Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Tara Traxler
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Press
Edition:   SBMP 1378
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

Text by Henry Wadsworth Longellow

Tara Traxler’s setting of this Longfellow poem oozes of lyricism, but it’s not simply lovely, it is smart. The text and vocal lines build marvelously throughout the piece. The power and strength of words are embodied in this piece, as singers are invited to offer their own uplifting and personally meaningful phrases, spoken aloud, within the framework of the song. Each performance is unique and powerful.