Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Libby Larsen
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   95.417
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Marie Spar Dymit
White Bear Lake High School – South Campus 2002
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This is the second movement of three from a charming cycle by Minnesota composer Libby Larsen. It begins simply enough with the chorus chanting “La la la…” prior to the piano’s entrance, and then moves into the text “She piped for us, but we would not dance. She would have us dance and sing.” This upbeat and lively number is great fun for young women, with enough rhythmic and tonal challenges to keep them on their toes. The piano part is challenging in spots, and seves to help uphold the joyous and upbeat feel to this wonderful song.