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New book on Alan Bush by Dr Joanna Bullivant
Posted: 24 September 2017
Cambridge University Press have recently released Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War...
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Talk at Oxford University
Posted: 23 January 2017
Dr Joanna Bullivant will be giving a talk at Oxford University on Alan Bush on 31st January 2017...
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Re-broadcast of Alan Bush radio programme
Posted: 5 January 2017
We are pleased to announce the re-broadcast of a programme about Alan Bush on Australian radio...
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Alan Bush programme on Australian Radio
Posted: 12 December 2016
On 4 August 2016, a programme of Alan Bush's music was broadcast on the Melbourne classical music station 3MBS...
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Recent Concert of Alan Bush's Works in Cape Town
Posted: 09 October 2016
A concert of Alan Bush's compositions took place at The South African College of Music...
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Stokes Meyer Sightreading Prize 2016
Posted: 4 July 2016
This year, the Stokes-Meyer Sightreading Prize was won by Somi Kim from South Korea...
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Alan Bush Composition Prize 2016
Posted: 4 July 2016
The Royal Academy of Music has announced the winner of the Alan Bush Composition Prize 2016...
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South Africa concert in September
Posted: 13 June 2016
Pianist Dominic Doula has organised a concert of Alan Bush's compositions in September in Cape Town, South Africa...
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October concert in South Africa
Posted: 27 September 2015
The 3rd Eric Chisholm Anniversary Concert featuring compositions by Alan Bush will be held at the South African College of Music in October...
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Ormskirk Music Society Concert
Posted: 09 November 2014
Alan Bush's The Liverpool Overture is being performed at a concert given by the Ormskirk Music Society...
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Concerts in June and July
Posted: 09 June 2014
Alan Bush's Three African Sketches is to be performed in recitals in Colchester and Aldeburgh in June and July 2014...
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Two new CDs
Posted: 26 February 2014
Alan Bush compositions are featured on two recent CD releases...
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Appeal for funds for new Alan Bush CD
Posted: 24 June 2013
A new all-Bush CD is to be recorded in August 2013 and released by Christmas 2013...
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Alan Bush concerts in Russia and Belarus in April and May 2013
Posted: 24 March 2013
Dr. Mikhail Mishchenko is organising a further enterprising programme of music by 20th Century British composers in Vitebsk on 7 April 2013...
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Lascaux Symphony on new CD
Posted: 02 January 2013
A recently released CD features Alan Bush's fourth symphony, the Lascaux Symphony...
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Alan Bush concerts in Russia in 2013
Posted: 01 January 2013
Compositions by Alan Bush will be performed at two festivals in Russia this year...
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Alan Bush featured at John Ireland Festival in London in June
Posted: 05 March 2012
Several of Alan Bush's compositions will be performed at a John Ireland Festival to be held at St. Luke's Church, Chelsea, London in June...
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London performance of Dialectic in May
Posted: 05 March 2012
The Villiers String Quartet will be performing Dialectic, Op. 15 (1929) in May at St Andrew's Church, Hammersmith, London...
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New CD - British Recorder Music
Posted: 09 January 2012
A new CD, British Recorder Music, has been recently released featuring the world première recording of Alan Bush's Sonatina for Recorders and Piano...
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Two performances of The Winter Journey in Germany in December 2011
Posted: 29 November 2011
There will be two performances of Alan Bush's, The Winter Journey in Germany in December 2011...
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Alan Bush Composition Prize 2011
Posted: 3 July 2011
The Royal Academy of Music has announced the Winner and the student who is Very Highly Commended in the Alan Bush Composition Prize, 2011...
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A Review of 24 Preludes for Piano and Ballet in Small Spaces
Posted: 20 June 2011
On 18 May 2011, I had the pleasure of attending the first performance of two contrasting new works by the choreographer, Susie Crow...
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Alan Bush's Twenty Four Preludes and the Ballet In Small Spaces, May 2011
Posted: 12 April 2011
Alan Bush's Twenty Four Preludes for Piano, Op. 84, is providing the music for a new Ballet performed by the company, Ballet in Small Spaces in May 2011...
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Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945
Posted: 29 December 2010
A conference entitled Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945 will be held from Thursday 13 January 2011 to Saturday 15 January 2011 at the British Academy in London...
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Performance of Corentyne Kwe-Kwe
Posted: 29 December 2010
There was a performance of Corentyne Kwe-Kwe: Toccata for Piano by a young Russian pianist, Tamara Smolyar...
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New Publications of Alan Bush Compositions
Posted: 11 November 2010
The Alan Bush Music Trust is pleased to announce that several of Alan Bush's hitherto unpublished compositions are now available in a published version...
