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The Pageant of Labour for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra
Year: 1934
Instrumentation: and mixed chorus (SATB) (and in the ballet 3 trumpets and 3 trombones)
British Library, London. MSS Mus. 394-395: Full score in ink.
First Performance:
Orchestra and London Labour Choral Union conducted by Alan Bush and Michael Tippett. Crystal Palace, London, 15-20 October 1934.
Written by Matthew Anderson. Produced by Edward P. Genn. Organised by the Central Women's Organisation Committee to the London Trades Council.
Towards Tomorrow - A Pageant of Co-operation for Military Band and Mixed Chorus
Year: 1938
Instrumentation: cornets).3.1/timpani/percussion and double bass
British Library, London, MS Mus. 398-399: Full score in pencil: Parts in ink.
First Performance:
Members of the London/South Suburban/Watford Co-operative Societies directed by Alan Bush. Wembley Stadium, London, 2 July 1938.
Scenario by Montagu Slater and André van Gyseghem. Dances arranged by Margaret Barr, Katie Eisenstaedt and Teda de Mor.
Festival of Music for the People
Year: 1939
Instrumentation: (for Episode 7)
British Library, London. MS Mus. 404-405: Band parts in ink. Vaughan Williams's contribution: Add. MS 57489.
First Performance:
Arnold Goldsbrough (organ), The People's Festival Wind Band, Conductor: Alan Bush, Royal Albert Hall, London, April 1, 1939.
Music for a pageant in 10 episodes to a scenario by Randall Swingler.
The Living English
Year: 1946
British Library, London. MSS Mus. 408, 409.
First Performance:
Massed choirs of the London Co-operative Society and orchestra conducted by Alan Bush. Ballad singer: Richard Wood. Soloist: Margaret Eaves. Scala Theatre, London, 26 October 1946 as part of The Folk Song and Dance Festival.
A song pageant of people based on English folk songs selected by A.L. Lloyd.
Music arranged by Alan Bush for flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, violin, viola, cello, narrator, mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, mixed chorus (SATB) and children's chorus.
Script by Maurice Carpenter.
Communist Manifesto Centenary Meeting and Pageant
Year: 1948
Piccolo, 3 Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Harp, 2 Violins, 3 Cellos and Double-Bass
British Library, London. MS Mus. 411-413. Add. MS 69024 is an autograph piano score of the same music.
First Performance:
Birmingham Clarion Singers and The London Communist Choir with military band conducted by Alan Bush. Royal Albert Hall, London, 30 March 1948.
Script by Montagu Slater with music for military band and mixed chorus (SATB).
Music and arrangements by various composers including Rutland Boughton, Christian Darnton, Inglis Gundry, Phillip Cardew, Malcolm Arnold, Aubrey Bowman, Bernard Stevens and Alan Bush who arranged the music for the Finale comprising:
1. The People's Flag (Words: Jim Connell - Tune: Maryland) arranged for mixed chorus (SATB)
2. The Internationale arranged for mixed chorus (SATB) and military band
Workers' Music Association, 1948. Vocal score (The Internationale only).

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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