Nancy Rachel Bush (Nancy Rachel Bush)

Nancy Rachel Bush

Writer and wife of composer Dr. Alan Bush. Wrote several books including a biography of Alan Bush, “Music, Politics and Life.” As well as being Alan Bush’s wife, she was also his artistic partner and wrote the lyrics of some of his songs and the libretti for three of his full length operas “Wat Tyler,” “Men of Blackmoor,” and “The Sugar Reapers,” as well as three children’s operas. She also wrote for other composers, most notably her brother, the musician Michael Head about whom she also wrote a personal biography. (bio by: Kieran Smith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Alan Bush (1900 – 1995)


  • January, 01, 1970


  • January, 01, 1970


  • Golders Green Crematorium
  • England

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