Alan introduces some of his Christmas Carols

I noticed recently that I had written over 60 Christmas carols – probably far too many – so I thought it might be useful to just introduce and play sections from a few of them. I love writing Christmas carols, and hope to write more – hope you enjoy listening to these ones, some of which go back quite a long way…

You can hear me talk about them here

And here are the details of the carols that I talk about:

Angel Alleluias (SATB unaccompanied) Oxford University Press (

For Christ is Born (SATB and keyboard)  GIA Publications (

Ideo, ideo (SATB and keyboard) Novello & Co. (

Sing out, Angels! (two versions: SATB and keyboard, and unison and keyboard) GIA Publications (

Nativity (SATB unaccompanied)  Colne Edition (

Love came down at Christmas (SATB and piano) Oxford University Press (

Sleep, baby, sleep (SATB and keyboard)   Colne Edition (

All in Tune (2 or 3 part equal voices, with piano, and optional flute/treble recorder and small drum)  Colne Edition (

New Year Carol (SATB unaccompanied)   Banks Music Publications (

Details of all Alan Bullard’s Christmas choral music are here: