The song “Home for Christmas” is written and performed by the popular norwegian singer / songwriter Maria Mena. The song featured as the soundtrack for director Bent Hamers movie “Hjem til jul” from 2010.
This arrangement is written for an instrumental soloist, but if one prefers a vocal soloist, one will also find a solo part with lyrics included in the full set.
It will be helpful to hear the recorded version of this song performed by Maria Mena. This will help adapting to the free timing required to make the performance interesting and musical.
JOHN PHILIP HANNEVIK
John Philip hannevik was born in Tromsø, Norway, in January 1970.He holds a Master degree in Musicology, and has a Bachelor degree in social work.
Philip has been working as a full time musician throughout much of his adult life, among other things as a musical advisor for the Salvation Army. He has conducted all possible types of ensembles, he has written music for classical artists, brass bands, pop- and contemporary singers/ bands, and for TV. He is a prize-winner from EBBAs International Conductors Competition.
As a musician he has toured Africa, North- and South America, visited approximately 15 countries in Europe, and has conducted ensembles in many of the finest Concert Halls and studios in Scandinavia. He has worked with several of the top conductors, soloists and bands within the band movement. He has also participated as a musician or arranger on several platinum-awarded CD's. He has even written a full brass arrangement for a contemporary singer – the song held the no 1 spot on the charts of Norways biggest National Radio station for 9 weeks.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND ENSEMBLE, CONDUCTED BY RUNE A. HALVORSEN
Full recording available on "Walkabout - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2015-2016"
Download complete album or single track on iTunes or Amazon.
Can be streamed on Wimp/TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify, Beat, Deezer and Music Unlimited.
|Arranger||Hannevik, John Philip|
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Film/TV/Musicals, Holiday music, Popular music|
|Instrumentation||Concert band with soloist - vocal or instrumental soloist|
|Series||Noteservice Concert Band Christmas|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2015|