Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Jim Popoulis
Arranger:   edited by Francisco J. Nunez
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   48005127
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Patti Arntz
Sonnesyn Elementary, New Hope 2007
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This piece is a delightful combination of a gorgeous melody and very appropriate text for the upper elementary choir. Throughout the song one can find excellent writing for young voices. The parts often start out in unison and divide easily. The middle section provides rhythmic contrast with short syncopated phrases. We return to the first melody as the song gently ends. In his inspiration for this wonderful text, Jim Papoulis spent time speaking with children from diverse cultures. What they shared helped him to see that, “in order for a child to feel strength and to believe in themselves, it must come from within…”