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Brian Tate

Living in: United States

An award-winning composer, as well as an accomplished and versatile musician, choir director, and educator, Brian attributes the success of his multifaceted career to a love of working with people and a passion for the arts.

Brian received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, and went on to further music studies in London, England; Toronto; Ghana; Cuba; Oakland and New Orleans. His love for music of many kinds has led to a diverse career that includes orchestral and choral conducting and performing, musical theatre, and composing music for film, television, stage, and the concert hall. Brian has twice received Vancouver's Jessie Richardson Award for original theatre music, and his choral music is performed worldwide.

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Bring Your Calabash : SATB : Brian Tate : 35031984 : 888680724436 : 154001570X

Brian Tate : Bring Your Calabash

A calabash is a gourd that grows in the tropical and subtropical climates with many uses including a bowl used for meals. In this delightful song from Ghana, it calls for everyone to bring their bowl for koko, a type of porridge. The a cappella vocals begin simply and build harmonically throughout accompanied by rhythmic percussion included in the choral.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031984


Can't Hide Sinner : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00232771 : 888680678760

Brian Tate : Can't Hide Sinner

This traditional African-American slave song comes from the Georgia Sea Islands. The a cappella Spiritual style rocks this energetic and evangelizing song. Brian Tate brings a soulful passion to his arrangements and this one does not disappoint. Easy to medium, excellent for high school, community and church choirs.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00232771


Connected : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00159337 : 888680617417

Brian Tate : Connected

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 they 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.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159337


Deep Peace : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00114539 : 884088875039

Brian Tate : Deep Peace

This Celtic blessing is well-known and loved in many different versions and this setting will be especially effective as a gentle closing number or encore for school and community choirs. Easily-learned, it offers opportunities to teach flowing lines, diction and dynamic contrast.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114539


Dona Nobis Pacem (There Is a Better Way) : SSA : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00153650 : 888680096823

Brian Tate : Dona Nobis Pacem (There Is a Better Way)

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00153650


Everybody Sing! : SAA : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00145688 : 888680067045

Brian Tate : Everybody Sing!

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.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00145688


Gather at the River : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00145656 : 888680066727

Brian Tate : Gather at the River

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.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00145656


Greater Than : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00153651 : 888680096830

Brian Tate : Greater Than

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00153651


Hold Me, Rock Me : SAB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00145660 : 888680066765

Brian Tate : Hold Me, Rock Me

This is a modern day spiritual. The SATB voicing has been one of the 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 tune simply rolls as easy as a gentle wave. Easy.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00145660


Hold Me, Rock Me : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301711 : 073999363616

Brian Tate : Hold Me, Rock Me

Brian Tate has cleverly combined the texts from a variety of frequently used spirituals to create a brand new choral selection. The yearning for belonging is quickly evident and rocks gently to a satisfying finish.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301711


Hold Me, Rock Me : SSAA : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301825 : 884088139452

Brian Tate : Hold Me, Rock Me

Brian Tate cleverly combined the texts from a variety of frequently used spirituals to create a 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.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301825


Home In D'Rock : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301821 : 884088139414

Brian Tate : Home In D'Rock

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! Another super arrangement from Canadian composer, Brian Tate.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301821


I Been in the Storm : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00255582 : 888680722739

Brian Tate : I Been in the Storm

After a brief polyphonic introduction by the women, this favorite African-American spiritual moves into a homophonic setting featuring long legato lines, controlled dynamics, all with a focus of creating drama through this powerful text.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00255582


I like to Travel! : 2-Part : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00255583 : 888680722746

Brian Tate : I like to Travel!

