Surprise! He wasn’t supposed to get here till tomorrow, but made record time in the sleigh and got here a day early—it’s Santa, and not just any Santa, it’s Disco Santa! This original song written by Damon Brown and Brock Keiper is the first new release of BMK Arrangements’ Christmas in July 2023.
This SATB arrangement is full of references to all things disco as it tells the tale of the North Pole’s grooviest resident. The vocal chart is full of exciting moments and features treble and bass clef soloists who combine as a duet in the end. Visually there are endless opportunities to showcase your choirs dance abilities underneath the mirror ball. The band charts are hot and full of all the funky guitar and sizzling horn licks you’d expect from a disco tune.
Since this is an original song, it requires absolutely NO licensing, and even better, every single penny from the sale of this arrangement will go directly to Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water organization!
This arrangement is new and has never been performed—your choir could be the first to stay alive with the jive of Disco Santa!
The track features Ines Cring & Brian McCallister on vocals, and Alec McKeska on guitar.
Got a bonus New and Never Performed Release this week and it’s another Scarlet Opera tune, The Place To Be.
This SATB mid-tempo number is versatile and can be used to open a show or somewhere within it. The chart begins with a tenor solo, which does return after the dance break. The choral harmonies are tight, the horn licks are fierce, and the tune is an ear worm your audience will be humming the rest of the day. There is a big dance break in the middle where you can feature a guitar player, and there are a couple other big opportunities for visual moments within the chart. This arrangement is new and has never been performed – your choir could be the first!
The track features Brian McCallister & Ines Cring on vocals, and Steve Cochran on guitar.
This week’s New and Never Performed Friday Release is Alive by The Scarlet Opera.
This SATB closer is a powerful way to close out a show. There is a pretty hefty tenor solo throughout, which opens the chart. The soloist is eventually backed up by the choir through the second part of the verse and chorus before the tempo kicks up into the second half. The choir takes over at the second verse, which builds into the second chorus in dramatic fashion. This is followed by a killer dance break where you can feature a guitar player, or just let the horn parts soar. This is followed by the return of the soloist in a pull back chorus moment that builds into the final chorus through a hit section. The final chorus features back and forth between the treble and bass clef singers before building into a dramatic ending. This chart is new and has never been performed – your choir could be the first!
The track features Brian McCallister & Ines Cring on vocals, and Alec McKeska on guitar.
Stay tuned for several more Scarlet Opera charts over the next couple weeks!
Well, we’ve come to the last featured arrangement from Summer 2022 I’m sharing. This has still not even been half of the new releases that went in the catalog on March 1st, however, so make sure you visit the New for 2023 page at bmkmusic.com to see the full list. Stay tuned to this page for New and Never Performed Friday Releases throughout the year!
Today’s New for 2023 Featured Arrangement is a medley of The Dark Side by Trevi Moran, and Takin’ Hold by Lee Richardson, Jonathan Murrill, Tom Ford, James Cocozza & Daniel Toeman.
This SATB closer begins with The Dark Side and it’s slower pop groove. The full ensemble sings a verse and chorus from that tune before a dance break reprise that transitions into the faster rock/swing groove of Takin’ Hold. There is a big dance break after the verse and chorus here, followed by a final chorus. A custom bow is included with this chart. This arrangement was originally written for The Spotlighters from Janesville Craig High School in Wisconsin.
The track features Ines Cring & Brian McCallister on vocals and Steve Cochran on guitar.
This arrangement, and more than 150 other new ones, is available now in the catalog at bmkmusic.com!
Today’s New for 2023 Featured Arrangement is Time Passing Through by Kaden MacKay.
This SATB 2nd number is light and quirky and the perfect change of pace after a rockin’ opener. Vocally it’s all about the ensemble vocal with a lot of back and forth between treble and bass clef singers and a lot of extended chords. There is a big dance break where the horns take the lead. There’s a pull back section after the dance break followed by a final chorus and ending. This arrangement was originally written for the Visions from New London High School in Wisconsin.
The track features Tristan Miedema and Ines Cring on vocals.
This arrangement, and more than 150 other new ones is available now in the catalog at bmkmusic.com!