Composer:   Sydney Guillaume
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music Corporation
Edition:   HL08501683/WJM1101
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Lee Nelson
St. Cloud State University 2008
R&R Chair College & University

If you are looking for a concert closer, this piece is for you. Guillaume’s creative mind takes a Haitian tale about three drums in a playful competition and sculpts an exciting piece filled with complex rhythms and quick declamation of the Haitian text that imitates the sounds of the competing drums. At first glance, the piece may appear rather difficult, but upon closer examination you will find the rhythms are simply repeated patterns. It is set in only four parts, and a complete pronunciation guide for the Haitian language is provided. This piece is accessible to advanced high school choirs to professional choirs and is sure to please your singers and audience.