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Rush (unaccompanied piano)

by George Dreyfus (1974)

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Performance by George Dreyfus, Jochen Schubert from the CD Rush ; The adventures of Sebastian the Fox, and other goodies.

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brass band music of George Dreyfus


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The brass band music of George Dreyfus / played by Kew Band.

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Library shelf no. CD 1768 [Not for loan]

Theme from Rush


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Theme from Rush / composed by George Dreyfus.

Library shelf no. 786.2/DRE 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

It's nice to have written at least one piece, if only 3 minutes long ,that could possibly oultlive me, that I might be remembered with a tune that people can remember, even sing/whistle, rather than as just  a vague concept. The prognosis is good, I am 80, the tune is already 35 years old, of course it's best known to older generations, but for the youngies, it can be downloaded from innumerable sources, my latest pride a ring tone on my mobile. And if my numerous clonings have never taken  off by themselves, together they build an orchestral sound that serves Australia well.

Work Details

Year: 1974

Instrumentation: Piano.


Article: Odd man out brings his many talents to town
by Philip O'Brien — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Canberra Times, 15 October 2002, pp.14

Article: Musician's festival honour
© News Limited
Source: Source: Herald-Sun, 9 May 1999, pp.19


Performances of this work

22 Jul 2018: at The Best of George Dreyfus - a celebration (Hawthorn Arts Centre).

15 Apr 2018: at Celebrating George Dreyfus (Robert Blackwood Concert Hall). Featuring Monash Academy Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

9 Oct 2015: at Melbourne Bassoon Quartet (Hawthorn Arts Centre). Featuring Melbourne Bassoon Quartet.

20 Oct 2013: at Melbourne Bassoon Quartet (Labassa Historic House). Featuring Melbourne Bassoon Quartet.

15 Sep 2013: at Melbourne Bassoon Quartet (Montsalvat). Featuring Melbourne Bassoon Quartet.

4 Aug 2013: at Melbourne Bassoon Quartet (Villa Alba Museum). Featuring Melbourne Bassoon Quartet.

4 Mar 2012: at George Dreyfus: Symphony No. 3 (Hawthorn Arts Centre).

27 Oct 10: Bernies Musicland, Ringwood Vic. Featuring Max Reeder, Haydn Reeder.

1978: featuring Paul Grabowsky, George Dreyfus.

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