A fun song with a calypso feel. Engaging young singers in creative ways as they dream of traveling to different places and in different modes--walking, flying, driving, riding. Ideas are included for adding body percussion and Latin percussion. A creative vehicle for developing choirs.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00255583


Ib Ashe : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35029579 : 884088985011

Brian Tate : Ib Ashe

From West Africa comes this celebratory chant honoring one's ancestors. It is an invitation for all to gather and bring their energy together in celebration. Beginning with a wash of vocal sound, the solo takes over and a 12/8 dance rhythm begins, setting a joyous mood. There are many opportunities for improvisation, capturing the West African sound in both the vocals and the accompaniment.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029579


Java Jazz : SAB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35028236 : 884088631352

Brian Tate : Java Jazz

Coffee keeps me buzzin' all day long. Gotta have a cup of coffee! Sound familiar? These and other java phrases are the basis for this jazzy swing number. Fun vocal rhythms, jazzy harmonies, and individual part-singing help your choir make the scene with the bean and create a wonderfully jittery performance! Available: SAB; StudioTrax CD.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028236 | Showtrax CD Available


Kaki Lambe : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301722 : 073999172492

Brian Tate : Kaki Lambe

This African song contains easy ostinato patterns that are simple to learn but sound wonderfully complex when all put together. An excellent selection for concert or festival use.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Africa

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301722


Kawouno Wan Gi Pi : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35028845 : 884088886660 : 1480330639

Brian Tate : Kawouno Wan Gi Pi

From Kenya comes this rhythmic and energetic a cappella work in the Dholuo language that includes the use of percussion. Celebrating the gift of water to the land in the form of rain, rivers, and more, the unison singing builds into natural harmonies creating an arrangement that is perfect as a processional or staged with movement.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028845


Lift Up Your Voice! : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301843 : 884088220150

Brian Tate : Lift Up Your Voice!

Written in a lively and energetic gospel style, Brian Tate displays his talents leading the 200 voice Vancouver Island Gospel and World Music Choir. Guaranteed to be a success wherever it is performed!

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301843


Look Away Into Heaven : SAB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00268938 : 888680736903

Brian Tate : Look Away Into Heaven

Brian Tate's arrangements are some of the most popular in our catalog. Set for 3-part SAB a cappella choir, this is a great piece that calls to the promised land and the hope that the singer qualifies for entry to see those that went before. For school and church choirs, young and old. The tender ending will capture your heart. Easy to medium.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00268938


Mojuba : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35028084 : 884088604479

Brian Tate : Mojuba

This setting of the Nigerian folk song is amazing! Simple enough in the vocal arrangement to better allow for musical interpretation, the addition of a vast array of percussion and rain sticks creates a powerful multicultural performance selection.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Nigeria

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028084


Monster : 2-Part : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00117276 : 884088886950

Brian Tate : Monster

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. Great for fall or Halloween concerts.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00117276


No Matter : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00210351 : 888680659387

Brian Tate : No Matter

This expressive gospel style original offers a powerful message of hope and encouragement. The shape of the song and drama of the text is created by the gradual building of intensity, dynamics, tessitura, and texture. An excellent graduation selection or concert closer!

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00210351


Nobody Gets Left Behind : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00268940 : 888680736927

Brian Tate : Nobody Gets Left Behind

Written in a contemporary gospel style, this song carries a message about universal acceptance. It has a great rocking movement, along with its positive statement, that it's perfect for school and community choirs. Its message will fit for many religious institutions as well.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00268940


Oggun Belele : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35032557 : 888680900441 : 1540041522

Brian Tate : Oggun Belele

This Shango song from Trinidad reflects the Yoruba tradition of West Africa. Followers believe God is everywhere - thus we are all a part of God. A cappella with percussion, the singing should be considered a rhythmic instrument as well when performing this exciting multicultural work.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Trinidad

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35032557


Oggun Belele : SSAB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35032558 : 888680900458 : 1540041530

Brian Tate : Oggun Belele

This Shango song from Trinidad reflects the Yoruba tradition of West Africa. Followers believe God is everywhere - thus we are all a part of God. A cappella with percussion, the singing should be considered a rhythmic instrument as well when performing this exciting multicultural work.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Trinidad

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Voicing: SSAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35032558


