Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Giovanni Pergolesi
Arranger:   Michael Burkhardt
Publisher:   Morningstar Music Publishers
Edition:   MAM-50-9451
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Linda Berger
Medicine Lake 1994
R&R Chair Children & Youth

In this octavo, Michael Burkhardt has arranged the fourth movement of Stabat Mater for unison children’s’ voices, C instrument and keyboard. The rhythmic character and manageable phrase lengths make this an excellent choice for the young choir experiencing “classic literature” for the first time. It works equally well for a more experienced group. Isolate the most difficult phrases and use them as warmups!