Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Bob Chilcott
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HMC 1314
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1994
R&R Chair High School Choirs

A lovely setting of a haunting 16th century Spanish melody, this piece begins with sopranos alone, proceeds to three part, and eventually to six part texture. The listing 5/8 meter serves to enhance the enchanting character of this madrigal-like piece and is very manageable by high schoolers. The tessitura of the soprano and alto parts are quite low, within the grasp of boys who might try their hand at being falsettists, ala the King Singers.