pop, rock, folk, jazz, country…

”This is the Moment”: From the musical ”Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. I made a SATB adaptation based on the famous male barbershop version by Fred King.

”Hiking Song/Highway to Hell”: A Scottish highland tune in obvious combination with a banger by a Scottish band called AC/DC. You need a medium high solo voice. Tune your bagpipes!

”Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”: Just hear me out! After a slow introduction the famous British hymn takes off into a completely different groove. Have fun!

The Parting Glass”: My version of this famous Irish folk tune. First, the tenors take the lead, then things are getting pretty wild!

O Waly, Waly”: An arrangement of the beautiful British folksong ”The water is wide”.

”Wake Me Up”: Housemusic by Avicii. It starts off in a lyrical way and shifts into the characteristic up tempo gear later on.

”Tuesday’s Dead”: By Cat Stevens. Certainly one of the best songs on his album ”Tea for the Tillerman” from 1970. Stevens achieves a beautiful combination of poetic lyrics and a captivating calypso groove.

”Why Walk When You Can Fly?”: This is a touching, little song by Mary Chapin Carpenter. From her album ”Stones in the Road” (1994).

”My Lord, What a Morning”: This traditional spiritual came to my mind on a lovely summer morning at home in Ingarö. I hope the arrangement is capturing the atmosphere. 🙂

”How Can I Keep From Singing?”: An arrangement of the lovely old Quaker hymn answering the rhetorical question with a glorious crescendo at the end.

”Oh, What a World”: Can life be beautiful when men are reading fashion magazines? Rufus Wainright definitely thinks so, letting Ravel’s ”Bolero” take over more and more – out of pure inspiration!

”Always On My Mind”: This beautiful ballad became famous by Elvis, Willie Nelson and The Pet Shop Boys.

”Seven Bridges Road”: Originally by Steve Young, but more famously covered by artists like Dolly Parton, Allan Jackson and The Eagles it became a country classic.

”9 to 5”: Being the Queen of country music Dolly Parton even wrote an anthem for the Labour Union.

”Time in a Bottle”: The most famous song by singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Because ”there never seems to be enough time to do the things you wanna do”.

”Forever and ever, Amen”: Randy Travis’ classic country song.

”Money For Nothing”: By Sting and Marc Knopfler from the Dire Straits. The famous riff is now played on an a cappella air guitar – so at least you won’t ”blisters on your little finger”.

”Under Attack”: An extraordinary song from ABBA’s last album ”The Visitors”.

”Man in the Mirror”: We all know Michael Jackson’s version. Originally, it’s a song by the equally fantastic Siedah Garrett.

”Fields of Gold”: Sting’s beautiful autumnal love song.

”The Bridge”: Sting’s strong and memorable title song from his 2021 album.

”Make You Feel My Love”: Bob Dylan’s famous ballad. The song has also been covered by a number of great artist – like Billy Joel, Garth Brooks and most recently Adele.

”Our Sweet Love”: This is of one of the Beach Boys’/Brain Wilson’s most beautiful love songs.

”God only knows”: This is a SSATB a cappella arrangement of the other most beautiful love song by the Beach Boys 🙂

”In My Room”: Once more the Beach Boys. East or west. home is best!

”Both Sides now”: Joni Mitchell’s wonderful classic in an atmospheric, lyrical approach.

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

”Silly Love Songs”: A great concert piece for choirs or small groups that are having a couple ”silly love songs” in their program. A big favorite of my choir!

”Wanderlust”: An other epic McCartney song from his time with the Wings. But beware: you will get addicted to it!

”New”: McCartney in good old Beatles mode. Just made for a cappella singing: a groovy walking bass, a catchy melody – what else do you need?

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

”Penny Lane”: A transcription and adaption of the wonderful arrangement sung by the Kings’ Singers. Since I couldn’t come up with anything better.

”O, what a beautiful mornin'”: From the musical ”Oklahoma”. This version presenting the piece in an up tempo 6/8-groove.

”America”: It seems like Leonard Bernstein’s musical ”West Side Story” is just getting better and even more relevant as years go by.

”Straighten up and fly right”: The famous jazz standard by the Mill’s Brothers and Nat King Cole. This arrangement is inspired by the version of vocal group Cadence. During the chorus section there’s opportunity for a scat or kazoo improvisation! Fly safe! 🙂

”Eatnemen Vuelie”: Silesian folk music by Frode Fjellheim. Well known from the movie ”Frost”