Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Aaron Copland
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Breck School 2004
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
• Great for boys! A 5-note range from G-D. Won’t work for bass or baritones but just right for tenors and boys in beginning stages of voice change (grade 6 or 7). Unison lends itself to developing reading and listening skills as well as a free, energized vocal tone.
• Terrific energy, text is delightful, very appealing to the testosterone-infested adolescent boy.
• Thanks to Dan LeJeune (at his recent presentaion for the Kodaly chapter) for reminding us of this gem!
• Excellent recording available, “Old American songs” by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Includes Thomas Hampson, Dawn Upshaw and Hugh Wolff.