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mixed choir, unaccompanied
mixed choir with accompaniment
upper voices unaccompanied
upper voices with accompaniment
male voice choir with accompaniment
music for Christmas
out of print or unpublished (available from composer)


mixed choir, unaccompanied

Alan Bullard Anthems
for SATB and piano/organ
A collection of ten of Alan Bullard's anthems for mixed choir, including some favourites and some new ones. Some are accompanied (organ or piano, with orchestral accompaniment on hire) and some are unaccompanied. They are also listed separately below.
'Delightful to learn and a pleasure for the listener... wonderful settings that will hold your interest; definitely worth considering for your choir' - Philip Brunelle, The Amercian Organist
Oxford University Press  more details

Alleluia (1991) for SATB          
This lively setting has been performed by a number of choirs, including in Reims Cathedral by Colchester Choral Society
`An admirable choral flourish: the text consists of only two words, Alleluia and Gloria, and the composer has produced a fresh and original setting, full of rhythmic ingenuity' - Church Music Quarterly
3 mins          Difficulty B     Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE13  M-708068-12-9   more details

Angelus ad virginem (Gabriel to Mary came) (arr. 2007) for voices in up to four parts with optional organ or piano
A 'flexible' arrangement of the well-known 13th-century Advent song in which Gabriel tells Mary of the forthcoming birth of Jesus
3-4 mins.    difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press    in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Ave maris stella (2002)  for  SATB
A meditative setting, but with contrasting moods, of the traditional Latin text.    
3 mins.
Difficulty B       Oxford University Press - in the anthology Cantica Nova  more details
Blessed are the eyes (1996)  for  SATB
Published together with 'O Lord Seek us' as  'Two Anthems of Meditation'.
A short, melodic and contemplative  setting of the poem by G.A Studdert Kennedy     
Difficulty A/B       Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE19    more details

Cantate gloria (1999) for SATB
Suitable for all festive occasions, this is a lively anthem for SATB unaccompanied. The piece begins with an insistent, syncopated rhythm in the tenors and basses and is followed by a vigorous imitative section involving all four voices. The opening rhythmic pattern returns to bring the anthem to a triumphant close.
'An exciting setting' - Gordon Appleton, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Oxford University Press (leaflet)    more details       also  in 'Alan Bullard Anthems'   more details
  here's a youtube link
Give thanks to God (arr. 2007) for unison, two or three part voices with optional keyboard
A jubilant arrangment of a traditional Botswanan melody
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Jerusalem will be without walls (2003) - anthem for SATB
This expressive anthem, first performed in Bury St. Edmunds cathedral by the URC choirs of the region,
is set to an unusual Zachariah text revealing the celebratory vision of the new Jerusalem. Centred around a strong, flowing melody and punctuated with many glorious moments, choirs will find this a highly approachable and rewarding anthem.
"There is a calm and straightforward setting of the opening words, but then in the second verse - 'I will be a wall of fire around it, says the Lord, and a glorious presence with it' - the flames leap up and down in the music. The opening music and words return, but after the fire and glory they seem transformed." - Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Oxford University Press    more details   

Jesus Christ, we bow before thee (2009)  for SATB unaccompanied
This is a gentle setting of words based on a poem of Reginald Heber offering blessings to Jesus and Mary, particularly suitable for Christmas or Epiphany.
 in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Selwyn Service) for SATB and optional organ
Written for the Chapel Choir of Selywn College, Cambridge, director Sarah MacDonald and performed at Wetminster Abbey, St John the Divine New York, and Washington National Cathedral.
Oxford University Press  more details

Never weather-beaten sail (1990) for SATB (with divisions)               
This peaceful  and restrained new setting of Campion's well-known text is the fourth movement of Four Sacred Songs
2 mins.     Difficulty B     Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE2   more details
(Don't confuse this with Bullard's arangement of Campion's song in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems)

O Lord, seek us (1996) - short anthem for SATB and optional organ  (poem by Christina Rossetti)  
Published together with 'Blessed are the Eyes' as  'Two Anthems of Meditation'.   
`Suitable for any occasion: singers and listeners cannot fail to be attracted by the aptness of the musical clothing' - Church Music Quarterly
2 mins.     Difficulty A-B     Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE19  more details

