Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Louis Calabro
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Morningstar Music
Edition:   MSM-50-9902
Voicing:   Two Part
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Linda Berger
Medicine Lake 1995
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Child ‘s Play is a nonsense piece full of contrast, humor and playfulness. The two vocal parts often cross, so singers learn independence and careful tuning. At first, a cappella sections alternate with a lively, interesting piano interlude. Later, the vocal lines and piano sound together, sustaining our interest with lots of cross-rhythms and vocal dynamic variation. The choir must sometimes produce a warm, full-bodied sound, and at other times sing in a light, carefree manner. My students really enjoy this one.