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Composition Spotlight: Through the Eyes of the Children

(Each week we look at a piece of useful repertoire from the ChoralNet Community Composition Showcase.  A variety of voicings and levels of difficulty will be presented.  Enjoy!)
Through the Eyes of the Children SATB or SA and piano  
by Daryl Crockford (click for PDF and AUDIO)
Level: Elementary through High School
Uses: General Concert Use
Program Themes: Children, Newtown, 
This Piece Would Program Well WithLet The Children Play (and Learn in Peace) - for Newtown SAB or SSA by David Avshalomov available through the Composition Showcase.
Earworm alert!  Once you listen you won’t be able to forget it. This may be the most marketable piece in the Composition Showcase. Every Elementary, Middle and High School will be singing this song in the next couple years!  When Daryl brought Through the Eyes of the Children to the ChoralNet composer's community for critique, it was immediately clear to me the potential it had.  He has now set it for both SATB and SA.  I will be promoting it for my school district's choral festival next year.   The recording is another by Matthew Curtis of Choral Tracks.  
This piece is available by emailing the composer dcrockford(a)