The Secret by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. For 2-part choir (3-part Mixed, a cappella). New Horizons Series. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-1408H).
This bright, charming setting of a work by African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar overflows with teaching possibilities. It features ample unison, a dynamic accompaniment, and is especially suitable for winter concerts. The middle section provides contrast with whispered spoken lines woven throughout in an attempt to figure out "the secret which birds and breezes bear. ".