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

A Happy New Year to all visitors!
I have begun the new year by preparing ‘scrolling scores’ of my two Passiontide cantatas: Psalmi Penitentiales and Wondrous Cross.  Please follow the links to hear these on YouTube.

And just to also introduce two of my instrumental pieces:
digital recording with scrolling score of my Recorder Concerto
complete video of my Shoreline Sketches performed by Donald Bousted (a taster for the audio recording which will be on all streaming platforms shortly) – see below

And if you’ve not sung my Christmas round yet, here it is!

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 in early 2022 by Donald Bousted Ukulele Edition, to coincide with the issue of the audio recording, Cross/Over, on Spotify and other streaming platforms, and they are also now all posted on YouTube. Donald Bousted passed away in December 2021, so these will now serve as a memorial to a lovely man and great musician.

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)