Individual Anthems

 

Alan Bullard’s anthems are sung in churches large and small.
The reference list below shows those appropriate for specific seasons and occasions: many are also suitable for year-round use, for Communion or praise.
Some are also suitable for concert performance.

Below this list, all the anthems are listed alphabetically

From either list, clicking on the title (if blue) will give more details

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Anthems by Seasons

ADVENT
And art thou come with us to dwell
Angelus ad Virginem
Ave Maria
Believe and leave to wonder
Chanticleer
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Creator of the Stars of Night
Earth grown old
Gabriel’s message
God so loved the World SA(TB)
God so loved the World (solo/unis)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Magnificat (Colchester)
Magnificat (Essex)
Magnificat (Selwyn)
Magnificat (1992)
Rose of such virtue
There is a rose-tree
There is no rose
This is the truth sent from above
Where shall wisdom be found?

EPIPHANY
Brightest and Best
Bethlehem, of noblest cities
His Praises we’ll sing
Jesus Christ, we bow before thee
Song of the Wise Men
Star of the East
Star of Wonder

ANNUNCIATION and THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Ave Maris Stella

LENT and PASSIONTIDE
Ave verum corpus
Drop, drop, slow tears
Hosanna to the Son of David
My Spirit longs for thee
Of the glorious body telling
O Saviour of the World
The Feast of Palms
Ubi caritas (Where all charity and love are)
Were you there?

EASTER
Alleluia
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory
Now the green blade rises
Rise up, my love
This joyful Eastertide

ASCENSION
Hail the day that sees him rise

PENTECOST
Come, holy ghost, our souls inspire
Come, O Creator Spirit
O breath of life

TRINITY
Father, we praise you

HARVEST
We thank you, Lord

SAINT’S DAYS
For all thy Saints

COMMUNION
Ave verum corpus
Bread of the World
Come, dearest Lord
God in mine eternity
He will speak peace
In my heart
Sursum Corda
The Lord bless you and keep you
The peace of God
Ubi caritas (Where all charity and love are)
(Many of the slow and meditative anthems are also suitable for Communion)

WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS and BLESSINGS
Beloved, let us love
Brother James’s Air
Grace be unto you
Love one another
Love on my heart from heaven fell
My hands I lift to you
The Lord bless you and keep you
The peace of God

FUNERAL and REMEMBRANCE
Blessed are the eyes
Brother James’s Air
From the Break of Day
God in mine eternity
Never weather-beaten sail
Nunc Dimittis (Colchester)
Nunc Dimittis (Essex)
Nunc Dimittis (Selwyn)
Nunc Dimittis (1992)
Rest in the Lord of Life
Stars that shall be bright
The Lord bless you and keep you
The peace of God
They shall grow not old

MORNING
Dover Te Deum
Father, we praise you
From the Break of Day
Rise up, my love

EVENING
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Colchester)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Essex)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Selwyn)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1992)

HEALING
He will speak peace
In my heart
Love one another
Prayer for Peace
The Beatitudes

PRAISE, THANKSGIVING and GENERAL
Be Joyful!
Cantate Gloria
Come, dearest Lord
Come, let us join our cheerful songs
Father, we praise you
Give thanks to God
Great Shepherd, of thy people, hear
He, who angels worship
Jerusalem will be without walls
Let all people praise you, Lord!
Let the people praise thee, O God
O Lord, seek us
Psalm 150 (Male Voice Choir)
Praise be to God!
Praise the Lord out of Heaven
Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him
Praise ye the Lord
Shout for Joy
The Awakening Age

Anthems alphabetically

Alleluia (1991)
SATB unaccompanied

And art thou come with us to dwell? (2013)
SATB with organ or piano (or small orchestra)

Angelus ad virginem (Gabriel to Mary came) (arr. 2007)
voices in up to four parts with optional organ or piano

Ave maria (Hail, blessed Mary) (2016)
1-4 voice parts, organ or piano

Ave maris stella (2002)
SATB unaccompanied

Ave verum corpus (2012)
SATB, organ or piano

Be Joyful (2001)
SATB and organ

Believe and leave to wonder (2014)
SATB unaccompanied

Beloved, let us love (2015)
SATB, organ or piano

Bethlehem, of noblest cities (2016)
1-4 voice parts, organ or piano

Blessed are the eyes (1996)
SATB unaccompanied

Bread of the World (2007)
1-4 voice parts, organ or piano

Brightest and Best
see Star of the East (2001)
SATB and organ or piano

Brother James’ Air (arr. 2001)
SATB and organ or piano

Cantate gloria (1999)
SATB unaccompanied

Chanticleer (2013)
SATB and organ (or small orchestra)

Colchester Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
1-4 parts with organ or piano

Come, dearest Lord (1988)
SATB and organ

Come, holy ghost, our souls inspire (1993)
SATB (tenor optional) unaccompanied

Come, let us join our cheerful songs (1993)
SAB and piano or organ

Come, O Creator Spirit (2015)
SATB and organ, with optional congregational part

Come, thou long-expected Jesus (2013)
SATB and organ (or small orchestra)

