The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

SDWC Treble Chorus Arrangment

Download this sheet music in PDF format.

Two Part S/L version by Kathleen Hansen. 

We’re trying to make digital copies of sheet music for “Better Times Will Come” available in as many forms as possible. Unless someone donates the arrangement (thank you Mary Beck and SDWC!), Janis pays for it herself. To that end, if you want sheet music for a particular instrument please consider creating it and sending it to us. Janis is funding this entire project herself, and cannot afford to create specific arrangements for guitar, violin, bassoon etc. But we really do welcome arrangements!

Reminder: this song is by Janis Ian!

To download the file simply right-click (option-click Mac) on the link below and choose “Save Target As…” or “Save Linked File To Desktop” or something similar (different browsers use different wording).

This sheet music is delivered in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to view it.

Watch the San Diegos Women’s Chorus’ video of “Better Times Will Come.”

Download the MP3 of the San Diego Womens Chorus’ version of “Better Times Will Come.”

Check the San Diego Women’s Chorus website for more info.

Make a donation to the San Diego Women’s Chorus.

Artistic director: Kathleen Hansen
Assistant to the AD: Celeste Oram
Principal accompanist: Glenn Ward
American Sign Language: Carla Warnock
Guitar: Celeste Oram
Mandolin: Lauren Bernstein
Bass: Katryn Schulmeister
Video & audio editing: Celeste Oram
Cover photographer: Sarah Soto

From Janis: Much beloved within and without their home base of San Diego, “SDWC” are one of the best-known choruses in the country. I spent a fantastic week with them when I was guest artist for their annual fund-raiser, and got to work with current artistic director, Kathleen Hansen, on her beautiful arrangements of my work. Kathleen also faciliated the participation of ASL interpreter Carla Warnock in this project; Carla’s work is featured here as well as separately here. Much gratitude to the three generations of women represented in this video, not only for doing my song, but for their motto: “Come for the music, stay for the heart.” 

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Sheet Music by San Diego Women's Chorus