It can be used for a processional (group can enter singing in unison) and then break up into 4 parts after everyone is standing in place.
If entering to circle the audience, different sections of the circle can take turns singing the melody in unison first. After the entire group is standing in place, the group can sing together once in unison before breaking up into four parts. After singing in unison, it is recommended that the group sings the 4 part round twice. Feel free to raise or lower the key to accommodate your singers.
Adam Paltrowitz is a master educator, composer, conductor, and clinician.
During his 20-year tenure as the Director of Choral Activities at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in New York, his groups have toured throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States.
He also has pioneered a philosophy that every student is a soloist. Adam’s choral program has also gained great acclaim for the cultivation of eight student-run a-cappella ensembles; some of these ensembles have performed on national and local television programs. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by choirs around the world.
Adam earned his B.S. in music education from New York University, M.A. in vocal pedagogy from Columbia University – Teacher’s College, and Ed.M. choral conducting from Columbia University – Teacher’s College.
Adam resides in Manhattan with his wife, Blair Goldberg, a professional Broadway actress, and their daughter, Lyla.