Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Tim Gregory
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   10297323
Voicing:   2-4 Part
Setting:   Unaccompanied

Reviewer:   

Reid Larsen
Cottage Grove Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
reid.larsen@gmail.com

Authentic multicultural music is often hard to come by. Tim Gregory gives us a great glimpse into East African music with “The Joy I Feel.” Comprised of three stand-alone pieces, this arrangement is very flexible and will meet the needs of any program. It is written as 2-part, in a primarily call and response form. However, there is divisi throughout if desired. The most powerful aspect of teaching this piece are the field recordings. Letting students see and hear an authentic performance of the piece is extremely beneficial.