New Music for TTBB
Date: January 4, 2013
First post here and its seeking your advice.
I am choirmaster of a men's choir in England. We are close to 50 voices, balanced reasonably in four parts but with particularly able bass and baritone sections - the two tenor parts are well toned but less numerous.
We are trying very hard to move away from the norm in British male choirs and I am very influenced by lots of choirs, the style is wide ranging Early Music, Romantic, 20th Century and Contemporary (in the more serious music vein). For the "lollipops" I tend to look at a wide range of music but try to choose things that I think aren't too old fashioned. My favourite Men's Choirs are choirs like Chor Leoni. Our "look" not that its terribly important, is more contemporary too.
Here's my question.
I am looking for new repertoire for the choir.
So....... Forty -something voices, TTBB, medium ability level
I have lots of lucious, beautiful repertoire but less faster upbeat music. Accompanied or Unaccompanied is fine (have a splendid accompanist). Would like to sing more contemporary or late twentieth century music.
I have put a list of some of our common repertoire below.
Looking forward to hearing from you and tapping your expertise.
Non Nobis, Domine
Words from a Latin version of Psalm 115:1 – Music by Rosephayne Powelll
Seigneur, je vous en prie
Words by St Francis of Assisi – Music by Francis Poulenc
Words by Julia Klatt Singer - Music by Timothy Takach
Words from a Latin version of Revelation 14:13 - Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Ride the Chariot
Words and Music Traditional - Arranged by William Henry Smith
Voice of the Child
Words by Sarah McNeill - Music by Goff Richards
The Seal Lullaby
Words by Rudyard Kipling - Music by Eric Whitacre
The Cloths of Heaven
Words by William Butler Yeats - Music by Randall Stroope
Sing for your Life
Words and Music by Alan Simmons
Kiss from a Rose
Words and Music by Seal
When You Say Nothing At All
Words and Music by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz
Words by Lorenz Hart, Music by Richard Rodgers - Arranged by Jocelyn Lavin
The Rhythm of Life
Words by Dorothy Field – Music by Cy Coleman - Arranged by Alan Simmons
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Words by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, Music by Ray Henderson - Arranged by Ruth Artman
O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
Words by George Matheson – Music by Albert Peace – Arranged by David Phelps
Ave Maria (Trio/Ttbb) By Franz Biebl
Shenandoah Arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
Two folk-songs for male voices from The Sprig of Thyme By John Rutter
Lux Aurumque By Eric Whitacre
Carrickfergus Arranged by Mark Sirett.
Demon in My View
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