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“Be Our Guest” preps audiences for great performances

This killer thriller diller of a song from Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" has been retooled by Steve Delehanty as a show opener. Your audience will immediately recognize "Be Our Guest", and will be delighted with the welcoming lyrics that promise a great show. Jordan Litz delivers some crisp learning tracks to speed things up. (But you should have seen the 600 people sing it in a Harmony Universi...
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Hank Senior never sounded so good

Barbershop's range of source material continues to expand in this latest release. Country classic "Hey, Good Lookin'" came from the revolutionary mind of Hank Williams, Sr., and has been covered by every singer in Nashville. Our Las Vegas crowd heard it premiered by past collegiate champs The Newfangled Four and ate it up. This Tom Gentry arrangement is a difficulty level 4 and ready to cook (get ...
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C’mon, Get “Happy”

Yes, the sky was falling, and the Rapture nigh, because a song released less than one year ago was being sung on a stage at our convention. And boy, did the young singers in the Next Generation Chorus sing the heck out of "Happy", an irresistible pop hit for Pharrell Williams featured on the soundtrack to "Despicable Me 2." Catchy beat (with handclaps!), cheery lyrics, fun patter, and relevanc...
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A “Blue Velvet” Keepsake

  Keepsake, one of the Society's greats, sang many songs that we've published over the years. "From Once Upon a Time" to the recent "I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die", we've been following them for years. "Blue Velvet" is the latest in that vein. A beautiful, heart-breaking ballad (ergo, NOT a Singing Valentine candidate...), this one from the pen of Curt Kimball is a tasty morsel of barbershop awesomen...
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“It’s Witchcraft”

Dave Briner is a master arranger. From Platinum's "Just in Time" to "We Need a Little Christmas," Dave's had dozens of hits in the BHS catalog.  Look to this one to become a standard or a polecat-lite in your chapter. "Witchcraft", a new release, has it all. Gentle range? Check. Witty lines? Check. Shameless baritone tiddly? You bet. Why are you still reading this? Go order this: Sheet music (a...
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Adam’s Ten Commandments of Tag Singing

With a busy summer ahead of of barbershop cookouts, barbershop camps, barbershop conventions, and barbershop hanging out in the backyard. it seemed timely to refresh ourselves on some rules of etiquette. Thou shalt not tag jack (also known as altering the words or notes of existing tags) Thou shalt not 5th wheel Thou shalt not encroach upon the space of others Thou shalt not obnoxiously add 9...
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Gear up for summer singing

Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day -- you need a full repertoire of songs celebrating America. We have them! "America the Beautiful", arranged by Rob Hopkins, also is offered with learning tracks. Most of us have heard or sung Joe Liles' arrangement of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," with the tone set by the sung "brum brum" of the snares. Get the learning track and be ready to sing at m...
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“When I Lift Up My Head” is first digital-delivered release

Responding to long-standing customer requests, we're pleased to announce our first published arrangement delivered to you digitally. "When I Lift Up My Head" has reached near-Polecat status in some districts, so it seemed a natural for publication.  Sing it from the sheet music or from your mobile device!  Perfect for the church hall and concert hall! It's so good, you won't even mind the baritone...
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“Ride the Chariot” newly released

If you need a new Spiritual for the chorus, this one is perfect. Evaluated as a level 2 (easy-medium difficulty), this chart reminiscent of the Far Westerners is an easy read and features, dare we admit it, the baritone for a few brief moments on the melody! Available in arrangements for men's voices or women's voices. Click through to hear preview tracks!
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Don’t miss “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”

Master arranger Dr. Kirby Shaw has done it again! From the hit movie Pitch Perfect comes "Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone)". It's perfect for Harmony Explosion camps, shows 'n' glows, and the added choreo that accompanies it will be a scream. Since there is an increasing need for more Sweet Adeline arrangements and even dare we mention mixed barbershop, Cups leads the pack with men's, wom...
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