MEN's "tribute" album contains arrangments and original compositions by one of the most renown of American choral musicians, Norman Luboff.
Luboff, one of the great American choral conductors and arrangers was the inspiration for many aspiring choral directors. His many albums, including: "Songs of the West," "Songs of the South," and "Songs of the Sea," are well worth revisiting for their warmth and richness of harmony, especially for the male voice.
Promised Land Songs of America
This group's first recording is called Promised Land (Songs of America). Reviewer Jerry Weseley Harris sums it up by saying, "(this) is an important addition to the choral music library of all people who enjoy a variety of choral literature presented with the highest standards of choral artistry." The album is divided into the following groups: American Hymns, Spirituals,Songs of the Civil War, Songs of the West, Songs of the Sea, and American Television Themes. Harris was so taken with the humor and skill shown in the TV themes medley he said this alone was worth the price of the album.
MEN's newest album is mostly a collection of songs either written by MEN members or songs written espcially for the ensemble by others. This album includes a wide variety of genre from the Celtic Songs of Vijay Singh, all the way to arrangements of tunes by the Beatles. Selections include: Timor et Tremor, Shout for Joy, Alleluia, Sweet Rivers, When I Hear the Trumpet Sound, A City Called Heaven, Fergus and Mollie, Lament of a Fisher's Wife, Finnan Haddie, Soon and Very Soon, I Will, Eleanor Rigby and Irish Blessing.