Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Newfoundland folk song
Arranger:   John Govedas
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   VG267
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

André-Louis Heywood
St. John’s University 2010
R&R Chair Children & Youth

On a concert tour through Canada last year, my boys closed each concert with this Newfoundland folk song and were well-received by all audiences. This rather unconventional setting does a superb job of not only telling the story but of establishing the mood for each verse. As a two-part piece, there are still some tricky sections and a high alto part on one of the verses that may be best suited for sopranos. As a fabulous example of story telling, this is a perfect closer for any boy choir. (Easy – Medium)