PS 159 Chorus

5th Graders will be responsible for these songs in addition to the songs listed on the main chorus page.

01 Happiness Runs


Celebrate goodness and the joy of being happy with this accessible and infectiously energetic arrangement of a traditional American song. Partnered melodies, easy syncopation, an effective descant and hand claps make it lots of fun for young singers!

02 The Beautiful Rain


Young singers learn about musical imagery as the playful music, text and light percussion effects imitate the sound of falling rain. The words are by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, in the broad and fiery street, in the narrow lane. How beautiful is the rain!" The "drip-drop" piano part sets the scene for "drip-drop" vocal rain, while rainstick, drum, wood block and triangle complete the picture.