CHRISTMAS CHORAL MUSIC (and Advent and Epiphany)
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The music you might be able to hear is 'Sing out Angels' commissioned by Music Dynamics to support Marie Curie Cancer Care
mixed choir, unaccompanied
mixed choir, with accompaniment
upper voices, equal voices, or male voices, unaccompanied
upper voices, equal voices or male voices, with accompaniment

out of print or unpublished (special order)


mixed choir, unaccompanied

 Alan Bullard Carols
for SATB and piano/organ (orchestral scores and parts on hire)
A collection of ten of Alan Bullard's carols 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 in the list below.
Oxford University Press  more details

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, edited by Alan Bullard
for voices in 2, 3 and 4 parts and piano/organ
In the same format as the Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems this wide ranging anthology presents 56 carols new and old, all in new arrangments, suitable for choirs of any size or shape.
Those carols by Alan Bullard are also listed separately in the lists below
Oxford University Press  more details

Adam lay y-bounden (1972) - carol for SATB       
A setting of the well known anonymous 15th-century verse: originally written for the collection 'Our Heart's Joy' and now available as a separate offprint
2 mins.      Difficulty B     RSCM offprint   click for RSCM online shop

 And all the stars looked down (2007) - carol for 6-part mixed choir unaccompanied
This setting of a haunting and memorable poem by G. K. Chesterton contrasts the traditional manger-scene with the real world outside. Performed by The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
3 mins.  Difficulty C
Oxford University Press:
in the collections The Ivy and the Holly  more details and in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

Alleluia (1991) for SATB unaccompanied
Using only the words Alleluia and Gloria, this is a fresh and original anthem full of rhythmic ingenuity, for SATB choir.  “An admirable choral flourish” said Church Music Quarterly.
Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE13   M-708068-13-6   more details

Angel Alleluias (1998) for SATB unaccompanied
for SATB unaccompanied with optional percussion
This energetic and highly rhythmic setting of a 15th century carol uses a vibrant call-and-response style, which helps the piece maintain its momentum right through to its thrilling fortissimo conclusion.
'infectious rhythmic vitality....I can see this as a big hit' - Richard Graves, Choir and Organ
Oxford University Press    more details   also in Alan Bullard Carols  more details (including soundclip)
Here's a link to a youtube performance
3 mins.     Difficulty B     OUP X434  (0-19-343242-0)  
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 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

 Cantate Gloria (1999) for SATB unaccompanied
Suitable for Christmas and other 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 which would be a great encore at a Christmas concert' - Gordon Appleton, Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Oxford University Press    more details                 here's a youtube link

Child in the manger, Lord of all (2009) for SATB unaccompanied  NEW!
A lovely addition to any choir's Christmas repertory. This attractive carol has a tuneful melody with a slight modal feel. Opening with melody alone, sung solo or in unison, the carol builds up harmonically, moving from octave thirds to the rich, occasionally chromatic harmonies of the central section. There are short soprano and tenor solos near the end.
Oxford University Press    more details

Christmas Nowells (2001) for SATB unaccompanied
A sprightly and rhythmic setting of a mediaeval text, available separately and also in the collection Christmas Voices.
Novello    more details

Come and Worship! (2004)
for SATB and optional percussion (tambourine, small drum, hand-claps, etc)
This lively setting of a traditional 19th-century English text (interspersed with a Latin refrain) recaptures the spirit of Bullard's earlier Angel Alleluias. With its straightforward harmony, snappy, syncopated rhythms, and optional use of basic percussion, this joyous carol would make a particularly rousing finale to any carol concert.
Oxford University Press    more details
Version for voices in two parts with piano in The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details
(the two versions are not compatible)

Dormi, Jesu / Sleep, sweet Jesus (1972) - carol for SATB unaccompanied             
A peaceful setting of the traditional Latin text with the English paraphrase by S. T. Coleridge as an alternative
3 mins.     Difficulty B     
THEODORE PRESSER CO. (USA)  more details

Gaudete (trad. arr. AB 2009)
A lively arrangement of the popular 16th century carol, for either SA, TB, or SATB, with or without keyboard.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Glory to the Christ Child (2005) for SATB unaccompanied
This exuberant carol  was performed by the choir of Kings College Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury, at the 2007 and 2008 Services of Nine Lessons and Carols and is also recorded by the same performers on an EMI CD.  For SATB unaccompanied, it is full of contrast and seasonal cheer: with a sprightly refrain, in which unison passages burst into jubilant harmony, this would make an ideal addition to any carol service or concert.  
'Alan Bullard is fast establishing himself as an outstanding composer of music for the church....a subtle and many-layered Christmas anthem' - Church Music Quarterly
Oxford University Press    more details    also in Carols for Choirs 5 and in Alan Bullard Carols  more details (including soundclip)
Recorded by Kings College choir on their CD of the 2008 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols details

