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This Fred Rogers classic from his long-running PBS program “Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood” has been arranged by Kim Lomax for five part a cappella vocal jazz ensemble with a soprano lyric solo. This playful arrangement really swings! The upper four voices often feature tight harmonies with closed voicings, offering a challenge to singers, while remaining fun to listen to. The B section transitions to a jazz waltz and then back into swing for the final A and rubato coda to finish. It is possible to sing this with only 5 voices as the backgrounds are either doubled in the solo or can be woven into the solo line. The bass part is equal parts walking and homorhythmic. All vocal percussion is a written part of the bass line and singable by even a novice to vocal percussion.
Video: Mister Rogers Version