Home / Articles posted byChip GallentBecome A Member!

Author: Chip Gallent

Nobody loves you any better than your G-R-A-double M-Y

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are bringing the great American songbook to a new generation of fans, and this week were recognized with a Grammy Award for their collaboration. A second album is rumored. Great news: we've already been singing these songs for decades! Try these faves: "Anything Goes" arr. Don Gray "Cheek to Cheek" arr. Ed Waesche "Nature Boy" "I Can't Give You Anything but Love"  ...
Read More

Sing the songs we’re teaching the teachers to sing 

Next month, the Barbershop Harmony Society will have a major presence at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA,) including a showcase featuring Crossroads and The Fairfield Four gospel quartet. It's a big deal: thousands of educators from elementary educators to college professors come looking for what's new, what's hot, and for the beat of the music around the...
Read More

Freshen up for Singing Valentines

Valentines Day is just around the corner!  Have you got your charts? "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Heart of My Heart," and "Sweet and Lovely" are all great staples, but if you're in the mood for something new take a look at these: All I Do is Dream of You How perfect is this song?  Like it was made for Singing Valentines. We almost dare you not to sing it. When I Fall in Love Come on, it's like...
Read More

New Kirby Shaw arrangement: “Shut De Do”

Look for Dr. Kirby Shaw, arranger extraordinaire and presenter at the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival at the Midwinter Convention. Kirby is an accomplished musician, conductor, writer, arranger, improv artist, and teacher. He's a staple at many ACDA events, often leading interest sessions and reading sessions with characteristic wit and charm. If you're in New Orleans, you can than...
Read More

“No One Is Alone”

    Earlier this year we launched Jon Nicholas's Hooked on a Feeling attached to the mega blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy." Next month, Into the Woods comes to the big screen with similar Hollywood pomp and circumstance.. (Think of the 2012 Les Miserables movie but with Stephen Sondheim at the helm.) Get ahead of the excitement stirred by Into the Woods with "No One is Alone," ...
Read More

“A Hard Day’s Night” easier than you’d think

This week's newest, hot chart is by the Fab Four! And who better to arrange a Beatles tune than Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) member Dr. Liz Garnett? Liz also arranged the best-selling "Happy Together," and a number of other charts in our catalog. "A Hard Day's Night" has a driving rock tempo with sensible range and easy a cappella treatment. (Popapella, Barberpop, etc)...
Read More

Rediscover the grandmasters: Back catalog has hundreds of classics you still haven’t sung

Our favorite phone calls at Harmony Hall come from customers unfamiliar with some of the grandmaster barbershop arrangers. "Do you have this music by Way-esh?" "It looks like SAY-Boo." Did you know you can search by arranger in the Harmony Marketplace? Try typing in Waesche, Szabo, or Latzko to see the hundreds of charts these men wrote. Then realize many of these guys wrote without being able to...
Read More