New arrangements for Daniel Hope

During lockdown Daniel Hope has so far presented 60 episodes of [email protected], now [email protected] On Tour for the ARTE Channel. He regularly commissions new arrangements plus a reduction of The Carnival of the Animals for five players for social distancing. He is also recording a new album with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra that features many of my arrangements.

November 2020 – lockdown 2. [email protected] returned with a new series. “The Next Generation”. Arrangements for this series:

Some Enchanted Evening, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Edelweiss, It Might As Well Be Spring, A Fellow Needs a Girl

For Daniel with Max Mutzke and Marialy Pacheco – You, Unsere Nacht and Gitanerias and for the Airlettes, Stille Nacht and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

With Tam Ward – Fly Me To The Moon, My Way, It Was A Very Good Year and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

With Thomas Hampson – Panis Angelicus and White Christmas.

With the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco – Scène d’Amour from Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann), I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Reductions from full strings to Quintet: Five Copland Songs, Dvorak – Humoreske, Elgar – Salut d’Amour, Weill – September Song.

French Songs – La Mer, Chanson l’Auvergnat and Göttingen.

New arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod for Daniel to record with Amarcord.

Christmas Songs fro violin and string quintet – Adeste Fideles, White Christmas, Maybe This Christmas, A Child is Born, Chestnuts Roasting.

For series – [email protected]:

Austria – Wien di Stadt meiner Traüme

Bulgaria – folk song, Hubava si maya goro

Cyprus – Τέσσερα και τέσσερα, Τηλλυρκώτισσα, Το γιασεμί στην πόρτα σου, Ψηντρή βασιλικιά μου

Czech Republik – Dvorak Zigeunermelodien 3&4, Peter Eben – from Šestero Piesní Milostnych – Noci milá, Summer is come & Unter dem Linden.

France – La Vie en Rose

Greece – My Red Apple

Italy – Addio mio dolce amor, L’invito, La Ricordanza

Latvia – Fisches Grün, Put Vëjini

Malta – Il-Kebbies tal-Fanali

Portugal – Sabor a Norte, Maria Lisboa, Naufragio, Página esquesida

Slovakia – Cervene jablicko, Dobru noc, Żeby ja bedela, Paslo dievca pavy

2 thoughts on “New arrangements for Daniel Hope”

  1. Mr Hope’s expression when exchanging the melody of ‘La Vie en Rose’ with Mr Barenboim says everything. I have the impression that Daniel had placed himself in the lion’s den by embarking on a celebration of nationalism, but he skillfully negotiated his way through the labyrinth thanks, not just only to his own genius, but that of his accomplices, not least (tempted to say ‘above all,’ but hell, you can’t get more perfect than perfect) Mr Bateman.
    Thank You

    1. Dear Richard, I am most touched by your comment and very grateful for it. Daniel is always very good at mentioning my name for the arrangements. Many artists don’t do that and the arranger gets no credit. It’s nice therefore to know that the audience can appreciate the contribution that I have made and that my work can have a strong effect on their appreciation of the music. Apologies for the slow reply – I have only just seen your comment two months after you made it! With warmest wishes.

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