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ATTB music

I have some unchanged voices in my high school all male choir. I saw the Dufay Salve Regina from the 2003 ACDA reading packet which is voiced ATTB and this is perfect, but it is too long. Does anyone have ideas of similar music (early-ish) with the voicing? ATBB is fine too! Thank you for your help. 
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on June 26, 2013 6:27am
Check out the recordings of New York Polyphony available on Spotify. 
Also - contact them through their website for further ideas.  
on June 26, 2013 6:30am
There are two collections of which I know; unfortunately, both are all sacred/liturgical:
•Sing Low• (pub. Novello; Ed., I think, by Barry Rose)
•Anthems for Male Choirs; Vol. 1 (OUP)
Hope this helps,
Robert A. M. Ross
Applauded by an audience of 1
on June 27, 2013 3:42am
Go to , the worldwide database of choral repertoire.
There click on the button "More criteria", and then
in Voicing, put  ATTB   (or ATBB, or...)
in Number of voices, put  4   (or 3 or ...).
... and enjoy the answers...
You can of course add additional criteria, like language, century, keywords, ...
on June 26, 2013 11:12pm
One of my colleagues at the European American Musical Alliance, the excellent composer Teddy Niedermeier, has just written a lovely work for these forces, an a cappella setting of The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Yeats.  It is a challenging but very effective piece.  If interested please contact Teddy directly: teddy.composer(a)
Mark Shapiro
Music Director, Cantori New York, The Cecilia Chorus of New York, The Prince Edward Island Symphony
Director, Conducting Program, the European American Musical Alliance (
Assistant Professor of Music, LIU Post
on June 27, 2013 7:38am
The Byrd Mass for 3 Voices could work for this situation, I feel.  The upper voice doesn't go that high.  The movements are not too long, and the polyphony is not that difficult.  Worth an exploratory look.
on June 27, 2013 8:11am
If sacred music is not an obstacle, English Cathedral music has a long, and indeed, continuing tradition of ATTB composition in voicings from ATB to AATTBB and beyond. Anthems for Men's Voices, Vol. I (ATB voicings), published by Oxford, has proven very useful to me. Oxford, Novello, and Banks used to publish a lot music, both sacred and secular, for men's voices. Good luck!
Frederick Backhaus
Retired Anglican Choirmaster
Applauded by an audience of 2
on June 27, 2013 10:16am
Thanks to everyone. Indeed, sacred is appropriate for this concert. 
on June 28, 2013 1:49pm
In addition to English choral music, much--perhaps most--Renaissance music was written for male voices. The majority of the early Franco-Flemish repertoire (Josquin, Obrecht, de la Rue) was voiced ATTB.
Remember that shapenote music was intended to be sung by whatever voices were available. You can switch octaves at will. Besides, it's so much fun to sing, and any group can sound good on a rousing fuging tune.

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