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Creating ‘The Skyeboat Song’

‘The Skyeboat Song’; the first song I arranged for my Portfolio of A Cappella Arrangements. I was greatly inspired by Bear McCreary’s version of the song for the T.V show ‘Outlander’, so before beginning the arrangement process I had a really clear vision of the harmony starting sparsely and slowly becoming thicker and fuller along with the dynamics.

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Creating ‘The Way You Look Tonight’

By far the most challenging arrangement I have worked on to date, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ has taken the longest amount of time to complete in each stage of putting together this Portfolio of A Cappella Arrangements. I had been encouraged by my teacher, Fran Swinn, to work with a song that had more complex harmonic movement and structure; so having already been familiar with this song, it was an obvious choice for me to transition it to the A Cappella style.

One of the most popular versions of the Jazz standard tune, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’
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