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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.

Ed Hinkley

Ed Hinkley has been a member of the society for 56 years. He has sung in many quartets (finishing second three times). Ed has directed two SPEEBSQSA choruses, two Sweet Adeline choruses, and one Harmony, Inc. chorus since 1960. He has written over 100 songs and arranged about 1000. One of the songs he wrote was used by the Shondells in winning their crown in 1977 in London. Ed is offering his latest creations without charge to those who request them.

Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay is a rollicking uptune that is likely suitable for contest. This medium-difficulty song is based on a 1913 hit that evokes a bygone culture. Arrangement free on request from the arranger.

For The Sake Of Old Lang Syne is a beautiful tear-jerker of a ballad from 1922 about the hope of recovering bygone love. This medium/easy piece is probably suitable for contest. Arrangement free on request from the arranger.

My Wonderful One is another great ballad from 1922. It's medium-difficulty and probably contest-suitable. The lead part goes up to G on the verse and the baritone to F, but otherwise it's in an easy range for all parts. Arrangement free on request from the arranger.

Dixieland Banjo Man is an Ed Hinkley original. This medium-difficulty uptune would fit well in a jazz set, a dixie-band set, a banjo set, or just as a change-of-pace. With one fairly-challenging key change, this piece could become your group's signature song. Arrangement free on request from the arranger.

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