This is the truth sent from above

This is the truth sent from above : Vocal score

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for SATB and piano or organ This heart-warming setting of a familiar text includes all the hallmarks of a Bullard carol. Through subtle time-signature changes, a gentle modulation, elegant contrapuntal lines, and an uplifting finale, the composer evokes the perfect Christmas more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 178 x 255 x 2mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193408740
  • 9780193408746

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For a three-minute quick fix, there is Alan Bullard's This is the truth sent from above. This is a silkily consonant new composition whose words were made famous in choral circles by Vaughan Williams's a cappella arrangement of a folk tune collected in Herefordshire almost a century ago . . . These five verses have become indelibly associated with Christmas, but they would comfortably adorn a choral liturgy at almost any time of year. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ September 2015 *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