You and I

Subject

singing brings people together

Year Composed

1986

Year Copyrighted

1986

Voicing

Two-Part Partner Song

Musical Form

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Parts 1 and 2 together
  • Coda

Song Details

A jaunty soft shoe rhythm imparts a carefree feeling to this well-crafted two-part partner song. The texts are conversational and the melodies move in contrary motion, together emphasizing the interdependence of the two parts, and of singers in a chorus.

Performance options

on the repeat from m. 33 to the end, have the sections of the chorus swap parts; consider placing the two sections of the chorus on two sides of the performing space for a stereophonic effect

Suggested uses

  • concert opener
  • beginning chorus
  • elementary music classroom

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You and I