Prayer for Peace (2002) for SATB  unaccompanied
A calm and meditative setting of a traditional Hebridean prayer calling for peace both locally and between nations.
'A simple and creative setting which will delight choirs' - Gordon Appleton, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty B
in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

Rise up, my love for SATB and optional organ or piano
Commissioned by Avril Danzcak for the Philharmonic Choir of Manchester, conductor Ian Chesworth and subsequently performed and recorded by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge, director Sarah MacDonald.
Setting a popular text paraphrased from the Song of Solomon, Rise up, my love is an uplifting anthem ideal for Easter services, although the text's beautiful springtime imagery would also make a lovely feature in any concert programme. The work contains expressive word painting, with moments of intensity alongside phrases of utter stillness. There are opportunities for soloists, and the flexible scoring allows choirs to decide whether to perform the piece unaccompanied, with organ, or with piano.
Oxford University Press  more details

Selwyn Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) for SATB and optional organ
Written for the Chapel Choir of Selywn College, Cambridge, director Sarah MacDonald and performed at Wetminster Abbey, St John the Divine New York, and Washington National Cathedral.
Oxford University Press  more details

Sursum corda (1999)  for SSAATTBB unaccompanied
This setting of `Lord, we lift up our hearts to thee' was originally for upper voices and was first performed in St Paul's Cathedral, London: this new mixed voice version adds a feeling of depth and space to the original
This version: in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details
(SSAA version: Oxford University Press   more details )

The Beatitudes (1973) - anthem for soloist(s) and SATB
In 'Festival Service Book 10 - The Nine Gifts' - also available as an offprint     
3 mins.     Difficulty B     Royal School of Church Music  click for RSCM online shop

Two anthems of meditation (1996) - short anthems for SATB and optional organ  
O Lord Seek us (poem by Christina Rossetti)
Blessed are the Eyes (poem by Studdert Kennedy)
2 mins each     Difficulty A-B    Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE19  more details



mixed choir with accompaniment

Alan Bullard Anthems
for SATB and piano/organ
A collection of ten of Alan Bullard's anthems for mixed choir, including some favourites and some new ones. Some are accompanied (organ or piano, with orchestral accompaniment on hire) and some are unaccompanied. They are also listed separately below.
Oxford University Press  more details

The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems, edited by Alan Bullard
for voices in 2, 3 and 4 parts and piano/organ
This best-selling and wide ranging anthology presents 65 anthems new and old, arranged flexibly for choirs of any size or shape.
Oxford University Press  more details
Those anthems by Alan Bullard are also listed separately in the lists below

Angelus ad virginem (Gabriel to Mary came) (arr. 2007) for voices in up to four parts with optional organ or piano
A 'flexible' arrangement of the well-known 13th-century Advent song in which Gabriel tells Mary of the forthcoming birth of Jesus
3-4 mins.    difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press    in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Be Joyful (2001) - a joyful song of praise for SATB and organ, commissioned and first performed by the massed choirs of the National Association of Choirs, Group 20. There are also versions for SSAA and TTBB and they all may be sung separately or together.
BULLARDMUSIC   contact

Bread of the World (2007) for voices in up to four parts with organ or piano
This comunion anthem is based on a Scottish folk-song and has a gently lilting melody: it is written for SATB but any of the lower three parts may be omitted.
Oxford University Press    in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Brother James' Air (arr. 2001) - the traditional tune arranged for SATB and organ or piano
In the collection 'The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book'
Oxford University Press  more details

Come, let us join our cheerful songs (1993) anthem for SAB and piano or organ
This setting of Isaac Watts was the winning anthem in the 1994 Harold Smart Competition.
'You'll have great fun with this anthem, and your congregation should be thrilled too!' - Deo magazine      
3 mins.     Difficulty B     RSCM   click for RSCM online shop

Dover Te Deum (2009) for SATB and organ, with optional youth choir and semi-chorus
By turns lively and expressive, this festival anthem was commissioned for the choir of St. Mary-the-Virgin, Dover, in memory of John and Jean Blair, and was first performed by the church choir directed by Stephen Yarrow.
'displays Bullard's attention to the text, melocid invention and accessible harmonic language... useful for festivals and for churches wanting a fresh setting of the Te Deum' - Church Music Quarterly
c. 6 mins.   Encore Publications  more details

