Jeg plukker fløylsgræs (Picking Velvet Grass)

Composer: Knut Vad Thomsen
Arranger: Erlend Skomsvoll
Durata: 4 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Ferry Tales
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and string orchestra

Skomsvoll about the arrangement: A song that was in my head every single day for an entire year, before our second recording session. I first heard it properly on the singer Lars Lillo Stenberg’s wonderful album Å var jeg en sangfugl, a disc to which I have both cried and laughed, and with which I have sung along.

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Thomsen – Jeg plukker fløylsgræs (Picking Velvet Grass):

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