Composer:   Robert Kreutz
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   5937
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Mary Kay Geston
Northwestern College 2003
R&R Chair College & University

American composer Robert Kreutz’s setting of the Carl Sandburg poem by the same name is a perfect wedding of text and music. Though published in 1976, this composition remains harmonically fresh and rhythmically vital and deserves a permanent place in collegiate and university choral libraries. Definitely worth the challenge and an excellent choice for a spring program.