Christmas (SATB)

”Santa Tell Me”: Ariana Grande wants to know if ”Santa’s really there”. This SATB arrangement is medium difficult and a great concert piece for smaller or larger vocal groups.

”Santa’s Coming For Us”: 2017 Sia wrote this energetic Christmas calypso.

”Merry Christmas, you Suckers”: Paddy Roberts’ wonderfully ironic Christmas tune from 1962.

”White Christmas”: Irving Berlin’s immortal classic in close-harmony.

Christmas is all around”: From the movie ”Love Actually”. Billy Nighy’s way of ”pressing in a couple of extra syllables” is just wonderful! In this version I tried to press in some extra melodies. 🙂

”Both Sides Now”: Obviously, Joni Mitchell didn’t write this as a Christmas song. But in concert it works very well in a ”Love Actually” group. The unforgettable Emma Thompson crying about her unexpected Christmas gift….

”God Only Knows”: Even this one is part of the same movie. So, let’s make it a group of three!

”Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”: This famous British hymn turns out to be pretty wild in the end. 🙂

”Pipes of Peace”: Paul McCartney’s Christmas song from 1983. The master holding a torch for world peace!

and finally some Swedish Christmas scores:

”Trettondagsfesten”: The Swedish group ”Triakel” has recorded Sam J. Lundwall’s hilarious folk song parody ”Födelsedagsfesten” in 1998. I just changes a couple of words so it became ”Trettondagsfesten” instead. 🙂

Torspar-julaftas-våggvisa”: Another atmospheric song from Triakel’s album with Christmas music. This is a composition by Alan Kristensson.

”Merry Christmas, you Suckers”: Paddy Roberts’ wonderfully ironic Christmas tune from 1962 with a couple of Swedish comments from the sideline.

”Gud, ditt folk är vandringsfolket”: This arrangement is a Swedish version of ”Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”. We hear the English original in the beginning and the Swedish text in the up tempo groovy part.