SCOTT TURNBULL'S BARBERSHOP ARRANGEMENT WEB PAGE!


Welcome to Scott Turnbull's Arrangement web page - hopefully, you'll find something you'll like, here. 

The surviving members of The Ivy League wish to honor Scott's memory and talent by continuing to offer his arrangements.

Scott was a musician of unparalleled smart-alecyness and an all-around great guy.  He was a member of the Society for over 30 years and had been arranging barbershop harmony for almost as long.  He arranged for many International Champions, Queens of Harmony, medalist quartets and choruses.  Take a look around - enjoy!

All arrangements require a $50 donation to the Harmony Foundation, in memory of Scott Turnbull.

 Degree of difficulty marked (E): Easy/ (M): Medium/ (D): Difficult

SINGLE ARRANGEMENTS (44 TOTAL)

ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT     

  Contemporary toe-tapper (M)

ANYTHING GOES

  Zippy show opener (M)

BARNEY GOOGLE  

  Goofy novelty number. Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (E)

BASIN STREET BLUES   

  Jazzy and simple, nice chord changes. (E)

BLUE MOON  

  Ballad version of this song features a Solo voice. Recorded by "Gangbusters" (M)

BYE, BYE LOVE

  50's novelty, great closer (M)

CHARLIE BROWN

  Yes, that one! Cute Bass feature (E)

DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE

  Arranged for Hawaiian Sweet Adeline Chorus (M)

DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE   

  Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess” . Jazzy Solo feature (E)

DOWN ON THE CORNER

  The CCR tune that rocks!! (M)

ELMER FUDD MEDLEY, THE  

  Arranged for "The Ritz" and recorded on their first recording “The Ritz”. (D)

FIGHT, FIERCELY HARVARD

  Tom Lehrer novelty tune poking "fun" at athletic prowess (M)

FEELIN' GROOVY (59th St. Bridge Song) 

   Features different voices on Solo passages (D)

GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART  

  Performs well as a show closer. Big ole' monster tag! "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (M)

HASEGAWA GENERAL STORE

  Basically a commercial for a small store in Hana, Maui. Performed by the Sounds of Aloha Chorus in Hawaii. It's fun! (E)

HEART (from Damn Yankees)

  Nice novelty tune which fits well in any baseball theme. (E/M)

HENNERY THE 8TH I AM!   

  Herman's Hermits novelty number. (E)

HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY   

  Bass feature. Nice staging possibilities!  Written in minor-key. Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (M)

HOKEY POKEY, THE

  Perfect afterglow song with built-in  audience participation. Some jazz chords (M)

IF   

  Beautiful Tenor Solo. Arranged with Bob Hartley, Lead of “Metropolis” (M/D)

I GOT IT FROM AGNES

  Another Tom Lehrer tune. Punchline song with good lyrical bent (M)

I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT   

  Singable jazz number with nice "shout" chorus. Title recording by "The Ritz" on “I’m Beginning to See the Light” (D)

I'M GOIN' TO MAUI TOMORROW  

Novelty song extolling the virtues of getting married in Maui. Uptune with punchline tag! (E/M)

IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE

  (Contestable with original verse included) Sweet ballad (D)

IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE!  

  Based on the "Boys2Men" version. Solo feature.  Recorded by Queens of Harmony, “SwingStreet” on their CD “Moving Violations”. (D)

JOHNNY ONE-NOTE

  Novelty tune with lots of punch!  Written in minor key (M/D)

JOSHUA (Fit 'de Battle of Jericho)

  This one cooks! Recorded by "Power Play" (M/D)

KING OF THE ROAD

  Roger Miller classic with a barbershop flavor (E)

LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

  Arranged for “Sounds of Aloha Chorus” and performed on their 50th Annual Show (M)

LION SLEEPS TONIGHT, THE  

  Popular tune in barbershop style. Recorded by "Metropolis" (E)

THE LONGEST TIME   

  Billy Joel hit, makes even Your Lead sound good! Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (M)

LULU'S BACK IN TOWN   

  Performed in Pioneer District Contest by "Gangbusters" (M)

MUSKRAT RAMBLE, THE

  Much simpler version than you hear "Gas House Gang" singing. (E/M)

MY DADDY IS ONLY A PICTURE   

  Heart-wrenching contest ballad (M)

MY SPECIAL ANGEL

  Arranged for "No Strings Attached" (E)

NATURALLY

  Huey Lewis & the News novelty song. Nice chords and catchy beats (M)

OLD MacDONALD HAD A FARM   

  Great "show" number. Act out the animals and have some fun!  A recorded performance is available from "The Ivy League" on their recording “Another Fine Mess”. (E)

RAINBOW CONNECTION, THE   

  Feature a Lead or Bari on this "Muppet Movie" favorite! Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (E)

SHAVING CREAM

  Pretty much an "afterglow" choice! (E)

SHORT PEOPLE (Fat People)   

  Short guy gets revenge with original 2nd verse (M)

SUMMERTIME   

  Feature that great Bass with this haunting Gershwin classic! 

SWINGIN' ON A STAR  

  Recorded by "The Ritz" for their album of the same name (M)

UNICORN, THE   

  Shel Silverstein tune made famous by "The Irish Rovers". Solo feature and "sing-a-long possibilities"! Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (E/M)

UNDER THE SEA   

  Fast-moving song from Disney's, "The Little Mermaid" (D)

WE ARE THE WORLD  

  Great for choruses on Youth Day events. (M)

WHO PUT THE BOMP?

  Another 50's tune (I love 'em).  Lots of fun and you can "Hand Jive"! (M)

WHERE OH WHERE ARE YOU TONIGHT?

