Lullaby to the Trees

composed 1977 / © 1977

lullaby with a new point of view



Song Details


Two Part Song

Musical Form

  • Verse 1
  • Interlude
  • Verse 2
  • Verse 1 (second half only)

Song Details

This unique arrangement is based on a lovely, sophisticated melody line that is characterized by chromatic movement and dotted eighth-note rhythms. A reflective interlude, in which time seems to stand still for a moment, provides an effective contrast. The stars in the sky even have their chance to speak up in this refreshingly different take on a lullaby.

Performance options

nice solo opportunities in the interlude; may be sung in unison or by a soloist, omitting the harmony line

Suggested uses

  • Arbor Day concert
  • advanced elementary chorus
  • middle school chorus