Composer
BAXTER
Title
Variations on the Willow Tree
Instrumentation
alto flute
Publisher
Alry Publications Inc
Grade
2
Product Code
37A210000A11

Variations on The Willow Tree by Garth Baxter
For Solo Alto Flute
Duration: 2:00

This is a set of four variations on the beautiful but little known English folk song. The work begins and ends with a statement of the actual folk song melody. "The Willow Tree" is a tragic song of lost love. The last verse reads:

I once had gold and silver, I thought them without end.
I once had gold and silver, I thought I had a true friend.
My wealth is lost, my friend is false, my love hath he stolen from me,
While here I lie alone to die beneath the willow tree.

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