Desc: by Roger Sams, with text by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Crooked River Choral Project is a collection of artful choral music composed specifically with music teaching and learning in mind. Our selections are first and foremost beautiful pieces of music. They are rooted in solid pedagogical thinking, providing music educators with rich teaching opportunities through quality literature. This series offers music with lyrics that inspire the human spirit, nurturing the best in musicians of all levels. Each title includes a CD with rehearsal recordings (including individual voice parts sung by both an adult female and by children, and an accompaniment only track) and CD-Rom with reproducible scores.
#CRCP2 Volume 2: “Marching Song” is the second installment in the Robert Louis Stevenson Song Cycle, by Roger Sams. This lively three-part treble arrangement is both fun to sing and loaded with clear teaching opportunities. The melody for the verses is pentatonic, with an emphasis on Low Sol and Low La (below the Do tonal center). The chorus offers three mock instrument parts, each with their own melodic identities. Put them all together and you’ve got young singers singing in three-part harmony with joy and ease.