David Astrom Instrumental

Hi there and welcome!

I am happy to see that you have found your way to my web. Here you can find music I’ve released on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, YouTube and other places. My wish is that the music will encourage and give hope and below there is background information about the musical pieces I’ve released. If you would like to buy sheet music, I’d like to welcome you to the webshop where you can also find free mobile sounds of my music. Let me know if you have any questions. Have hope!

Kind regards,

  • 10 February: Released ‘Your Hand’ (you can read more about it below 👇 )
  • November: Released ‘Advent’ (you can read more about it below 👇 )


Mail: david(at)damusic.se

Your Hand
(single, solo piano)
Released Feb 2023
Photo by me

This is a piano version of a hymn I wrote. The melody and the basic lyrics (in Swedish) came to me when I was taking a walk on the beach during a vacation. The sheet music and lyrics is available here.

(single, solo piano)
Released Nov 2022
Photo by Joel Astrom

Writing this melody, I thought of a children’s choir singing Christmas songs. So, one day I hope that there’ll be a lyric to it.

Degarö Waltz
(single, upright piano)
Released Aug 2022
Photo by me

Our family Midsummer tradition (on my wife’s side) is that we gather at the family summer house in Degarö outside Norrtälje. There we eat traditional Swedish Midsummer food, have Swedish fika, eat some more, fika some more, and then we sing some traditional Summer songs. And that’s when I pick up my big red accordion – it’s quite possible that I am the one who enjoys that part the most 🙂 … This year I sat down at one of several pianos and composed this waltz. It’s in A minor, and in my ears the melody has a Nordic touch to it. It’s funny, just about everytime after I’ve released a piece of music, I wonder if I chose the best take, if I played to slow or to fast, if I chose the right piano, and so forth… This time I really wanted to record on the oldest piano we have, which is a upright J.P. Löfberg & Co from 1897. It’s a pretty special feeling to play on such an old instrument!

The old black upright:
Black J.P. Löfberg upright from 1897

Waiting for morning (Live in Aspnäs)
(single, grand piano)
Released June 2022
Photo by Paul Astrom

In 2021 released this piece as a studio recording with accompanying instruments. Since then I’ve wanted to release a solo piano version of it. So when preparing to play it at a Spring concert in Aspnäs (just outside Stockholm), I got the idea to bring a couple of mics and my computer and record it, which I did. The setup was made very quickly with minimal time for soundcheck, so I wasn’t sure if it would work. But after listening to the recording and having it mastered by Markus Nordlund (Dromedar Media), I finally decided that I wanted to release it, hoping that someone would enjoy listening to it. 

(single, felt piano)
Released May 2022
Photo by Harriet Andersson

This is just a short and simple piece. But, as a childrens book was entitled when I was young; ‘Liten är fin’ (‘Little is nice’).

Be still
(single with two versions: one with grand piano and one with felt piano)
Released Jan 2022
Photo by Paul Astrom
Sheet music available in webshop

In times of trouble, big or small, fear not, be still.

Silent Night (cover)
(single with felt piano)
Released Dec 2021
Photo by Paul Astrom

Ok. So I love Christmas, and I love Christmas carols and Christmas music, and Silent Night is one of my favorites. I did this arrangement a few years ago, and now I decided to record and release it. It’s in a different time signature and it has other harmonies than the original version, but I hope you recognise it and like it anyway.

Dal mio cuore
(single with two versions: one with grand piano and one with felt piano)
Released Oct 2021
Photo by me (taken at an early night swim late in the summer with my son Joel)

Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.

I’m forgiven
(single with two versions: one with grand piano and one with felt piano)
Released Sep 2021
Photo by me
Sheet music available in webshop

Easter this year I was fiddling around at the piano, and suddenly this melody came to me. And pretty soon the title as well, which fits with the start of the chorus. We all need forgivness, don’t we? And sometimes we need to forgive. For the sake of others and for ourselves.

