I loved reading books by Roald Dahl growing up, one of my favorites being Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I watch the movie adaptation with Gene Wilder several times. This tune has stuck with me ever since. I love the words, the message, the tune, the harmonies, pretty much everything.
I thought about arranging this for University Chorale as part of my recital, but I couldn’t really find anything else to program it with at the time and set it aside for a while. Then a few months ago, I decided that enough was enough and I had to arrange it for choir and piano. Here’s the first page: