A Cappella

Repertoire and Literature recommendations

        (Song title – original artist – arranger – voicing)

FEMALE

  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Disney – Rochefort/Minshall – SSAA
  • At Last – Etta James – Kerry Marsh – SSSAAA
  • Bellas Finale – Pitch Perfect – Deke Sharon – SSSAA
  • Blue Skies – Irving Berlin – Renee Craig – SSAA
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper – Deke Sharon – SSAA or SSA
  • In My Life – Beatles – Steve Zegree – SSAA
  • Just The Way You Are/Just A Dream – Pitch Perfect – Deke Sharon – SSSAAA
  • Sentimental Journey – Doris Day – Audrey Oakley – SSAA
  • Stitches – Shawn Mendes – Brandy Kay Riha – SSA
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong – Joey Minshall – SSAA
  • White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix – Alan Billingsly – SSAA
  • Sweet Adelines Mass Sing Songbook – SSAA

 
MALE

  • All Of Me – Billie Holiday – Scott Kitzmiller – TTBB
  • Bright Lights/Magic – Pitch Perfect – Deke Sharon TTTBB
  • Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra – Kevin Keller – TTBB
  • For The Longest Time – Billy Joel – Roger Emerson – TTBB
  • Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars – Chris Peterson – TTBB
  • Lazy Day – Gas House Gang – David Wright – TTBB
  • Naitivity Medley –Committed – Roberto Burton – TTTBB
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder – Deke Sharon – TTBB
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King – Raugh/Sharon – TTBB
  • S’vivon – The Men of Independence – Gary Lewis – TTBB
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Adele – Aaron Dale – TTBB
  • BHS Barberpole Cat Book (free, standards) – TTBB

 
MIXED

  • Africa – Toto – Bryan Sharpe – SATTB
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz – Alex Phan – SATTB
  • Firework – Katy Perry – Ben Bram – SSATTB
  • Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson – Robert Dietz – SSAATB
  • I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris – Ben Bram – SSATB
  • I’ve Got the Music In Me – The Sing Off – Deke Sharon – SSAATTBB
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri – JD Frizzell – SSATB
  • Lida Rose/Will I Ever Leave You – From “The Music Man” – Mo Rector – SSAATTBB
  • Run To You – Pentatonix – Kirby Shaw – SSATB
  • Stars and Stripes Forever – Traditional – David Wright – SATB
  • Sing – Pentatonix – Wayne Grimmer – SATB
  • CASA Songbooks (multiple volumes) – SATB
  • Free Deke Sharon arrangements (all voicings) at http://www.dekesharon.com/deke-sharon-free-arrangements.html

 


Documents & Resources

Contemporary a cappella and barbershop can be found throughout the modern media, in movies, television, viral videos, etc. Here are a few places to start looking for information and inspiration, and those will lead you to others.

 
TUTORIALS:  Visit www.acappella.how for a comprehensive list of online resources, including starting a group, directing, vocal percussion and instrumental tutorials, arranging tips, etc. The site is updated a few times a year.

 
FESTIVALS:

 
COMPETITIONS:

 
BOOKS: (all available at amazon.com and/or barbershop.org)

  • A Cappella – Deke Sharon, Brody McDonald & Ben Spaulding
  • A Cappella Pop – Brody McDonald
  • Barbershop Arranging Manual – Barbershop Harmony Society
  • A Cappella Arranging – Deke Sharon & Dylan Bell
  • Theory of Barbershop Harmony – Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Successful Performance Manual – Barbershop Harmony Society
  • The Heart of Vocal Harmony – Deke Sharon

 
MOVIES & TELEVISION: Pitch Perfect & Pitch Perfect 2: http://www.pitchperfectmovie.com

 
ARTICLES:

 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: Other specialized organizations that can help in various ways include:

 
ARRANGERS:

 
CALIFORNIA CLINICIANS:

Contemporary:

Barbershop:

 


SAMPLING OF CALIFORNIA A CAPPELLA GROUPS

(note – those that are student-directed can vary in quality more than a faculty directed group. Always check recent video to get a sense of the current year’s group before inviting)

High School:

 
College:

 
Professional:

 
Barbershop Quartets:

 
Barbershop Choirs:

 


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