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S.A.T.B. SECULAR vocal jazz style FATHER'S DAY CHART

HELP!  I've spent a ton of time in every search engine, publisher website, etc. I'm relatively new to this 'theme' 
Can anyone suggest a SECULAR up tempo or ballad is good, S.A.T.B. chart (or 3 or 2 part mixed voices for an ADULT COMMUNITY VOCAL JAZZ GROUP of good musician singers to perform for a Father's Day benefit gig.
please send me your suggestions to haltonjazzchoir(a)
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on March 23, 2014 11:44pm

A cappella? Accompanied? Piano only, or piano/bass/drums, or larger ensemble?


(Also, when is Father's Day in your country? Here in Australia it's in September, but I'm getting a feeling you need it earlier than that.)

on March 24, 2014 11:50am
We are A SMALL jazz vocal group of mixed voices: 7 adult voices:  2 sopranos; 2 altos' 1 tenor; 2 bass;  Community adult (all over 40 yrs old) musician singers!.  
preference would be for a cappella; or with show trax;  for portablity WE GO TO THE RETIRMENT HOMES to do our shows..
Father's day is on June 15th (Sunday) ... 
on March 24, 2014 7:44am
While not Father's Day specific, may I recommend to you a beautiful a cappella arr. of the Jule Styne's 
MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY? Written for S.A.B. voices(with occasional div. for tenors) - some solos - of medium difficulty(if even that!) - Arr. by Matt Falker - Sound Music Publications -SMP08-032.  Upon reading your request this immediately came to mind - don't know why.  You can hear it at
Good luck!
on March 24, 2014 11:52am
You are right this is a BEAUTFUL ARRANGEMENT & I think we would be up to performing this... it's right up our 'path'... but.. as you said, it's not really geared to Father's day.. we could 'speak around it'.. 
Do you know: how many copies come with the $65 fee? any idea?
on March 25, 2014 11:05am
With SMP your $65 allows you to make as many copies as you like...but you are held responsible for the copies you make.  You can't loan them to anyone...they are yours alone.  Otherwise it would be a violation of copyright law.  
This is contractual...which you must agree to.  Check out the SMP policies on their website:
Good luck...
on March 24, 2014 11:37am
I would suggest a great ballad of either Like Someone In Love or Smile.  Both are arranged by Steve Zegree and pubolished by Hal Leonard.  As a dad I used to sing Like Someone In Love to may daughter to help her fall asleep when she was a baby.
on March 24, 2014 6:01pm
Anything arranged by Kirby Shaw would work. You can find his arrangements in multiple voicings. With tracks ...He has many acappella as well. Try jw pepper. There are usually recordings to listen to on the website.
on March 26, 2014 6:34am
Wanting Memories by Yasaye M. Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock. There is also a great video about the piece at It's not exactly uptempo, but it's a great song.
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