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Two parts, flexible (equal, or any combination of S, A, T, or B)

Lyrics: Helen Hoyt

Duration: varied, 0:45 and up (repeated round)

Difficulty: easy (GIA level 1.5)


Under a Tree is a round for two or more voices set to a sweet, evocative poem by American poet Helen Hoyt, whose poetry explores nature, gender, and the body and whose work as an magazine editor helped create space for women's voices. This poem paints a familiar picture to anyone who has nestled under the shade of a favorite tree. 


Suitable for two or more voices, this round is part of my collection of Gathering Rounds, a spiral-bound book featuring 52 rounds for a variety of skills and voicings set to text by female-identifying writers and poets. Every month, a free round is uploaded here and distributed to my email list (join my email list here)!


Please feel free to copy, forward, distribute, and perform this round with attribution as the only requirement: link to my website, tag me on social media, and use the hashtag #gatheringrounds. Send me a recording or video if you like – would love to hear all these and would be happy to share on all my channels!


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Gathering Round (free!): Under the Tree

SKU: SP233
  • Your score will be delivered free of charge and immediately by email as a print-ready 8.5"x11" PDF licensed for any number of singers and copies under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, click here or visit Please link to my website, tag me on social media, and use the hashtag #gatheringrounds when posting recordings online. Thank you!

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