Tread Softly (2010)
SSAA and piano
Commissioned by Andrew Potter for Jan Spooner Swabey and JuSSt Voices, and setting a poem by W. B. Yeats, Tread Softly is a charming addition to the upper-voice repertory. Gradually opening out from unison, this piece features melodic vocal lines, colourful harmonies, and luscious modulations, and the rhythmic contrasts in the choir are complemented by a gently flowing piano part. Suitable for use in a variety of concert programmes and at weddings or funerals.
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