Alan Bullard – composer

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Alan Bullard is a UK composer whose music is performed all over the world. It is published by many publishers, including Oxford University Press, ABRSM, GIA Publications, and Colne Edition. This website gives details of all his music, choral, instrumental, and educational.
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Alan’s choral piece My Song (This Song of Mine) (poem by Rabindranath Tagore), receives the first performance of its unaccompanied version by Felicitas, director Simon Winters, on 29 June – more details here

Other forthcoming performances include:
Choristers of Flight, St. Peters, Eaton Square, London, Elysian Singers/Sam Laughton
Endless Song, St Botolph’s Church, Colchester, Colchester Choral Society/Ian Ray

New Colne Edition publications include:
Welcome Spring, short cantata for SATB, optional youth choir, piano or strings
Reflections, cello and piano
God be in my head, SATB and organ
Suffolk Sketches, solo violin (solo viola version in preparation)
Lord of all hopefulness (arranged for SATB and keyboard)

There are also five new publications in the Janet and Alan Bullard Piano Series: arrangements for easy-intermediate piano of Ferry ‘cross the Mersey, Anyone who had a heart, When I’m Sixty-Four, Highland Cathedral, and Charpentier’s Prelude (from Te Deum)

Alan Bullard is pleased to welcome the recent publication of his Alde Sandlings Mass. Written originally for a small group of churches in Suffolk, it can be sung either in unison or SATB, with organ. The score, and a separate congregational part, is available from Encore Publications.

Alan’s  Aspects of Blue was recently published -seven piano pieces at intermediate level. Each of the pieces represent a different aspect of the twelve-bar blues structure, responding to the chord sequence in different ways, with stylistic reference to the past as well as the present. The score is published by Editions Musica Ferrum: you can hear a performance with scrolling score here, and details to order the music are here.

Alan’s Prelude No. 8 from Twelve or Thirteen Preludes, Set One, in the Trinity College London Grade 7 piano syllabus book for 2021-23, can now be offered as an alternative piece in the Grade 7 2024 piano syllabus, which continues until further notice. It is still available in the TCL 2021-23 book, but is now also available as a separate digital download from Sheet Music Direct. At the same time, Alan’s Prelude No. 9 from Twelve or Thirteen Preludes, Set One, currently in the ABRSM syllabus for Piano Grade 7, is available from Sheet Music Direct or Sheet Music Plus, or for a printed version please visit this page. The complete volume is also available as download or print from the same places.

Alan’s short orchestral piece, Friston Moor is particularly relevant at the moment as the Government announces its plans for the proposed ‘energy hub’ at Friston and associated infrastructure projects. Details and link to virtual performance here.