This arrangement of the classic Elton John ballad was written to functional well as a fully a cappella piece, but with a piano part that can add to layering if desired. Some surprising moments of reharmonization and variety are written into the texture, featuring each section as well as a lyric soloist on moments of the melody, keep the arrangement interesting for the choir and listeners throughout. Intensely powerful vocal moments in this chart are contrasted with gentle and soft sections, allowing you to feature your group's vocal control and emotive range. Those who have enjoyed our other recent Elton John title, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," will likely find this chart especially exciting to put together.
Combined vocal and piano score
Treble version commissioned by "Damenes Aften," Erland Dalen, dir. (2020)
This mixed voicing version commissioned by St. Jacob's Choir, Massimo Bracci, dir. (2021)
Video: Elton John Version