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Mike Brewer

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Mike Brewer

Recognised as a leading fugure in the choral world, Mike Brewer is in demand in Britain and worldwide for vocal and conducting workshops and guest conducting of choirs. His annual tours include the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Venezuela, and, in 2010, Poland and Slovakia. He is an adviser on world music to the IFCM and assessor to Mexico's choral programme.

Mike is a consultant for over 20 prize-winning UK choirs, and serves as adjudicator in international competitions. In 2008, Mike led BBC workshops for Last Choir Standing.

Mike became musical director of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 1983 and is deeply passionate about the choirs. Mike's recordings with NYC senior choir and with Laudibus, the 18 voice chamber choir, have won many awards. Mike Brewer's books for Fabermusic include the best-selling 'Kickstart your Choir', 'Warm ups', 'Improve Your Sightsinging (with Paul Harris)' and 'Finetune your Choir'. Hamba Lulu, his set of African songs is performed worldwide, and has over 100 versions on You Tube to date. Mike wrote the song and prepared conductors for the Olympic baton handover in August 2008. The song was performed in 27 city centres across the UK. He is series editor and arranger for a new series called World Tour for Fabermusic. NYCGB has recorded 18 tracks from it for its latest CD, released in February 2010.

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Mike Brewer : Banuwa - Three African Songs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571526925 : 12-0571526926

Mike Brewer : Banuwa - Three African Songs

Review: Banuwa is a vibrant collection that presents choirs with a terrific opportunity to experience the excitement and energy of African music. Building on the success of Hamba Lulu, this volume taps into the rich seam of African culture and includes the festive song 'Banuwa', alongside Zulu bird song 'Izintakana' and the South African wedding song 'Babevuya' - coupled here with the infectious 'Walamba'.

Songlist: Banuwa, Izintakana, Babevuya / Walamba

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7322b | Songbook $6.95 | SSAA add item to cart African Choral Arrangements


Mike Brewer : Hamba Lulu - Five African Songs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571520886 : 12-057152088X

Mike Brewer : Hamba Lulu - Five African Songs

Review: Hamba Lulu is a fantastic addition to the choral repertoire. A breath of fresh air in the classroom and for many a choir wanting a challenge. These stirring songs are additive, so you can tailor performances to local resources, increasing technical demand according to their experience. Easy to learn and sure to make an instant impact on audiences, the songs tap into the rich seam of African culture.

Songlist: Mangwani M'Pulele, O-re-mi, Karanga Walking Song, Hamba Lulu, Askha Thali

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7317b | Songbook $6.95 | SSAA add item to cart African Choral Arrangements


Mike Brewer : Korobushka - Three Songs From Europe : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571534579 : 12-0571534570

Mike Brewer : Korobushka - Three Songs From Europe

Review: Mike Brewer's Choral World Tour brings together traditional songs from around the world in exciting a cappella arrangements that will both challenge and stimulate your choir. Each piece is accompanied by a translation and pronunciation guide. In this collection of three songs from Europe, feel the rush of Russian dance, experiment with the sounds of Scandinavia and step back in time to Renaissance France.

Songlist: Korobushka (Love song from Russia), Kvolda Tekur (Icelandic folksong), Tourdion (Renaissance dance song from France)

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7325b | Songbook $5.50 | SATB divisi add item to cart World Music Arrangements


Mike Brewer : Oalla Mohololi - Three Songs From Africa : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571534555 : 12-0571534554

Mike Brewer : Oalla Mohololi - Three Songs From Africa

Review: Mike Brewer's Choral World Tour brings together traditional songs from around the world in exciting a cappella arrangements that will both challenge and stimulate your choir. Each piece is accompanied by a translation and pronunciation guide. In this collection, feel the pulsing rhythms of South Africa, experience the solid harmonies of a Namibian chorus, and experiment with the vocal techniques used in Tunisian song.

Songlist: Oalla Mohololi (Sotho ceremonial song from South Africa), Meguru (Kavango song from Namibia), Yelli bo'dek dhaya fikri (Love song from Tunisia)

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7323b | Songbook $6.95 | SATB divisi add item to cart African Choral Arrangements


Mike Brewer : Three Songs From Asia : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571534586 : 12-0571534589

Mike Brewer : Three Songs From Asia

Review: Mike Brewer's Choral World Tour brings together traditional songs from around the world in exciting a cappella arrangements that will both challenge and stimulate your choir. Each piece is accompanied by a translation and pronunciation guide. In this collection, feel the warmth of a Maori love song, experience intricate pentatonic part-song from China, and incorporate Bengalese percussion into your performance.

