Alan Bullard – composer

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Alan Bullard is a UK composer whose music is performed all over the world. This website gives details of all his music, choral, instrumental, and educational.

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NEWS

Alan Bullard’s new choral work, Beauty, Joy, received an excellent first performance by the commissioners, the Fairhaven Singers (dir. Ralph Woodward) in Ely Cathedral on 30 October 2021. More details of the piece here.

Bullard’s popular carol, Glory to the Christ Child, has recently been recorded by The Sixteen (director Harry Christophers) on their new CD Carol of the Bells, available here.

Another of Alan’s carols, Sing out Angels, has recently been published by GIA Publications in two versions, SATB or unison voices, both with piano.

New church music: Alan has recently written a congregational Mass setting, The Alde Sandlings Mass, and an anthem God be in my head. Both pieces received their first performance by a combined choir from the churches of the Alde Sandlings Benefice, directed by the composer, on 29 August 2021 at Aldeburgh Church, Suffolk, in a special service on the occasion of the retirement of the Rector, the Revd. Mark Lowther.

Scale Explorer for Piano: Alan has recently made five videos introducing this series – you can see them here.

Upper Voice Repertoire Session: Alan has created an online repertoire session on YouTube introducing some of his music for upper voices and piano. You can visit it here.

Music for Ukulele: Alan has recently completed five short pieces for classical ukulele. Written for the fine ukulele player Donald Bousted, Shoreline Sketches was premiered by him at a concert at St. Mary’s Church, Hought-on-the-Hill, Norfolk, on 31 July 2021. Here is a five-minute video made by Donald, including a preview of the first movement, Pebbles. The pieces are to be published later in the year by Donald Bousted Ukulele Edition.

Alan has recently completed a short orchestral piece entitled Friston Moor. Details and link to virtual performance here.

New work for Romsey Festival 2022: Alan’s song for youth choir called One Voice for All on a conservation and togetherness theme (words by Alan’s daughter Mary Bullard), is scheduled to form the finale of the Festival concerts in June 2022 (postponed from June 2020 and June 2021)