For all Thy Saints (2001) - anthem for SATB and organ or piano
A joyous Saint's Day anthem - varied in mood but with a jubilant ending.
In the collection 'The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book'
Oxford University Press  more details

From the break of the day (2009) for SATB and piano/organ
A rich and melodious setting of the words 'Lord of all hopefulness' :
in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

Give thanks to God (arr. 2007) for unison, two or three part voices with optional keyboard
A jubilant arrangment of a traditional Botswanan melody
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

God in mine eternity (1996/2009)
two versions: for SA with optional men, and organ or piano, and for SATB and organ or piano
Text from a traditional prayer from the Hebrides, collected in the nineteenth century by Alexander Carmichael     
`This gentle setting has great lyrical beauty' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty A-B     Oxford University Press:
SA and optional Men version in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details
SATB version in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

God so loved the world (2007) for SA and optional TB, with organ or piano
A graceful and flowing setting of the well-known passage from the Gospel of John.
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

 Grace be unto you (1998) - for SA and optional Men with piano or organ
A lyrical setting of a verse from Revelation:
 2 mins.     Difficulty A-B        Colne / Spartan CE6     more details

Hail the day that sees him rise (2000) for SATB and piano/organ
A lively setting of the Wesley text, suitable for Ascension
in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details
also in 'Epiphany to All Saints for Choirs' Oxford University Press  more details

He will speak peace (1992) - anthem for SATB and organ                 
This setting of part of Psalm 85 (incorporating Gibbon's Song 1) was commissioned for the 350th anniversary of Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester, and dedicated to the memory of Herbert Howells (Alan Bullard's teacher at the RCM) in his centenary year.
`A tenderness and appeal which goes straight to the heart:  warmly recommended for any occasion' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.      Difficulty B    Colne / Spartan CE20      more details

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (arr. 2007) for between one and three voice parts, with organ or piano
The traditional words set to the Somerset folk-song melody, O Waly Waly, this flowing arrangement can be sung in up to three parts (in which case you have a gentle three-part canon at the end)
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Lamentations (1993)                
A setting for SATB and string  quartet (or string orchestra) of part of the Book of Lamentations in Latin: first London performance by Octave and the Sophie Langdon Chamber Players, Saint Martins in the Fields, July 1st 1994.
11 mins. Difficulty D     BULLARDMUSIC  contact

Let the people praise thee, O God (2009) for SATB and piano/organ
A joyous and rhythmic song of praise using words from Psalm 67, suitable for any occasion
'A lively setting which will be immensely rewarding to perform' - Gordon Appleton, Church Music Quarterly
in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

Love on my heart from heaven fell (2012) for SATB and piano
This expressive and colourful song for SATB and piano is a setting of a poem by Robert Bridges with a Christian message which is suitable for concert and church performance. It was first performed, in its original SSAA version, by its commissioners, the Newstead Singers (director Lesley Cooper) at their 40th anniversary concert in 2012. The SSAA and piano version is also available, as order No. CE51
Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE52 more details

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Selwyn Service) for SATB and optional organ
Written for the Chapel Choir of Selywn College, Cambridge, director Sarah MacDonald and performed at Wetminster Abbey, St John the Divine New York, and Washington National Cathedral.
Oxford University Press  more details

Now the green blade rises (arr. 2007) for voices in two or four parts, with organ or piano
A dramatic arrangment of this traditional French tune with Easter words, can be performed by SA, or TB, or SATB.
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

O breath of life (arr. 2007) for voices in up to three parts (S, A, Men), with organ or piano
Suitable for Pentecost and services of renewal, these powerful words are set to a sweeping English folk-melody
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

O Saviour of the World (2009) for SATB (with divisi) and piano/organ
A powerful and dramatic setting of the text of the Antiphon of the Holy Cross, suitable for Lent and for concert performance.
in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

Praise the Lord out of Heaven (1973) - anthem for SATB and organ      
A lively and rhythmic setting of part of Psalm 148
4 mins.     Difficulty B-C          BANKS ECS 69   more details

