This song is written by the incredibly successful duo Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.
It became a huge hit in Sweden when recorded by Benny Anderssons Orkester and vocalist Helen Sjöholm in 2012.
The melody and lyrics bear their stamp of top quality, and the beautiful simplicity of the tune should make the arrangement popular with most audiences.
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 BAND, CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
Full recording available on "Tales and Myths of Gothia - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2018-2019"
Download complete album or single track on iTunes or Amazon.
Can be streamed on TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify, Beat, Deezer and Music Unlimited.
|Arranger||Hannevik, John Philip|
|Composer||Andersson, Benny , Ulvaeus, Bjørn|
|Theme/genre||Holiday music, Popular music|
|Series||Noteservice Concert Band Christmas|
|Band catalogue||European Band Catalogue 2018|