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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Newly published is Alan Bullard’s  Aspects of Blue – 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.

Another new publication, in which Alan had a part to play, is Piano Inspiration – Isata Kanneh-Mason. Alan made two arrangements for Book 1 (Grades 4-6) of this two-book series: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child (trad.), and The Man I Love (Gershwin). The books, published by ABRSM, are on sale 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 Candle Carol, written and first performed during the 2020 lockdown, is now published by OUP in Carols for Choirs 6. Scored for SATB or SA, with piano or organ, it is a gentle and colourful setting of a text focussing on the four candles lit weekly in many churches during Advent, repesenting hope, peace, joy, and love.

Alan’s cantata Endless Song received a sparkling first performance from its commissioner, the Waltham Singers, together with the Maggini String Quintet, directed by Andrew Fardell, in Great Waltham Church, Essex, on 24 June. A recording with scrolling score is now available, and the complete score (as well as some of the individual movements) are now published by Colne Edition.

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.