Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   John Rutter
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   T11-4
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
Mankato Children’s Chorus 2002
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This adaptation of an Ozark folk tune is one of Rutter’s earlier pieces. The English composer has effectively captured an early rock and roll style in the sometimes rollicking accompaniment and jazzy melody. The range of the soprano part includes numerous high Gs and As, perhaps making it more approachable for intermediate and advanced young singers. This piece, one that I have heard rarely, is worth programming – it’s rhythmic, expressive and catchy.