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Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 65 (1967)

1. Prologue
2. Volga harvest
3. Kinloch Iorram
4. Samarkand Dugokh
5. Pennine round

Alan Bush composed the Suite as a contribution to the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the October Revolution. First there is a movement which the composer subtitles 'Prologue' - followed by four which present, respectively, musical themes from the Volga, the Hebrides, Samarkand and the Pennine range. The Prologue consists of an introduction based on the Russian theme, followed by a famous English folksong, with counterpoint foreshadowing the material of the remaining three principal movements.

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Major Works
Wat Tyler
Men of Blackmoor
The Sugar Reapers
Joe Hill - The Man Who Never Died
Orchestral Work
Symphony No. 1 in C
Symphony No. 2 'The Nottingham Symphony'
Symphony No. 3 'The Byron Symphony' with Baritone Solo and Mixed Chorus
Symphony No. 4 - Lascaux Symphony
Dorian Passacaglia and Fugue
Piano Concerto
Violin Concerto
Chamber Music
Dialectic for String Quartet
Concert Piece for Cello and Piano
Lyric Interlude for Violin Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Three Concert Studies for Piano, Violin and Cello
Piano Music
Twenty Four Preludes
Choral Music
'The Winter Journey' - A Christmas Cantata for Soprano and Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus, String Quintet and Harp
Solo Song
'Voices of the Prophets' - Cantata for Tenor and Piano
'The Freight of Harvest' - Song Cycle for Tenor and Piano
'Life's Span' - Song Cycle for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
'Woman's Life' - Song cycle for Soprano and Piano