Songlist: Pokarekare, Holday danaa, Molihua

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7324b | Songbook $5.50 | SATB divisi add item to cart Asian Choral Arrangements


Mike Brewer : Fine-Tune Your Choir : 01 Book : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571522033 : 12-0571522033

Mike Brewer : Fine-Tune Your Choir

Review: Following the outstanding success of Kick-start Your Choir - this book offers yet more practical strategies for perfecting your choral directorship skills, distilled from years of experience. The book will prove to be essential reading for all choral directors and singers taking choirs beyond the basics to achieve a truly professional sound. Mike Brewer enjoys an unparalleled reputation for his work with musicians of all ages. He has motivated thousands of singers and choral conductors towards greater achievement through live workshops across the world, and is the director of the national Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Songlist: Preparation and Rehearsal, Quality of Sound, Memory, Blend, Intonation, Flexibility, Style, Language, Performance

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7313b | Book $8.95 add item to cart Choral Methods


Mike Brewer : Kick-Start Your Choir: Confidence Boosting Strategies : 01 Book : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571517497 : 12-0571517498

Mike Brewer : Kick-Start Your Choir: Confidence Boosting Strategies

Review: Kick-Start Your Choir is for teachers, choral directors, church musicians - anybody who directs a choir. It presents a treasure trove of ideas distilled from years of innovative work with singers of all ages. Practical strategies are offered on almost every aspect of choral directorship. Kick-Start Your Choir - the indispensable handbook for the choral conductor

Songlist: The Voice in the Classroom, Starting a Choir, Getting Young People to Sing, Sound Gestures and Conducting, Program Planning and Repertoire, Preparation and Rehearsal, Basic Vocal Technique, Troubleshooting

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7314b | Book $9.95 add item to cart Beginning Choral Educators


Mike Brewer : Warm-Ups! : 01 Book : Mike Brewer :  : 9780571520718 : 12-0571520715

Mike Brewer : Warm-Ups!

Review: This is an indispensable handbook for singers and choral directors. Warm-Ups are a series of activities that get the body and brain into gear, reinforce healthy and effective singing practice and are above all - fun! With over 200 warm-up ideas, including seventy musical examples, you will find an abundance of ideas in Mike Brewer's characteristically lively and innovative style. Divided into 36 practical sessions, arranged progressively, each is packed full with physical and mental activities to tackle all aspects of vocal technique.

Songlist: Introduction, Sessions 1-36, Tips and Terms

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7315b | Book $13.75 add item to cart Choral Warm-Ups

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
Askha ThaliMike BrewerMike BrewerHamba Lulu - Five African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Babevuya / WalambaMike BrewerMike BrewerBanuwa - Three African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
BanuwaMike BrewerMike BrewerBanuwa - Three African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Hamba LuluMike BrewerVarious ArrangersAfrican Folk Songs Vol. 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Hamba LuluMike BrewerMike BrewerHamba Lulu - Five African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Holday danaaMike BrewerMike BrewerThree Songs From AsiaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
IzintakanaMike BrewerMike BrewerBanuwa - Three African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Karanga Walking SongMike BrewerMike BrewerHamba Lulu - Five African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Korobushka (Love song from Russia)Mike BrewerMike BrewerKorobushka - Three Songs From EuropeSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Kvolda Tekur (Icelandic folksong)Mike BrewerMike BrewerKorobushka - Three Songs From EuropeSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Mangwani M'PuleleMike BrewerMike BrewerHamba Lulu - Five African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Meguru (Kavango song from Namibia)Mike BrewerMike BrewerOalla Mohololi - Three Songs From AfricaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
MolihuaMike BrewerMike BrewerThree Songs From AsiaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
O-re-miMike BrewerMike BrewerHamba Lulu - Five African SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Oalla Mohololi (Sotho ceremonial song from South Africa)Mike BrewerMike BrewerOalla Mohololi - Three Songs From AfricaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
PokarekareMike BrewerMike BrewerThree Songs From AsiaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Tourdion (Renaissance dance song from France)Mike BrewerMike BrewerKorobushka - Three Songs From EuropeSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Yelli bo'dek dhaya fikri (Love song from Tunisia)Mike BrewerMike BrewerOalla Mohololi - Three Songs From AfricaSongbookMORE DETAILS 

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