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Tree Song

A reflection on the generosity and interdependence of trees
Commissioned by Twin Cities Women's Choir / Mary Bussman
Poet/Lyricist: 
George Ella Lyon

The cello and piano -- possibly the most graceful instruments ever crafted out of wood — are the centerpiece for this lyrical song about giving, receiving and interdependence.  A whimsical list of trees forms a vocal counterpoint for George Ella Lyons' elegantly simple stanzas, which are passed gently from one voice part to another.

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Tree Song

Poem by George Ella Lyon

Roots, trunk,
branches, leaves.
As a tree gives
so it receives:
food from
the earth,
rain and sun
from the sky.
Its roots
reach deep
and its crown
rises high.
Blossoms
in spring,
fruit in
summer and fall:
home for many,
shelter for all.
Trees:
Peach, plum, pear, prune, pine, poplar, persimmon,
Alder, ebony, elder, abba,
Champaka, cashew,
Cottonwood, yew,
Acacia, bamboo,
Maclura, mahogany, mangrove,
Cedar, cinnamon, willow, cocobolo, kahikatea,
Cacao, coffee, cashew,
Camilla, cherry, catalpa,
Tupelo, tulip,
Olive, chinaberry,
Chokecherry, mulberry, loblolly bay,
Aamla, sal, linden, laurel, lilac, larch,
Juniper, joshua, jellyfish, bo,
Bottletree, baobab, bunya-bunya.
Performers: 

Twin Cities Women's Choir - Mary Bussman, conductor (Minneapolis, MN)   * Premiere
Bella Voce Singers - Jessica Corbin, conductor (Brooklyn, NY)

Twin Cities Women's Choir

 

 

 

 

 

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