ALAN BULLARD (b 1947 )
Alan Bullard was born in 1947 in Upper Norwood, London, and studied under Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music, and subsequently at Nottingham University. The English choral tradition was very much part of his upbringing, and has resulted in many choral works, notable amongst which are Madrigal Book and The Spacious Firmament, both broadcast by the BBC Northern Singers and their conductor Stephen Wilkinson, and three substantial choral and orchestral cantatas, A Song to St Helena, Dance of the Universe and Canticle of Freedom. As well as having a large catalogue of instrumental and ensemble music, he is much in demand as a composer of music for amateurs and young people and his many works for wind instruments have gained great popularity.
– © John Turner 2000