One Day Like This

Writer: 
Garvey/Turner/Potter/Potter/Tupp
Year: 
2008
Voices: 
Women's four part
Voices: 
Other voicings
Ranges: 

Tenor: E4 - E5
Lead: A3 - D5
Bari: A3 - C#5
Bass: D3 - E4
Descant 1: F#4 - G5
Descant 2: C#4 - E 5

Elbow's single, based on a line in Guy Garvey's diary, won the Ivor Novello award for Best Song in 2009. The arrangement takes the original's arpeggiated riff and spreads it out into a bell chord to capture that twin sense of precision and sound-wash. The song opens out progressively from quiet joy to unalloyed optimism, and the final chorus includes an optional-two part descant for extra lushness and delight.

Here it is sung the Cheshire Chord Company: