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Orchestral (by the composer)

Ballet Suite–Masque of the Red Death
Mardi Gras
Piano Concerto No. 2 (Concert Piece)
Tragic Overture


Ballet Suite–Masque of the Red Death
Cowboy's Breakdown [orchestral version]
Hibernia (Irish Rhapsody)
Irish Rhapsody
Lament and Jig
Lil’ David Play On Yo’ Harp
Mardi Gras
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2 (Concert Piece)
Piano Concerto No. 3
Set of Four
Symphony in B Minor
Tragic Overture
Valse Elegante [orchestral version]
Variations on an Irish Folksong

Opera / Cantata

Daughter of the South (opera, in one act and two scenes)

A Word on the N-word – Essay by R Kennedy
CD Annotation
Research Essay (23,131 words)

Hymn to the Earth (secular cantata)


And when the last of us returns to thee [from Hymn to the Earth]

Hail! Mother of us all and Beautiful! [from Hymn to the Earth]

Summer finds thee garbed in yellow [from Hymn to the Earth]

‘Tis Spring, when Love Controls [from Daughter of the South]


Allegro piacevole (for string quartet)
Arabesque (for violin and piano) Vers. A
Arabesque (for violin and piano) Vers. B
Piano Trio
Prayer (arr. for violoncello and piano)
Sonata, Op 2/14 (for violin and piano)
Suite for Violoncello and Piano


Overview (essay from CD 641)

Annabel Lee
Fog, The
Pines, The
To a Little Child

Wooded Lake, The

Again the Year Has Come to the Spring [from Daughter of the South]

June Night

Now close yo' eyes [from Daughter of the South]

Thou changest thy garment [from Hymn to the Earth]

Who Can Tell? (music revue)

Clover leaf Song
Love is a Thing Divine


5 48, The
All God’s Chillun’ Got Wings
Cowboy’s Breakdown
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?
Four Waltzes, Op. 15
Frédéric François
Gospel Train, The
Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jericho
Lil’ David Play On Yo’ Harp
Six Technical Stunts in Canonic Form
Six Valses Caractéristiques, Op. 18
Tango (in Form of a Rondo)
Valse Eccentrique
Variations on a Negro Theme
Variations on an Irish Theme
Variations on an Irish Tune


CD Booklets

Music of Edward Joseph Collins
Albany Records

ANTHOLOGY [Troy 1362] 10-CD set

VOL 1 [Troy 1156] Re-release
VOL 1 [CRI CD 644] Original

VOL 2 [Troy 267] Re-release
VOL 2 [Troy 267] Original

VOL 3 [Troy 625]

VOL 4 [Troy 630]

VOL 5 [Troy 641]

VOL 6 [Troy 650]

VOL 7 [Troy 657]

VOL 8 [Troy 1086]

VOL 9 [Troy 1210]

VOL 10 [Troy 1230]



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