The Apple Tree by Richard Jeffrey. For SATB choir, piano accompaniment, flute and optional congregation. General. Augsburg Choral Library. Anthem. Octavo. Published by Augsburg Fortress (AU.9780800676469).
ISBN 9780800676469. Anthem.
Not often does a new setting come along that compares favorably with a well-known standard, but in this case Richard Jeffrey has done it. The tune is simple, captivating and memorable. The choral writing is rich, yet accessible; and the addition of the flute is frosting on the cake. This setting will work wonderfully for the traditional choir, the youth choir, or even the worship team.