Rest in my presence
(single with two versions: one with solo piano and one with cello on lead)
Released Apr 2021

28 January of 2021, Nicke Holgersson (a.k.a. Sigvard) asked me if I wanted to collaborate with him and write a piano piece. I said yes, of course! And 12 March the track was released on Spotify and other streaming services. It was such a joy doing this with Nicke! We had never met in person, but he sent me an idea and I wrote something that I thought might fit. We bounced back and forth a few times, and pretty soon we had three parts and an idea about how they could be connected. Nicke did the production, and he also recorded a second version where his brother Per-Henrik plays the cello. Writing with Nicke was such a wonderful experience – he is such great musician, creative person and a really nice guy, too! Since we released the single, we met one day for a lovely lunch in his home in Stockholm before he moved to the countryside.

Waiting for morning
(single, piano and synths)
Released Feb 11 2021
Photo by Paul Astrom

This piece is dedicated to my dear mother Siw on her 75th birthday. A few months ago I read a very warm and captivating book called ‘Waiting for morning’ by Karen Kingsbury. The title and and the story stuck with me and inspired me to try to write some music, and so I did. I can really recommend the book. And thank you Mom for everything! Thank you for always being there for me and my family. I love you. God bless you.

(single, solo piano)
Released Jan 2021
Photo by Paul Astrom

Most of us long for peace on Earth. Or, at least in our country. And then of course, most of us want to live in a peaceful neighbourhood, even if some of us want more action than others. But how about peace in your heart and in you soul? Is it possible? What do you think? I believe it is.

Share your blessings
(single, solo piano)
Released Jan 2021
Photo by Harriet Andersson

We all have gifts that we’ve been blessed with; some are strong, some are rich, some are good at teaching, baking, carpenting or maths, others have easy to connect with different people, some are patient and kind – you get the idea. And we all need somebody else in different situations. So make sure to use your gifts and your talents, it can really make all the difference for someone – a friend or somebody you don’t know. Share your blessings. And if you like, this can also be said as prayer: Share Your blessings

I believe
(single, instrumental featuring Bernt Lysell on violin)
Released Dec 2020
Photo by Paul Astrom (Thanks again, Bro!)

Some years ago, I saw an ad in a newspaper, where a person searched for someone who would write music to her lyrics. I answered, got a few sheets of lyrics and started to write music. One of the melodies I wrote was the main theme of this track. I wrote the mid part a few years later. Bernt came to the house of a friend of mine, where we recorded the violin, and as you might be able to hear, Bernt had a bit of a cold. The melody was inspired by the lyrics, but it is dedicated to my father Leo, who died for thirty years ago on the day the track was released. He was a very good man and a wonderful father.

The Glory of Your Name
(single, piano and synths)
Released Nov 2020
Photo by Paul Astrom

I wrote this melody some years ago, and I have done different demos of it; different solo piano versions, an ‘orchestra’ version, one where an acoustic guitar plays the melody, and I might have forgotten some as well. Anyways, this is the version I finally decided to release and I hope you like it. It is essentially a prayer.

If I stumble if I fall
(single, solo piano)
Released Oct 2020

This short piece is pretty much an improvisation. I sat at the piano and wanted to play something with a felt piano, which I had noticed (fairly late, I guess) was quite popular among pianists. So I found a sound that I liked, pressed record and started to play. None of us is perfect (and neither is the recording), and we don’t have to be, but when we stumble or when we fall, there is grace.

(single, solo piano)
Released Sept 2020

This piece was first written as an instrumental. Later on, I added lyrics and the song was recorded by Jessie with strings by Norrlandsoperan Symphony  Orchestra, arranged by Andreas Kinger and conducted by Hans Ek. I’ve always wanted to record it as a solo piano piece, and so I did in the end of the summer of 2020. This track is dedicated to my beautiful wife Johanna.

We will meet again
(single, piano and synths)
Released June 2020

During Covid-19, Tony Guerrero posted on Facebook and asked for musicians who would write a piece of music and was willing to participate in a charity project related to the ongoing pandemic. So I wrote this piece and it ended up on the album together with 27 other songs! Check out the album – there are a lot of different genres represented on it. Every penny earned from the album goes to Nurses House, which is an American organization dedicated to helping registered nurses in need. As I wrote the melody, I pictured an ice skating pair slowly skating together – without social distancing.

