies available (£10)

Ivor Gurney Songs


Susan Bickley (mezzo-sop.); Iain Burnside (pf.). Naxos: 8.572151.

Copies available (£5)

Piano Music by Ivor Gurney & Howard Ferguson


Sheet Music

We hope to make scores of Gurney’s songs and other works available from this site in due course.