Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Franz Schubert
Arranger:   Pysch
Publisher:   National Music Publishers
Edition:   08761907
Voicing:   TBB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mark Potvin
Princeton High School
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

Art songs and arias set for chorus are too often disasters that feel either cheap or uninspired. Not so for this setting from Schubert’s Die Winterreise! The arrangement alternates between unison passages and well-scored triads, heightening the angst and anticipation of the love-sick original as only an over-acting men’s chorus can. A lilting compound meter gallops throughout, offering ample opportunity to influence phrase shape and intensify breath energy through kinesthetic activities in rehearsal.