Tread Softly (2010)
SSAA and piano or SATB 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.
SSAA leaflet Oxford University Press details and audio
SATB version (TB optional) in The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs
Listen to Tread Softly (Soundcloud).