Norma Andersen

Norma Andersen

Thursday, May 30, 2019

International Permissions

On both pages listing Norma Andersen's songs and arrangements, the following information is given:
To obtain the songs and permission to perform them, please contact me directly at, replacing the word "at" with the "@" symbol and putting in the subject line of "Norma Andersen's Music."   My personal work of storytelling comes first, but I will do whatever I can to help you.

In her lifetime my aunt, Norma Andersen, wanted to spread the love of barbershop music.  As a result she charged only a minimal amount for copies and permission.  I want to see her music remain alive and have agreed to continue making it available, just as she did, to other barbershop groups around the world.  Her copyrights have all been transferred to me.

Photo by Christine Roy on Unsplash

That's still true BUT it turns out my bank now charges me an international funds transfer fee! Similarly international groups sometimes prefer PayPal.  PayPal's fee for a business transaction + their fixed fee based on the currency removes even more from the minimal $50 which Norma charged. 

My aunt loved working with barbershop groups around the world, so I will keep to the same minimal amount she charged -- I'm not doing this to fatten my bank account -- but will need to add the amount of any fees to the total.  <sigh!> 

The good news is that the group who didn't have to pay that extra unexpected fee will be singing it all over Australia and Tasmania.  Since Australia is commonly abbreviated Oz by the residents, I'm sure my aunt thinks it's great to have her music heard in Oz!  I look forward to hearing more about how the performances are being received...truly a G'day.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Vibe Quartet -Kiss Me One More Time

SAI Region 2 Quartet Competion Ballad, "Kiss Me One More Time". Arranged by Norma Andersen

The Vibe Quartet also received this amazing comment from music judge, Marge Bailey
“A beautiful ballad - Norma Andersen would be pleased”.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Seeking performances

Because this site was created after the death of Norma Andersen, performances of her songs were lost when her home was cleaned out.  If you have performances and are willing to have them posted here and/or linked to another site, please contact me at, replacing the "at" with the "@" symbol.

UPDATE: offers seven songs: 

Mammy O'Mine The 4th Edition - Naturally!!(LP, Album) Century Advent Recording USR 6010 1973

That's My Mammy (as Norma Andersen) The Tetrachords - Typically Tetrachords(LP, Album) Not On Label MK 97 885 1979

Kiss Me One More Time (as Anderson) 4 For The Show - For Once In Our Lives(LP, Album) Not On Label none 1985

Mammy Medley (as Norma Andersen) The Sounds Of Music* And The Gem City Chapter Chorus* - Double Exposure
Century Advent Recording

Open Your Arms My Alabamy Vagabonds (3) - Just For Vagabond Lovers
Not On Label

Big Bad Bill Is A Sweet William Now (as Anderson) and 1 more… Various - Sweet Adelines Inc 1980 Convention(2xLP, Album) Shelex Records SHX-80-40 Unknown

Kiss Me One More Time (as Andersen) Various - Direct From Vegas(LP, Album) Sweet Adelines, Inc. none Unknown

Additionally offers Barbershop Quartet sheet music of :
No Man Is an Island

Open Your Arms, My Alabamy

I'm Gonna Love That Guy

Old Familiar Faces