Om Mani Padme Hum : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00124909 : 884088985530

Brian Tate : Om Mani Padme Hum

Here is a song of meditation that is surprisingly upbeat. An easy chant begins, inviting the other voices to join in until all are enraptured with the song. Percussion instruments will add to the appeal. Excellent for high school and community choirs.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124909


Ose Ayo : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301954 : 884088642853

Brian Tate : Ose Ayo

This Nigerian sunrise song is simple, yet so effective! Middle School through college can use this piece and adapt it to their performance requirements.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Nigeria

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301954


Overflowing : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00140712 : 888680040901

Brian Tate : Overflowing

Composed in an African-American gospel style this work of joy and commitment may be performed in both sacred and secular settings. My heart is overflowing, my heart is growing in gratitude - this will create a powerful connection between singers and audience!

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140712


Ready for Joy : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00268944 : 888680736965

Brian Tate : Ready for Joy

Reminiscent of the 1980s but joyfully transcendent to the present day, Brian Tate gives us a gospel style song of optimism and hope. This tune will get an audience or congregation swaying. All choirs will gravitate to this upbeat song.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00268944


Rock My Soul : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301868 : 884088328764

Brian Tate : Rock My Soul

Here is the traditional spiritual freshened up with zest and spice. The choir adds its own percussion through a clapping section that further energizes the piece.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301868


Roll, Jordan, Roll : SSAA : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301845 : 884088220174

Brian Tate : Roll, Jordan, Roll

This great, rocking spiritual arranged by Brian Tate is simply fun to sing! A repeated ostinato section builds to the final ending.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301845


Run, Mary, Run : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35030040 : 888680036119 : 1495006409

Brian Tate : Run, Mary, Run

Encouragement, determination and fundamental human rights sing out in this spiritual with the powerful line, You got a right to the tree of life! Sung with diverse range of vocal sound in a loose, gospel-like style, adding the optional percussion and solo builds the piece with intensity and drive throughout. Easy harmony and repetitive form make this an excellent choice in teaching culture and style.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030040


Soon Ah Will Be Done : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00114538 : 884088875022

Brian Tate : Soon Ah Will Be Done

The opening of this popular spiritual is presented in the traditional a cappella style, but before long it kicks into a fun and funky gospel groove that presents the melody punctuated by insertions of the word trouble! along with characteristic scoops and other vocal effects in a celebratory outpouring of spirit.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114538


Steal Away : SAB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 48023448 : 888680049393

Brian Tate : Steal Away

This arrangement of the beloved spiritual Steal Away covers a wide dynamic and tonal range, from the ethereal opening and closing to powerful fortes in both verses. The SAB voicing makes it a welcome addition to all adult and school choirs that do not have enough tenors but seek mature arrangements.

Arranger: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023448


This Winter's Night : SAB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00123674 : 884088961336

Brian Tate : This Winter's Night

The simplicity of this work for mixed voices is captivating! With interesting 6/8 and 3/4 alternating meters, major/minor shifts and imitative vocal textures, your choirs will create a special concert moment!

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00123674


Waniska : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00232831 : 888680679262

Brian Tate : Waniska

The Cree Indians from the North American continent have a delightful morning song that has been artfully arranged by Brian Tate. Beginning with bird sounds the melody line is first presented by the sopranos. A pedal point is set by the tenors and basses as the altos take their turn with the tune. As with so many Tate arrangements, staging is easily a part of the presentation, as the simple lines cross and lift one another. Some suggestions are provided but each group will find their own path. Wonderful for high school, community choir and college. Easy to medium in difficulty.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Native American

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00232831


We Sing : SATB : Brian Tate : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 00125020 : 884088986568

Brian Tate : We Sing

This creative song 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.

Composer: Brian Tate

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125020


Yanaway Heyona : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 08301903 : 884088394226

Brian Tate : Yanaway Heyona

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 listener, 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.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Native American

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301903

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