Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Richard Burchard
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   
Edition:   00254374
Voicing:   SATB
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Reviewer:   

Audrey Riddle
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
SON Star Program Author

This stunning text by Mark Twain is set beautifully by Kentucky composer Richard Burchard. While the musical setting is of a chorale style, the chord structure and slowly unwinding vocal lines create such beauty to highlight the message of the song. The vocal lines are written in very comfortable ranges for all voice parts, and the dynamic contrast written in the music allows for dramatic presentation. I had a singer read the poem during the introduction to highlight the beauty of the text before the choir sang it.


Performance Link:  https://youtu.be/TrKJeNygVAg