POP MUSIC
ARRANGEMENTS

I have been asked, of late, to create arrangements of popular music for choir.  Some are for voices and piano only, but increasingly, I am being asked for orchestral-string versions, suitable for student-level peerformance, as well.  

These are unpublished, so please contact me directly if you are interested. 

  

POP MUSIC FOR TREBLE VOICES

The intention of these arrangements is to create a sub-genre that retains the choral feel, but are still clearly derived and honour the popular music source. To render these  arrangements then, ideally, one might employ string sections in a 6.5.4.4.3 configuration balanced with approximately 60-80 singers.  Within this sub-set of arrangements, I have attempted to be conscious of the possibility of a string quartet (which requires a different approach to scoring), and I have also tried to keep any woodwinds or horns or percussion to a minimum.  As such, this were conceived for specific events and performers, but they can all be easily adapted for other scenarios. 


Hands (SA - English)
Jewel Kilcher and Patrick Leonard
Piano and SoloViolin

Performed: St. Michael's Choir School Junior Choir, 27 May 2022,
St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, Toronto, ON

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Thank You for the Music (SSATB - English)

Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Bass Guitar, Piano (1.1)
Violin(s), Viola, Cello, Contrabass

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The Christmas Song (SA - English)
Mel Tormé & Bob Wells
Piano, Violin(s), Viola, Cello

Performed: Toronto Children's Chorus, 17 December 2022,
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON

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True Colors (SSATB - English)
Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
Glockenspiel, Marimba, Bass Guitar, Piano (3.1.1.1)
Violin(s), Viola, Cello, Contrabass

Performed: Young Voices Toronto, 2022,
Online Virtual Performance Video, Toronto, ON

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What the World Needs Now (SSATB - English)
Hal David & Burt Bacharach
Flute, Piano (1.1)
Violin(s), Viola, Cello, Contrabass

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