The daughter of the composer William Busch has launched a crowdfunding campaign called Circles within Circles to bring the forgotten songs of William Busch back into the world.

Julia Cornaby Busch said: I am endeavouring to bring the songs of my father back into the world after being forgotten for so long.

“I have the opportunity to record these together with songs of Gerald Finzi, Michael Head and Elizabeth Poston and to be sung by Roderick Williams, Diana Moore and Robin Tritschler together with the pianist John Reid.  

“We are all excited about this project and to go forward I have turned to Crowdfunder to make this all happen.”

As John Amis said in his programme Forgotten Reputations, recorded in 1989 for BBC3 “of all the musicians of the 30’s and 40’s William Busch is the most likely to be forgotten”.  He was only 43 when he died.

For donations of £40 Julia is offering the complete CD. To find out more and donate visit the Circles within Circles crowdfunded page.