British composer Patrick Hawes
has crafted a beautiful work, The Dane Tree
, for a Baritone Soloist, SATB Chorus, Oboe, Trumpet, Timpani and Strings. This sheet music contains only the Vocal Score
: the Soloist and SATB Chorus.
For this moving vocal piece, Hawes has set the poem The Dane Tree by Alfred Noyes to an atmospheric composition in which the Baritone Soloist represents the Dane Tree of the poem. The work, like most of Patrick Hawes's compositions, takes its influence from Baroque and Renaissance periods of classical music, but also a love of nature. It is this affiliation that resounds in the poem on which this work is based, about a solitary tree which sees years and years of history, where humans come and go, but where the one constant through memories created and lost, is the tree.