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ABOUT THE SONG
From Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key E Major
Language English
Composer George Butterworth 1885 – 1916
Poet Alfred Edward Housman 1859 – 1936
Range Loveliest of Trees
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Loveliest of Trees , a setting by Alfred Edward Housman, was composed by George Butterworth in 1911. It is the first song of his song cycle, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad.

It is quite tragic to think of how much more beautiful music Butterworth could have still written, had he not died during World War I, aged thirty. Very few works for Butterworth remain: he did not have the time to write many compositions and before leaving for war, he destroyed most of them except a few. Among them, his song cycle, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad, written in 1911, is remarkable for its uniqueness and musical style. It sets poems all part of A Shropshire Lad written by A. E. Housman; Butterworth in 1912 will set another cycle of 5 poems from that same book in his song cycle, Bredon Hill and Other Songs.

Loveliest of trees is the first song of his song cycle, Six songs from A Shropshire Lad. It centers around melancholic considerations about mortality. The vocal line is lyrical yet soft whilst the piano sometimes simple harmonic support for the voice is often conceived in this song as an equal partner (take notice of the many distinct melodic motifs in the piano part).

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Loveliest of Trees originated was composed by George Butterworth . The original lyrics are in English. The melodious note arrangement of Loveliest of Trees ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Loveliest of Trees sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Loveliest of Trees sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Loveliest of Trees by G. Butterworth sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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Loveliest of Trees piano accompaniment is offered by Lyribox is mellow and smooth. It feeds the poem an underlying pulse, adding a sense of propulsion to it. Meanwhile the vocal line flows in a dreamy leisure manner forcing the audience into a calming and languid mood. The vocal line of Loveliest of Trees by Lyribox has the potential to provide slight pitch support for the voice’s sometimes unusual intervals, enhancing the fullness of it. This accompaniment is not at all demanding. Using these rich Loveliest of Trees accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Loveliest of Trees piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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