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Biographical Notes

Alan Bullard was born in London in 1947 and studied with Herbert Howells at the RCM and Arnold Whittall at Nottingham University. For over 20 years he has lived in Colchester, Essex where he is Head of Composition at Colchester Institute: he is also an examiner for the Associated Board.

As a composer he is prolific and wide-ranging, having written in most genres for both amateurs and professionals.


The variety of commissions that Alan Bullard has undertaken - including music for a number of professional soloists and ensembles, many amateur choral societies and children's choirs, a semi-professional chamber orchestra, a wind band festival, a professional chamber choir, a festival for massed school choirs and instrumentalists, the anniversary celebrations of a church and a school, music for examination syllabuses and educational albums, and for a television programme about the Suffolk landscape - are some indication of the wide appeal of the music of this versatile composer to many different types of musicians and audiences.


Recent instrumental commissions range from the virtuosic A minor deconstruction for violin, clarinet and piano (Coll'Arte Trio, Birmingham 1998), Winter Variations for cello and piano (Jamie Walton and Daniel Grimwood, Tunbridge Wells 1998), Aztec Genesis for large symphony orchestra (Colchester Institute Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Phelps, 2001), and Sonata for Three for John Turner (recorder), Graham Salvage (bassoon) and Pamela Nash (harpsichord), to pieces for young musicians such as Zoological Band (Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, 1999)


Sounds through the day for recorders and percussion (Colchester Youth Arts Partnership, 2001) a number of collections of pieces for beginners and intermediate players published by Oxford University Press, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Chester Music, and Spartan Press.

Works in progress include a joint commission, Mr Lear, for the Sawtry Chorale, South Chiltern Choral Society, and the Kemsing Singers.

For further information, visit Alan Bullard's website

Recent choral commissions include
This is our World (Feltham Choral Society, 2000)
Anniversary Song (Solihull Chandos Choir, 2000)
A Bunyan Garland (Dame Alice Harpur School Choirs, Bedford, 2001)
A year in a Day (Reading Phoenix Choir, 2001)
A Summer Garland (Waltham Singers, 2002)
and a number of carols and anthems for Oxford University Press and Novello.
Recent choral publications include
Angel Alleluias (OUP)
Mary's Lullaby (OUP)
Hillside Carol (OUP)
Follow the Star (OUP)
Scots Nativity (OUP)
four anthems in the New Oxford Easy Anthem Book (OUP)and three carols in Christmas Voices (Novello)
Alan Bullard's choral music is also represented by Choral Connections,
Instrumental publications include
Zoological Band and Circus Skills (both Spartan Press)
Three Diversions (Forsyth)
The Sight Reading Sourcebook, Grades 1 - 3 (Chester Music)
Recent CDs include
Three Picasso Portraits (Saxology, Meridian CDs)
Recipes for recorder and strings (John Turner and Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Olympia CDs)
Olympian Sketches(Chinook Clarinet Quartet)
Cyclic Harmony(British Clarinet Ensemble)

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