Barbershop Arrangements from House of Joseph Music

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AND THE ANGELS SING (!) A Johnny Mercer favorite in a lightly swinging style. BHS Catalog #203059.  

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' (!) Great hit for the Mamas and Papas in the 60's. Features new lyrics for the haunting flute solo. BHS Catalog #203387. 

CHRISTMAS STAYS THE SAME (!) A very lyrical and heartwarming ballad recorded by the wonderful Linda Eder. Lush arrangement, excellent for large choruses. BHS Catalog #114074. Learning tracks available from Tim Waurick, http://www.timtracks.com

CHRISTMAS WALTZ  (!) Written by Sammy Kahn and Jule Styne, you'll probably remember it sung by Karen Carpenter. This arrangement is for eight-part mixed chorus. BHS Catalog #203136. 

DAYDREAM MEDLEY  (!)  "What a Day for a Daydream" and "Daydream Believer" make a delightful medley. Learning tracks by Gary Lewis, http://www.garylewispress.com 

FOOLS RUSH IN (!)  Another Johnny Mercer classic, a big hit for Frank Sinatra in 1947. BHS Catalog #203058. Learning tracks by Shawn Thomas, http://www.sgtproductions.com 

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD (!) Great Elton John song from 1973. BHS Catalog #202050. Learning tracks by Tim Waurick, http://www.timtracks.com 

HERE COMES THE SUN (!)  Arranged by the great Bob Shami and myself, with learning tracks by Tony De Rosa, advocals@mac.com or Shawn Thomas, http://www.sgtproductions.com. BHS Catalog #205664.

HONESTY (!) The poignant, heart-wrenching song by Billy Joel in a sensitive lead solo arrangement. BHS Catalog #203679.

I HEAR MUSIC (!) This straight-ahead swinger from the big band era makes a great show opener. Recorded by Saturday Evening Post on their 3rd Edition CD. BHS Catalog #113868. 

ID GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME (!) From 1953, a laid-back and nostalgic ballad about how an old song on a jukebox can bring back such sweet memories. BHS Catalog #200127. Learning tracks by Tony De Rosa, advocals@mac.com

IF I HAD YOU (!) Another cool, swinging arrangement of a great old standard. BHS Catalog #201008. Learning tracks by Gary Lewis, http://www.garylewispress.com 

JAZZ ME BLUES  This classic Dixieland number makes an excellent contest song in this exciting new arrangement! Learning tracks by Tim Waurick, http://www.timtracks.com   

JINGLE BELLS (!) The delightful Kay Thompson version recorded by Andy Williams on his 1963 Christmas album. This exciting 8-part arrangement is a triumph of pedal-to-the-metal rhythmic energy! Will be available from Harmony Marketplace January 2013. 

JUST BETWEEN OLD FRIENDS  An original inspired by my impressions of the 2002 International Convention, this is an eloquent expression of the camaraderie and the joy in music that we share. This sensitive ballad makes a good closing number for shows and afterglows. It has been adopted by several District QCA Choruses. Learning tracks by Tim Waurick, http://www.timtracks.com 

JUST ONCE AGAIN  An original love song, very sweet and heartwarming. Excellent contest ballad! Download a preview copy at www.box.com/s/jqn66ul9nt5w7u01i0s2m486ruvn6k4p 

MILES AND MILES OF TEXAS (!) A little boot-scootin' music from Asleep at the Wheel!  BHS Catalog #201999. Learning tracks by Shawn Thomas, http://www.sgtproductions.com 

SON OF MAN (!) From the hit Disney move "Tarzan", with music by Phil Collins. BHS Catalog #200716.

SUMMER WIND (!) Another great Johnny Mercer song, and another big hit for Ol' Blue Eyes. BHS Catalog #203057.

TAKE THE A TRAIN (!) My passion for jazz is obvious in this wild and wacky rendition of the classic Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn tune. Features scat solos for everybody! BHS Catalog #202992. Learning tracks by Shawn Thomas, http://www.sgtproductions.com  

TAPS Yes, the bugle call! This haunting arrangement is ideal for Memorial Day or any military-related program. Special price, only $40, and includes unlimited copies.

TARZAN MEDLEY (!) Includes "You'll Be In My Heart", "Trashin' the Camp", and "Son of Man". BHS Catalog #200723.

THAT'S ALL (!) This arrangement is based on the beautiful Michael Buble' rendition. BHS Catalog #114499

THE CANDY MAN (!) From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. BHS Catalog #202460. 

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR  (!) Andy Williams' beloved Christmas classic in a brilliant 8-part arrangement! 

THE SONG IS YOU (!) One of most intriguing songs from the golden era, this Jerome Kern classic has been a favorite vehicle of jazz musicians for many decades. It now comes to life again in this swinging big-band-style arrangement. Learning tracks by Shawn Thomas, http://www.sgtproductions.com 

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER  A spectacular arrangement for men's chorus with symphony orchestra, ideal for any patriotic occasion. Can also be sung a cappella. This arrangement was premiered in the 2008 Summer Concert Series by the Kalamazoo Symphony and Barbershop Chorus.

THE WATER IS WIDE  A poignant traditional Gaelic folk song in a lush modern setting. Learning tracks available from Tim Waurick, http://www.timtracks.com or Gary Lewis, http://www.garylewispress.com 

THEY CALL THE WIND MARIAH (!) This brilliant arrangement will be a highlight on any show! BHS Catalog #202224 (Men) or 202912 (Women). Learning tracks for men's version by Daniel Gillis at www.VocalHarmonies.com or Shawn Thomas, http://www.sgtproductions.com 

TRASHIN' THE CAMP (!) From the hit Disney movie "Tarzan", with music by Phil Collins. BHS Catalog #200717.

YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART (!) From the hit Disney movie "Tarzan", with music by Phil Collins. BHS Catalog #200718.

WALTZ FOR DEBBY (!)  A beautiful jazz standard by the great pianist Bill Evans. Will touch the heart of any dad who's ever had a little girl. BHS Catalog #114568. Recorded by Realtime on their "ain't that a kick" CD.          

 

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