Here in the UK we probably know this song best in the Westlife version, and in the US it’s most likely to be Josh Groban’s version with which most people are familiar. However, You Raise Me Up was actually first recorded by Norwegian/Irish group Secret Garden and was written by Rolf Løvland and Brendan Graham. It has since been covered over 125 times, and I’ll add my version to the collection!
G flat major
… as you’ve never heard it before! The original theme was written and recorded by the Barenaked Ladies. It was also released as a commercial single in 2007. I decided to slow it down and use the melody with a sort of ballad accompaniment, all in one of my favourite keys of G flat!
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