The music of Sara Bareilles has long been a favorite source of great compositions to transformation into pop crossover arrangements in our catalog. This treble arrangement of her breakup song from 2019's "Amidst the Chaos" is another effective addition to the collection, featuring an alto solo and four-part ensemble writing balanced with unisons and two-three part moments. Great for working on nuanced lyric delivery for the group, this chart also employs just a touch of reharmonization to provide a few moments of surprise for the listener, along with a powerful bridge section on which the choir can let loose their best focused sounds for contrast. The lowest note written in unison at the end of the arrangement is F#3, which the altos can cover if it's too deep for your sopranos. Your treble choir will enjoy telling this story about a wistful memory of what might have been...
Fully-notated piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by Cheyenne Mountain High School (CO), Dawn Wisdom, dir. (2020)
Video: Sara Bareilles Version