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Busch & Clarke Complete Piano Music

William Busch first mentions Rebecca Clarke in his diaries on 26 October 1927: “Went to a Gordon Byron concert – Brosa, Rebecca Clarke and John Slater, violin, viola and flute respectively – and heard new and old works – nothing particular. Then to CMC at the Court House. The Brosa Quartet played the String Quartets by Bax, Honegger and Hindemith.” There are 22 more references to Clarke until 1937. Busch performed Clarke’s music in August 1932, when he wrote “Broadcast from London Regional – I read Rebecca Clarke’s piece from the Manuscript.” They certainly talked a lot about music, and Bush played through her piano pieces as she composed them. On 30 August 1932 – William gave the first performance of Clarke’s Cortege, then his own ‘Gigue’.

Rebecca ClarkeTheme & Variations
William BuschAllegretto quasi Pastorale
William BuschGigue
William BuschTheme, Variations & Fugue
Rebecca ClarkeCortège
BachHe Hath Filled The Hungry (arr. Rebecca Clarke)
William BuschIntermezzo
William BuschNicholas Variations