A Great Big Sea is a rollicking Newfoundland folk song in sea shanty style for children's choir unisono and piano.
The text tells the story of the economic effects of an especially high sea which flooded the village. The price of fish dropped and the price of flour skyrocketed. This arrangement is a cheeky setting of the folk song which incorporates traditional fiddling style and spoons. The spoons add a counter rhythm to the steady rhythm of the piano accompaniment. The arrangement proceeds through several keys - rising just as the water did - until the final sense of determination to set off for a better life if the conditions didn't improve.
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