Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Aldonis Kalnins
Arranger:   Vance Woolverton editor
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   SBMP 165
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Kari Douma
Eagan High School 2009
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Smieklis Man is a fun, exciting, quick piece about Johnny and his boots made of dog and cat skin! The text is Latvian and an IPA pronunciation guide is provided. A recording is also available on the Santa Barbara Music Publishing website. The recording is Wolverton’s choir and I used this as a primary source for diction when working this piece up with my choir. The divisi is not difficult and the harmony quite simple – this makes it a quick learn for a mid-level to advanced choir.