Good Christians all rejoice (trad. arr. AB 2009)
For 2 or 3 voice parts (men or women) and optional percussion.
An arrangement of the old German carol 'In dulci jubilo' with the more forthright words of the Victorian hymn-writer J. M Neale.  Useful for processionals and outdoor singing!
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

I saw a stable (2010) SATB unaccompanied
A short but expressively characterful and moving carol, setting part of a poem by Mary Coleridge.
In Carols for Choirs 5 (OUP)  more details
 'A lyrical and poignant setting' - Rupert Gough, Choir and Organ

I Sing the Birth (2002) for SATB unaccompanied
An expressive setting of the poem by Ben Jonson
3 mins.   Difficulty B
Novello    more details

Jesus Christ is born today (Natus est Immanuel) (2009)
for any number of unaccompanied voice-parts from 2 to 6
This rhythmic and lively round makes a good carol service or concert opener: Latin or English text.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  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

Journey from Nazareth (2002) for SATB unaccompanied and optional percussion
A processional carol, with words loosely based on a Venezuelan carol telling the story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, . Available separately and also in the collection Christmas Voices.
3 mins.   Difficulty B
Novello    more details

Nativity (1996) for SATB unaccompanied
Exceptional word setting and vocal writing ensure that C17th poet Richard Crashaw's words spring to life in this evocative carol for unaccompanied mixed voices.
`Really comes out of the page and grabs you: the a capella  writing is not easy, but Crashaw's text comes to life in a very convincing way, and both the word setting and the vocal writing will surely help this lovely piece to become a best-seller' - Church Music Quarterly
2 mins.     Difficulty C
Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE12   M-708068-12-9   more details

Natus est Immanuel (Jesus Christ is born today) (2009)
for any number of unaccompanied voice-parts from 2 to 6
This rhythmic and lively round makes a good carol service or concert opener: Latin or English text.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

 New Year Carol (1984) - SATB unaccompanied  
This lively setting of the anonymous poem `Here we bring new water' was first broadcast in 1985 by the Stephen Hill Singers on `Friday Night is Music Night' (BBC Radio 2) and was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 by the BBC Singers to welcome in the year 2010.
2 mins.      Difficulty B-C     
BANKS MUSIC PUBLICATIONS  ECS 156  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.
3 mins.     Difficulty B
in 'Alan Bullard Anthems' Oxford University Press  more details

Rose of such virtue (2011) for SSATB unaccompanied
This enchanting setting of the well-known medieval text combines expressive harmonies with gently interweaving lines for solo or soli voices. A beautifully written Advent miniature, Rose of such virtue will appeal to choirs and audiences alike.
Oxford University Press more details

Sweet was the song (2009)
This expressive and folk-like new setting of the 16th century 'Lute-Book Lullaby' can be sung in up to 4 parts, with an optional keyboard accompaniment, together with two optional lower voice parts.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

The gracious gift (2008) for SATB unaccompanied
This flowing setting of the traditional sixteenth-century text gently pictures Mary rocking Jesus, a Christmas gift for humankind.
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Oxford University Press     in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

There is no rose (trad. arr. AB 2009)
The fifteenth-century anonymous carol, presented in a version for three voices unaccompanied, or up to three voices with keyboard accompaniment
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details


mixed choir, with accompaniment  

 Alan Bullard Carols
for SATB and piano/organ (orchestral score and parts on hire)
A collection of ten of Alan Bullard's carols 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 in the list below.
Oxford University Press  more details

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, edited by Alan Bullard
for voices in 2, 3 and 4 parts and piano/organ
In the same format as the Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems this wide ranging anthology presents 56 carols new and old, all in new arrangments, suitable for choirs of any size or shape.
Those carols by Alan Bullard are also listed separately in the lists below
Oxford University Press  more details

