Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Hildor Lundvik
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   HL 08500080
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2004
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Composed by Swedish composer Hildor Lundvik, with original texts by Lagervist, only an English text is provided in this edition (by Gunilla Marcus). Performed as a set, these pieces offer something interesting for every voice part, in ranges where the voice feels warm and resonant. Low basses need to sing repeated and sustained low Es. The first movement has an “oriental” quality to it, women singing a duet while the men (TBB) sustain pedal tones. The second movement gives the melody to the tenors while the women sing the sounds of the rain. The music in all three pieces paints the texts beautifully with a sort of misty quality to this “night” music.