Bragi has done some home recordings during the past few years – most with his wife, Christina van Deventer. Below are the results of that work.
A christmas song that Valur Óskarsson (1946-2014) composed around 2008 for his daughter-in-law, Christina. Valur’s vocal parts were recorded in 2008 and the rest of the song was recorded in 2014. Bragi and Valur sing the melody and backvocals are done by Christina and Bragi.
Recorded especially for Bragi’s mother-in-law on her birthday on Sept. 9th, 2010:
Baby It’s Cold Out There
A duet with Christina. Originally from… well, i can’t remember – but there’s a wonderful version in the movie Elf, sung by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone.
A 1970’s Icelandic christmas song. Christina was meant to sing some parts on this one, but she was ill so I did all the parts, with varying results (-:
A classic Icelandic pop song. The title literally means “The Little Musician” and is all about that when the singer grows up he wants to be a musician and “… conduct both a band and a choir”. So it was fitting that I would record this for my mother’s 60th birthday in 2010.
Sagan af Jesúsi
Wonderful new words by Bragi Valdimar Skúlason to an old song by Mannheim Steamroller (“Keeping the Dream Alive”) . The new words make it into a Christmas Song, retelling the tale of the birth of Jesus. Christina sings the main vocal and Bragi sings the rest.
Silver Threads Among the Gold.
We recorded this for Christina’s grandmother’s birthday in 2008.
Listen out for an adorable intro and solo by none other than Rex, our multitalented guinea pig.
The wonderful old song by Charlie Chaplin. Christina and Bragi sing a duet.
Somewhere Out There
One of the best cartoon songs of all time. Originally from “An American Tail”, a story of a little Russian mouse who travels all the way to America and gets separated from his family. Duet with Christina.