A database of the Complete Works of Alan Bush divided into 15 categories listed chronologically with Opus numbers (where relevant); information on instrumentation; dedicatee or commissioner; duration of the work; text authors for vocal works; first performance(s); publisher and date of publication (where relevant).
The Index of Works provides a list of all compositions in alphabetical order.
The Alan Bush Music Trust is pleased to announce that the previously unpublished compositions below are now available in a published version. These works are available directly from the Alan Bush Music Trust. Please contact the Hon. Secretary, Alan Bush Music Trust, Dr. Rachel O'Higgins, 7 Harding Way, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9JH or by email at email@example.com for further information and for details of price, etc.
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op. 71 (1970)
Piano Sonata in G, Op. 113 (1986)
Sonata No. 4 for Piano Solo, Op. 119 (1987)
Scots Jigganspiel for Piano Solo, Op. 95 (1982)
Serenade for String Quartet, Op. 70 (1969)
Suite of Six for String Quartet, Op. 81 (1975)
Two Preludes & Fugues for Violin and Piano, Op.108 (1986)
The Freight of Harvest – Song Cycle for Tenor and Piano, Op. 69 (1969)
Life’s Span – Four Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, Op. 79 (1974)
Woman’s Life – Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano, Op. 87 (1977)
The Liverpool Overture, Op. 77 (1973)
Please note that some of the smaller choral works and arrangements and a few of the very early works have been omitted from the list but details are held on the Alan Bush Music Trust database.
Please also note that Joseph Williams' publications are now distributed by Stainer and Bell.
Original manuscripts of Alan Bush's compositions have been deposited at the British Library: contact Dr. Nicolas Bell, Curator of Music Manuscripts, British Library.
Copies of the manuscripts are held by Dr. Rachel O'Higgins at 7 Harding Way, Histon, Cambridge, CB4 9JH with full list of the original manuscripts deposited at the British Library.
Scores are also available from the British Music Information Centre who also have a substantial collection of recordings of Bush's works. Please contact British Music Information Centre, Stratford Place, London, W1.