Stopping By the Woods – Robert Frost
play mp3 sample: Stopping By the Woods
pdfs and mp3 – guitar/unison or piano/unison – poem Robert Frost, music Peter Amidon
You get pdfs and mp3s of both the guitar and the piano versions of the song. Robert Frost was staying up all night working on a long poem. When it started to get light this poem, “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, came to him as a whole, and it was always one of his favorites. Mike Friel, the principal of Winhall VT Elementary School, where Peter Amidon had his first music teaching job in 1978, asked Peter to work with the students to set this poem to music. A sixth grade boy, Jeremiah, sang his made-up melody for “Whose woods these are I think I know” and Peter wrote the rest of the tune. This song and this arrangement would be perfect for a children’s choir.