Praise ye the Lord (2001) - anthem for SATB and organ or piano
A colourful and joyful anthem for any occasion
In the collection 'The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book'
Oxford University Press  more details

Rest in the Lord of Life (2003) - anthem for SATB and piano or organ
A folk-song-like setting of a Celtic text, suitable for funeral or remembrance services
3 mins.     Difficulty A/B
Oxford University Press  more details    

Rise up, my love for SATB and optional organ or piano
Commissioned by Avril Danzcak for the Philharmonic Choir of Manchester, conductor Ian Chesworth and subsequently performed and recorded by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge, director Sarah MacDonald.
Setting a popular text paraphrased from the Song of Solomon, Rise up, my love is an uplifting anthem ideal for Easter services, although the text's beautiful springtime imagery would also make a lovely feature in any concert programme. The work contains expressive word painting, with moments of intensity alongside phrases of utter stillness. There are opportunities for soloists, and the flexible scoring allows choirs to decide whether to perform the piece unaccompanied, with organ, or with piano.
Oxford University Press  more details

Selwyn Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) for SATB and optional organ
Written for the Chapel Choir of Selywn College, Cambridge, director Sarah MacDonald and performed at Wetminster Abbey, St John the Divine New York, and Washington National Cathedral.
Oxford University Press  more details

Star of the East (2001) - Epiphany anthem for SATB and organ or piano
In the collection 'The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book'
Oxford University Press  more details   

Star of Wonder (2007) for voices in unison, 2 or 3 parts and organ or piano (orchestral accompt on hire)
This joyous Epiphany anthem (a new setting of the well-known words 'We three Kings of Orient are'  contrasts the cold journey of the travellers with the joy of the birth of the Christ-child.
3-4 mins.    difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press   
Flexible (unison, 2 or 3 parts) version is in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details
also an SATB and organ or piano version is in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

 The Feast of Palms (1998) - for SATB and organ
`the `finds' of the book are, above all, Alan Bullard's engaging, original yet approachable Palm Sunday anthem, which radiates a real sense of joy' Marcus Huxley, Mastersinger magazine.
3 mins.      Difficulty B    Oxford University Press
available separately   more details
Also in Ash Wednesday to Easter for Choirs   more details

The peace of God (2007) for voices in up to four parts with optional organ or piano
A gentle setting of traditional Celtic words: can be sung unaccompanied by SAB or SATB, accompanied by voices from one to four parts.
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Ubi caritas (Where all charity and love are) (arr. 2007) for voices in two parts with organ or piano
A meditatively paced arrangement of the tradational antiphon for Maundy Thursday, which may be sung by equal voices in two parts or by SATB, following suggestions in the score
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

We thank you, Lord (2009)  for SATB with piano or organ
This song of thanks to God for the world we live in is suitable for Harvest and other occasions.
'An attractive new anthem for Harvest, Rogationtide, or any service reflecting on creation'' - Gordon Appleton, Church Music Quarterly
 in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details
Wondrous Cross (2011) for SATB choir and organ or piano, with optional soloists, congregation, and strings (string orchestra, string quintet, or string quartet)
Wondrous Cross is a reflective work suitable for church or concert choirs of all abilities at Passiontide. It weaves the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ with linking biblical passages, 3 well-known hymns, and settings of 4 well-known sacred texts, including 'Drop, drop, slow tears' and 'Ave verum corpus' (both of which may be sung as independent motets) to create a moving and at times dramatic work. The short solos are perfectly suited to members of the choir, and strings (quartet, quintet, or ensemble) may optionally join the organ or piano in the accompaniment. If performed liturgically, the work may be interspersed with prayers and readings. The result is a flexible and striking work that re-presents this timeless story for a modern audience. String parts and full scores are available to hire or purchase from the Music Hire Library.
Forces or Category
SATB choir & organ/piano, with opt. soloists, congregation, & strings
Duration:  28 minutes     Link to.Wondrous Cross on OUP website

upper voices with accompaniment


Angelus ad virginem (Gabriel to Mary came) (arr. 2007) for voices in up to four parts with optional organ or piano
A 'flexible' arrangement of the well-known 13th-century Advent song in which Gabriel tells Mary of the forthcoming birth of Jesus
3-4 mins.    difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press    in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Be Joyful (2001) - a joyful song of praise for SSAA and organ, commissioned and first performed by the massed choirs of the National Association of Choirs, Group 20. There are also versions for SATB and TTBB and they all may be sung separately or together.
BULLARDMUSIC  contact

