Beth Anderson

Little Tree

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 3 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Publisher: Self-Produced

Description: Tonal, solo song for Christmas; Words by Jo-Ann Krestan;
"Christmas eve and a fam'ly was shopping for magic, a Christmas tree and hope. Two trees were left and the lot would be closing at midnight. One would wear angels. The other would stay there alone. Perfect tree with a shape that a young child could copy. A Christmas tree of hope. The tree beside it was small and its branches uneven. That tree was lonely with no one to give it a home. Then the wind from the north brought storms from the mountains. Driving snow and fear thru the hearts of birds in their flight.. But there was reprieve on this cold Christmas Eve, as the tree welcomed them in the night. From on high came a rushing, a promise of angels. The little tree felt joy. The birds found shelter and soon were asleep in his branches. Christmas was magic. The tree and the birds did believe.

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