Beloved, let us love

Beloved, let us love : Vocal score

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for SATB and organ or piano Horatius Bonar's well-known hymn Beloved, let us love is a perfect text for wedding services, expressing the belief that it is only through loving others that we can know God's love for us. Bullard's celebratory and emotive setting begins by offsetting male and female voices, before exploring full-choir textures, rich harmonies, and contrasting keyboard accompaniments. Both affirmatory and exultant and reflective and wondrous, the anthem should find a place in church services and concerts throughout the year.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 171 x 251 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193413361
  • 9780193413368

About Alan Bullard

Alan Bullard was born in London, and studied with Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music, and at Nottingham University. He enjoyed a successful career in music education, most recently as Head of Composition at Colchester Institute, and is currently an examiner for ABRSM. He now devotes most of his time to composing, editing, and arranging. His music unfailingly appeals to both performers and audiences; he has written for all kinds of choirs, with instrumental
works for a variety of ensembles and orchestras. Alan is also a respected writer of music for examination syllabuses and educational albums. His major publications include the inspirational Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems and Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, Alan Bullard Carols, and Alan Bullard
Anthems, and the three cantatas Wondrous Cross, O Come Emmanuel, and A Light in the Stable. He and his wife Janet also write the Pianoworks series for the older beginner.
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Review quote

Here is a lovely piece to sing at a wedding, either during the signing of the registers, or within the service where there might be a poem or reading. Horatius Bonar's words may no longer be popular as a hymn, but set to such heartfelt music as here, they come across freshly. There is effective contrast between upper and lower voices, as if they were two different people, coming together at various points, and above all at the end for 'Beloved, let us love: for only
thus shall we behold that God who loveth us.' * Stephen Patterson, Sunday by Sunday (RSCM), March 2016 *
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