O Come Emmanuel for SATB and organ or piano or small orchestra or chamber group
O Come, Emmanuel is an Advent Celebration, suitable for both church and concert choirs. It is based on the 7 Great 'O' Antiphons, and fragments of the well-known plainsong hymn permeate the work. To these, Bullard has added settings of a number of other Advent texts and hymns, including the beautiful 'There is a rose-tree', a rousing setting of 'Chanticleer Carol', and new arrangements of 'Gabriel's Message' and 'Joy to the world!'. The work may be sung throughout by SATB choir, or a range of soloists may take some of the lines. The accompaniment - for organ or piano, or with small orchestra or chamber group - is equally flexible. A number of the movements make highly effective separate pieces and anthems. Written with the composer's long and practical experience, O Come, Emmanuel is a strikingly original work for Advent and Christmas that will enhance both liturgical celebrations and concert programmes at this time.
Oxford University Press  more details

 A Feast for Christmas
A seasonable celebration for SATB choir, optional youth choir and narrator, with piano (or brass quintet)
This 8-movement cantata contrasts the cooking of the Christmas dinner with more reflective Christmas themes, with an opportunity for the audience to join in at the end.  Ideal for Christmas concerts - duration c. 25-30 minutes.
Colne/Spartan CE29  more details
The combined first and last movements of A Feast for Christmas are available as a separate octavo entitled Christmas Celebration (Colne/Spartan CE31) the perfect finale to your Christmas Concert!

A baby so small, a message so great for SATB and piano
An expressive Christmas song setting a text by the composer. Contrasting gentle melodies and sparse piano writing with richly dramatic chords, it creates a real sense of anticipation for the arrival of Jesus, and will be a popular choice for Advent and Christmas.
Oxford University Press more details

A boy is born in Bethlehem (Puer Natus)
For SA with optional Baritone, and organ or piano (separatel leaflet)
or for SATB and organ or piano (orchestral accompaniment on hire) in Alan Bullard Carols
This lively carol is fast and fleeting, propelled forward by a constantly shifting meter, and a characterful accompaniment. It may be sung in English or to the Latin text taken from Piae Cantiones. It is is a captivating carol, and a rewarding sing.
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Oxford University Press   SA(B) version    more details
Version for SATB in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

 And can this newborn mystery
For SATB and organ or piano, or small orchestra (parts on hire)
A setting of a new text by minister and poet Brian Wren, this colourful carol highlights the meaning of the Christmas mystery today.
3-4 mins.    Difficulty B
Oxford University Press     in Alan Bullard Carols  more details (including soundclip)

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 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

Birthday Carol (2003) for SATB and piano or organ      
A lively setting in the gallery carol-tradition`
4 mins.     Difficulty B     Novello    more details

Christmas Celebration for SATB and piano or organ      
This is the first and last movements of 'A Feast for Christmas' combined together (see above)
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Colne Edition/Spartan Press CE 31 more details

Come and Worship! (2004)
for SATB, or SA, or TB and piano, with optional percussion (tambourine, small drum, hand-claps, etc)
This lively setting of a traditional 19th-century English text (interspersed with a Latin refrain) recaptures the spirit of Bullard's earlier Angel Alleluias. With its straightforward harmony, snappy, syncopated rhythms, and optional use of basic percussion, this joyous carol would make a particularly rousing finale to any carol concert.
Oxford University Press
3 mins.    Difficulty B  
in The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details
also a version for SATB unaccompanied as a separate leaflet more details (the two versions are not compatible)

Feast Day Carol  (1981) - SATB and piano       
A jovial setting of the poem by George Wither
2 mins.      Difficulty B
BANKS MUSIC PUBLICATIONS  ECS 130  more details

Follow the star! (2000)
A riotous and boisterous burst of joy for SATB and piano. This carol is rhythmic and jazzy and is propelled forward by an infectious and insistent choral refrain, with a lively piano accompaniment adding zest and colour. Recently recorded by the BYU Singers, conductor Ronald Staheli, on their CD 'The Spirit of Christmas'  (Click here for more details of the recording and mp3 sample)
3 mins.    Difficulty B
Oxford University Press      more details

Gaudete (trad. arr. AB 2009)
A lively arrangement of the popular 16th century carol, for either SA, TB, or SATB, with or without keyboard.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Hill-side Carol (2000)
For SATB and piano or organ, with optional flute/treble recorder, this is a calm and contemplative setting of a  poem by Clive Sansom about the shepherds on the hillside.
3 mins.  Difficulty B
Oxford University Press    more details   also in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

 His Praises we'll Sing (2007)
for two-part voices (S+A,T+B) and piano or organ (or brass quintet (2 tpts, hn, tbn, tba) - on hire)
This joyful and vibrant carol will delight youth and adult choirs alike. The strong unison opening, with a pealing bell-like accompaniment, builds to a climactic two-part canon, brilliantly capturing the joyous message of Christmas.
2 mins.     Difficulty A-B
Oxford University Press    more details   also in The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols

