Images of Peace

Images of Peace (2018)
Choral Suite in 5 movements for SATB unaccompanied

Images of Peace resulted from a request for a work that would encourage peace and understanding while not focussing on any particular creed or belief, and Alan Bullard approached this concept by choosing texts from a range of sources, including the English metaphysical and pastoral traditions, and the Taoist, Jewish, and Christian traditions. The set of five songs are designed as a symphonic whole, with the first and last (‘Sweet Peace’ and ‘Bread of Peace’) partly sharing the same material, book-ending three contrasting movements, a lively scherzo (‘Rainbow of Peace’), an expressive slow movement (‘Peace in the world’), and an elegant allegretto (‘Doves of Peace’). The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th movements can also be performed separately, and the 1st and 5th can be combined together.

Oxford University Press: details

Complete recording on SoundCloud

Bullard – Images of Peace – sample pages

Link to blog about this piece

The third movement, Peace in the world, will also be available separately shortly.