Alfred Publishing23121, SSA, $1.65 This pairing of the American folk songs “I Know Where I’m Going” and “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” is an excellent choice for advanced junior high or high school treble choruses. The two texts tell of young love and the sadness of loss in war, and Hayes’ arrangement effectively communicates the wistful longing inherent in the lyrics. Tempo throughout is moderately slow, and the accompaniment with arpeggios and short runs keeps the piece gently moving forward. Optional woodwind use enhances the style and effect of the piece. There is a good balance between unison and 3-part voicing, and the ranges are not extreme, making this simple and pleasurable to learn.
Acc. CD 23122 $ 22.95Instrumentation 23123 $ 20.00Fl, Oboe, Clar, Perc
Instrumentation is available through TotalSheetMusic.com, and through J. W. Pepper or Mark Hayes Productions
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