Toodle-oo, Vindaloo!

13 performance rounds for hungry singers
by  Brian Kogler

If music be the food of love . . . then you’ll simply love this collection of rounds that has Food as its theme. Expect some heartburn as you sing of pumpkins, peas, eels, gammon steak and applesauce—all washed down with ale and black coffee. The twelve rounds encompass many moods and offer more than enough movement among the parts. They may of course be sung by mixed groups of all ages, although treble voices make a splendid sound. Should the range of any round seem daunting, turn to the final page for an explanation of “partnered voices”.

Over 100 of Brian Kogler’s rounds are now accessible on YouTube. Scores are available for free on request. Please contact: bkogler [at] bigpond [dot] com

SKU: BKR-010 Categories: , , , ,
Voicing: Equal Voices
Instrumentation: A Cappella
Language: English
Sacred or Secular: Secular
Descriptive Tags: Children, Food, Fun, Humorous, Rounds, Silly
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced

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3 short anthems for SATB Choir
SDE-006
SATB
1'45"-2'30"
English
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for SATB choir and piano
RCL-006
SATB
5'
English
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for SATB choir and violin
POA-007
SATB
2'20"
Italian
Tre Madrigali Amorosi are settings of poems by Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), a favorite poet of Italian madrigal composers of the sixteenth century.  The set was written for the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, who premiered the works on their tour of France in March, 2013, with the composer conducting and Chun Chim (David) Leung, violin. […]
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for Soprano Solo, Mixed Choir, Organ, Brass and Timpani
GTT-016
SATB
10' 15"
English
Latin
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-004
SATB
5'15"
English
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for SATB Choir with optional Organ
POA-001
SATB
2' 30"
Latin
A short call to worship for SATB choir with optional organ accompaniment.  Composed for the installation of The Reverend Kenneth Crawford at the Parish of St. James the Great, Darlington, England, July, 2014.
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for children's choir and piano or orchestra
GTT-006
SA
Unison
4'35"
English
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