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German Production of The Press Gang
Posted: 19 August 2010
Alan and Nancy Bush’s first one-act operetta for children, The Press Gang, was performed by school children of Waldorfschule in Graz, Austria...
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Alan Bush Composition Prize 2010
Posted: 26 July 2010
The Alan Bush Composition Prize, 2010 was again held in the Royal Academy of Music. The Adjudicator was Anthony Powers and ...
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BBC broadcast of the 'The Winter Journey'
Posted: 1 December 2009
'The Winter Journey' will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 ...
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Memories of 'The Ferryman's Daughter'
Posted: 2 November 2009
Glenn Richards recently sent the Alan Bush Trust a photo of the cast of 'The Ferryman's Daughter' which was performed at Chase Terrace Middle School ...
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Alan Bush Composition Prize 2009
Posted: 1 July 2009
This year's winner of the Alan Bush Composition Prize is Richard Bullen for his work Firewire ...
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Frank and Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Sight-Reading Prize 2009
Posted: 1 July 2009
The Frank and Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Sight-Reading Prize for 2009 has bben awarded to Elizabeth Burgess ...
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Photos of the the Unveiling Party of the Alan Bush Bust
Posted: 24 April 2009
Photos of the Alan Bush Portrait Bust and the Unveiling Party at the Royal Academy of Music On 11th February 2009 ...
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The Unveiling Party of the Alan Bush Portrait Bust by Ian Walters
Posted: 23 February 2009
On 11th February 2009, the Trustees of the Alan Bush Music Trust, hosted a party to celebrate the unveiling of the portrait bust of Alan Bush by the late Ian Walters ...
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December 2008 Performance of 'The Winter Journey'
Posted: 18 November 2008
The Athenaeum Singers of Warminster will be performing Alan Bush's cantata 'The Winter Journey' on December 20, 2008 ...
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September 2008 Concert
Posted: 25 August 2008
Charles Matthews (piano) and Carolione Jones (recorder) will perform Alan Bush's Sonatina for Recorders and Piano at a concert at the Steinway Hall, London ...
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Alan Bush Composition Prize 2008
Posted: 18 July 2008
The Alan Bush Composition Prize for 2008 has been won by Patrick Nunn.
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Frank Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Sightreading Prize 2008
Posted: 18 July 2008
The 2008 Frank Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Sightreading Prize, has been awarded to Peter Wilkinson.
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Christ's College Memorial Service for Paul O'Higgins
Posted: 10 May 2008
A Memorial Service for Professor Paul O'Higgins, who sadly died on 13 March 2008, will be held in the College Chapel at Christ's College, Cambridge, on Saturday 31 May 2008 at 2:30 p.m.
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Professor Paul O'Higgins
Posted: 20 March 2008
It is with the deepest regret that the Trustees of the Alan Bush Music Trust announce the death of Professor Paul O'Higgins, Trustee and Hon. Treasurer of the Alan Bush Music Trust.
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Alan Bush Bust Appeal
Posted: 25 August 2007
The Alan Bush Music Trust is embarking on a new and exciting appeal to purchase the splendid bust of Alan Bush by Ian Walters.
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Two new books on Alan Bush available now
Posted: 03 April 2007
Ashgate Publishing is offering a 15% discount on the two recent books on Alan Bush for the next two months if bought through Ashgate online.
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Concert in September 2006
Posted: 20 September 2006
A concert featuring Alan Bush's Trent's Broad Reaches for Horn and Piano takes place in London in September 2006.
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Forthcoming Books
Posted: 18 August 2006
News of two forthcoming books on Alan Bush.
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London Concert in December
Posted: 18 August 2006
Mark Bebbington is to perform Alan Bush's Piano Sonata in B minor in London in December. Read more...
More performances of Concert Piece in Europe
Posted: 07 June 2006
Following a concert in Munich last March, Graham Waterhouse (cello) and Timon Altwegg (piano) will be again be performing Alan Bush's Concert Piece.
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Dimension to perform Three Concert Studies
Posted: 07 June 2006
On 16 January 2007, the piano trio Dimension will perform Alan Bush's Three Concert Studies for Piano, Violin and Cello.
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Alan Bush Composition Prize 2006
Posted: 07 June 2006
This year the Alan Bush Composition Prize 2006 was awarded to Maxim Bendall for his piece Canto 2.
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Performance of Concert Piece for Cello and Piano in Munich
Posted: 08 February 2006
We are pleased to announce that Alan Bush's Concert Piece for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 (1936) will be performed in a recital of British and American works for Cello and Piano at the Kleiner Konzertsaal, Gasteig, Munich, Bavaria on 4 March 2006 at 8pm.
