Beauty, Joy

Beauty, Joy  (2020)
unaccompanied mixed choir with soprano and tenor soli
c. 5 minutes

Commissioned by the Fairhaven Singers, director Ralph Woodward, to commemorate the anniversary of Keats’ death, this calm and reflective piece in up to eight parts sets the opening lines of Keats’ major poem Endymion: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever….’

The piece was first performed by the Fairhaven Singers in Ely Cathedral on 30 October 2021.

Inspection score here: Bullard Beauty, Joy inspection copy

Score download licence currently available from the composer here