Bread of the World (2007) for voices in up to four parts with organ or piano
This comunion anthem is based on a Scottish folk-song and has a gently lilting melody: it is written for SATB but any of the lower three parts may be omitted.
Oxford University Press    in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Give thanks to God (arr. 2007) for unison, two or three part voices with optional keyboard
A jubilant arrangment of a traditional Botswanan melody
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

God in mine eternity (1996)  for SA (with optional men), and organ or piano,
Text from a traditional prayer from the Hebrides, collected in the nineteenth century by Alexander Carmichael     
`This gentle setting has great lyrical beauty' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty A-B     Oxford University Press:
in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details
There is also a version for SATB  in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

God so loved the world (2007) for SA (and optional TB), with organ or piano
A graceful and flowing setting of the well-known passage from the Gospel of John.
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

 Grace be unto you (1998) - for 2-part medium voices (and optional part for men) with piano or organ
A lyrical setting of a verse from Revelation:
 2 mins.     Difficulty A-B        Colne / Spartan CE6     more details

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (arr. 2007) for between one and three voice parts, with organ or piano
The traditional words set to the Somerset folk-song melody, O Waly Waly, this flowing arrangement can be sung in up to three parts (in which case you have a gentle three-part canon at the end)
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Love on my heart from heaven fell (2012) for SSAA and piano
This expressive and colourful song for SSAA and piano is a setting of a poem by Robert Bridges with a Christian message which is suitable for concert and church performance. It was first performed by its commissioners, the Newstead Singers (director Lesley Cooper) at their 40th anniversary concert in 2012. It is also available in an arrangmeent for SATB and piano (CE52)
Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE51 more details

Nobody's Son (1993) - cantata for young people (unison voices) and piano   
Written jointly with author Norman Hart and dedicated to the young people of Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester, this popular work has received many performances, including, in 2002, by the massed choirs of the London Borough of Bexley at the Royal Festival Hall.
'Bouncy and bright with rhythmic drive....written in an idiom with which young people can identify' - Deo magazine.
'Punchy... catchy and easy to learn' - Reform          
c.20 mins.     Difficulty A     BULLARDMUSIC  contact

Now the green blade rises (arr. 2007) for voices in two or four parts, with organ or piano
A dramatic arrangment of this traditional French tune with Easter words, can be performed by SA, or TB, or SATB.
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

O breath of life (arr. 2007) for voices in up to three parts (S, A, Men), with organ or piano
Suitable for Pentecost and services of renewal, these powerful words are set to a sweeping English folk-melody
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Star of Wonder (2007) for voices in unison, 2 or 3 parts and organ or piano (orchestral accompt on hire)
This joyous Epiphany anthem (a new setting of the well-known words 'We three Kings of Orient are'  contrasts the cold journey of the travellers with the joy of the birth of the Christ-child.
3-4 mins.    difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press   
Flexible (unison, 2 or 3 parts) version is in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

The peace of God (2007) for voices in up to two parts, with organ or piano
A gentle setting of traditional Celtic words: (can be sung unaccompanied by SAB or SATB)
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Ubi caritas (Where all charity and love are) (arr. 2007) for voices in two parts with organ or piano
A meditatively paced arrangement of the tradational antiphon for Maundy Thursday
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

 
upper voices without accompaniment


Angelus ad virginem (Gabriel to Mary came) (arr. 2007) for voices in up to four parts with optional organ or piano
A 'flexible' arrangement of the well-known 13th-century Advent song in which Gabriel tells Mary of the forthcoming birth of Jesus
3-4 mins.    difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press    in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Give thanks to God (arr. 2007) for unison, two or three part voices with optional keyboard
A jubilant arrangment of a traditional Botswanan melody
Oxford University Press: in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Sursum corda (1999)  for SSAA unaccompanied
This setting of `Lord, we lift up our hearts to thee' was commissioned by St. Margaret's School, Bushey to celebrate its 250th anniversary and first performed at a special service in St. Paul's Cathedral, conducted by Ian Hope
'this little gem is ideal for any girls or adult female choir able to divide confidently into four parts' - Music Teacher magazine
3 mins.  Difficulty B-C    Oxford University Press   more details
Also in a version for SSAATTBB in Alan Bullard Anthems

