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Brian Tate

Brian Tate  is an award-winning composer/arranger and popular choral clinician and choral director. Many of his choral works have been published and his music is performed worldwide.

Brian directs Vancouver’s 100-voice City Soul Choir, teaches singing and choir at Studio 58 - Langara College's professional theatre school - and performs with the world music a cappella vocal trio “TriVo”. He frequently gives choir workshops and is in demand internationally as a clinician and workshop leader.

Brian is a passionate advocate of music-making at all levels.

 

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 Missa Brevis Ritmico 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: CHORAL SCORE 
Season: General  Released: March 2001 
Sample Sound File Listen
   This is not just a small mass, but a rhythmic one as well, as the title notes. The traditional Latin mass is redressed in a fusion of jazz, pop and classical colors. Excellent for high school and college, church or school.
 

  P3006 - CHORAL SCORE  [buy now]
$5.95
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Connected
 

 Connected 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate wants to help bring us all together and uses his imaginative music and community-building texts to make it happen. Each vocal part gets its own statement and the parts sequence together into a rollicking chorus, all a cappella, all fun. High school, community, even college choirs can find a joyful spot to program this number. Easy.
 

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  JR1115 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Connected (Ssaa)
 

 Connected (Ssaa) 
Composer: Brian Tate  Author/Lyricist: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SSAA 
Season: Concert  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   The SATB edition (JR1115) was released last year and became an immediate hit. Carrying the positive message that we are all ''connected'' and need to take care of one another is just the beginning of why this is a great piece. It has a style all its own: rhythmic, a cappella with simple but engaging counterpoint, a culminating chorus, and a winning ending. For SSAA choirs of all ages. Easy to medium.
 

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  JR1117 - SSAA  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Everybody Sing!
 

 Everybody Sing! 
Composer: Brian Tate  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: 3-Part Treble 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   This song sings its message loud and clear: singing in a choir teaches community. Children love the message and how the tunes work together, musically illustrating the point. Great for children's choirs, festivals and concert. Easy.
 

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  JR0108 - 3-Part Treble  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Gather At The River
 

 Gather At The River 
Composer: Brian Tate  Author/Lyricist: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate is a master at creating a new song that sounds seasoned in time. Equally amazing is how natural the vocal parts are ? almost singing themselves. GATHER AT THE RIVER reminds us of a hymn but sounds like a Spiritual, and yet the message remains ubiquitous ? both sacred and secular. Middle schools, high schools, churches and community choirs will find this an excellent piece to program. Easy.
 

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  P1520 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Hold Me, Rock Me
 

 Hold Me, Rock Me 
Composer: Brian Tate  Author/Lyricist: Traditional Spirituals 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2004 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Inspired by traditional spirituals Brian Tate cleverly created the text in this brand new choral selection. The yearning for belonging is quickly evident and rocks gently to a satisfying finish. Brian Tate has been composing a string of choral hits, and this one is destined to fall in line. Also available in SSAA - P1320
 

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  P1244 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.25

 
Hold Me, Rock Me
 

 Hold Me, Rock Me 
Composer: Brian Tate  Author/Lyricist: Traditional Spirituals 

Voicing: SSAA 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Released in SATB in 2004, this piece has been popular enough to demand a setting for women's voices. Inspired by traditional spirituals Brian Tate cleverly created the text in this brand new choral selection. The yearning for belonging is quickly evident and rocks gently to a satisfying finish. Brian Tate has been composing and arranging a steady string of choral hits that deserves our attention. Also available in SATB - P1244
 

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  P1320 - SSAA  [buy now]
$2.25

 
Hold Me, Rock Me
 

 Hold Me, Rock Me 
Composer: Brian Tate  Author/Lyricist: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SAB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   This is a modern day Spiritual. The SATB voicing has been one of our best-selling pieces for many years. Now Brian Tate has given us an SAB edition, perfect for middle school choirs and small choirs. The words are reassuring and positive and the tune simply rolls as easy as a gentle wave.
 

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  P1500 - SAB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Home In D' Rock
 

 Home In D' Rock 
Composer: Traditional Spiritual  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   This great spiritual arrangement with optional djembe accompaniment could be the winner release for 2007. You can't sit still for this one. With optional solos and driving ostinato statements this piece does not let you down until the song is over. Another super arrangement from Canadian composer, Brian Tate.
 

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  P1284 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
I Want To Die Easy When I Die
 

 I Want To Die Easy When I Die 
Composer: Traditional Spiritual  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate is a Canadian composer who also conducts a gospel and multicultural choir. His arrangements have become immensely popular, year after year. This one will not disappoint. A cappella voices and percussion are all that is needed to build this anthem from a soft, solo start, through a rousing lift to its satisfying end. Great for school or church use.
 

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  P1312 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.80

 
Kaki Lambe
 

 Kaki Lambe 
Composer: Traditional Senegal  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2005 
Sample Sound File Listen
   This African multicultural song contains easy ostinato patterns that are simple to learn but sound wonderfully complex when all put together. A joyful song to the protector of the harvest for voices and percussion, the rhythms are interesting and inviting. An excellent selection for school choirs and concert. Also available in SSAA - P1321
 

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  P1249 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Kaki Lambe
 

 Kaki Lambe 
Composer: Traditional Senegal  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SSAA 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate's SATB setting of ''Kaki Lambe'' was released in 2005 and quickly became one of the best-selling chorals in the multi-cultural genre. The demand increased following its use by the honor choir at the ACDA National convention in Miami. This new setting for treble voices maintains the same energy and drive. The complex lines and rhythms are captivating but are also cleverly much easier to learn than they sound, making this piece a choir and audience favorite. Also available in SATB - P1249
 

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  P1321 - SSAA  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Kwaheri
 

 Kwaheri 
Composer: Traditional Kenya and Tanzania  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate is a Canadian composer who also conducts a gospel and multicultural choir. His arrangements have become immensely popular, year after year, as proven by his best-selling ''Khaki Lambe'' in 2006. This ''farewell'' song from Kenya and Tanzania begins quietly but builds and builds to the end. Easy percussion instruments add a flavor of authenticity. A superb school program end or encore.
 

