The Battle of Kings Mountain Vicki Tucker Courtney
T(T)B Voices with Piano, optional Piccolo and Snare Drum
The lyrics of this rhythmically interesting men's song tell the story of a pivotal battle in the Southern campaign that took place in 1780 on Kings Mountain, near the border of North and South Carolina. Boys' choirs will sound triumphant when singing the historic text, and the addition of the optional piccolo and snare drum will only add to a memorable performance.
Moore's original setting is sure to get "toes-a-tappin'" and can be spiced up with additional ad lib percussion if desired. With an original Calypso melody paired with Away in a Manger text, what's not to like? Sure to add extra flavor to any holiday occasion.
Farnell has done it again! Commissioned by a Middle School men's chorus, The Dawn's Awake!, with poetry by African-American poet and gifted musician Otto Bohanan, uses personification and vivid imagery to describe the beauty of the sunrise. Farnell's melody and accompaniment convey hope of looking forward to a brighter dawn. A powerful addition to any concert or festival program.
Composed for his own Middle School's choir, Winebrenner hits the mark with range and melody in his original holiday setting for developing male voices. Young men will enjoy celebrating The Greatest Time of the Year!
Arnold Middle School
Varsity Boy’s Choir
Gershom Garcia, director
Live at TMEA 2014
TTB Voices, optional Piano and Percussion
(Triangle, Tambourine, Bass Drum)
Originally commissioned and composed for a Middle School men's chorus, Morton's strophic setting, based on an ancient advent play, depicts each of the three Magi in the bass, baritone and tenor sections. Sensational as a procession, but also highly successful when performed from the risers, with or without piano and percussion. A perfect addition to any holiday or festival concert.
Lil' Liza Jane Ada De Lachau, arranged by Jimmy Baas & Randy James
TB Voices with Piano
This up-tempo folk tune setting is sure to excite singer and audience alike. The accessible arrangement by Baas and James, both new to the BriLee Choral Catalog, was written to showcase the strength of the developing male voices. The lively piano accompaniment is supportive and sure to add musical interest to any performance. Appropriate for festival and concerts.
Loch Lomond Scottish Folk Song from Vocal Melodies of Scotland (1841)
arranged by Russell Robinson
TB Voices, optional Solo/Ostinato with Piano
One of the most well-known of all Scottish folk songs, Robinson's arrangement of Loch Lomond captures the flavor of the Gaelic language — Scottish sounds and textures in both male voices and piano accompaniment. Sensitive, accessible and just plain pretty, it is sure to be a favorite of any concert or festival program.
Patterson's original setting of The Vagabond was inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's poem of the same name. This vagabond has chosen the life of the open road: a bed that "looks up to the stars" and a solitary path where "freedom is his only companion." Sure to resonate with young men, especially those who have sung Patterson's male solo version found in Heroes and Vagabonds (BLB001).