Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Irving Berlin
Arranger: Kirby Shaw
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Edition: 08720796
Voicing: 3-part mixed
Setting: Accompanied

Reviewer:

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

2-part, SSA, and SATB also available; instrumental parts available for clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, guitar, banjo, bass, and drums

Kirby Shaw’s additional melody, combined with the two parts composed by Irving Berlin, creates a fun Dixieland-style showstopper. This is a selection that all students seem to enjoy!  I have taught it many times over the years and the choir always makes it fresh and new with the choreography they add. Since each part has its own melodic line, I encourage the three sections to create a distinct movement part to accompany their vocal line. It is always exciting to see what they bring together for the performance. The song is easily learned and truly an audience pleaser! The 3-part mixed arrangement allows for flexibility of voicing, as well.

Link (Listen/View):

https://www.halleonard.com/product/8720794/play-for-me-a-simple-melody