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Barbershop Arrangements Catalog


"+" indicates that a learning tape is available

"A" indicates a high degree of difficulty

"B" indicates a moderate degree of difficulty

"C" indicates accessibility by most groups

"D" Indicates that the arrangement is easier than "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in whole notes.


Some of the barbershop arrangements are available from the Barbershop Harmony Society website.  Simply go to barbershop.org .  Once there, you can view the catalog of arrangements in the sheet music library, as well as the instructions on how to order an arrangement.  The catalog is searchable by arranger or by title. 


ABBA Medley (Women, Men) + B

...Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus  Listen to a snippet

"ABBA Medley" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by the Fox Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus, 2007 Region 22 Champion. "Dancing Queen," "Take A Chance," and "The Winner Takes It All." As fun as it sounds! Available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.


ABBA Medley II (coming soon!)


Beatles Medley (Men, Women) + B

...Lennon, McCartney

"Beatles Medley" features Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, When I'm 64, If I Fell, and The Long & Winding Road. Includes optional kazoo and trombone parts. A lot of meat in this arrangement, with big, high tag.


Five O'Clock World (Men) + B

...Reynolds

"Five O'Clock World" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by Nightwatch, 2000 Buckeye Invitational Comedy Quartet Champion. The "Vogues" hit as featured on "The Drew Carey Show."


The Fourth of July Parade (Men) + B

...Osterling, Naumann

"The Fourth of July Parade" barbershop arrangement: Melody derived from Eric Osterling's "Bandology," a big-time, up-tempo march familiar to many who've played in a marching band. Singers need range and stamina.


If I Had A Million Dollars (Men) C

...Barenaked Ladies

"If I Had A Million Dollars" barbershop arrangement:  From "The Barenaked Ladies'" hit album, "Gordon," This is a fun tune with some dry, clever wit.  Lyrics offer parody opportunities.  Good afterglow material.


In My Daughter's Eyes (Women) B

... Slater

"In My Daughter's Eyes" barbershop arrangement:  A very special song for a lot of moms, it features the lead singer.


I'll Close My Eyes (Men, Women) + B

....Buddy Kaye, Billy Reid

"I'll Close My Eyes" barbershop arrangement:  Exquisite melody and lyrics. The tag is pretty cool!


It Was Almost Like A Song (Men) + B

...Hal David, Archie Jordan

"It Was Almost Like A Song" barbershop arrangement:  1977-78 CMA song of the year. Big hit for Ronnie Milsap.  Lead needs a big range.


The Joint Is Jumping (Men) + B

...Razaf, Johnson & Waller

"The Joint Is Jumping" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "Magnum," LO'L District 2nd place quartet, 2005.

Contestable.  Requires a good, flexible quartet. The singers need range and stamina.


Loves Me Like A Rock (Men)  A

...Paul Simon

"Loves Me Like A Rock" barbershop arrangement:  Really fun, but singers need a big range.


Luck Be A Lady (Men, Women) + A

...Loesser

"Luck Be A Lady" barbershop arrangement:  This chart really cooks! From "Guys & Dolls." A driving, latin-beat version. Also features bass and tenor melodies. Don't let all the key changes frighten you... it all makes perfect sense if you use the learning tape.


Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) (Men, Women, SATB/Piano) + B

...Billy Joel

"Lullaby" available as a barbershop arrangement and SATB/piano arrangement:  As sung by "Nightwatch." Billy wrote this for his daughter. Wonderful, gently rocking ballad.


Mambo Italiano (Men, Women) B

... Merrill

"Mambo Italiano" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "Nostra Vita."Fashioned after Dean Martin's version.  Eh, Paisano ... you have-a fun with this-a song.


Rat Pack Medley (Women, Men) + A

"Rat Pack Medley" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "SPIN," 2006 SAI Region 22 Champion Quartet. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "Fly Me To The Moon," and "That Old Black Magic." Available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Seaside Rendezvous (Mixed Quartet) + B

...Freddy Mercury, as recorded by the "King's Singers"

"Seaside Rendezvous" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by the mixed quartet, "Heart To Heart." Has to be the most fun arrangement I've done. Kazoo's, a campy tune and fun lyrics make for a great novelty piece.


Sh-Boom (Men) + C

...Keyes, Feaster, Feaster, McCrae & Edwards

"Sh-Boom" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "Nightwatch." "The Crewcuts" 50's classic.


Sooner Or Later (Men, Women) + B

...Gilbert & Wolcott

"Sooner Or Later" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "Contagious," 2003 Sweet Adelines Int'l 7th place quartet. Very catchy swing tune from Disney's "Song of the South."


That Lonesome Road (Men) + C

...Taylor and Grolnick

"That Lonesome Road" arrangement:  Based on the "King's Singers" treatment of this haunting James Taylor Ballad.


Thriller (Women, Men) + B    Listen to a snippet

...Temperton

"Thriller" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by the Canadian Showtime Chorus, Sweet Adelines International top twenty. Yes, it's the Michael Jackson hit song. Very campy, creepy and cool. Available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Touch Me In The Morning (Women) + B

...Miller & Masser

"Touch Me In The Morning" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "All The Rage," SAI Region 22 2nd place quartet, 2002. Diana Ross' classic. Lots of bells and whistles in this arrangement. All four parts get to shine.


What A Wonderful World (Men) + C

...Weiss & Thiel

"What A Wonderful World" barbershop arrangement:  Who doesn't love Louis? A little different harmonic treatment in this chart.


What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (Mixed Quartet, Men, Women) B

"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"  vocal jazz arrangement:  As sung by the mixed quartet, "Heart to Heart." Arranged as a vocal jazz ballad. Available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Where Are You Christmas? (Mixed Quartet, Men, Women) B  Listen to a snippet

"Where Are You Christmas?" barbershop arrangement:  From the movie, "The Grinch." As sung by the mixed quartet, "Heart to Heart." Available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Yes Sir, That's My Baby (Men, Young Men) + C

...Kahn & Donaldson

"Yes Sir, That's My Baby" contestable barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "Nightwatch." A few new twists to this tried and true contest tune.


Yesterday Once More (Women) + C

"Yesterday Once More" barbershop arrangement:  Accessible, easy-beat rock ballad. Who doesn't love Karen Carpenter?


You Are Everything (Women) + B

"You Are Everything"  barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "Outrageous," 2002 SAI Region 22 Quartet Champion. Contemporary driving rock ballad.


You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Men, Women) + B

...Brown, Kahn

"You Stepped Out Of A Dream"  barbershop arrangement:  Arranged after Nat King Cole's rendition. Great Melody! Sweet easy-beat swing tune.


You're Breaking In A New Heart (While You're Breaking Mine) (Women) + A

...Drake & Shirl

"You're Breaking In A New Heart" barbershop arrangement:  As sung by "SPIN," 2006 SAI Region 22 Quartet Champion. BASS MELODY! This one swings ala Ella!


Zombie Jamboree (Men, Women, Young Men, Young Women) + C

...Mauge

"Zombie Jamboree" barbershop arrangement:A popular choice for youth festivals, it's a hoot, Mon! Hot calypso rhythms, but accessible to most groups.  Range is especially suited for young voices.  Available from the Barbershop Harmony Society.