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BUSH, Geoffrey
b London, 23 March 1920
d London, 1998

He was educated at Salisbury Cathedral Choir School, Lancing College, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read classics and music. He has been a lecturer at both Oxford and London universities. In 1957 he became chairman of the Composers' Guild, and in 1969 the visiting professor in music at King's College, London.

1939 (19)

Sonata for two pianos

1940 (20)

Rhapsody for clarinet and string quartet

1941 (21)

The Spanish Rivals, opera

La belle dame sans merci, choral

Piano Concerto

Sinfonietta Concertante for cello

1943 (23)

Divertimento for strings

Sonatina for piano

Nocturne for strings

The Rehearsal, overture

1944 (24)

Sonata for trumpet and piano

1945 (25)

Sonata for violin and piano

1946 (26)

Four Pieces for piano

1947 (27)

Christmas Cantata

1948 (28)

Concerto for oboe and strings

A Summer Serenade, choral

1949 (29)

Yorick, overture

Four Songs of Herrick

1951 (31)

Twelfth Night, an Entertainment, choral

1952 (32)

Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

1954 (34)

Symphony No 1

1955 (35)

In Praise of Mary, choral

1956 (36)

7f the Cap Fits, opera

1957 (37)

Symphony No 2, 'The Guildford'

1959 (39)

Songs of Wonder

1960 (40)

Dialogue, for oboe and piano

1961 (41)

Whydah Variations, for two pianos

A Lover's Progress, songs

1963 (43)

Wind Quintet

1964 (44)

Greek Love Songs

1967 (47)

The Equation, opera

Music for orchestra

1971 (51)

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs, choral

1972 (52)

Lord Arthur Saville's Crime, opera

1974 (54)

The Cat Who Went to Heaven, opera

Dafydd in Love, choral

1976 (56)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, choral

A Little Love-Music, songs

Concertino No 2 for piano and orchestra

Six Song Cycles

The Blind Beggar's Daughter, opera

The Miller and his Men, overture

Concerto for trumpet, piano and strings

Concerto for light orchestra

Geoffrey Bush has also written many other songs.

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