O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, Emmanuel : Vocal score

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for SATB (with optional solos) 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.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 60 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 5mm | 192g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019339765X
  • 9780193397651
  • 2,019,792

Table of contents

Prelude ; Advent Responsory (i) ; Hymn: The advent of our God ; O Wisdom ; Where shall Wisdom be found? ; O Lord of Lord ; Come, thou long-expected Jesus ; O Root of Jesse ; There is a rose-tree ; O Key of David ; Earth grown old ; Hymn: Thy kingdom come! on bended knee ; O Morning Star ; Chanticleer ; O King of the Nations ; Hymn: Joy to the world! ; And they shall call his name Emmanuel ; O Emmanuel ; Gabriel's Message ; And art thou come with us to dwell? ; Advent Responsory (ii) ; Hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descendingshow more

Review quote

Bullard writes beautifully for voices. Take a look also at his [Alan Bullard] Anthems, as well as his [Alan Bullard] Carols - this is a composer whose settings are charming, not difficult, and well conceived! * Philip Brunelle, American Guild of Organists Journal, Sept 13 *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 beginner.show more