Ideo, ideo
A lively and rhythmic setting of the traditional words 'On this day earth shall ring with the songs that we sing to the Son, Christ the King', for SATB and piano or organ.
Available separately and also in the collection Christmas Voices.
3 mins.    Difficulty B
Novello    more details

 Love came down at Christmas (2007)  for SATB and piano (orchestral score and parts on hire)
This appealing setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti has a memorable tune and a gentle, flowing piano accompaniment. Rich, expressive, and accessible, this carol is a great option for church and concert choirs at Christmas.
Oxford University Press    more details

Ring the Bells (2005) for SATB and piano (or SSA and piano) - orchestral accompaniment is on hire
A lively and jubilant carol in which a rhythmic theme is presented in different contrapuntal textures, ending with a exciting build-up.
SATB version In Alan Bullard Carols (OUP)  more details
SSA version in `For Him all Stars' (15 carols for upper voices) more details (and soundclip)
 'Alan Bullard's 'Ring the Bells' is first-rate' - Matthew Greenall, The Singer magazine.

Scots Nativity (2001) for SATB and piano (or small orchestra - score and parts on hire)
This ever-popular setting is an attractive carol to a traditional Scottish text and with a gentle 'folk-y' feel. A flowing melody, complete with flattened 7ths and delicate Scotch snaps, appears in various guises, each verse ending with a lullaby refrain. It is available in both mixed and upper-voice versions
Oxford University Press      more details     Also in Carols for Choirs 5
there is also a version for upper voices with optional baritone part in Voiceworks at Christmas

Silent Night (trad. arr. AB 2009)
F. X. Gruber's beautiful 19th century German carol in a flowing and expressive arrangment for any two voice parts, or SATB, and keyboard.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Sleep, baby, sleep (2010) - a setting of a Victorian Christmas poem for SATB choir and piano or organ. The music alternates between the calm manger scene and the outside world of the shepherds, wise men, and angels, providing an expressive carol which is both dramatic and peaceful. CE45 more details

Sing out, Angels (2010)  Commissioned by Music Dynamics to support Marie Curie Cancer Care, this gentle carol for SATB, or upper voices or unison voices with piano is a setting of a text by the composer celebrating the work of the 'caring angels' and the 'shining stars' at Christmas time.
Score and download version published by Music Dynamics more details
Link to Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Sing out' project

Star of the East (2001)
This Epiphany anthem (a setting of the words 'Brightest and Best'  for SATB and organ or piano is found in The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book and in
Oxford University Press      more details

Star of Wonder (2007) for voices in up to four parts and organ or piano (orchestral accompt on hire)
This joyous Epiphany carol (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   
SATB and organ or piano version is in Alan Bullard Carols  more details
Flexible (unison, 2 or 3 parts) version is in The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems:   more details

Sweet was the song (2009)
This expressive and folk-like new setting of the 16th century 'Lute-Book Lullaby' can be sung in up to 4 parts, with an optional keyboard accompaniment, together with two optional lower voice parts.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

There is no rose (trad. arr. AB 2009)
The fifteenth-century anonymous carol, presented in a version for three voices unaccompanied, or up to three voices with keyboard accompaniment
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

This night (2009) for SATB and organ or piano, or small orchestra (parts on hire)
This setting of a traditional Hebridean text takes us to a world far removed from today: the poem's strange blend of pagan and Christian imagery is matched by a dramatic and colourful musical response
4 mins.    difficulty B-C
Oxford University Press     in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

Wisselton, wasselton (1999) for SA and optional Men and piano
A lively wassail song. The strong, no-nonsense tune breaks into canon, while the brisk piano part propels the music to a joyous, 'good cheer' ending.
Oxford University Press       
3 mins.    difficulty A-B
 In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details
Also available as a separate leaflet for SS(S) and piano    more details

upper, equal or male voices, unaccompanied

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, edited by Alan Bullard
for voices in 2, 3 and 4 parts and piano/organ
In the same format as the Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems this wide ranging anthology presents 56 carols new and old, all in new arrangements, suitable for choirs of any size or shape.
Those carols by Alan Bullard are also listed separately in the lists below
Oxford University Press  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 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

