The work of Rupert Derben is … many tasks. Take a look below.

Listen to parts of some of my music:

Singel & Music video (2013)


Text & music: Rupert Derben

Supported by
IOGT – Tinn Municipality – Tinn Sparebank

R. D. Singing and guitar
Violin, mandolin, rhythm instruments: Knut Nyheim
Double bass: Erik Slettenes
Banjo: Dag Ivar Caspersen
Chorus: Annette Fagerberg and Harald Nesse

Recorded and produced in May/July 2013 at Kamerina Kulturverksted
Technician/Co-producer: Knut Nyheim

In the music video

Estel J. Larsen
Water fairy Irdi M.Larsen
Blacksmith Gaute Midtbøen
Rider Silje Haugen
Jogger Stein Olav Kivle
Bandits Martin Anderse, Marc Levilian and Franck Dubios
Martin’s Vauxhall

Director: Sivia Rossi
Camera and assistant director: Daniel Larsen
Clip: Silvia Rossi
Color correction: Bruno Noaro

Location: Tinn in Telemark


Singel & Music video (Christmas 2012)


Lyrics & music: Rupert Derben
Lead vocals: R. Derben and Irdi M. Larsen
Guitar: R. Derben
Piano: Pavel E. Smid
Choir: Anne Britt Schou, Safira Hasson, Gaby Larsen, Tine Spuur, Annette Fagerberg, Estel Larsen, Even Gulliksen and R.Derben
Studio: Nyhaug
Engineering/mix: Pavel E. Smid
Video: DPL


When the Lord is descending to Earth
he can do it in every possible way.
He may teach you the lesson of love
as a child, as a cripple, a clown or a saint.
And the storys been told , for thousands of years that a virgin gave birth to the Prince of Peace. To the shepherds delight he was born in a stall, to the wisemens surprise no high king in a hall.

The Lord in his mercy decides,
that a donkey was witness, an ox could approve
that this holy occasion took place,
long ago, so earth and heaven could groove

All creatures are sacred, he thereby declares,
they are serving us just as the Lord himself cares.
His love is the timeless fulfilment of bliss,
an unlimited shelter, eternal grith*.

(Chorus) /: All the angels are singing :/ All the angels are singing (beautiful) All the angels are singing.

Many churches are raised in this world
and the faithful are bending their knees in respect.
Whom is given to know their hearts,
who knows if their prayers the Lord will accept.
:/ Look, your heart is the cradle, your body the stall,
where a love may be born that is greater than all
that has past and is gone, that is now, that will come,
that will endure the earth and the stars and the sun :/


peace/peaceful place

I mesterens spor (2010)

This album contains 11 spiritual and religious songs, arranged for guitar, violin, violin cello, flutes, celtic harp and much more. Inspired by and dedicated to “our” very beloved monk Robert, living in Norway´s smallest monastery without electricity, cell phones and other modern comfort.

Listen to and buy the music at Itunes


Demo recordings (2009)

Over the period of a few years, we have made demo recordings in connection with various projects. Some of the recordings may be found on future releases.

1 Hope & Glory

2 Thundra

3 Troika

4 Only love

5 Would you like

6 Sand i mine hender


Solen skinner (1997)

Listen to and buy the music at Itunes

“The sun is shining” is the optimistic title of this record. Here you’ll find 4 tracks: Russian- and Irish-inspired music, a rock song and a ballad – accompanied with guitars, violin, cello, flutes, keyboard, bass, drums and percussion. We also made videotape to the first track, as a humoristic tribute to a small farmers busy summertime. By the way: the photo we used for the front cover is not manipulated –  Trylla  has been one of our “ladies”, and she managed to get the saw between her horns all by her self.

Som stjerneskudd (1995)

For this my first CD with own songs, I got help for recording by NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting. Good friends, some of professional musicians, enjoyed me by playing instruments like guitars, cello, flutes, harmonica, violin, cowbell (and some “calf” mourning!), keyboard and percussion. In short time we recorded eleven songs and ballads, inspired by folklore and traditional music – and maybe you will find the flair of the mountains in it.