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  P1313 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Lift Up Your Voice!
 

 Lift Up Your Voice! 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Written in a lively and energetic gospel style, Brian Tate displays why he is the successful leader of the 200 voice Vancouver Island Gospel and World Music Choir. This is simply a great gospel piece that will catch on where ever it is performed. Churches and schools will enjoy this positive and upbeat selection.
 

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  P1342 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.75
  P1342D - SATB  [buy now]
$2.75

 
Lift Up Your Voice!
 

 Lift Up Your Voice! 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Written in a lively and energetic gospel style, Brian Tate displays why he is the successful leader of the 200 voice Vancouver Island Gospel and World Music Choir. This is simply a great gospel piece that will catch on where ever it is performed. Churches and schools will enjoy this positive and upbeat selection.
 

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  P1342D - SATB  [buy now]
$2.75

 
Monster
 

 Monster 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: 2-Part  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate is one of Pavane?s most popular composers, usually of multicultural music. But he has surprised us with this spooky and fun children?s song. With a great message assuaging fears, he also lets his singers have fun and pull out their masks by the end of the song. If you?re ever doing a Halloween concert, even adults will want this one.
 

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  JR0099 - 2-Part  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Nada Brahma
 

 Nada Brahma 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2001 
   Music can be the great unifier, when our common song unites us and we set all of our differences aside. That is the message of this Eastern Indian text, which has been aptly set to music by Brian Tate. The song builds and pulls the themes together with a very singable melody. Great for high school.
 

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  P1189 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.80

 
Om Mani Padme Hum
 

 Om Mani Padme Hum 
Composer: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Here is a song of meditation that is surprisingly upbeat. A easy chant begins, inviting the other voices to join in until all are enraptured with the song. Percussion instruments add nicely to the song's allure. Brian is a master of the multicultural genre. Excellent for high school and community choirs.
 

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  P1472 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Ose Ayo
 

 Ose Ayo 
Composer: Traditional Nigerian  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is so simple, and yet, so effective. Brian Tate has a proven track record of multicultural songs for voices and percussion that just work. This Nigerian ''sunrise song'' fit right in. Middle School through college can use this piece and adapt it to their skill level. Churches will find it useful on World Communion Sunday.
 

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  P1413 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.95

 
Rock My Soul
 

 Rock My Soul 
Composer: Traditional Spiritual  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2009  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Year after year Brian Tate delivers a great new piece, and this year is no exception. He has taken the traditional spiritual ''Rock-a My Soul'' and freshened and spiced it up. The choir adds its own percussion through a clapping section than further energizes the piece. The drive really lets down. For high school and college and some lively church choirs.
 

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  P1345 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.75

 
Roll, Jordan, Roll
 

 Roll, Jordan, Roll 
Composer: Traditional spiritual  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2003  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   What a great, rocking spiritual - and Canadian Brian Tate makes it fun to sing! Maintaining a fast pace and lots of ''blue'' notes, he even includes a repeated ostinato section that adds parts and builds to the final ending. This will be a festival favorite for schools and a barn-burner for the church. Also available in SSAA - P1331
 

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  P1231 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Roll, Jordan, Roll
 

 Roll, Jordan, Roll 
Composer: Traditional  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SSAA 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Medium
   What a great, rocking spiritual - and Canadian Brian Tate makes it fun to sing! The SATB edition was released in 2003 and became an early favorite. Maintaining a fast pace and lots of ''blue'' notes, he even includes a repeated ostinato section that adds parts and builds to the final ending. This will be a festival favorite for schools and a barn-burner for the church. Also available in SATB - P1231
 

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  P1331 - SSAA  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Water Is Wide
 

 The Water Is Wide 
Composer: Traditional  Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: general  Released: March 2001  Difficulty: medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Brian Tate is a newcomer as a published composer, but his years as a conductor and clinician are well-known, especially in Canada. There are already many arrangements of this beloved tune, but Brian's brings a fresh touch to it. Selected to be a part of the Judith Herrington Choral Series.
 

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  P1190 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
We Sing
 

 We Sing 
Composer: Brian Tate  Author/Lyricist: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB/Perc  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   This is such an original and creative song that affirms each person's dreams and persona. Beginning quietly with assurance, solo voices bring us the first theme and soon the choir joins in. Then the choir introduces a new theme with a joyful Latin text accompanied by indigenous drums. Moments later the two themes are brought together. The unique combination of sounds, texts and message make this an excellent piece for high school and college choirs.
 

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  P1482 - SATB/Perc  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Yanaway Heyona
 

 Yanaway Heyona 
Arranger: Brian Tate 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   A calling song from the Iroquois people of the six nations has been captured in a spell-binding arrangement by Brian Tate. Although the piece may sound dazzlingly difficult to the listner, the repeated phrases and simple aleatoric qualities of the piece are actually quite easily learned. This unique piece is a program stopper for high school, college and community choirs.
 

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  P1378 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

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