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Hal Leonard Unpublished-to-Published Project Update for BHS Arrangers

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 Greetings BHS Arrangers! Because the world of print licensing can be both complicated and confusing, I wanted to stop, check in, make sure you are clear what is BHS policy and what is mandated by copyright law. As you all know, the publishing industry has changed significantly. In the past they were making so much money they didn’t care about smaller groups like BHS. Times have radically changed...
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An explanation of potentially confusing music theory terms

A correction on the letters page of the Sept/Oct issue of The Harmonizer contained the following note: In a paragraph that explained why the term “Chinese 7th” is problematic, the following was added to Joe Liles’ tag intro: It’s clear why Barbershoppers gave this chord a nickname, because the real name is a mouthful. (“7th chord in 1st inversion, drop 3”; we also use drop 2 and drop 2/4 variatio...
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Publications FAQ: Music Catalog changes

The Barbershop Harmony Society has decided to begin moving all of our music publications toward a published-only model. The recent Hal Leonard unpublished-to-published transition project has provided the opportunity to begin curating the vast number of unedited, unvetted charts currently classified as “Unpublished” and streamline the catalog to be much more representative of what we offer as offic...
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Fresh covers showcase expanded range of music pubs

As the Society’s music publishing program continues to expand to serve broader markets, it has become harder to visually distinguish sheet music among traditional men’s barbershop voicing, traditional women’s barbershop, and some new mixed-voice titles. Especially as we sell more broadly worldwide through our relationship with Hal Leonard, we want to make it easy for shoppers to quickly find the...
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Yuletide Favorites Volume II

Yuletide Favorites has been a barbershop holiday staple for more than three decades. Following its tradition, Yuletide Favorites, Vol. II has been created as a worthy companion to the original, featuring accessible holiday arrangements in the barbershop style from Don Gray, Wayne Grimmer, Joe Johnson, Joe Liles,Greg Lyne, Adam Scott, Burt Szabo, Jeff Taylor, and Larry Triplett. Whether caroling...
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Come Fly With Me

  We caught up with OC Times in Nashville this past summer just moments before they took the stage at the AIC Show! This Keven Keller chart would definitely be considered one of their Greatest Hits... and now you can pick up your own copy from our Marketplace. Fun, flirty, and full of great chords, this one is always a winner. Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/ComeFlyWithMeSheetMusic Tracks: ht...
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Hal Leonard Publishing says: “Get Guys Singing with Barbershop Harmony”

Nothing better than being known by the friends you keep, and our partnership with Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of sheet music, certainly proves it. Look what they have to say in their back-to-school promotion to retailers:   The new school year is here - and doesn't every choir director wish they had a way to get guys interested in joining choir? With a renewed interest in a capp...
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(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag

This fun tune was written in 1950 by Irving Taylor, Dudley Brooks, and Hal Stanley. Originally recorded by Kay Starr, it quickly became a holiday favorite and appeared on Billboard's list of most popular Christmas songs in the early 1950's. Numerous artists have covered the song over the years from Lee Ann Womack toMannheim Steamroller to The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Traditionally arranged for v...
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Sing, as sung by Pentatonix

https://youtu.be/ZyPx-8sTlRU Sing was written by the a cappella supergroup Pentatonix and featured as the third single from their self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The group became a household name by winning the third season of the NBC hit show The Sing-Off, and has since amassed a huge following on YouTube and through social media. Perfect for youth camp...
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Sugar, as sung by Maroon 5

Looking for something for your Youth Camp? Want to mix up your Singing Valentines repertoire? Or maybe it's time to add some pop music to your show set? Arranged by Wayne Grimmer, Maroon 5's Sugar has a smooth vibe and opportunities for a little crooning. Check out Instant Classic's debut of the chartat the International Convention this summer!    Purchase this arrangement...
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