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'Resolution' - Overture for Orchestra, Op. 25 (1944)

Alan Bush writes: "This Overture follows the main lines of the classical overture: introduction, exposition, development, recapitulation and coda. It is intended to suggest in musical terms the process by which a group of men and women lay the plan for some common enterprise by the method of organised discussion. The significance of the title 'Resolution' has two aspects: it refers to the concrete formulation of the decision arrived at, and the determination of mind of all concerned to carry the plans to the end".

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