When (Piano and Orchestra)
(single, piano with orchestra)
Released March 2020

Orchestral version of ‘When’ recorded with Norrlandsoperans Symfony Orchestra together with my very good and talented friend Andreas Kinger who orchestrated the strings. Hans Ek conducted. I’ll always remember those days in Umeå when this piece and a few other were recorded for an album with Jessie. Recording this specific track was a fantastic experience, playing on a very fine grand piano, sitting next to the amazing orchestra and a very talented and experienced conductor. Sweet! The cover photo (like several of the others) is by my brother Paul.

Beyond the horizon
(single, piano, cello, violin and synths)
Released February 2020

Gudrun, my amazing mother in law, had a special birthday coming up, and asked if I could write a piece for cello for her to play on. So I did. We recorded the piano, cello and violin (played by the great Bernt Lysell) in Gudrun’s home one Saturday morning, and then I added some synths. The track is a reflection of Gudruns ambition to always go the extra mile for her family and friends, but also about our shared belief; that there is hope beyond the horizon. Gudrun took the cover photo when she and her husband visited Antarctica in 2019.

Photo by Gudrun Schlein-Andersen

Pieces of Peace – solo piano vol 2
(album, solo piano)
Released February 2019
There are three piano pieces on this album:

1 Winter Waltz
One winter day I placed my piano in front of a window. It was a very snowy day, and as I played, the snow flakes sometimes came in plentiful and sometimes there were just a few flakes that danced around in the wind on their way to the ground. And there were moments where just a single silvery snow flake fell through the air. It can be the same with us, can’t it? Sometimes we feel as we’re just a nobody in a big crowd of people and sometimes we’re happy together with friends and loved ones. And then there are days when we just feel empty and alone.

2 You Are Special
I wanted to write some kind of study/concentration music, and when I sat at the piano, very quickly the melody came to me. I am not sure if the piece can be used for what it was supposed to be used for, but, hopefully it can bring some peace of mind. During the process of creating the album, I sometimes listened to the track as I took the bus or train to or from my work in Stockholm. And as I did, I watched people moving in their cars, on the sidewalks or on the train stations. Very few looked happy. Instead, many looked stressed out, tired, sad or lonely. And I remember thinking that each one of them need to hear that they are valuable, loved and special.

3 Never Alone
This is yet another piece meant to give hope. I wrote it many years ago. It’s a short and simple melody, and it has a harmonic twist that makes the theme end in a higher key than it started in. We all go through episodes in our life that affects us in a way we never planned for. But there is hope, because we are never alone.

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Pieces of Peace – solo piano vol 1

(album, solo piano)
Released July 2018

This is my first album. It is themed on Psalm 23 and consists of three pieces:

1 When
One of my favourite piano pieces I’ve written. I wrote it many years ago and I have played it in many different situations; gigs, church services and funerals. The original title was ‘When will I see Jesus’, but at some point I got to shy to call it that, so I just called it ‘When’.

2 The Comforter
This piece was originally called ‘Love me when I least deserve it’, but not knowing that, my wife one day said that she thought is should be called ‘The Comforter’. And so it was.

3 In Green Pastures
Growing up, I often heard hymns of different sorts. I am not sure if I always liked them all, but I have grown to appreciate those kind of melodies more and more over the years. So, I have written a few pieces that I consider to be hymns, although most of them are without lyrics, such as this one. This is also a piece that I have played on funerals.

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A New Day
(single, solo piano)
Released in early 2018)
Sheet music available in webshop

My first single as a solo artist. This version is a bit shorter than I usually play it. I have played it on quite a few funerals now, and the purpose of the piece is to give hope for a new day.

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Gift of Love
(from the album ‘En jul att minnas’)
Released 2012

This is an instrumental piece featuring Jan Holmgren on oboe. The track was on a Christmas album that my wife Johanna and I recorded in 2012. Looking back we are so happy and thankful that we were able to record the album. The piece is also on my YouTube channel Instrumental pieces.


2019 April: Review in Contemporay Fusion Reviews.


2019 Sept: Short clip of ‘You are special’. Recorded at my concert in Sollentuna, Sweden.

As a little extra, I’d like to share a lullaby that I wrote back in 2012, which is also on our Christmas album. It’s a bit jazzy and I love the way Johanna sings it.


Finally, thank you for taking the time to listen to my music. No matter what your day and life looks like or feels like, I wish you hope and peace.

Psalm 71:5