Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Leo Delibes
Arranger:   Ronald A. Nelson
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishers
Edition:   SBMP 464
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Marie Spar Dymit
White Bear Lake High School – South Campus 2003
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This arrangement of the stunning duet from Lakme is highly accessible to high school age women. Ronald Nelson has lowered the piece a minor third from the original duet, but it doesn’t suffer in the least in this lower key. The French text, while difficult at times, is very doable with some coaching if necessary. This is a lovely piece for helping our young women experience opera literature at a very basic level, and to also experience beautiful, lyrical singing.