Softly And Tenderly
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SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
By Mack Wilberg
for SSATB and piano or chamber orchestra
This gentle arrangement of Will L. Thompson's words and melody (1880) is ideal for mixed-voice choirs of all levels of experience. The melody is sympathetically treated, with simple vocal harmonizations alongside unison singing, reflecting the humble message of the text: 'Jesus is calling, come home'. The accompaniment, for piano or small orchestra, creates a lush bed of sound over which the voices resonate.