Composer:   Kirke Mechem
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   G. Schirmer (Hal Leonard)
Edition:   12477
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Darcy Lease-Gubrud
Ridgewater College 2003
R&R Chair College & University

Origianlly written for Mechem’s opera Tartuffe, “The Lighthearted Lovers” is more difficult than it looks. Compound meter and changing meters along with fermatas that can be interpreted several different ways abound in this piece. Exciting and fast-paced, this piece requires an excellent accompanist.