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JMSCD3 - Complete Piano Works by Geoffrey Bush



Price GBP £6-00

Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998) decided to become a composer while a choirboy at Salisbury Cathedral. On the advice of John Ireland he entered successfully for a scholarship at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took degrees in classics and music. This CD includes all the piano music which he thought worthy of preserving. Eric Parkin's performances were rehearsed in close consultation with the composer.
Track Listing
 
1

Suite: Epigrams
Marcia - Ostinato - Presto - Siciliana - Rondo - Marcia
4-20
2

Novelette

2-02
3

Nocturne and Toccata
Nocturne
3-56
4


Toccata
1-36
5

Sonatina No. 1
Comodo
3-08
6


Molto Moderato
3-46
7


Allegro
2-28
8

Sonatina No. 2

7-37
9  
*
Whydah Variations on a theme of Balfour Gardiner

11-34
10
*
Matthew’s Tunes
March - Musical Box - Barcarolle - Hornpipe
4-21
11

Rudi’s Blues

2-24
12

Four Pieces for Piano, Set 2
Vivo
2-08
13


Comodo
2-39
14


Con moto moderato, innocente
1-52
15


Allegretto
2-21
16

Suite Champêtre
Prélude
2-11
17


Sicilienne
2-17
18


Hornpipe à 1’Anglaise
1-33
19


Marche et Musette
2-00
20


Passacaille
3-04
21


Final
2-38
* multi-track recording
TOTAL PLAYING TIME 69-54

Audio Sample

Four Pieces for Piano, Set 2 - Comodo (1'00")
Reviews
The music of Geoffrey Bush is approachable, tuneful, beguilingly crafted and, above all instantly communicative.  Eric Parkin is, as ever, an utterly sympathetic, nimble-fingered exponent and he has the benefit of a clean, truthful recording.
Hi-Fi News

Eric Parkin is the ideal pianist for this music, and he sounds as though he enjoyed the sessions a great deal.
Gramophone

* Recommended in Gramophone Good CD Guide 1998 *
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