Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Nick Page
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   OCTB6761
Voicing:   Two Part
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Addie Thietje
New Prague 1998
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This selection is from Nick Page’s Nursery Rhythm Cantata. The cantata opens with London Bridge and each subsequent movement quotes it in one way or another. Nick Page calls the style of this song “Vaughan Williams meets Steve Reich in a playroom.” It is a sweet Irish sounding melody developed with short ostinati patterns climaxing with another musical quote, Rock-a-bye Baby.