Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Adolphus Hailstork
Arranger:   text by Paul Laurence
Publisher:   Carl Fisher
Edition:   312-41851
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Martha Coventry Graber
St. Paul Central High School 2011
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This is a brilliant piece. The clever text is written in the evocative dialect of the turn-of-the-century black community in America. Hailstork has set it as cleverly and delicately with dynamic contrasts, playful rhythms and subtle harmonic twists and turns. It truly is a joy to learn and perform.