The Christmas Tree

December, 2016


The Christmas Tree 
composer: Bosba (b.1997) 
text by e.e.cummings (1894-1962)

performers: Moira Loh, Maria Giovanetti (sopranos), Pauline Ann Tan (alto), Michael Gonzalez (tenor), Richard Rivale (tenor and piano), Johan Hartman, Isaac Blumfield (bass)


little tree 
little silent Christmas tree 
you are so little 
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest 
and were you very sorry to come away?

look, oh look the spangles 
that sleep all the year in a dark box 
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine, 
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms 
and i'll give them all to you to hold 
then when you're quite dressed 
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see

and my little sister and i will take hands 
and look and sing 
"Noel Noel"