Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Gerald T. Smith
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkeso
Edition:   48004896
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied


André-Louis Heywood
St. John’s University 2010
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Hands-down, this is my boys’ favorite piece this year. A great example of gospel style, This is the Day looks more challenging on the page than it is to perform. With numerous sixteenth note patterns and runs, proper modeling can be an effective instructional technique. The printed articulation and dynamic marks are essential to follow. This piece can serve as an effective opener or closer. (Medium)