A Song of Heath and History

A Song of Heath and History (1996)
SATB choir, solo soprano, and strings. Duration 35 minutes
This exuberant cantata for choir, solo soprano and strings was commissioned by the Ascension Choir of Blackheath to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. Dedicated to the memory of the composer’s father Paul, who lived in Blackheath for many years, it is a setting of several poems connected with the history of Blackheath and ending with an evocation of the London Marathon. First performed by the Ascension Choir, Vanine Parker (soprano) with the Blackheath Strings, conducted by Patricia Williams , in the Ascension Church, Blackheath, London, on December 1st 1996
`It was a marvellous experience for us all: Alan Bullard had fulfilled our musical requirements admirably and the audience was thrilled’ – Patricia Williams, Mastersinger magazine
Unpublished and available from the composer.