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Regional Songs

Each region in Sweet Adelines International has a number of songs (barbershop arrangements) that the members learn so that they all can sing together at regional gatherings, also referred to as Mass Sing. The songs are used at regional educations and when we do stage tests at conventions etc.


The current regional mass songs are chosen by our directors at their annual education weekend. They aim to choose fun songs that are representative for barbershop, songs that are sung internationally, combined with a gem or two.

Current Regional songs:

All over the world, Text & Music: Jeff Lynne Arr: Mo Field
Anthem, Text & Music: Benny Andersson, Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus Arr: Olle Nyman
For once in my life, Text & Music: Ronald Miller & Orlando Murden Arr: Joni Bescoes
Harmonize the world, Text & Music: Nancy Bergman Arr: Nancy Bergman
How we sang today, Text & Music: Vicki J. Uhr Arr: Vicki J. Uhr
That's when life is worth living, Text & Music: Don Besig Arr: Tedda Lippincott
The winners' song, Text & Music: Mary Ann Wydra Arr: Mary Ann Wydra
We are family, Text & Music: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers Arr: Anna-Maria Nyström

For more information on how to access the sheet music contact the person responsible for sheet music in your chorus or our Directors’ Coordinator.

 

The barbershop cone

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Barbershop harmonies have a different balance than the cylindrical SATB, in that our top voices sing with less weight and intensity than our lower voices. This is called the barbershop cone. This way of balancing the chords is necessary to produce the rich, ringing barbershop sound.

The image illustrates the balance in volume that is strived for in barbershop singing.