Gaudete (trad. arr. AB 2009)
A lively arrangement of the popular 16th century carol, for either SA, TB, or SATB, with or without keyboard.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Good Christians all rejoice (trad. arr. AB 2009)
For 2 or 3 voice parts (men or women) and optional percussion.
An arrangement of the old German carol 'In dulci jubilo' with the more forthright words of the Victorian hymn-writer J. M Neale.  Useful for processionals and outdoor singing!
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

He came all so still (1974) - carol for alto solo and SSA                
This setting of the anonymous fifteenth-century text was first performed by Timothy Penrose and The Newstead Singers in St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
'A remarkably memorable piece' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
'A first-rate addition to the SSA repertoire' - Paul Hale, Organist's Review.
'The sustained chords provide a tranquility around which weaves a yearning modal alto solo' - Rupert Gough, Choir and Organ
2 mins.       Difficulty B     COLNE/SPARTAN CE42  more details

Natus est Immanuel (Jesus Christ is born today) (2009)
for any number of unaccompanied voice-parts from 2 to 6
This rhythmic and lively round makes a good carol service or concert opener: Latin or English text.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Sweet was the song (2009)
This expressive and folk-like new setting of the 16th century 'Lute-Book Lullaby' can be sung in up to 4 parts, with an optional keyboard accompaniment, together with two optional lower voice parts.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

There is no rose (trad. arr. AB 2009)
The fifteenth-century anonymous carol, presented in a version for three voices unaccompanied, or up to three voices with keyboard accompaniment
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details


upper, equal or male voices, with accompaniment

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, edited by Alan Bullard
for voices in 2, 3 and 4 parts and piano/organ
In the same format as the Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems this wide ranging anthology presents 56 carols new and old, all in new arrangements, suitable for choirs of any size or shape.
Those carols by Alan Bullard are also listed separately in the lists below
Oxford University Press  more details

A boy is born in Bethlehem (Puer Natus)
For SA with optional Baritone, and organ or piano (separatel leaflet)
or for SATB and organ or piano (orchestral accompaniment on hire) in Alan Bullard Carols
This lively carol is fast and fleeting, propelled forward by a constantly shifting meter, and a characterful accompaniment. It may be sung in English or to the Latin text taken from Piae Cantiones. It is is a captivating carol, and a rewarding sing.
3 mins.     Difficulty B
Oxford University Press   SA(B) version    more details
Version for SATB  in Alan Bullard Carols  more details

All in Tune (1997) - carol for equal voices in three parts, with piano or organ     
With optional flute or treble recorder (play from score) and suitable for three-part upper voices or male voices, this light-hearted setting of a  traditional text will brighten any Christmas concert.
'The vocal lines are well written so that even young singers or beginners could manage the harmonies...The text encourages us to dance and sing for joy in celebration of the birth of Jesus, and also draws a parallel between the beauty of instruments making music together and the reconciliation of God and man' - Church Music Quarterly
3 mins.     Difficulty A-B     COLNE / SPARTAN CE11  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 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

Find that baby! (1996) - Christmas cantata for young voices and piano     
A successor to Nobody's Son, in which Norman Hart's words wittily tell the Christmas story from the point of view of the lesser characters in the drama - the shepherds, the inn-keeper, the angels, the donkey, the camels - not forgetting King Herod.  Written for the people of Lion Walk Church, Colchester, and first performed there on December 22nd 1996.
c. 20 mins    Difficulty A     
NCEC (National Christian Education Council) ISBN 0-7197-0953-9

Gaudete (trad. arr. AB 2009)
A lively arrangement of the popular 16th century carol, for either SA, TB, or SATB, with or without keyboard.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Gloria tibi, Domine (1972) - carol for unison or two-part voices and piano      
A lively setting of a 15th century anonymous text: version for voices and strings on hire.
3 mins.     Difficulty A-B     BANKS MUSIC PUBLICATIONS ECS 67  more details

He came all so still (1974) - carol for alto solo and SSA                
This setting of the anonymous fifteenth-century text was first performed by Timothy Penrose and The Newstead Singers in St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
'A remarkably memorable piece' - Michael Fleming, Church Music Quarterly
'A first-rate addition to the SSA repertoire' - Paul Hale, Organist's Review.
2 mins.       Difficulty B     COLNE/SPARTAN CE42  more details

