Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   John Parker and Ruth Elaine Schram
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Carl Fisher
Edition:   CM8961
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jamye Casperson
McGuire Middle School 2007
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

This piece would fit perfectly on a March concert because of the text. The poetry of this piece is grown-up enough for middle school students to use it to teach text painting without being over their heads. The boys range is solid with the parts that the boys sing alone placed just below/around middle C. Each voice part has a distinct line that is singable and good for teaching part independence. The piano part is supportive without spoon feeding the notes, but yet not too much to cover the singers. There are a lot of opportunities to talk about dynamics and tone color. Great piece!!