Arrangements


Decades of choir work have resulted in an extensive collection of choir adaptations, especially of jazz, beat, rock and pop, chansons and hits that I'm putting together here. These arrangements do not claim to be great aesthetic novelties, but simply want to bring popular pieces into an appealing and effective, singable, rhythmically interesting and solidly worked version. There are almost all background parts for the jazz pieces, to which can be improvised soloistically.

At the end you will find some of my own → rounds and jazz pieces.

If you can use one or the other piece, please → contact me.


A Child is born, SATB und SAAM (M: Thad Jones, Words: Alec Wilder)
Abends treten Elche aus den Dünen, SATB (Heinrich Eichen, Kurt Behrendt)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ SATB (Fats Waller)
Ain’t no Sunshine, SAAM (Bill Withers)
All Kinds of Everything, SAM (Lindsay & Smith)
All Of Me, SAM (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)
All Shook Up, 2st. mit Klavier (Blackwell & Presley)
All Together Now, SATB (Beatles)
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, SATB (Foulaa System)
The Alley Cat Song, SATB (Frank Bjorn & Jack Harlen)
Alright, Okay, You Win, FM (Sid Wyche & Mayne Watts)
Angel Eyes, SATB (Earl Brent)

Basin Street Blues, SATB und SSAATTBB (Spencer Williams)
Because, SATB (Beatles)
„Bei mir bist du schön”, SATB (Jacobs, Cahn, Chaplin, Secunda)
→ Recording of the cappella ensemble “Nice Try”
 with Petra Kreßirer, Catherine Grieshammer, Oliver Grieshammer und Hagen Scheiner.

Can't Help Falling In Love With You, SATB und SAM (G. Weiss, H. Peretti, L. Creatore)
Caravan, SAM (D. Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
Chevalier de la table ronde, SATB (French drinking song)
Come Together, SATB (Beatles)
→ Recording des Coro Madrigale
Coming Out Party SSAATTBB (Milton Ebbins)

Dansero, SATB (Richard Haymann, Lee Daniels, S. Parker)
Do Wah Diddy Diddy, SAB (Manfred Mann)
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, 2 Soli SATB
 (M: Louis Alter, Words: Eddie de Lange)
Down to The River To Pray, SATB (Alison Krauss)
Drifting From Town To Town, SAB (Jules Taub, Robert Bland)

Eight Days A Week, SATB (Beatles)
→ Recording of the Erster Dresdner Assi Eck Chor
→ Recording of the Kneipenchor Dresden
Etude Nr. 7, SATB (M: Peterson, Oscar, Words: Schmidt-Mechau, F.)
Etude Nr. 10, SATB (M: Peterson, Oscar, Words: Schmidt-Mechau, F.)

Fascinating Rhythm, SSAB (Ira & George Gershwin)
Fly Me To The Moon, SSAM (Bart Howard)
Forty Second Street, SATB (Al Dubin / Harry Warren)
Frosty the Snowman, SAM (Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins)

Gaudete (Trad. / Timothy Hart, Peter Knight, Frederick Kemp, Madelaine Prior & Robert Johnson)

Happy Birthday, Mildred J. Hill, Patty Smith Hill)
 1. Three styles Version, SATB
 2. Jazz Version, SATB
 3. Blues Version, SATB
 4. Jazz Version, SSA
 5. Jazz Waltz Version, SSA und SSAM
Have You Heard, SSAB (Lew Douglas, Frank Lavare, Roy Rodde)
Here Comes The Sun, SATB (Beatles)
→ Recording of the Coral Veles e Vents
Here's That Rainy Day, SAM (Johnny Burke, Jimmy van Heusen)
Herrn Pastoor sin Kauh, SATB
Hymne a l'amour, SATB (Edith Piaf / Marguerite Monnot)

I Cried For You SSAATTBB (Manfred Lins)
I Feel Fine, SATB (Beatles)
→ Recording of the Coral Veles e Vents
I Hear Music, SSAM (M: Burton Lane, Words: Frank Loeser)
Ich möchte Weintrinker sein, SATB (Franz Josef Degenhardt)
Ich will keine Schokolade, SATB (Jack Marrow, Carl-Ulrich Blecher)
In the Mood, SATB und SSAM und SSAATTBB (Joe Garland)
It Don’t Mean A Thing, SATB und SSAM und SSAATTBB (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
It's A Blue World, Solo-B SATB (M: Forrest, Chet, Words: Wright, Bob)

Jailhouse Rock, SATB (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
Jingle Bell Rock, SATB (M: Beal, Joe & Boothe Jim)

Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa, SATB (Bernhard Eichhorn, Kurt Tucholsky)
Leaving On A Jet Plane, SAM (John Denver)
Let It Snow, SAM (M: Jule Styne, Words: Sammy Cahn)
Lied vom Förster und der schönen Gräfin, Das, SATB (M: Dessau, Paul)
Lullaby of Birdland SSAATTBB (B.Y. Forster, G. Sherring)

Mäckie Boogie, SATB (Michael Jary, Bruno Balz)
Mambo, SAM (Herbert Grönemeyer)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, SATB (Joe Zawinul, G. & V. Levy)
Midnight Sun, SSSAAA und SSAATTBB (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Sonny Burke)
Miss Celie’s Blues (=Sister), Solo-S SATB (Q. Jones, R. Templeton, L. Richie)
Mood Indigo, SATB und SAAB und SSAATTBB (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Albany Bigard)
Moritat vom Mackie Messer, Die, SATB (M: Weill, Kurt, Words: Brecht, Bertolt)
Mr. Tambourine Man, SATB (M & Words: Dylan, Bob)
Muskrat Ramble, SATB (Kid Ory, Ray Gilbert)

