Brian Tate

 

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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.

Come Unto Me    by Brian Tate                                     
SAB with piano    $2.35    CP 1248  
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Come Unto Me and I will give you rest.  These reassuring words from the book of Matthew are set to music so beautifully by Brian. Long linear lines over a pseudo-jazzy chord progression really convey the timeless message.


Emily Carr Suite    by Brian Tate, text by Emily Carr    


Who knew that Canada’s famous artist was also good with words? Brian Tate’s setting is full of rhythmic energy. Purchase the music as the complete trilogy or choose individual movements; 4 options below.


1) Rise

SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1510  
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“Rise, quivering, to the treetops and to the sky - joyously.”

2) So Still

SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1509  
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“So still were the big woods - sound might not yet have been born.”

3) Go Into the Glory of the Woods        

SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1356  
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“Life is sweeping through he spaces - out into the depth and wideness.”


4) Emily Carr Suite - the full trilogy       

SATB with piano    $5.00    CP 1512  
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Klee Wyck    by Brian Tate  
                                  
SA with piano, drum, triangle    $2.50    CP 1126  
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SAA (three part harmony) with piano, drum, triangle    $2.50    CP 1306

Klee Wyck is an homage to the great West Coast Canadian painter Emily Carr. The composition strives to evoke the wonder and mystery of the natural world: the rainforest, the ocean, and the sky. Great for a young choir! The percussion instruments are part of the octavo score.


May I Be Still    by Brian Tate                                  


SATB with piano   $2.35    CP 1155     
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SSA with piano   $2.35    CP 1210

Brian developed his talent for writing great gospel charts while directing the Universal Gospel Choir for many years. This song is profoundly spiritual without getting preachy. It is perfect for any mixed choir, from High School to Community and Church Choirs. Listen to the recording!


Nakeestla    by Brian Tate                                  


SATB with percussion   $2.35    CP 1511     
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Nakeestla - (coming together to make things right). This composition strikes straight to the heart. The message and milieu are from a First Nation perspective.  Brian handles it with sincere sensitivity.


O Source of All    by Brian Tate                                  


SATB with piano   $2.35    CP 1203     
    (see the score while you listen)

People love the way Brian’s music can be thoughtful and deeply spiritual without being preachy. This gorgeous anthem is easily taught - easily assimilated - and would make an effective opener or closer to almost any concert.