Happy or Sad World

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Treble Chorus
Music by Peter Romero • Lyrics: Orrin Marcy
Ensembles: 
Treble Chorus
Category: 
Children's
Ensemble Size: 
Large Ensemble
Instrumentation: 
Soprano
Alto
Piano
Score Size: 
US Letter (8½" × 11" / 216mm × 279mm)
Languages: 
English
Duration: 
3'00"
Measures: 
45

Happy or Sad World was composed in 2009 as part of a commission for Frontier Academy charter school in Greeley, Colorado. The school's music teacher worked with the English teacher to have students in 3rd through 5th grades write poetry on a number of themes. I then chose four of the best poems to set to music. The words to Happy or Sad World were written by Orrin Marcy.

Happy or Sad World is a simple, melancholy song with the occasional bright splash of hope in the piano harmony. The two vocal parts act nearly as a round and have the same tessitura.

Composition Date: 
September, 2009
Score Last Updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
License: 
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Part Name Pages Price Each Copies
Happy or Sad World: SA + Piano 5 $2.00