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CoverUnder the Willow [level: Medium]
Stephen Foster, arr. Susan LaBarr: Bio and other works | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 896 | duration: 5:05 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: a cappella

A charming piece, the beautiful Foster melody is creatively enhanced by some flourishing vocal lines added by the arranger. This is the rare unaccompanied piece for women’s voices that really works.

performance by: Denton Women's Chamber Ensemble, Cameron F. LaBarr, conductor [© all rights reserved]

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Under the Willow choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

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Chandler High School's Treblemakers - Lori Lyford, conductor

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"This is one of the most breathtaking harmonic and textual choral compositions ever created, in my opinion. Deeply emotive, this tragically beautiful composition expressively highlights the profound sorrow that a grieving mother possesses for the loss of a child--a loss far too early. It is truly outstanding that LaBarr creates a masterpiece so captivating that it transmits emotions, such as grief and pain, to an audience who may be unknowing of such unparalleled sentiments. Unmatched in its sentimentality, "Under the Willow" truly showcases that love is the strongest and eternal connection between ourselves and those who have passed on. Truly and highly recommended for any occasion. "
review by: Zachary Shand, Hartland, MI - Hartland HS Con Espiritu

"My daughter sang with the BYU Women's Chorus when they performed this arrangement. It is one of the most tender descriptions put to music of a mother's heart ache for her child who died much too early. It draws you close to the moment and you feel as if you are there with this mother as she weeps for her child. The original tune from Stephen Foster is rather plain, but this a capella rendition is tender, slower, with feeling. Keep a tissue close by ;)"
review by: Judy Jenkins, Provo, Utah - BYU Women's Chorus

Featured on the following reading sessions
2020 | ACDA Western - March 4-8
2019 | GA ACDA Reading Session
2019 | 2019 Colorado MEA Reading Sessions
2018 | NC CHoral Directors Assoc. 10/5/18
2017 | Fulton County In Service Reading Session 3/12
2017 | ACDA of Minnesota Summer Dialogue
2017 | NJ-ACDA and Westminster Choir College Student ACDA Chapter Reading Session
2015 | Missouri ACDA Summer Reading Session
2015 | NW Reading Session Feb 12-15 2015
2014 | Western ACDA February 19-22, 2014
2013 | AZ ACDA Reading Session July 11-13, 2013
2012 | UT ACDA Univ Student Session
2012 | UMEA/ACDA Reading Session
2011 | UT ACDA Reading Session

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