I Will Give You the Key

A gentle invitation to the pleasures of summer’s garden, combining children’s voices with a tender clarinet obligato. SA, piano, opt. clarinet.


SA, piano, opt. clarinet. Duration: 1’50”

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(1996 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honors Choir, Cora Scholz conducting)


Composer’s Notes

This is part of a set of four musical settings of wonderful texts by Arnold Lobel from his book Whiskers and Rhymes. I was commissioned to write them for the 1996-97 ACDA Minnesota Elementary Honors Choir, and they have since been published as separate octavos by Shawnee Press/Mark Foster Music. See “Four from ‘Whiskers and Rhymes'” for information about the entire set.