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Twice each month a different Barbershop arranger will be featured, along with 3-4 of his/her recent works. One of them might be great for your chorus or quartet.

Dave Briner

Dave Briner has been writing barbershop arrangements for over 40 years, many of which have been published by the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has written extensively for both men’s and women’s voices, some 8-part charts for both together, and a few for female soloist with male or female chorus backup.

His charts for men have been sung by The Sidewinders, Far Westerners, 139th Street Quartet, Nightlife, Metropolis, Saturday Evening Post, Storm Front, Revival, and Platinum quartets, and by the Masters Of Harmony, Phoenicians, Spirit Of Phoenix, Southern Gateway, and Great America choruses.

His charts for women have been sung by High Society, 4 For The Show, Panache, Fanatix, a cappella Gold, and The Buzz quartets, and by Harborlites, Scottsdale, San Diego, Skyline, and Rich-Tone choruses.

Dave concentrates on writing arrangements that are easily singable by average barbershoppers, eschewing unnecessary complexity.

What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - Swing contest uptune written for The Crush, BHS 2011 International Semi-Finalists

Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love - Cole Porter show tune for male quartet or chorus - contains lyrics less frequently heard

Love Potion Number Nine - for female quartet featuring sultry lead singer

My Favorite Things - Eight part for combined male/female barbershop groups - suitable for (but not restricted to) holiday shows

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