Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Susan Brumfield
Publisher:   Colla Voce
Edition:   20-96450
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   piano, percussion


Marie Scholtz
Meadowbrook Elementary, Plymouth Congregational Church
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This song is cleverly structured to help our young singers build musicianship. Through Brumfield’s marvelous part-writing, they master short rhythmic and melodic patterns that repeat throughout the piece, gradually build longer phrases, and eventually find their way into a partner song. You could teach this music gradually in vocal warm-ups or a game of “forbidden pattern” with your choir, focusing on mi-re-do, so-la-so, and do-so,-do. Instead of culminating with a difficult descant or partner song, Brumfield brings in the melody of “London Bridge” to help our choirs bring it home. If you don’t know this piece, check it out this year!

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