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Birmingham Clarion Singers Concert
Posted: 30 October 2005
The Birmingham Clarion Singers are celebrating their 65th anniversary of their founding in 1940 with a concert at All Saints Church, Kings Heath, Birmingham on 19 November 2005 at 7.30 p.m.
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Concert at RNCM in November 2005
Posted: 30 October 2005
We are very pleased to announce that Alan Bush’s Scherzo for Wind Orchestra with Percussion, Op. 68 (1969) will be performed on Friday 4th November 2005 at 7.30 p.m. by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra.
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Upcoming Concerts
Posted: 5 April 2004
Ross Winters will perform Alan Bush's Sonatina for Recorders and Pianoa on Wednesday 28th April 2004 in Birmingham. Li-wei Qin plays Alan Bush's Concert Piece for Cello and Piano at the Manchester International Cello Festival on 8 May 2004.
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New CD - The London Piano Quartet - Alan Bush Chamber Music
Posted: 15 November 2003
The Trust are delighted to announce the release of a new CD of four chamber works by Alan Bush, representing the early and late phases of the composer's career.
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The Frank and Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize for Sight-Reading
Posted: 15 November 2003
The Alan Bush Music Trust has established an annual prize of £100 for sight-reading for students at the Royal Academy of Music.
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CD and Concert of Bush's Symphonies Nos 1 and 2 – February 2004
Posted: 5 November 2003
The Alan Bush Music Trust are delighted to announce the Trust's latest project and to ask for your help in raising funds for the issue of a CD, to be released in the Summer of 2004...
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Northern Chamber Orchestra Concert
Posted: 5 November 2003
The Northern Chamber Orchestra, led by its Artistic Director Nicholas Ward, will perform Alan Bush's English Suite for String Orchestra in Manchester on 26th November 2003 at 7.30pm at the Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon, Manchester.
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RNLI Concert Review
Posted: 10 October 2003
On Saturday, 13 September 2003, the James Allen Community Orchestra, conducted by Rupert Bond, gave a Concert in aid of the RNLI at St John's Smith Square in London.
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RNLI Concert in September
Posted: 6 September 2003
The James Allen Community Orchestra will perform Alan Bush's Variations. Nocturne, and Finale on an English Sea Song for Piano and Orchestra on September 13th.
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The Alan Bush Composition Prize 2003
Posted: 17 June 2003
The Alan Bush Composition Prize for 2003 has been awarded to Naomi Pinnock.
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Manchester International Cello Festival - May 2004
Posted: 17 June 2003
Concert Piece for Cello and Piano is to be featured in next year's Manchester International Cello Festival.
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Edna Iles Memorial Concert
Posted: 21 April 2003
The Edna Iles Memorial Concert in May 2003 will feature Alan Bush's Nocturne for Piano (Op. 46).
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April Chamber Concerts – Alauna Ensemble
Posted: 9 March 2003
The Alauna Ensemble will give the first performances of Alan Bush's Septet for Woodwind and Strings in South Wales...
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Concert review of Sonatina for Recorders and Piano in Norwich
Posted: 18 February 2003
On Sunday, 2 February 2003, Ross Winters (recorders) and Christopher Green-Armytage (piano) gave a delightful recital of works for recorders and piano at the King of Hearts Arts Centre, Norwich...
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Violin Concerto CD selected CD of the year by critic
Posted: 24 November 2002
The music critic Ivan March has selected the new Alan Bush Claudio CD as his Critic's choice of the year in Gramophone Magazine...
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New Redcliffe CD - British String Quartets (No. 3)
Posted: 24 November 2002
The Alan Bush Music Trust are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of a new CD by Redcliffe Recordings...
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Concert in January 2003 at the Purcell Room, London
Posted: 24 November 2002
Three African Sketches for flute and piano by Alan Bush is featured in a concert by the Harlequin chamber group...
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Alan Bush Chamber Music – Volume 1 released
Posted: 14 September 2002
The CD Alan Bush Chamber Music – Volume 1 has been released. The CD features the Summerhayes Piano Trio...
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New CD - 'Alan Bush' - Re-issue of 1985 Hyperion recording
Posted: 14 September 2002
The Alan Bush Music Trust is delighted to announce the re-release by Claudio Records in September 2002 of the Hyperion recording 'Alan Bush'...
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"In My Eighth Decade and Other Essays" available from Trust
Posted: 22 April 2001
"In My Eighth Decade and Other Essays" by Alan Bush (published Kahn and Averill, 1980) can now be purchased direct...
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Nancy Bush's new book now available
Posted: 13 September 2000
The new book by Nancy Bush, "Music, Politics and Life" has been published...
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Virtual Alan Bush exhibition at the British Library goes live
Posted: 13 October 2000
The "virtual" Alan Bush exhibition has gone live...
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