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 used to be appointed professor of concord and composition on the Royal Academy of song in 1925, a submit he held till 1978. In 1929-31, he persevered to check at Berlin collage and had piano classes with Moiseiwitsch and Schnabel. the current resource publication records his works (many of which mirror his Communist sympathies) and the numerous preparations of song through different composers. A wealth of aspect is equipped, together with revealed rankings, CD recordings, bibliographical fabric and manuscript ratings and their destinations, the vast majority of that have been deposited lately within the British Library by way of the Bush kinfolk. A chronology of the composer's existence attracts on many assets together with letters and scrapbooks.
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Andante tranquillo Presto Andante sostenuto-Allegro vivace Dedication: “To my mother” Duration: 20ƍ First performance: Hampstead (London), Town Hall, 4 December 1924 The Spencer Dyke String Quartet First broadcast performance: London, BBC Studios, 11 June 1925 The Virtuoso Quartet Publication: Stainer and Bell & Co. ) Note: This work received the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust Award in 1925 OTHER VERSIONS Second movement arranged for String Orchestra entitled “Scherzo” First performance: Ilford, Savoy Cinema, 25 July 1943 The London String Orchestra, conducted by Alan Bush Unpublished 31 32 · ALAN BUSH 1924-1925 QUARTET FOR PIANO, VIOLIN, VIOLA AND CELLO (Opus 5) In three movements 1.
MS. Mus 422, ff. 20-51: Vocal score in ink; ff. 45-48: Score of an alternative version for tenor, in ink, with chorus parts sketched in pencil, ff. 49-51. Dated February 1932-March 1933 Another score of the third song, written a tone higher, is in Add. MS. 52464B, ff. 1-2 1934 SONG OF THE HUNGER MARCHERS Unison song for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano Text: Randall Swingler First performance: Unable to trace Publication: The Left Song Book (eds. A. Bush and R. Swingler), Gollancz 1938: Workers Music Association.
Vocal score © 1936 Manuscript: Whereabouts unknown THEME For organ One of four themes submitted to André Marchal (blind organist of St. Germain-des-Près in Paris) for the improvisation of a four movement work in the form of a symphony. Besides Alan Bush composing the subject for a Fugue, William Walton contributed the theme for an Adagio, Benjamin Britten for a Scherzo and Constant Lambert for a Toccata Commissioned by: Felix Aprahamian as secretary of The Organ Music Society First performance: London, St.