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Alan Bullard

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Alan Bullard's music is widely performed in Great Britain and many other countries, broadcast on television and radio, and appears on a number of CDs. The variety of commissions that he has undertaken - including music for a number of professional soloists and ensembles, many amateur choral societies and children's choirs, a semi-professional chamber orchestra, wind band and recorder festivals, a professional chamber choir, a festival for massed school choirs and instrumentalists, the anniversary celebrations of a church and a school, music for examination syllabuses and educational albums, and for a television programme about the Suffolk landscape - are some indication of the wide appeal of the music of this versatile composer to many different types of musicians and audiences.

Alan Bullard was born in London in 1947 and studied with Herbert Howells at the RCM and Arnold Whittall at Nottingham University. For over 30 years he has lived in or near Colchester, Essex and for many years he was Head of Composition at Colchester Institute. He is now working as a full-time composer and he is also an examiner for the Associated Board. In 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Essex, and in 2010 two of his publications, Joining the Dots (ABRSM) and The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols received awards from the Music Industires Association.

As a composer he is prolific and wide-ranging, having written in most genres for both amateurs and professionals. Choral commissions include Canticle of Freedom (Colchester Choral Society, 2000), , A Bunyan Garland (Dame Alice Harpur School Choirs, Bedford, 2001), A year in a Day (Reading Phoenix Choir, 2001), A Summer Garland (Waltham Singers, 2002), Mr Lear (Sawtry Chorale, South Chiltern Choral Society, and the Kemsing Singers, 2002), A New Vision (United Reformed Church Eastern Synod and Musicians' Guild, 2003), Welcome May (Maia Singers, 2006), Byron at Newstead (Newstead Abbey Singers, 2007), Pictures of Night (Essex Young Singers, 2008). Travelling Tales (Hillingdon Choral Society, 2010) and many carols and anthems for Oxford University Press. Bullard's choral music is regularly performed all over the world by choirs large and small, and recorded on a number of CDs. Recently his carols have been performed by the BBC Singers, The Choir of Kings College Cambridge, and The Sixteen.

Choral publications include Angel Alleluias (OUP) Mary's Lullaby (OUP), Hillside Carol (OUP), Glory to the Christ-Child (OUP) Scots Nativity (OUP) Rest in the Lord of Life (OUP) and Cantate Gloria (OUP) - also four anthems in the New Oxford Easy Anthem Book (OUP), three carols in Christmas Voices (Novello), two in For him all stars (OUP), and three in Carols for Choirs 5 (OUP). OUP have also published The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems and The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols both edited by Alan Bullard and containing a number of his works, and, most recently, Alan Bullard Carols and Alan Bullard Anthems, each containing ten of Alan's pieces including some brand-new ones. Alan's Passiontide cantata, Wondrous Cross, was published by OUP in 2012.

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Alan Bullard : Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Alan Bullard : 9780193364851 : 9780193364851

Alan Bullard : Carols

Review: This wonderful anthology of ten carols by Alan Bullard includes new material written specially for the collection as well as favourites from the Oxford catalogue, some of which are presented for the first time with SATB scoring. From the ethereal 'And all the stars looked down' to the upbeat 'Glory to the Christ Child', Alan Bullard Carols showcases an attractive and varied selection of Christmas works that will appeal to all mixed-voice choirs.

Songlist: A boy is born in Bethlehem (Puer natus) , And all the stars looked down, And can this newborn mystery, Angel Alleluias, Glory to the Christ Child , Hill-side Carol , Ring the bells , Star of Wonder , The Gracious Gift , This night

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5691b | Songbook $12.95 | SATB add item to cart


Alan Bullard : The Spacious Firmament : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : Alan Bullard : 9780193369467 : 9780193369467

Alan Bullard : The Spacious Firmament

Review: Setting the well-known text by Joseph Addison, The spacious firmament is a mysterious and powerful concert work. Bullard uses a variety of textures throughout the piece, resulting in a unique and memorable choral work that will be welcomed by more experienced choirs.

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5690b | Songbook $4.95 | SSAATTBB add item to cart Arrangements for 8 Parts


Alan Bullard (Edited by) : Oxford Book of Flexible Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Alan Bullard : 9780193364622 : 9780193364622

Alan Bullard (Edited by) : Oxford Book of Flexible Carols

Review: The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols is the perfect resource for choirs of all types and sizes. Each piece is presented with flexible scoring options, clearly explained throughout, enabling performance by various combinations of singers. Variety of composers, including Kerry Andrew, Malcolm Archer, Alan Bullard, Bob Chilcott, Stephen Cleobury, Cecilia McDowall, John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, and David Willcocks. Wide range of material, from Medieval to the present day and including wassails, gallery carols, world carols, and spirituals. With carols for Advent, Christmas, New Year, and Epiphany, and a fabulous range of accessible, quality material, this is a must-have collection for all choirs at Christmas.

Songlist: A babe is born, A little child there is yborn, Adam lay ybounden, Angels, from the realms of glory, Away in a manger, Away With Your Sorrows, Born this day is the Son of God, Cantemos a Maria, Child of the stable's secret birth, Christmas-tide, Christmas Lullaby, Come and Worship!, Come, let us all with heart and voice, Coventry Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Falantidida, Gaudete!, Gloucestershire Wassail, Gold for a manger bed, Go tell it on the mountain, Good Christians all, rejoice, His Praises We'll Sing, Il est ne, le divin enfant, In the Beginning, In the bleak mid-winter, Infant holy, infant lowly, Jesus Christ is here!, Mary's Cradle Song, Natus est Immanuel, Now is the Time for Christemas!, O faithful star, O holy night!, Past three o'clock, Rise up, Shepherd, and Follow, See amid the winter's snow, Silent night, Song of the Wise Men, Star Carol, Starry night, Still, still, still, Sweet was the song, Te Kaiwhakaora, The Cherry Tree Carol, The First Christmas, The light of the world, The Night is Still, The Saviour's Come, The Truth from Above, There is no rose, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, We three kings of Orient are, We wish you a merry Christmas, What child is this?, When Christ was born of Mary free, Wisselton, wasselton

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8734b | Songbook $17.95 | SATB add item to cart Choral Christmas Arrangements

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