Piece Comment

Review of Truffula Trees

I thought this was an awesome idea for a piece. Using Dr. Seuss is a really cool way of looking at environmental issues which I think connects with a lot of people. I really enjoy how melodic this piece is, and how Grace continues in the book’s tone from the beginning. The song really anchors the piece well too. All that said, a couple caveats; the tone of the piece can verge into getting preachy, which you really have to be careful about with environmental issues, because then people may tune out. Also, I think the piece could have been tightened up a bit in places, maybe by shortening some of the music interludes and cutting out a few parts. But overall, these complaints are pretty minor. Now it’s time for me to go check out the Lorax from the library.