Category Openers & Closers

We Are a Gentle, Loving People

Singer and lesbian activist Holly Near wrote this song after the 1978 assassination of Harvey Milk. Milk had been the first openly gay person elected to high office in California.…

Taps

The origins of “Taps” date back to American Civil War. This bugle call began as a lights-out signal to soldiers at night but now is played at military funerals and…

Blue Skies

Written by Irving Berlin, this cheery tune was a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. The song was an immediate hit, with the audience on opening night…

Do You Hear the People Sing?

This rousing song is from the musical “Les Miserables.” Your audiences’ hearts and guts will be surely be moved by your powerful performance. Although the song itself would fly in…

Wind Beneath My Wings, The

Here is the inspirational Bette Midler hit about the man behind the woman, or vice versa. Do give this powerful piece a try. The arrangement is now available for SATB…

When I Sing

Jazzy, fun, a natural for barbershoppers, this song is a sure winner. Do check it out.

What Would I Do Without My Music

This powerfully uplifting show song is sung by numerous women’s choruses. But, hey, it works just as well for men’s groups. For everyone, singing about our music is the best!

Thank You Very Much

Looking for a short song to close your shows with? How does one minute of happy thanks sound to you? Lots of fun and energy in this piece, so give…

Thank You, World

A great Statler Brothers’ tune honoring music, this song is heavy on old-fashioned values and references.