Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Randall Thompson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Schirmer
Edition:   2526
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
Gustavus Adolphus College 2004
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This octavo is a fine treble arrangement of one of Randall Thompson’s best-known art songs set to a vivid and memorable text by Elinor Wylie. The well-written piano accompaniment adds appropriate support to the vocal lines and adds musical interest during the interludes. In my experience, the young singers have intuitively mastered the legato lines, dynamics and phrasing. Can be unison.