Come, O Creator Spirit

Come, O Creator Spirit : Vocal score

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for SATB and organ with optional congregation Perfect for celebrating Pentecost, this joyous anthem on the theme of the Holy Spirit centres around the Veni Creator Spiritus plainchant, fragments of which have been skilfully developed to create an expressive setting of Edwin Hatch's Breathe on me, breath of God. Masterfully crafted, the anthem moves seamlessly between the familiar plainchant and Bullard's original melody, before culminating in a climactic final verse in which the two melodies are sung simultaneously, bringing the anthem to an exultant more

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  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 215 x 252 x 1mm | 36g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193411458
  • 9780193411456

Review quote

Alan Bullard alternates the Mechlin plainsong 'Veni Creator' ('Come, O Creator spirit'), sung in Latin or English, verse by verse with a setting of 'Breathe on me, breath of God' that sounds as if it is an elaboration of the plainsong melody. Each verse intensifies in complexity until the fourth verses, which, instead of being separate, combine the doxology of 'Veni Creator' with 'Breathe on me, breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with thee a' to thrilling effect. A congregation may join with the choir in the 'Veni Creator' verses. * James L. Montgomery, Sunday by Sunday (RSCM), March 2016 *show more

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 more