Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   J.S. Bach
Arranger:   Michael Burkhardt
Publisher:   MorningStar Music
Edition:   MSM-50-0415
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
Mankato Children’s Chorus 2002
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Burkhardt’s arrangement of this Advent/Christmas melody taken from the alto aria in the Christmas Oratorio, Part I, is an excellent piece for teaching phrasing and expressive singing. The text includes two phrases which are repeated, so young singers will have success in mastering the optional German. This Baroque piece is suitable for most levels of youth choirs.