All the Things You Are

Women's four part

Tenor: F4 - E flat 5
Lead: A3 - D5
Bari: B3 - B4
Bass: D3 - F4

This ballad has not only been recorded by artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Jackson, but has become the medium for harmonic exploration by a host of jazz instrumentalists. This arrangement puts its harmonic shape back in service of its story-telling to re-cast it as a barbershop contest ballad. The tonal twists and turns inherent in the melody are there, but the chord choices prioritise cleaner, ringier voicings over the extended harmonies of some renditions.

The sweeping melodic line is complemented by harmony parts designed to flow; the bass line in particular invites and rewards lyricism.