O Come, Emmanuel

Alan Bullard
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.


  • Prelude
  • Advent Responsory (i)
  • Hymn: The advent of our God
  • O Wisdom
  • Where shall Wisdom befound?
  • 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 withclouds descending

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193397651
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 60
Duration: 35 Mins
Publication Date: 13/06/2013
Barcode: 0
Format: 279x216
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB & organ/piano/small orchestra/chamber group
Instrumentation: 1 fl, 1 ob, 1 cl in A, 1 bsn/bass cl, 1 tpt in B flat, 1 hn in F, and either string quintet (2 vlns, vla, vc, db), or string orchestra, or keyboard (pno/org). The keyboard part here is an alternative to the string parts, and not the same as the accompaniment in the vocal score.
Level of difficulty: B


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