Amanti Costanti from The Marriage of Figaro
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart, arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen
A brilliant setting from Patrick Liebergen of this”Amanti Costant” chorus from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Italian and English texts are provided, making this a solid choice for festival or concert. Duration: 1:45
Carry Me Home Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, adapted, arranged, with new music by Glenda E. Franklin
SATB Voices with Piano
Written in the style of a traditional spiritual, this lively work gives emphasis to rhythmic precision. Choirs of all sizes and abilities will enjoy singing and learning this fun spiritual which incorporates Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
"Child of tomorrow, look now and see; go forth and follow your dream.” These words, penned by Mark Patterson, begin a beautiful choral with a positive and inspiring message. “Child of Tomorrow” is an especially excellent choice for an end-of-year concert. Duration: 3:05
Please note: The piece opens with an extended vocal solo, which does not appear on the individual voice tracks below. The chorus parts enter at measure 29.
Ding Dong Merrily on High Arranged by Mark Patterson
SATB limited range, accompanied, with optional glockenspiel
For years singers have enjoyed learning and performing this timeless holiday classic. Now available for SATB choirs with limited ranges, Mark Patterson’s inviting arrangement will surely be a favorite on your next holiday concert.
While this SATB accompanied choral is written in a minor key, it is a happy, bright and spirited selection celebrating the arrival of the Hanukkah season. Crisp diction and dynamic variation are necessary to effectively emulate the drum-like melodies. A wonderful choral for teaching independent part singing, it will also celebrate or teach about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Duration: 1:54
Your mixed ensemble will impress the audience while singing this triumphant SATB choral written by Vicki Tucker Courtney. Accessible ranges coupled with intriguing harmonies provide the framework for this exciting song of praise, sure to be a winner for your concert or festival repertoire list. Also available SSA. Duration: 2:17
Go Tell It On the Mountain American Spiritual, Arranged by Julie Wheeler
SATB, a cappella
This is a lively arrangement of an American spiritual usually associated with Christmas. This version features unaccompanied voicing with limited ranges in the tenor and bass parts. There are optional solo opportunities for tenor and soprano. It will be a fantastic concert closer! 1:51
Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Macabeus
George F. Handel, adapted by Becki Mayo
Becki Mayo’s arrangement of the classic Hallelujah, Amen chorus from Judas Maccabeus will make your choir sound mature and impressive, and yet it is perfectly accessible for the developing choir. An excellent choice for concert, festival or honor choir selection. Duration: 1:52
Gilpin’s original setting offers a fresh, soulful melody and interpretation of this classic hymn text. With optional solo opportunities, Gilpin gives the choir lively vocal and accompaniment lines. Sure to be an audience-pleaser, this toe-tapper is appropriate for any concert or festival. Also available for two-part treble voices (BL765), SSA voices (BL704) and three-part mixed voices (BL152).
Uplifting harmonies and a lyric melody are the foundation of this original song written for SATB choirs with limited range. The inspirational, original text which reflects the importance of companionship and friendship in our lives, is sure to resonate with singers both young and old.
In a tribute to BriLee Music's founder, Brian Busch, Berta and Sonja Poorman have expanded on this traditional text to deliver an earnest and passionate blessing. It's a perfect concert closer or service benediction, and alternate text makes this piece appropriate in any setting. 3:30
Now We Are Met Based on a Catch by Samuel Webbe, arranged by Catherine Delanoy
Based on a “catch,” a round with words in overlapping parts, Delanoy’s SATB accompanied arrangement is easy for students to learn and enjoy because of its polyphonic texture and melodic harmonic lines. The singing of rounds is often where singers effectively learn to harmonize, making this piece a logical springboard for developing musicianship.
Lives of greatness all remind us, we can make our lives sublime...walk on, leave your footprints on the sands of time. Based on a famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this is an exceptional work for young voices! Originally set for unison or two-part voices, this wonderful work is now available for SATB (limited range) voices. 2:30
While not a traditional spiritual, “Ride the Gospel Train” was written in the style of those we’ve grown up hearing and singing. The work should be performed energetically while giving special emphasis to the rhythmic precision of the syncopation. While the accompaniment adds energy, the work could also be performed unaccompanied if desired. 1:50
Due to overwhelming requests, Mark has revoiced this earlier unison/2-part treble choral for soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices. The beautiful melody and expert choral writing make “The Silence and the Song” very appropriate for both festival and concert use. 3:14
Sing We Now That He Is Born Incorporating "Sing We Now of Christmas" and "He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child"
Traditional French Carols, arranged by Susan Thrift
SATB a cappella
Susan Thrift has combined two French carols (Sing We Now of Christmas and He Is Born the Divine Christ Child/Il est ne le Divin Enfant) in this work. She begins by introducing each carol in a different voice and then intertwines them in a most wonderfully interesting way. A great choice for your holiday concert! Duration: 1:12
Pat Liebergen uses the basis of two well known carols, "Il est né, le divin enfant" and "Es ist ein' ros entsprungen," to present completely original text. Set in a dance-like 3/4 meter and combined with optional flute, this new composition encourages us to "Sing holiday joy and cheer! Celebrate!" in a manner that is appropriate for any holiday concert. 1:50
This African song of dedication means "No matter where one is from, we can all celebrate who we are." The composer, "Ceej," new to the BriLee Music choral catalog, became very interested in all things African—music, rhythms, and forms of communication — especially the tribal sounds. Sisi Ni Afrika has a strong, rhythmic beat, celebratory and welcoming in nature.
The Snow Lay on the Ground Traditional Irish Carol, arranged by Greg Gilpin
SATB Voices with Piano
Greg Gilpin's arrangement of this popular Irish carol is an all-time favorite for the holiday season. The Latin vocal "fanfare," Venite Adoremus Dominus, is supported by a brass-like piano accompaniment and returns throughout the song at the beginning of verses. Joyful, buoyant, and exciting, this holiday piece is sure to fit the needs of any holiday concert.
Song of the River Tune: Sally Gardens
SATB limited range, accompanied
Based on the folk song Salley Gardens, this beautiful, soaring, and expressive work has been arranged by Mark Patterson for limited range SATB choir. There are many musical concepts to be gained while learning this arrangement, with rubato at the top of the list. Also available for unison voices with optional descant. Duration: 3:04
With text from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Greg Gilpin has penned a very expressive work that delivers the wonderful example of word painting by the poet. Gilpin has been able to achieve a high level of musicality without demanding extreme range in any voice part. 2:50
Triumphant Amore Christoph Willibald Gluck, arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen
Triumphant Amore is a classic work presented by Patrick Liebergen for SATB mixed voices. This setting, from the third act of the Gluck opera Orfeo ed Euridice, includes a piano reduction of the instrumental parts as the accompaniment. Singers have the option of performing in English or the original Italian. An Italian pronunciation guide is also provided. A wonderful concert or festival addition. Duration: 1:40
What Child Is This? Traditional, arr. by Laura Farnell
Laura Farnell has revoiced this engaging and original setting of the traditional text, originally for TB voices, for SATB voices. "Silent Night" is quoted in the middle section and reappears at the end, along with the original "Greensleeves" melody and Laura's own version. 3:10