Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Stuart Stotts
Arranger:   J. David Moore
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   SBMP 880
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Kari Douma
Eagan High School 2009
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Music in My Mother’s House opens with a lyrical, rhythmic solo or ensemble unison. The divisi begins during the first refrain. There are several times during the piece where the lyrics give way to scat syllables that are reminiscent of the musical sounds heard during the narrator’s childhood. The piano accompaniment includes echoes of jazz, “music box” tinkling, and ragtime and is not simple. This is a beautiful tribute to the power of music and is great for any sized ensemble. A complete sound file is on the SBMP website for reference.