Softly and tenderly
SSAA choir and piano or orchestra (flute, 3 horn, harp, strings) - Level B (easy)
Arranged by Mack Wilberg. Upper Voices. Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193401617).
Item Number: OU.9780193401617
ISBN 9780193401617. 6.9 x 10.5 inches.
This gentle arrangement of Will L. Thompson's words and melody (1880) is ideal for upper-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.