Hello everyone! I’ve been arranging choral and vocal music since 1974 for many kinds of groups and many different styles. Mostly I’m known for arrangements in the barbershop style. My full list is below, but here are some of my favorite recent charts you might like. Unless otherwise noted these are for men’s voices, but can easily be adapted for women. Most are suitable for contest, and most have available learning tracks. For more information contact me at robcampbell@aya.yale.edu.

All the Things You Are. Lush voicings create real beauty in this Jerome Kern classic. SSAA

Edelweiss. Published by BHS, a classic from The Sound of Music. Good for groups of all ability levels.

Here We Come A-Caroling. A bright, cheerful song for your holiday repertoire. Varied texture and a power tag.

I Get a Kick Out of You. A challenging, rewarding arrangment of this fun Cole Porter song, suitable for a swing or show choir. SATB with solos.

Gift of a Friend. An inspirational Demi Lovato song about friendship and heartfelt emotions. SSAA

My Romance. Performed by the Masters of Harmony in 2014, a subtle and fulfilling version of the Rogers and Hart classic from Dumbo. 

Oh! Susanna. America’s first real popular song, written in 1847 by Stephen Foster, published by BHS.

She’s Out of My Life. A tear-jerker by Michael Jackson about lost love.

Stranger in Paradise. Gold medal winning chart for the Masters of Harmony in 2011, co-arranged with Mark Hale. From Kismet

Tell Her About It. A driving Billy Joel uptune from his 1983 album An Innocent Man.

The Lady is a Tramp. An Sinatra classic that has been covered by many artists, a sophisticated song about a special lady.

To Sir With Love. From the 1967 Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, a poignant tribute to that special high school teacher we can all remember.

We All Stand Together. Writen by Paul McCartney, also called the “Frog Song” from the video for which it was created. A solid choice for a theme of unity and fellowship. Good for choruses.

When She Loved Me. From Toy Story 2, a very poignant love song with a powerful climax. Performed twice in contest by the Masters of Harmony. (available for both men and women).

When You Say You Love Me. Josh Groban’s hit song from his 2003 album Closer, a heartfelt torch song.

Medleys:

Hoagy Carmichael Medley. An eight-song extravaganza (can be tailored to suit your group) telling the Hoagy story. This was the Masters of Harmony swan song package in 2012.

Four Seasons Medley. Recorded by the Musical Island Boys, this upbeat medley consists of Oh What a Night, Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Working My Way Back to You.

Sam Cooke Medley. Recorded by the Musical Island Boys, this has an old time soul feel. Another Saturday Night, Cupid and Bring It On Home to Me.

Published Barbershop Arrangements for Men:

Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby #8644

Dear Hearts and Gentle People #7316

Edelweiss #210259

Floatin' Down to Cotton Town #7335

Frosty the Snowman #7697

It’s All Over/So Long Dearie Medley #7367

Nice Work if You Can Get It #7386

Oh! Susanna #209805  in the Stephen Foster Songbook

Oh! You Beautiful Doll #8098

Once Upon a Time TTBB # 8823, SSAA # 200493

Stranger in Paradise  #211518

Take Me to the Land of Jazz #7298

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee #8118

We'll Have A Jubilee in that Old Kentucky Home #7242

When I Get You Alone Tonight/All Alone Medley #7373

When You Look in the Heart of a Rose #7268

When You Wore a Tulip #8133

More Unpublished Barbershop Arrangements for Men:

A Room with a View. Easy middle-tempo Noel Coward song.

Adieu, My Lovely Nancy. Glee club style version of a beautiful English folk song.

Alabama Jubilee. A musical text in the old southern tradition, where “Deacon Jones rattled them Bones.”

Alexander’s Ragtime Band. A simple, energetic treatment perfect for shows, featuring a bass solo in the middle. 

Benny's From Heaven, a parody of Pennies from Heaven. A salesman returns after a year on the road and finds his wife has a new baby. All the wife can say to the perplexed husband is: “Dear, Benny's from heaven…”

Bridge Over Troubled Water. An emotional anthem from the 1960's.

California Here I Come. Classic contest song for men.

Call Me Back Pal of Mine. Patty ballad, seldom heard.

Chesapeake Bay Medley. Songwriting duo combine for two driving paddle-wheel songs, Sailing down the Chesapeake Bay and On the Old Dominion Line.

Circus Medley, a combination of well-known circus songs including Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, Don't come in the Lion Cage Tonight and Can You Tame Wild Women, framed by an original song written by Mike McCord, The Funniest Clown in the Big Top (1966). Designed for show or contest use with circus costume and theme, good for quartets.

Dear Old Pal. Pretty ballad about a pal who has departed.

For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne. Good contest ballad of a love lost and a yearning for “one last time.”

Hoagy Carmichael Medley. Eight songs with voice over, a big production show centerpiece.

Here, There and Everywhere. Classic Beatles tune, pretty ballad.

