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For more than ten years I have been a singer, chorus director, and arranger. I am not performing live in 2020–21, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 either I’m selling them directly, or they are 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

A Hundred and Sixty Acres

David Kapp

Harmony Marketplace

Ryan Griffith / Tony Colosimo

Yes

Western, Swing

Intro by Marty Dolciamore & Jordan Johnson

City of New Orleans, The

Steve Goodman

Harmony Marketplace

Chris MacMartin

No

Country, Uptune

A country hit from Arlo Guthrie & Willie Nelson

Johnsburg, Illinois

Tom Waits

Jordan Johnson

Yes

Ballad

Short love song

Last Rose of Summer, The

Tom Waits

Harmony Marketplace

Yes

Ballad

Short ballad about a loss

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")

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.

Picture In A Frame

Tom Waits,
Kathleen Brennan

Harmony Marketplace

Simon Rylander

No

Ballad

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

Poisoning Pigeons In the Park

Tom Lehrer

Harmony Marketplace

Yes

Comedy, Waltz

Not safe for vegetarians

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