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New book on Alan Bush by Dr Joanna Bullivant
Talk at Oxford University
Re-broadcast of Alan Bush radio programme
Alan Bush programme on Australian Radio
Recent Concert of Alan Bush's Works in Cape Town
Stokes Meyer Sightreading Prize 2016
Alan Bush Composition Prize 2016
South Africa concert in September
October concert in South Africa
Ormskirk Music Society Concert
Concerts in June and July
Two new CDs
Appeal for funds for new Alan Bush CD
Alan Bush concerts in Russia and Belarus in April and May 2013
Lascaux Symphony on new CD
Alan Bush concerts in Russia in 2013
Alan Bush featured at John Ireland Festival in London in June
London performance of Dialectic in May
New CD - British Recorder Music
Two performances of The Winter Journey in Germany in December 2011
Alan Bush Composition Prize 2011
A Review of 24 Preludes for Piano and Ballet in Small Spaces
Alan Bush's Twenty Four Preludes and the Ballet In Small Spaces, May 2011
Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945
Performance of Corentyne Kwe-Kwe
New Publications of Alan Bush Compositions
German Production of The Press Gang
Alan Bush Composition Prize 2010
BBC broadcast of the 'The Winter Journey'
Memories of 'The Ferryman's Daughter'
Alan Bush Composition Prize 2009
Frank and Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Sight-Reading Prize 2009
Photos of the the Unveiling Party of the Alan Bush Bust
The Unveiling Party of the Alan Bush Portrait Bust by Ian Walters
December 2008 Performance of 'The Winter Journey'
September 2008 Concert
Alan Bush Composition Prize 2008
Frank Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Sightreading Prize 2008
Christ's College Memorial Service for Paul O'Higgins
Professor Paul O'Higgins
Alan Bush Bust Appeal
Two recent books on Alan Bush available now
Concert in September 2006
Forthcoming Books
London Concert in December
More performances of Concert Piece in Europe
Dimension to perform Three Concert Studies
Alan Bush Composition Prize 2006
Performance of Concert Piece for Cello and Piano in Munich
Birmingham Clarion Singers Concert
Concert at RNCM in November 2005
Upcoming Concerts
New CD by the London Piano Quartet
The Stokes and Meyer Memorial Prize for Sight-Reading
CD and Concert of Bush's Symphonies Nos 1 and 2
Northern Chamber Orchestra Concert
RNLI Concert Review
RNLI Concert in September
The Alan Bush Composition Prize 2003
Manchester International Cello Festival
Edna Iles Memorial Concert
April Chamber Concerts Alauna Ensemble
Concert review of Sonatina for Recorders and Piano in Norwich
Violin Concerto CD selected CD of the year by critic
New Redcliffe CD - British String Quartets (No. 3)
Concert in January 2003 at the Purcell Room, London
Alan Bush Chamber Music Volume 1 released
New CD - 'Alan Bush' - Re-issue of 1985 Hyperion recording
"In My Eighth Decade and Other Essays" available from Trust
Nancy Bush's book published
Virtual Alan Bush exhibition goes live
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Nancy Bush's New Book Now Available
Posted: 13 September 2000

A biography of Alan Bush, "Music, Politics and Life", written in the 1980s by his devoted wife of 60 years, Nancy Bush (1907 - 1991) has now been published.

Price: £14.95 (plus £1.50 p&p)
ISBN: 0905210832
To order the book, contact the distributors:
William Elkin Music Services
Station Road Industrial Estate
Salhouse
Norwich
NR13 6NS
United Kingdon
Telephone: 01603 721 302
Fax: 01603 721 801
Web: www.elkinmusic.co.uk
Email: sales@elkinmusic.demon.co.uk

Alan and Nancy Bush

As well as being Alan Bush's wife, Nancy Bush was also his artistic partner and wrote the lyrics of songs for him and the libretti for three of his full length operas (Wat Tyler, Men of Blackmoor and The Sugar Reapers) and three children's operas. She also wrote for other composers notably her brother, the musician Michael Head (1900 - 1976) about whom she also wrote a personal biography ("Michael Head: Composer Singer and Pianist" Kahn & Averill 1982).

The book includes an authoritative commentary on the music of Alan Bush, - operas, symphonies, concertos and a host of vocal and instrumental works - "Spanning the Century" by Lewis Foreman and includes a complete list of works, a discography and some photographs not previously published.

Together this personal biography and wide-ranging discussion of the music give us the opportunity to know more about the man and to better understand some of the misconceptions which grew up around him.