Creator of the stars of night (2013)
soprano solo, SATB, and optional organ

Dover Te Deum (2009)
SATB and organ, with optional youth choir and semi-chorus

Drop, drop, slow tears (2011)
SATB with optional organ/piano

Earth grown old (2013)
SATB and organ (or small orchestra)

Essex Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
SATB and organ

Evening Canticles
See Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Father, we praise you (2016)
1-4 voices, organ or piano

For all Thy Saints (2001)
SATB and organ or piano

From the break of day (2009)
SATB and piano/organ

Gabriel’s message (arr. 2013)
SATB and organ (or small orchestra)

Give thanks to God (arr. 2007)
unison, two or three part voices with optional keyboard

God in mine eternity (1996/2009)
two versions: for SA with optional men, and organ or piano,
or for SATB and organ or piano

God so loved the world (2007)
SA and optional TB, with organ or piano

God so loved the world (2012 – in Wondrous Cross)
Solo or unison with organ or piano

Grace be unto you (1998)
SA and optional Men with piano or organ

Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear (1986)
SSATB choir, childrens’ choir and organ

Hail, blessed Mary
See Ave Maria

Hail the day that sees him rise (2000)
SATB and piano/organ

He, whom angels worship (2016)
2-part or SATB, organ or piano

He will speak peace (1992)
SATB and organ

His Praises we’ll Sing (2007)
two-part voices (S+A,T+B) and piano or organ (or brass quintet)

Hosanna to the Son of David (2016)
SA or SAT (with organ or piano) or SAB or SATB (accompaniment optional)

In my heart (arr. 2016)
1-4 parts, organ or piano

Jerusalem will be without walls (2003)
SATB unaccompanied

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (arr. 2007)
1, 2, or 3 voice parts, with organ or piano

Jesus Christ, the King of glory (1993)
SAB unaccompanied

Jesus Christ, we bow before thee (2009)
SATB unaccompanied

Let all people praise you, Lord! (arr. 2016)
Solo plus voices in up to 3 parts

Let the people praise thee, O God (2009)
SATB and piano/organ

Love one another (2013)
SATB and organ or piano

Love on my heart from heaven fell (2012)
SATB and piano or SSAA and piano

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Colchester Service) (2016)
1-4 parts with organ or piano

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Essex Service) (2015)
SATB and organ

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Selwyn Service) (2012)
SATB and optional organ

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1992)
SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied

My hands I lift to you (2015)
SATB and Piano

My spirit longs for thee (2016)
1-4 voices, piano or organ

Never weather-beaten sail (1990)
SATB (with divisions)

Now the green blade rises (arr. 2007)
SA, or TB, or SATB, with organ or piano

Nunc Dimittis
See Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

O breath of life (arr. 2007)
Voices in up to three parts (S, A, Men), with organ or piano

Of the glorious body telling (arr. 2016)
1-4 voices, with organ or piano

O Lord, seek us (1996)
SATB and optional organ

O Saviour of the World (2009)
SATB (with divisi) and piano or organ

Psalm 150 (2004)
Male Voice Choir (TTBB) with organ

Praise be to God! (2016)
Unison or two-part, piano or organ

Praise the Lord out of Heaven (1973)
SATB and organ

Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him (2013)
SATB and organ or piano

Praise ye the Lord (2001)
SATB and organ or piano

Prayer for Peace (2002)
SATB unaccompanied

Rest in the Lord of Life (2003)
SATB and piano or organ

Rise up, my love (2012)
SATB with optional organ or piano

Rose of such virtue (2011)
SSATB unaccompanied

Selwyn Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
SATB and optional organ

Shout for Joy (2007)
Between 2 and 4 voices, optional keyboard, optional percussion

Song of the wise men (arr. 2009)
Voices in two parts, piano or organ

Star of the East (2001)
SATB and organ or piano

Star of Wonder (2007)
voices from unison up to 4 parts and organ or piano (orchestral accompt on hire)

Stars that shall be bright (They shall grow not old) (2016)
Unison or two-part, piano or organ

Sursum corda (1999)
SSAA unaccompanied
or SSAATTBB unaccompanied

Te Deum laudamus (2009)
see Dover Te Deum

The Awakening Age
Upper voices in two parts and piano

The Beatitudes (1973)
soloist(s) and SATB

The Feast of Palms (1998)
SATB and organ

The Lord bless you and keep you (2007)
Unison, SA, or SAMen, organ or piano

The peace of God (2007)
Voices from one to four parts with optional organ or piano

There is a rose-tree (2012)
SATB unaccompanied

There is no rose (trad. arr. AB 2009)
up to 3 voices, with or without keyboard

There is no rose (2011)
See Rose of such virtue

This is the truth sent from above (2014)
SATB and piano/organ

They shall grow not old (2016)
See Stars that shall be bright

This Joyful Eastertide (arr. 2016)
Unison or two part, organ or piano

Ubi caritas (Where all charity and love are) (arr. 2007)
voices in two parts (or SATB) with organ or piano

Were you there? (arr. 2011)
SATB with organ or piano

We thank you, Lord (2009)
SATB with piano or organ

Where shall wisdom be found? (2013)
SATB and organ (or small orchestra)

Where all charity and love are (arr. 2007)
See Ubi Caritas