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For Immediate Release   May 2009

Carl Fischer Music Releases New BriLee Music
Vocal Book by Mark Patterson

New York , NY — Carl Fischer Music is excited to announce the publication and distribution of the fourth book in the BriLee Music vocal solo series, Tales of Land and Sea Book/CD: Solo Songs for the Male Changing Voice (BriLee Music – BLB007 - $24.95) by Mark Patterson. This book contains a wide variety of songs, from spirituals and folk songs to originally composed works by Mark Patterson, especially compiled, arranged, and composed for the male changing voice. Songs progress from the “just changing” voice, to selections for young tenors, and finally, to songs for the young baritone. The included CD contains both vocal demo and instrumental tracks for all 10 pieces in the book. Vocal teachers will be thrilled to have more material appropriate for this oft-underserved type of voice.

Mark Patterson is a part-time instructor in the School of Music at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, where he is pursuing a PhD in Music Education. Currently, Mr. Patterson holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He is frequently invited to conduct honor choirs and choral festivals across the United States and is often asked to lead workshops for choral directors. Mr. Patterson has written choral music for adults, youth and children, covering a variety of styles for sacred, classroom, and concert use. His works are characterized by their meaningful texts, poignant melodies and lively rhythms. He has over 200 works in print, including his other vocal solo books published by BriLee Music: Heroes and Vagabonds Book/CD: Solo Songs for the Male Changing Voice (BLB001 - $21.95) and My Heart Sings Book/CD: Solo Songs for the Developing Treble Voice (BLB005 - $22.95). Mark Patterson has been a recipient of the ASCAP Award in composition each year since 1997.

Carl Fischer Music has a growing and diversified catalog of musical products, now expanded to include DVDs and compact discs, as well as its traditional print music product lines. For more information about new publications from Carl Fischer Music or to locate a dealer near you, log on to or e-mail us at For additional information about the publication listed in this release, please contact Heidi Vanderlee at 212.777.0900 ext. 230 or send an e-mail to at your convenience.

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