In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Alan Bullard.
Alan Bullard is a British composer known for his religious choral works featuring gorgeous melodies and rich harmonic textures. Bullard grew up in London and studied with Geoffrey Flowers and Desmond Swinburn when at school, then with Herbert Howells and Antony Hopkins at the Royal College of Music, and with Arnold Whittall at Nottingham University. His choral music, both sacred and secular, has been performed in a wide range of venues in the UK, the USA, and elsewhere. Many of his choral works are published by Oxford University Press, and he is the editor of, and contributor to, The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems, The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, and the Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems. As well as music for a wide range of ensembles and soloists, he has also written much educational music, including the Joining the Dots sight-reading series (ABRSM) and, with his wife Janet, the Pianoworks series (OUP). He holds an ARCM from the Royal College of Music, a BMus from London University, an MA from Nottingham University and a DU (Honorary Doctorate) from Essex University.
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For other works by Bullard, visit: https://www.giamusic.com/store/search?elSearchTerm=bullard
For more publications and biographical information, please visit : www.alanbullard.co.uk