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 tune in 1925, a publish he held till 1978. In 1929-31, he endured to review at Berlin collage and had piano classes with Moiseiwitsch and Schnabel. the current resource ebook files his works (many of which replicate his Communist sympathies) and the numerous preparations of song through different composers. A wealth of aspect is equipped, together with published ratings, CD recordings, bibliographical fabric and manuscript ratings and their destinations, the vast majority of which were deposited lately within the British Library through the Bush family members. A chronology of the composer's lifestyles attracts on many assets together with letters and scrapbooks.

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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of the London/South Suburban/Watford Co-operative Societies (with speaking parts and ensemble), directed by Alan Bush Unpublished Manuscript: British Library, London.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. Mus. 400-403: parts in ink MS Mus. 398 includes: ff. 3-4 ‘Bonny Green Garters’, arranged by Bush ff.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. The title of the work with opus number Text(s) used and details about the authors of texts The body or person responsible for a work’s commission The required performing forces Dedication Duration First performance(s) Publication details Details of the manuscript Recordings Bibliography (items arranged alphabetically by title) 12. ) 1921 THREE PIECES (Opus 1) For two pianos 1. 2. 3. On the Warpath (Vigorous – Rhythmic) Pastoral Scene (Slow) At the Cinema (Allegro vivace) Duration: 11ƍ First performance: London, Duke’s Hall (Royal Academy of Music), 2 March 1921.

Vocal score © 1930 (The Choral Handbook, No. 1255) Manuscript: British Library, London. MS Mus. 422, ff. K. Ensor First performance: Unable to trace Publication: Independent Labour Party Publications Department. Vocal score [© 1930] in Twelve Labour Choruses Manuscript: Whereabouts unknown 1931 THREE CONTRAPUNTAL STUDIES (Opus 13) [listed as Opus 13, No. 2] For violin and viola 1. 2. 3. Ground bass: Con moto moderato ma deciso [2ƍ 03Ǝ] Canon: Andante con moto [2ƍ16Ǝ] Fugue: Maestoso [4ƍ 02Ǝ] First performance: London, Amen House (OUP), 10 March 1933 Members of the Chelsea String Quartet Unpublished Manuscript: British Library, London.

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