By Stewart R, Professor Craggs

Born in 1900, Alan Bush, the English composer, conductor and pianist, studied with Corder and Matthay, and privately with John eire. He was once appointed professor of concord and composition on the Royal Academy of track in 1925, a submit he held till 1978. In 1929-31, he endured to check at Berlin college and had piano classes with Moiseiwitsch and Schnabel. the current resource booklet files his works (many of which replicate his Communist sympathies) and the various preparations of tune by means of different composers. A wealth of element is equipped, together with published ratings, CD recordings, bibliographical fabric and manuscript ratings and their destinations, the vast majority of that have been deposited lately within the British Library by means of the Bush relations. A chronology of the composer's existence attracts on many resources together with letters and scrapbooks.

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Dated September-November 1931. Parts in ink with bowing marks in pencil Recordings: Dutton CDLX 7130 (2002) N. Liddell (violin) and E. ) QUESTION AND ANSWER Song for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano Text: G. Roy Atterbury First performance: Unable to trace Publication: Workers’ Music Association. Vocal score © 1931 Reprinted 1970 in Songs of Struggle. Also included in The Left Song Book (eds. A. Bush and R. Swingler), Gollancz 1938 Manuscript: Whereabouts unknown 39 40 · ALAN BUSH 1932-1933 SONGS OF THE DOOMED (Opus 14) Four songs and an Epilogue for tenor (or baritone), female chorus (SSAA) and piano Texts: Frederick Cecil Boden from Out of the Coalfields 1.

War is declared – bugles, artillery fire, leading to Attack and War Ballet Episode 7. Ballet of mourning women; Chorus: ‘We are Women’ Episode 8. 3 (+ 4 cornets). 1/timpani/percussion and double bass First performance: London, Wembley Stadium, 2 July 1938 Members of the London/South Suburban/Watford Co-operative Societies (with speaking parts and ensemble), directed by Alan Bush Unpublished Manuscript: British Library, London. MS. Mus. 398-399: Full score in pencil (MS. Mus. 398, 5 and 6, together with 399, 1-10 in ink); MS.

In the printed score only] Duration: 11ƍ First performance: London, Rudolf Steiner Hall, 15 June 1927 Alan Bush (piano) First European performance: Berlin, Bechstein Hall, 6 November 1928 Alan Bush (piano) Publication: Oxford University Press. Score © 1928 Manuscript: British Library, London. MS. Mus. 352, ff. ) 1927-1928 SONG TO THE MEN OF ENGLAND (Opus 10) Partsong for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB) Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley Dedication: “For the London Labour Choral Union” 36 · ALAN BUSH Duration: 3ƍ First performance: Unable to trace Publication: J.

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