Welcome to

“Bruce’s Tunes”

Bruce’s Alums Choral Network

Want to connect with a choral colleague?  Send me a note at bmore&uvic.ca and I’ll pass a message on.

 
 



Gospel Songs & Spirituals:

Amazing Grace - pdf - mp3

Lord, I Know I Been Changed- pdf - mp3

My Father's House - pdf - mp3

My Lord What a Mornin' - pdf - mp3

O Happy Day - pdf - mp3

Somethin' Got a Hol' On Me - pdf - mp3

Well, well, well, Don' Worry 'Bout Me - pdf - mp3


"World" Music

Arirang ( Korea) - pdf - mp3

Bumba Meu Boy Bumba (Brazil) - pdf - mp3

Igquirra Lendlela (South Africa) - pdf - mp3

Kalinka (Russia) - pdf - mp3

Ladi Pompong (South Africa)- (no pdf) - mp3

Logdriver's waltz (Canada) - pdf - (no mp3)

Lyeepa Vyekovaya (Russia) - pdf - mp3

Nkosi Sikelele (South Africa) - pdf - mp3

Now I Walk In Beauty (Navajo) - pdf - (no mp3)

O Canada- pdf - (no mp3)

Pare Cochero (Cuba) - pdf - mp3

Pilentze Pe (Bulgaria) - pdf - mp3

Schweelo (South Africa)- pdf - Tulalima - pdf - mp3

Siponono (South Africa)- pdf - mp3

Vela Vele (South Africa)- pdf - mp3

We Majekeje (South Africa) - (no pdf) - mp3


humorous

Fawlty Towers Theme - pdf - mp3

Saanich Coffins - pdf - mp3

Carols from the edge - pdf of all 13

1. Joy to Home for Christmas - mp3

2. Holly & the Rudolf - mp3

3. Once in a Merry - mp3

  1. 4.God rest ye merry snowman - mp3

5. First Noel Santa Claus - mp3

6. Lully thou little jingle - mp3

7. It Came Rockin’ - mp3

8. Lo how a Rudolf - mp3 

9. Hark the Herald - mp3

10. What Child is St. Nick - mp3

11. Angels we have heard in snow - mp3

12. O Holy Santa - mp3

13. Little Drummer Chestnut - mp3 - (no pdf)


Tour Songs - pdf of all 3  -  (no mp3s)

1. Thankyou Song   2. “Wrong Song”  3. Late Song

 

This is a site dedicated to my Singers and/or conducting students from the past 40 years who are actively engaged in conducting School, college, Church or 
community choirs


My Transcriptions & Arrangements:

These are public domain arrangements and are offered to you free of charge (40 years of fond memories being my payment).


They are not particularly imaginative arrangements - mostly music which I have heard and finding no printed versions, have transcribed for Chamber Singers. In a couple of cases they are public domain arrangements. None of them are in “publication polish”, so you should rely on the recordings for details. Only “logdriver” has a piano accompaniment. 


They are mostly light, sometimes humorous pieces which I've tried not to embellish, but present in their simple beauty - they were my programme finishers and some were the backbone of my Christmas humour concerts. 


Three of my arrangements (Lord, Well, & Schweelo) are published with piano accompaniment by Santa Barbara Publishing, but I have included my original a cappella arrangement in the collection for your use.


It is my fondest hope that some of them will fill a repertoire void for your choral programme and give you some alternatives to the standard fare forced upon you by the current choral marketplace.


If you know another of my alumni who might like to access this material, please send me their contact information, rather than passing on the site information directly.

International


Qatar, United Arab Emirates

Chester Garber  ’93 - American School of Doha


Quito, Ecuador

Maria Giesbrecht  ‘ 94- Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito choir


Kiev, Ukraine

Wes Janzen ’79 - Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,


Saigon, Vietnam

Simon Leung ’91 -  Saigon Global Echoes Orchestra and Chorus,


Sokcho, Korea

Felipe Sequiera ’91 - Sokcho International School

Graham Specht



Vancouver Island

Colwood, B.C.

