Crooked River Choral Project Vol. 3: Star Arranger: James Carr Text by William Burford from the poem A Christmas Tree CD-Rom, CD The Crooked River Choral Project is a collection of artful choral music composed specifically with music teaching and learning in mind. The selections are beautiful pieces of music that promote multicultural awareness and community. They are rooted in solid pedagogical thinking providing teachers with teaching opportunities through quality literature. Each title includes a music CD and CD-Rom with reproducible score sheets. Star is a beautiful, seasonal piece. Solo and duet opportunities present themselves in the beginning of the piece. As it develops, the canonic relationship between the soprano and alto lines lends itself to movement. Long tones and exquisitely crafted phrases support the cultivation of lyrical singing. Frequent rests on beat one make this piece a challenging and stimulating study in rhythm and meter. Click here for an audio sample.