Mary's Lullaby (1998) - carol for SSAA, optional soloists, and piano  
An attractive and moving setting of a refreshingly thought provoking 17th-century carol text. The choral lines are easy, clothing the words with great sensitivity and supported by a simple and atmospheric piano accompaniment.
'What captures my interest most of all about this setting is the wonderful melody with which the piece opens. Modal in character, simple in line and shape, this adds a true simplicity that colours the music so superbly. . . For a Christmas carol service, in church acoustics, this could be a very effective choice.' - Music Teacher
'A gently flowing lullaby of almost hypnotic beauty at times...strongly recommended' - Richard Graves, Choir and Organ
3 mins.     Difficulty B     OUP  W150 (0-19-342647-1)  more details

Scots Nativity (2001) - Carol for upper voices in two parts and piano
This is an attractive, not difficult carol to a traditional Scottish text and with a gentle 'folk-y' feel. A flowing melody, complete with flattened 7ths and delicate Scotch snaps, appears in various guises, each verse ending with a lullaby refrain. It is available in both SATB and SA versions. Material is available on hire for an accompaniment for brass quintet and for small orchestra.  
Also available for SATB and piano
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS  T134     (0-19-343-256-0)  more details
Here's a link to the Cantamus Training Choir singing it
there is also a version for upper voices with optional baritone part in Voiceworks at Christmas

Silent Night (trad. arr. AB 2009)
F. X. Gruber's beautiful 19th century German carol in a flowing and expressive arrangment for any two voice parts, or SATB, and keyboard.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

Sing out, Angels (2010)Commissioned by Music Dynamics to support Marie Curie Cancer Care, this gentle carol for upper voices or unison voices (or SATB) with piano is a setting of a text by the composer celebrating the work of the 'caring angels' and the 'shining stars' at Christmas time.
Score and download version published by Music Dynamics more details
Link to Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Sing out' project

Sleeping Jesus (1984) - Christmas song for unison or 2 part upper voices and piano
A gentle and tuneful lullaby: words by the composer:
3 mins.     Difficulty A     RSCM   click for RSCM online shop

Star of Wonder (2007) for voices in unison, 2 or 3 parts and organ or piano (orchestral accompt on hire)
This joyous Epiphany carol (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

Sweet was the song (2009)
This expressive and folk-like new setting of the 16th century 'Lute-Book Lullaby' can be sung in up to 4 parts, with an optional keyboard accompaniment, together with two optional lower voice parts.
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

The friendly beasts (1989) - Christmas song for SA and piano with optional soloists
`simple and flowing…Mums and Dads, Aunts and Uncles will love it' - Choir and Organ
4 mins.     Difficulty B     RSCM       

There is no rose (trad. arr. AB 2009)
The fifteenth-century anonymous carol, presented in a version for three voices unaccompanied, or up to three voices with keyboard accompaniment
In The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details

 Wisselton, wasselton (1999) for upper voices in 2 or 3 parts and piano (or SA and optional Men and piano)
(At the turn of the year, No 3)
A lively wassail song. The strong, no-nonsense tune breaks into canon, while the brisk piano part propels the music to a joyous, 'good cheer' ending.
`A bright cheery folk-song style… would suit a school choir with a capable pianist' - Music Teacher
Oxford University Press       
3 mins.    difficulty A-B
Leaflet for SS(S) and piano    more details
SA and optional men version is in The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols  more details



Bullard consistently provides attractive music for all types of choirs' - Peter Broadbent, Music Teacher magazine.
Bullard's music is rapidly making a very considerable impression on the British music scene' - Christopher Moore, Organist's Review.

 The following works, out of print or unpublished, are available to special order only, from the composer

A little child there is y-born (1991) - carol for SATB                    
This setting of an anonymous 14th century text was commissioned and first performed by the Sawtry Chorale, conductor Peter Davies         
'Highly recommended' - Organists's Review.   
`Plenty of intelligent variation and humour in this attractive piece' - Music Teacher
3 mins.     Difficulty B-C     

Christmas Bells (1996) for SATB and organ      
A setting of the poem by Longfellow
`Imaginative and thoughtful writing…..warmly commended' - Church Music Quarterly
`Music of real integrity, sensitivity and skill' - Christopher Moore, Organists Review
`A joyful energy…the bells peal out in the organ, and the choral writing is highly effective' - Nicholas Bannan, Music Teacher magazine
3 mins.     Difficulty B     

Chanticleer (1998) - carol for SATB
A dramatic setting of the colourful poem by the seventeenth century mystical poet William Austin
4 mins.     Difficulty B     

For Christ is born (1999) - carol for SATB and piano (or organ) - text by W. C. Dix (1837-98)
A lyrical and expressive setting of a popular Victorian meditation on Christ's birth.
3 mins.     Difficulty B     


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