fellowsinger

I am a singer, chorus director, and arranger.

Performance: Contact me by email or via the The Gold Standard Chorus to book a performance with one of my groups.

I previously sang with Constellation. That group is now retired.

Arranging: I arrange songs primarily for barbershop quartets, but my musical tastes often lead me far astray from typical barbershop songs. Below is a list of complete arrangements I have written. Several can be purchased from Harmony Marketplace. For all others, contact me, since they are either public domain or pending copyright clearance (in which case, clearance will need to be obtained before I can offer copies) — or are drafts that I wrote for my own enjoyment or education and haven’t officially published. I’ll be happy to help with obtaining the appropriate licenses for those, if your group wants to perform them; license costs usually run $50 to $75, plus a $1 to $2 per-copy fee.

Email me if you have questions about any of the following charts, or if you would like to commission a custom arrangement for your group.

“Who Will Sing For Me” is currently a special-order chart; to obtain it, you’ll need to contact the music library at BHS directly, as the terms of its license require it to be re-cleared for each group that wants to obtain the sheet music.

Title

Songwriter(s)

Sheet Music

Tracks

Contest?

Style

Notes

(Waltz Me) Once Again 'Round the Dance Floor

Don Goodman,
Sara Johns,
Jack Rowland

(private)

Yes

Western, Swing

Sung by k.d. lang, a good uptune for a mixed Q with female lead

A Hundred and Sixty Acres

David Kapp

Harmony Marketplace

Ryan Griffith / Tony Colosimo

Yes

Western, Swing

Intro by Marty Dolciamore & Jordan Johnson

Bright College Days

Tom Lehrer

(private)

No

Comedy

A faux "alma mater", parodying college drinking songs

City of New Orleans, The

Steve Goodman

Harmony Marketplace

Chris MacMartin

No

Country, Uptune

A country hit from Arlo Guthrie & Willie Nelson

Dinner Bell

John Linnell,
John Flansburgh

(private)

No

Novelty

From They Might Be Giants, a quirky song about Pavlov's dog

Hunting Song, The

Tom Lehrer

(private)

Yes

Comedy, Uptune

Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow

Istanbul

Simon Nat,
James Kennedy

(private)

No

Novelty, Uptune

Not Constantinople. Optional tenor cadenza intro.

Johnsburg, Illinois

Tom Waits

(private)

Yes

Ballad

Short love song

Last Rose of Summer, The

Tom Waits

Harmony Marketplace

Yes

Ballad

Short ballad about a loss

Long Tall Texan

Henry Strzelecki

(private)

No

Western, Swing

A fun, silly bass feature, great for country & western shows

Masochism Tango, The

Tom Lehrer

(private)

No

Comedy, Novelty

Bass or bari feature; a passionate, fiery love song

Medley - Lucky Day / Innocent When You Dream

Tom Waits,
Kathleen Brennan

Harmony Marketplace

Jordan Johnson

Yes

Waltz

A character piece about a life of adventure

Molly Malone

Traditional,
James Yorkston

Jordan Johnson

Nick Roberto / Jordan Johnson

Yes

Irish, Ballad

The famous folk song ("Cockles and Mussels")

Older

John Linnell,
John Flansburgh

(private)

Jordan Johnson

No

Comedy, Novelty

A They Might Be Giants bass feature; catchy tune about time marching on

Parting Glass, The

Traditional

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson

No

Irish, Ballad

A great set closer or encore number. Based on the Clancy Brothers' version. Also for SATB.

Penis Song, The

Eric Idle

(private)

No

Comedy

From Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.

Picture In A Frame

Tom Waits,
Kathleen Brennan

Harmony Marketplace

Simon Rylander

No

Ballad

A short, easy, quick-to-learn love song

Pilgrim, The

Marty Stuart

(private)

Jordan Johnson

No

Ballad

A three- (NOT four) part spiritual piece.

Poisoning Pigeons In the Park

Tom Lehrer

Harmony Marketplace

Yes

Comedy, Waltz

Not safe for vegetarians

Teach Me About Love

Walter Hyatt

(private)

Yes

Country, Uptune, Swing

A bright two-step, also sung by Lyle Lovett

Tennessee Stud

Jimmy Driftwood

(private)

No

Western, Uptune

Bass feature; a Western bluegrass ballad. Also for SATB.

West Texas Highway

Michael Murphey,
Boomer Castleman

(private)

No

Country, Blues, Swing

Sung by Lyle Lovett

Who Cares

Jack Yellen,
Milton Ager

Jordan Johnson

Yes

Uptune

A new take on a little-known Al Jolson tune

Who Will Sing For Me?

Ralph & Carter Stanley

BHS (special order)

Drew Wheaton

No

Mixed tempo

A bluegrass tune about an experience we share as barbershop singers