Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Charles Strouse
Arranger:   Mac Huff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08621313
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Peg Sorensen
North St. Paul High School 2006
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

also SAB and 2-part – Instrumental Pak and Show Trax CD available

An excellent nine minute medley that contains five songs from the musical Bye Bye Birdie, “The Telephone Hour,” “Put On a Happy Face,” “A Lot of Livin’ To Do,” and “Kids!” “Telephone Hour” is always a favorite with the students. It is a fun one to stage and it helps the students sharpen their acting skills. The last two songs are particularly nice arrangements. There are some unexpected rhythmic twists in “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” that add melodic variety and “Kids!” features solo lines in the piano accompaniment in Charleston swing style. Everyone loves to do the Charleston! Have a ball!