Robert Frost's famous poem describes the woods as “lovely, dark, and deep,” and the same can be said about this appealing setting for winter concerts. The minor key casts a pensive backdrop for the vivid imagery of the text. The composer shows her teaching prowess by sculpting a line that harmonizes easily when sung in thirds and fits together perfectly when echoed from part to part. Developing choirs will appreciate the balance of emotional depth in the words and approachable challenges in the vocal parts. Sing the cue notes to quickly convert the 2-part voicing to S.S.A.