male voice choir with accompaniment

Be Joyful (2001) - a joyful song of praise for TTBB and organ, commissioned and first performed by the massed choirs of the National Association of Choirs, Group 20. There are also versions for SATB and SSAA and they all may be sung separately or together.
5 mins.     Difficulty B      BULLARDMUSIC  contact

Psalm 150 (2004) - for TTBB with organ, commissioned by the Audley Male Voice Choir, Staffordshire and first performed in the Victoria Hall, Hanley in April 2004
4 mins.     Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC  contact

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SATB unaccompanied

Christ the Lord is risen today (1990) - Easter anthem for SATB and optional organ
 2 mins.      Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC
Come, holy ghost, our souls inspire (1993) - anthem for SAB
This meditative setting of the text by Bishop J. Cosin, dedicated to Ian Ray and the choir of Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester,  is suitable for Pentecost  
`A thoughtful and beautiful setting' - Bernard Barrell, Oecumuse Newsletter
3 mins.     Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

Jesus Christ, the King of glory (1993) - Easter anthem for SAB
A rhythmic setting of the text by Bishop C. Wordsworth
'A vivacious little motet… an admirable introit for Eastertide' - Church Music Quarterly.      
2 mins.       Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E (1992) for SATB
A richly meditative setting, with frequent division of voices
5 mins.       Difficulty C     BULLARDMUSIC

O give thanks unto the Lord (1998) for SATB
A lively and joyous setting of part of Psalm 136
5 mins.     Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

Serve the Lord with gladness (1999) - short anthem or introit for SATB
A lively setting, written to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Ian Ray's appointment as organist at Lion Walk Church.     
1 min.      Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

Song of Consolation (1990) - anthem for SATB
A peaceful setting of a 9th century Latin text, translated by Gerald Moultrie
2 mins.      Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

That Virgin's Child (1998) - anthem for SATB
A setting of a poem by John Gwyneth (c.1530), suitable for Passiontide and general use
3 mins.     Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

SATB accompanied

Christ the Lord is risen today (1990) - Easter anthem for SATB and optional organ
2 mins.      Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

Come, dearest Lord (1988) anthem for SATB and organ
This setting of the hymn by Isaac Watts is in the `Harold Smart Memorial Competition 1989' anthem collection
3 mins.     Difficulty B      RSCM (out of print, available from the composer)

Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear (1986) for SSATB choir, childrens' choir and organ           
This setting of the hymn of John Newton was commissioned by Lion Walk United Reformed Church for the opening of their new sanctuary on November 1,  1986
`A splendidly constructed piece with some very imaginative writing' - Church Music Quarterly
6 mins.      Difficulty B-C          BULLARDMUSIC

Psalm of Praise (1996) for mixed choir in mostly two parts and piano (or organ)
A setting of Psalm 117     
`vivid and exciting… will make an immediate appeal to singers and listeners alike' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty B      BULLARDMUSIC

Upper Voices

Come, kingdom of our God (1992) - for unison or 2-part voices and piano        (text by John Johns)
'An evocative anthem...much to commend it' - Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty A-B      BULLARDMUSIC

Song of Thanks (1991) - anthem for unison voice(s) and piano            
A gently flowing setting of the words by Bishop G. Cotton
2 mins.       Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

The Love of God (1984/96) - anthem for unison voices and organ (or piano)     
This setting of three verses from the First Letter of John was written for the wedding of Linda and Norman Hart in 1984
`A well-balanced and sensitive setting of the text `Beloved,  let us love one another' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
2 mins.     Difficulty B     BULLARDMUSIC

No other Gods but me (1993) for soprano, alto, and organ (or flute/recorder and piano)
A setting of an 18th century version of the Ten Commandments
3 mins.     Difficulty B    BULLARDMUSIC