Here We Come A-Caroling. Creative modern treatment of a seasonal holiday song.

I Miss You Most of All. Metaphoric lyric “The chairs in the parlor all miss you” etc. combines with a pretty melody.

I’ll Be Back. With guitar accompaniment, a good song for collegiate groups

I’m an Old Cowhand. Based on the old Dan Hick’s version, fun song.

Jean. From the movie The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a nice Rod McKuen song about an emerging young woman.

Just a Kid Named Joe. A warm tribute to the two-time International champion chorus from Pekin, Illinois. Joe sells papers on the corner to support his poor widowed mother.

More I Cannot Wish You. A torch song about how hard it can be to let a lover go.

My Girl. Big 60s hit by the Temptations, available either stand alone, or as a medley with “Hey Girl” in the middle.

My Man. Poignant song by The Eagles about a friend who has passed away.

My Romance. Pretty, powerful treatment of a classic ballad.

Now I’m Following You. From the movie Dick Tracy, medley with Cheek to Cheek.

Old Rocking Chair. A Hoagy Carmichael classic.

Pick Me Up and Lay Me Down In Dear Old Dixie Land. In the tradition of the southern barbershop uptune, good, seldom-heard.

Polka Dots and Moonbeams. A jazzy tune about dancing, a young man and his “pug-nose dream.''

Poor little Rich Girl, interesting Noel Coward song about a wealthy lady who is really a confused little girl inside.

Slap That Bass. Fun uptune for quartets or show choirs, features the bass.

Somewhere. From West Side Story, two young lovers want to find a perfect place which doesn't exist.

Stepping Around. Join the old gang dancing at Miss Melindy's Jubilee Ball.

Stranger in Paradise, beautiful contest ballad, co-arranged with Mark Hale.

Swan Song. A comedic version for quartets singing their final package at the end of a championship year.

Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. Good contest ballad, a classic in the collegiate style. Also available in a unique 4/4 treatment like the original published version.

Thanksgiving Hymn, traditional. “Come ye thankful people, come” hymn in a simple, easy-to-learn setting for those groups who wish to observe the November holidays.

The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Adapted for men from Peter Lutkin's arrangement. Beautiful seven-fold amen caps a beautiful and well-loved setting.

There’s a Goldmine in the Sky. Old time ballad, works well for a western theme show.

Together Wherever We Go. Humorous show uptune with a featured solo. Good for choruses.

Up a Lazy River. Another of Hoagy Carmichael’s good southern songs.

Wedding Song. Paul Stookey’s ultimate standard for weddings and receptions.

What Child Is This? Greensleeves melody, collegiate style, seasonal.

When It's Darkness on the Delta. A contest suitable version of this uptune does away with the bass “bum-bums” in favor of a more homophonic treatment.

When She Loved Me. Wonderful contest ballad by Randy Newman, from Toy Story 2.

When Twilight Comes to Kiss the Rose Goodnight. A period-piece ballad, simple and ingenuous.

Unpublished Barbershop Arrangements for Women:

Somewhere. From West Side Story, two young lovers want to find a perfect place which doesn't exist.

Sweet Blindness. By Laura Nyro, SSAA or SATB with solos. A visit to the vineyard yields some nice moments in this college style treatment.

Published by Harmony Inc. for Women:

When You Wore a Tulip

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Published by SAI for Women:

When He Loved Me

Published Choral Editions for Mixed Voices:

Grant, O Lord, Thy Grace Unbounded (edited with translation from the German) by Felix Mendelssohn. Harold Flammer Co.

Great Joy in Giving (translated from Italian) by Phillipe Verdelot. Madrigal, chromatic. Carl Fischer Inc.

If We Ever Needed the Lord Before. Traditional gospel with a middle solo. Carl Fischer, Inc.

Lord have Mercy (edited with translation from the German), Felix Mendelssohn. Harold Flammer Co.

Four SATB part songs by Claudin de Sermisy, published by Carl Fischer Inc.:

1. Long May We Live

2. My Dearest Love

3. Joy I Shall Give You

4. Let’s Change the Tune

Unpublished Arrangements for Mixed Voices:

All The Things You Are. Classic love song.

Dream a Little Dream. Soft jazzy feel with soprano solo.

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love. SATB an easy-to- learn version of this bright uptune.

I Get a Kick Out of You. A really fun Cole Porter song, with several solos.

Slap That Bass. Fun uptune tune for quartets or show choirs.

Somewhere. From West Side Story, two young lovers want to find a perfect place which doesn't exist.

When Sunny Get Blue. Jazzy with solos, a pretty song in a college style treatment with rich chords.

SATB Original Compositions:

Starless are the Nights of Travel, text by W.H. Auden, SATB. Modern and dissonant future scenarios reflect the haunting beauty of this beautiful, shadowy poem.

The Island, text by W.H, Auden, SATB. An upbeat choral setting of a pleasant poem, pleasing with bright images.