Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Douglas Beam
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Colla Voce
Edition:   24-96650
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Deborah Lamb
Park Spanish Immersion School 2010
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Doug Beam has taken this lovely text by Shakespeare and set it to several lilting melodies. Both the rhythms and melodies have enough repetition to be quickly learned, but different phrase endings offer challenge to elementary singers. After their introduction, the first two melodies are partnered. The third melody (descant) is then sung and layered above the the others. There are many opportunities to work on phrasing with contrasts in forte/piano, legato/staccato, and crescendo/diminuendo.