Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Steve Heitzeg
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Stone Circle Music
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

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

In an age of environmental awareness and global suffering caused by human-made and natural disasters, “O, Colored Earth” reminds us of our call to be stewards of the planet and for each other. This interesting work excites the audience with repeated mantras in quick shifting meters, but slows down to draw our attention to the song’s request. It is suitable for boys’ groups of all ages and changing voices can easily be worked in. Singers catch on to it quickly (my choir learned it in 20 minutes) and audiences find it engaging and emotional. (Easy – Medium)