Die Nacht ist nicht allein zum Schlafen da, SATB (Theo Mackeben, Otto Ernst Hesse)
Night Train, SSATB (Jimmy Forrest, Oscar Washington, Lewis C. Simpkins)

O Barquinho, SATB (M: Boscoli, Ronaldo, Words: Menescal, Roberto)
O cessate di piagarmi, SATB (Nicol Minato / Alessandro Scarlatti)
Ob la di, Ob la da, SATB (Beatles)
Ode an die Freude, SATB (Ludwig van Beethoven / Friedrich Schiller)
Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi nie ins Bett, SATB (Heinz Gietz, Hans Bradtke)
[Anfragen nur an die Abmahnstelle Edition Rialto Hans Gerig KG, 51404 Bergisch-Gladbach, → Mail]
→ Recording of the BRASS-SAX Singers

On The Street Where You live, SAM (M: Frederick Loewe, Words: Alan Jay Lerner)
Oxford Town, SATB (Bob Dylan)

Paint It Black SSAATTBB (Rolling Stones)
Piece Nr. 7, SATB (M: Peterson, Oscar, Words: Schmidt-Mechau, F.)
Pleite, SATB (Laing)
Puttin On The Ritz, SATB und SSAM (Irving Berlin)
→ Recording of the Ensemble Mood To Go

Quizas, quizas, quizas, SATB (Osvaldo Farrs)

Run Rudolph Run SSAM (Johnny Marks & Marvin Brodie)

Salty Papa Blues SATB (Trad.)
Santa Baby, SSAM + SSA (M+Words: Joan Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer) Sauflied, ganz allein, SATB (Kurt Tucholsky, Peter Janssens)
Schuld war nur der Bossa Nova, SATB (Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Georg Buschor)
Sentimental Journey, SATB (Lew Brown, Bud Green & Benjamin Homer)
Serenade to a Cuckoo (M: Roland Kirk, Words: Alexandre Desplat/Schmidt-Mechau)
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, SATB (Beatles)
Show Me The Way To Go Home, SATB (Trad./Dubliners)
Sing sing sing, SAM und SATB (M & Words: Louis Prima)
Sixteen Tons, Solo SATB (M: Travis, Merle, Words: anon.)
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise, SATB (M: Romberg, Sigmund, Words: Hammerstein II., Oscar)
Son of a Preacherman, SATB (John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkings)
Summer Song, SATB (Iola & Dave Brubeck)
Summertime, SATB und SSAM (M: Gershwin, George, Words: DuBose Heyward, Edwin)
Sunrise Sunset, SATB (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Block)
Sway, SATB (Pablo Beltran Ruiz, Norman Gimbel)

Take Five SSAATTBB (Iola & Dave Brubeck)
Tambourine Man, SATB (Bob Dylan)
That’s A Plenty, SATB (Lew Pollack & Ray Gilbert)
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, SSAATTBB (Ted Persons, Mercer Ellington)
Tico-Tico, SSAATTBB (Erwin Drake, Aloysio Oliceira, Zeguinha Abreu)
To Ramona, SATB (Bob Dylan)
Tränen lügen nicht, SATB (Ciro Damico & Dario Bembo, Text Michael Holm)
Trinken und Singen, SATB (Joseph Eichendorff, Justus Lyra)
Tutti Frutti, SATB (Little Richard Penniman, Dorothy La Bostrie)
Tuxedo Junction, SATB (E. Hawkins, W. Johnson, J. Dash)

Via con me, SAM (Paolo Conte)

We Can Work It Out, SAM (Beatles)
What A Wonderful World, SATB (George David Weiss, Bob Thiele)
When I’m Sixty Four, SATB (Beatles)
Will ein lustig Liedchen bringen, SATB (Neapel Fritz Schröder)
Willie, The Weeper, SATB (G.V.Rymal, W.Melrose, M.Bloom)

Yellow Submarine, SATB (Beatles)
You Light Up My Life, SATB (Joe Brooks)
You Really Got Me, SAM (Ray Davies)

Zug der Schwäne, SATB (Eberhard Koebel)


Kanons und Jazzstücke für Chor


Air-Balloons in Trouble, SSAATTBB (Words: Thompson, H.-R.)
→ Cheese, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Crazy, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Darkness, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Discovery, Kanon 3 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Dream, Kanon 5 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Duty, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Early Bird, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Fall, Kanon 4 (Words: anon.)
→ Getting Old, Kanon 4 (Words: anon.)
→ Hamlet, Kanon 4 (Words: Milligan, Spike)
→ Heroes, Kanon 3 (Words: Rogers, Will)
→ Inquiry, Kanon 3 (Words: anon.)
→ Life, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Mary at the Kitchen Door, Kanon 4 (Words: anon.)
→ No Mistake, Kanon 3 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Perfection, Kanon 4 (M & Words: Schmidt-Mechau, F.)
→ Report, Kanon 3 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Scat - Sweetness, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ Short Story, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ The Smile, Kanon 5 (Words: Lear, Edward & Monkhouse, William Cosmo)
→ We Say Happy Birthday, Kanon 3 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
→ What about, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)
What at all?, SATB (Words: H.-R. Thompson)
→ Winter, Kanon 4 (Words: Updike, John)
→ The Wolf, Kanon 4 (Words: anon.)
→ Words, Kanon 4 (Words: Schmidt-Mechau)