Foss identifies this work as having been composed in 1941 with a performance time of 3 minutes, with copyright held by Ruth Yorek and performance rights being controlled by the composer. The "singers required" are noted as "any number of school children voices and a teacher..." and the instrumentation as "piano 4 hands or piano 2 hands, drum ad. lib. (played by a child)." The program is identified as "a bunch of children making a lot of noise. The teacher convinces them after some struggle to turn their noise into music, into singing." "For all their diverse styles, Foss's works spring from a distinct personality: enthusiastic, curious and receptive to every kind of musical idea. Not coincidentally, these are the same attitudes he instilled in audiences with his performances of the classical repertory and new music. In short, he was one of his era's most communicative and representative composer-performers." Gilbert Chase and David Wright in Grove Music Online.
An interesting document relative to this noted American composer, conductor and pianist. (Inventory #: 20091)