Sheet Music Plus arrangements can be purchased immediately via a link in the song listing. For all other existing arrangements, complete this form and return it to me on the address on the form.

Contact me to learn more about an arrangement you’re interested in or to  request a custom arrangement.

Important copyright information. First time visitor? Please read!

Purchasing arrangements of songs that are under copyright is complicated, and licences can take a while to obtain, especially if the song is being cleared in a country for the first time. Unfortunately, every country has its own copyright laws and sometimes a song is managed by different copyright agencies in different countries, is priced differently and has different rules about what I can charge as an arranger (if anything).

For this reason, it’s only possible for me to give quotes online and directly sell songs where I control the copyright – in most cases, these will be public domain songs or original songs. In nearly all other cases, we need to apply to the copyright owner of the song in the country where the performers live for permission and a quote.

This is the case for all arrangers, and also Sweet Adelines International and the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Please contact me before contacting the copyright owner – if you order directly from them, I may not be able to legally collect any fee for my work. Copyright owners generally do not pay arrangers for works they sell direct to the public.

Available arrangements

**New!** Barbershop Tags for Women

A compendium of 62 popular tags voiced for contemporary women’s barbershop! A choice of two formats to download:

Absolutely Everybody (Vanessa Amarossi)

Australian pop Diva song about inclusiveness and having fun

After You Get What You Want You Don’t Want It (Various)

**Contestable uptune**. Cute, cheeky song about someone who can’t make up their mind

  • Available directly from me.
  • Public domain – USA only
  • Countries cleared – UK
  • Price – $70 + $2 copy

Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)

Lovely ballad, reasonably easy arrangement arranged as a regional song.

Come What May (Ewan McGregor/Nicole Kidman)

Gorgeous ballad from the 2010 movie Moulin Rouge

Feels Like Home (Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt , Chantal Kreviazuk and others)

This lovely song has been used in several movies including The Notebook, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Terminal and was Qantas airline’s theme song for several years.

I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King)

A fun upbeat piece, reasonably easy

Let it Go (From the movie “Frozen”)

A great powerful song about throwing off limiting beliefs. And the kids love it!

  • Clearance – Contact me
  • Countries cleared – Australia
  • Price – upon request

Mean (YWIH) (Taylor Swift)

A fun song with attitude released by Taylor Swift in 2010. Perfect for younger singers. Lowest note is G below middle C, very closely arranged.

Moonlight Savings Time (There Ought to be a) (Various)

**Contestable Uptune** Two versions available of this fun contestable uptune, with different levels of difficulty. Wishing the nights were longer so you can love beneath the moon…

Put ’em in a Box, Tie ’em With a Ribbon (and Throw ’em In the Deep Blue Sea) (Doris Day)

**Contestable Uptune** This great uptune was made famous by Doris Day in the 1948 musical Romance on the High Seas – Doris Day’s first movie! Not your typical schmaltzy love song, she’s through with love!!! Includes original verse by me.

Scarborough Fair (Traditional)

Great variation in this version, some lyrics taken from the earlier “Elfin Knight”

Shelter (Eric Bogle/John Williamson)

An Australian song about our beautiful country

  • Clearance – Contact me.
  • Countries cleared – Australia.
  • Price – upon request

So Far Away (Carole King)

This lovely wistful piece of music was written and made famous by the amazing Carole King.

Somebody to Love (Queen)

Great counterpoint, fun song

  • Clearance – Direct from me
  • Countries cleared – Aus NZ USA Canada UK Sweden
  • Price – upon request

Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)

As sung by Frenzy! Your audiences can get into it too

Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley)

This is a fun, energetic song that your audiences will absolutely love. It starts out with vocal stylings which match the original instrumentation, then fills out into a full arrangement as the song progresses. To manage the rangy melody line, the melody moves between voice parts, with the lowest voice singing some of the verse. A terrific opportunity to showcase your singer with the lowest voice!

This arrangement is regularly performed by Frenzy! quartet, and was sung by Brindabella Chorus in their international championship package in Las Vegas in October 2017.

This sheet music has the original Elvis lyrics.

You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Various)

**Contestable Ballad** A beautiful love song, originally performed by Maurice Chevalier but then sung by many famous artists including Bing Crosby and Doris Day.

Christmas

12 Days of Christmas (The) (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Direct from me
  • Countries cleared – Public domain
  • Price – $70 + $1 copy

Long but entertaining Christmas song

Christmas Day (The North Wind) (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Contact me
  • Countries cleared – Australia
  • Price – upon request

Australian Christmas Carol

Joy to the World (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Direct from me
  • Countries cleared – Public domain
  • Price – $70 + $1 copy

Triumphant!

Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Direct from me
  • Countries cleared – Public domain
  • Price – $70 + $1 copy

Beautiful carol with two part canon section in the middle

Mary’s Boy Child **Available soon** (Boney M)

  • Clearance – Not cleared yet
  • Countries cleared – None yet
  • Price – upon request

Fun Christmas song

Once in Royal David’s City **Available soon** (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Direct from me
  • Countries cleared – Public domain
  • Price – $70 + $1 copy

Well known standard to add to your Christmas repertoire

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer**Available soon** (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Not cleared yet
  • Countries cleared – None yet
  • Price – upon request

Popular with the kids

Three Drovers (The) (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Contact me
  • Countries cleared – Australia
  • Price – upon request

Australian Christmas Carol

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional)

  • Clearance – Direct from me
  • Countries cleared – Public domain
  • Price – $70 + $1 copy

Cute and easy to end a performance with

Explanatory notes

Clearance

  • Direct from me means that I can legally sell you the arrangement; either it’s in public domain, it’s an original work (I wrote it) or I have been authorised to sell by the copyright owner.
  • Contact me means that the work has been cleared in at least one country. I will assist you in gaining clearance for the song.
  • Not cleared yet means that the arrangement has not yet been cleared in any country. Permission to arrange needs to be granted – this can take a couple of days or several months.

Country cleared

This lists which country the song has already been cleared in. If it says “Public Domain”, clearance is not required.

If the song you’re interested in has already been cleared in your country of residence, this is most likely good news. Generally, once a song has been cleared, you only need to apply for a licence to photocopy (that term may vary from country to country). These requests are usually handled quite quickly, as the copyright clearing house already has permission for my arrangement of the song, and usually doesn’t need to go back to the actual copyright owner to gain additional permission for the song to be used.

Public domain

If you are considering a song that you believe is in public domain, please read the Public Domain information page to learn more.

Sheet Music Plus

Sheet Music Plus are a digital music seller owned by Hal Leonard. They are now allowing small publishers to sell music via their site, which creates some great opportunities.

The ArrangeMe series allows arrangers to create new arrangements from a specific list of popular music. The arranger receives 10% of all sales, but can also charge a work for hire fee for the initial creation of the new work.

In December 2018, the ArrangeMe series included 1.7 million songs!

SMPPress allows composers and arrangers to publish original works or arrangements of public domain music through their site. I set the price, and receive 40% of the sale price. In most cases I would be better compensated by selling direct from here, but SMPPress gives my work exposure to a wider audience. Larger ensembles may still do better to purchase from me directly.

Questions? Contact me!