Trees – 2-Part

2-Part Voices and Piano

Music by Earlene Rentz
Words by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
Fine Poetry
Moderate Difficulty
Also Available: Unison, SSA
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Parts MP3s, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet, High/Medium/Low Solo Voice parts, High/Medium/Low Solo Voice Accompaniment MP3s
Video of Earlene Rentz discussing the setting: https://youtu.be/n1vDk3ZU_TM
Duration ca. 2:45

American poet Joyce Kilmer’s iconic poem “Trees” provides the basis for this text emphasizing the natural beauty of trees. The flowing melody and accompaniment are determined by the text, and the ending is the poet’s famous line, “Only God can make a tree.”

Additional materials, compliments of Earlene Rentz Online Publications: Notation and Accompaniment for Low, Medium, and High Solo Voice.

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