Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   e.e. cummings
Arranger:   Mary Goetze
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   48019923
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Deborah Lamb
Park Spanish Immersion School 2011
R&R Chair Children & Youth

In the program notes, Mary Goetze remarks that the word “freckles” inspired her of staccato during the verses and contrast that with lyricism of the refrain. She also very effectively contrasts verses in minor with the refrain in its parallel major. Once again, she writes masterfully offering unison, canonic and harmonic sections that provide stepping off and arrival points that young singers can negotiate with great success. The text and writing will offer many opportunities for discussion as well as student suggestions for interpretation.