SATB non-christmas

„Both Sides Now“: Joni Mitchell’s wonderful classic in an atmospheric, lyrical approach.

„Silly Love Songs“ (Paul McCartney): A great concert piece for choirs or small groups that have a couple of „silly love songs“ in their program. A big favorite of my choir!

„Our Sweet Love“ (Brian Wilson): Probably one of the Beach Boys‘ most beautiful love songs.

„God only knows“ (Brian Wilson): The other most beautiful love song by the Beach Boys. 🙂

„In My Room“ (Brian Wilson): It’s the Beach Boys again. No surfing and no love song this time. Just chilling in the room….

„Pipes of Peace“: Paul McCartney at his best. Holding a torch for world peace!

„New“: The title song of McCartney’s album from 2013. Still it almost feels like a reminiscence of his time with the Beatles. It has some occasional divisions.

„Wanderlust“: What can I say? – Epic! A McCartney song from his time with the Wings. One of my favorites. But beware: you will get addicted to it!

„With a little help from my friends“: A slightly surprising approach to this all time favorite number. Don’t worry – be happy! 😉

„Penny Lane“: This is a SATB version of the original King’s Singers arrangement. I didn’t feel that I could make a better one.

„O, what a beautiful mornin'“: From the musical „Oklahoma“. This time in an ‚up tempo‘ 6/8-groove.

„Fields Of Gold“: Sting’s beautiful autumnal love song.

„Eatnemen Vuelie“ (from „Frozen“): The „Song of the Earth“ composed by Frode Fjellheim.

„America“ from „West Side Story“: After 70 years this energetic masterpiece hasn’t lost anything of its actuality. This SSATB arrangement is not too difficult and a lot of fun!

„Hiking Song/Highway to Hell“: What is this? A Scottish highland tune paired with AC/DC? You’ll be surprised how much they have in common. 🙂 For this arrangement you need a medium high solo voice.

„Les Champs-Elysées“ (Joe Dassin): Didn’t you always want to sing this song? Here’s an easy arrangement – just brush up your French a bit!

„The Parting Glass“: This is a S(S)ATB a cappella arrangement of the famous Irish folk song „The Parting Glass“. This arrangement combines different versions of the „original“ melody, starting slow and pensive then getting into a faster groove for the next two verses. Could there be a better way to finish a concert – or an evening in the pub?

„Straighten up and fly right“: This old jazz standard has been played by the Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole and many others. This version is inspired by the vocal group Cadence. In the chorus section there’s an opportunity for a scat or kazoo improvisation. Take it away!

„This is the moment“ from „Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde„: Every choir has its guilty pleasures. Sometimes you just have to sing a Barbershop piece. This is the moment!!