Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Karl Jenkins
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-060-10473-2
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Lisa Doering
Breck School 2004
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Although SSA, this works fine for tenors and other voice combinations. Mix and match parts as needed. Homophonic, chordal movement. Nice solo. Text uses nonsense syllables which evoke a tribal dialect. I would introduce it by having the students listen to the recording and let their imaginations go. My favorite story was: “I was in Africa being chased by something dangerous. I kept running. I got to a cliff and didn’t know what to do. I suddenly jumped off and discovered that I could fly.” Pricey but worth it. Rather timeless in character. Students love it. A great addition to your library.