Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Frank Ticheli
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HPC7098
Voicing:   SATB unaccompanied
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Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Ticheli creates a beautiful unaccompanied piece that includes modern, dissonant harmonies without an abundance of divisi, making the piece accessible for many choirs. Start with the text as it is relevant, and will allow for meaningful conversation to happen within the rehearsal room. Understanding the text will motivate singers to approach the piece thoughtfully and will help inform their musical choices. Spend some time letting the first few measures sink in and allow the students to reflect on the first four words of the text. These first few measures will hook the students and you will have no problem rehearsing the piece from that point forward.