Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Chinese Folk Song
Arranger:   Jameson Marvin
Publisher:   Lawson Gould
Edition:   52701
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Mikkel Gardner
Red Wing High School 1998
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

This piece is a good introduction to Chinese melodic and harmonic sounds. Singing it in Chinese dramatically adds to its authenticity. Finding someone who knows the language is helpful, but not mandatory. Most voice parts enjoy a range of at least an octave and a half. There is a lot of duet (by voice part) singing with melodic fragments tossed between voices. The piece is challenging yet extremely rewarding once the learning curve has been overcome.