Listen to the Rain by Stephen L. Lawrence. For Unison/2-part choir and piano (with optional audience participation, body percussion). Sing Out Series. Concert. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2266H).
Unique and imaginative, this charming selection will absolutely captivate your audience with the sounds and sensations of a thunderstorm. The whispered opening and lyrical melody set the mood for an intriguing moment when the audience actually becomes part of the performance. One or more singers, the Rain Leaders, lead them in creating a remarkably realistic-sounding thunderstorm (utilizing body percussion). From the hush of the wind preceding the rain to the climactic crash of the thunder, the effect is breathtaking! Performance notes and ideas are included, along with an opening narration.