Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Folk Song
Arranger: Linda Steen Spevacek
Publisher: Jenson Publications/Hal Leonard Corporation
Voicing: 3-Part Mixed
Setting: Accompanied, with optional flute
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
Also available: SATB 43725024
The 3-Part mixed arrangement of this folk song by Linda Steen Spevacek is my favorite for middle school choir because it sounds good with even a small number of tenors and baritones.
The song allows a chance to work on phrasing, two-note slurs, marcato, fermata, grand pause, molto ritardando, dynamics, and overall musicality. For me, it is a must-do middle school selection and students enjoy singing it. The ending is always my favorite part with the piano accompaniment imitating the voices in the final measures.