  This song needs no explanation! (E)

MEDLEYS: (14 Total)

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS MEDLEY

  Contestable piece with parodies of:  "Baby Face", "Down Mobile", "Old Mill Stream", and some original material. (M)

REGULAR GIRL MEDLEY

  Also contestable with: "I Love the Ladies", "Give Me a Girl", "Silvery Moon", and "I Want a Girl". (M)

CANOE MEDLEY

  Performed in Pioneer District contest by "Anything Goes"! Songs include, "Paddlin' Madeline", "Row, Row, Row", and "She Didn't Say No". (M)

CONEY ISLAND MEDLEY   

  Performed for years by "The Ivy League". Songs include, "Coney Island Baby", "Coney Island Washboard", and "Sing Out a Song". (M)

CRAZYMAN MEDLEY   

  Laughed at in public, but chastised in contest, this controversial piece is a riot!! Parody numbers include "Yes, We've All Gone Bananas", and "Padded Cells are Crackin' Up that Old Gang of Mine"! Performed by "The Ivy League". (M/D)

CUB SCOUT MEDLEY   

  Combining original material with classic parodies like, "When I Raced My Daddy's Pinewood Derby", and "Tell Me That it's Great to be a Cub Scout". Story tells of cub's very first "Jamboree"!!  Contestable! (M/D)

THE HAPA/HAOLE MEDLEY  

  Combining several of Hawaii's most popular songs in one medley "Pearly Shells", "Tiny Bubbles", "The HukiLau Song" (M)

MOON MEDLEY

  A bunch of songs about the moon!  "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "In the Evening by the Moonlight", "It's Only a Paper Moon". Fun medley with interesting tag! (M)

SATURDAY/DANCE MEDLEY   

  Combines, "Another Saturday Night" with "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (E)

SATURDAY MATINEE MEDLEY   

  All of your favorite cartoons in one "boffo" medley! Songs include, "Muppet Show Theme", "Road Runner", "Popeye, the Sailor Man", "ScoobyDoo", and "Flintstones"! Performed on shows by "Metropolis". Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”.(M)  $75

MONEY MEDLEY, THE

  Self explanatory! Songs include, "Money Makes the World Go Around", "We're in the Money", "Money, Money, Money” (Abba); and "Plenty of Money and You". (M/D)   $75

SWEET 16 MEDLEY

  What would happen if Ringo Starr became a barbershopper?!

SWEETHEART MEDLEY   

  Songs include, "Tell me That's it's Great to be My Sweetheart", and "I know a Little Bit About a Lot of Things". It's Fun!! (M)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS MEDLEY

  Very amusing tale of a man-eating plant, a pretty girl, and a heartsick nerd!  Songlist includes: Overture; Title Song; Somewhere That's Green; Feed Me; Dentist; Suddenly Seymour; Title Song Reprise. This arrangement is very difficult.  ($200)

LES MISERABLES MEDLEY

  Arranged for the "Great Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus". Available in Men's or Women's voicing!  Songlist includes: At the End of the Day; Master of the House; Castle on a Cloud; I Dreamed a Dream; Bring Him Home; Do You Hear the People Sing?.  This arrangement is very difficult!   ($250)

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA MEDLEY

  Arranged for my quartet, "The Ivy League", also performed by the Thumb Area Sweet Adeline Chorus (among others)! Songlist includes: Phantom of the Opera song; All I Ask of You; Angel of Music; Think of Me; Interlude; Music of the Night; Phantom Title Reprise!  This arrangement is very difficult  ($300)

SHOW PACKAGES:  (2 Total)

BASEBALL SHOW PACKAGE

Includes:

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Tribute to the Umpire; Nobody Love's the Ump; Rightfield; Daddy Played First (Parody); Wait, 'till the Sun Shines Willie!; and The Baseball Song (Faygo Song).    Script with dialogue and jokes (30 min.) $200   

THE MOON PACKAGE

Includes:

To the Moon (original song); The First Earth Man to Sing on the Moon (original song); Home, Home on the Moon (Parody); If the Rest of the Worlds Don't Want You (Parody); We Are the World; Come Josephine/Rocketship Medley.  Original script with dialogue and jokes (30 minutes)  $200

CHRISTMAS MUSIC:  (10 Total)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

  Tom Lehrer piece that pokes fun at the "true" meaning of Christmas (E/M)

CHRISTMAS WALTZ

  Swinging version of this tune. Nice feel! (M)

CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS SONG   

  Alvin and the Chipmunks made this a holiday classic! Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”.  (E)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS/THE HOLIDAY SEASON MEDLEY*

  Performed by "Acoustix", this was also recorded by "The Masters Of Harmony". *This arrangement is $50

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

  This is a haunting, thoughtful version of this song. (E)

MY TWO FRONT TEETH   

   An entertaining novelty popularized by Spike Jones! Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (E)

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER   

   With a nod to Spike Jones, this simple arrangement is an easy learn. Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (E)

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

   This arrangement was recorded by Acoustix on their "limited release" Holiday recording. It swings!! (M/D)

YOU'RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH!   

   If you're looking for a holiday feature for your Bassman, this one is easy enough for them. Recorded by "Metropolis"; this is not the "Acoustix" arrangement! (M)

HALLELUJAH CHORUS!!   

   Not to be confused with the brilliant David Wright arrangement! This is a "condensed" version that was simplified for my quartet, "The Ivy League".  Recorded by "The Ivy League" on “Another Fine Mess”. (M)

   If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the surviving members of "The Ivy League" using the information below:

Dave Drouillard

Brian Philbin

Bob Hartley