Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Henry Purcell
Arranger:   Sherri Porterfield
Publisher:   Heritage Choral Series
Edition:   15/1770H
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied


Mary Jane Kane
Hastings High School 2004
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly is a nice arrangement of an old art song. Sherri Porterfield has arranged this in very comfortable ranges for both the sopranos and altos. It is in ABACA form with the A sections being exact repeats which makes it easy for the choir to memorize. The individual vocal parts are interesting with logical voice leading. This is a good teaching piece for many of the same reasons the solo song is. It serves as a good introduction to this genre of music, to short melismas, and to three-part treble singing.