Glynis Dawson - Belmont High Shool Choirs


Parksville, B.C.

Ann Barber - Parksville & District Community Choir, Cantando Chamber Choir


Qualicum, B.C.

Rick Robson - Ballenas Secondary School

Brent Kellas - Qualicum Middle School


Nanaimo, B.C.

Ruth Bard

Ken Brewer - Nanaimo Senior Secondary

Wade Noble - Malaspina Choir

Sharon Sinclair - Wellington Secondary School Choir, Sinclair Singers


Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

Shannon Tyrrell - Shawnigan Lake School Choir


Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Rasma Bertz


Victoria, B.C.

Kristen Birley - Selkirk Montessori School

Kathy (Coneys) Alexander- Dansko studio

Arlene Ewert - Selkirk Montessori School grade 5/6

Jennifer Harvey - accompanist - Glen lyon Norfolk School Choirs

Carolyn Howe - Eric Martin Choir, St. John the Divine Children’s Choir

Stephanie James - MacKenzie Elementary School Choir

Inge (Schenck) Illman - Glenlyon Norfolk Children's Choir

Elizabeth MacIsaac ’84 - Ensemble Laude - Brentwood College Concert Choirs, Victoria Conservatory Voice faculty

Melissa (Sequeira) McKnight - 2 Choirs at Cedar Hill Middle School, Community Jazz Vocal Group

Simon Leung - Victoria Summer Chorus

Nate MacDonald - Lutheran Church of the Cross Choir

Wade Noble - Prima Choir, Vancouver Island Chamber Choir, Sooke Philharmonic Choir

Phillip O’Reilly - St. Andrews High School Choirs

Byron Phillips - Central Baptist Church Choir

Tobin Stokes - Composer

Chris Thompson

Sarah Weicker - Canadian College of Performing Arts









U.S.

Westport, Connecticutt

Robert Kwan - Organist and choirmaster - Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church


Charlottesville, Virginia

Chris Morash - Deacon - Holy Incarnation Parish Music Dept.


Anna’s Bay, Washington

Melissa Plagemann - Anna’s Bay Chorale


Eastern Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Dallas Bergen - Univox Choir,

       First Unitarian Church Choir,

       Regent Park School of Music

       Parkdale Children’s Choir

Sarah John - Vespera Choir


Montreal, Quebec

Ana Alvarez Sandoval ’09 - McGill University Women’s Choir

Mainland B.C.

Duncan, B.C.

Sheila (Sartini) Johnson - Cowichan Valley Youth Choir - Junior, Concert Choir, Chorale

Golden, B.C.

Sue Gould - Young Golden Voices


Kamloops, B.C.

John Churchley - Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources, School District #73


Castlegar, B.C.

Shannon Moldenhauer - Stanley Humphries Secondary


Coquitlam, B.C.

Alia Yeates - Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam


Langley, B.C.

Wes Janzen - Trinity Western University as Director of Choral Activities

Patti Thorpe - HD Stafford Middle School Choirs


Nelson, B.C.

Allison Girvan - Corazón, Shenango (Choirs)

Don MacDonald - Composer


New Westminster

Anne (Wilson) Unger - Vivo Children’s Choir


North Vancouver, B.C.

Mallory Schille - Primary and Intermediate Choir

      - St. Edmunds Elementary


Penticton, B.C.

Justin Glibbery -

        Penticton Sr. Secondary  School Choir, Naramata Community Choir


Richmond, B.C.

Bryan Dimayuga - Assistant - Richmond Orchestra and Chorus


Vancouver, B.C.

Ryan Cho - Terry Fox Secondary School Choir Taylor Collishaw - Point Grey Secondary School

     Junior, Senior and Chamber Choirs

Rog Hogan

Stephanie Loo - Music Teacher on Call

Carrie Tennant - Coastal Sound Youth Choir,      

    Sarah McLachlan Music School Youth Choir,

    Chor Leoni MYVoice Vancouver Choir,

     UBC Chamber Choir


Winfield, B.C.

Peter DesRoches - 80 voice high school SATB choir and a 32 voice women's chamber choir