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Pretty Paper

By Willie Nelson/Roy Orbison

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Voice, Choir, SATB - Digital Download
By Willie Nelson/Roy Orbison. Arranged by Dana Usealman. 6 pages. Published by Dana Usealman (H0.432979-669600).

Item Number: H0.432979-669600

2018 Holiday Contest Entry

SSAATTB

This arrangement should be performable by a high school choir, but can also be appreciated by a more advanced choir.

WillieNelson's iconic song, made famous by Roy Orbison, was written about adisabled street vendor that would sell gift wrap, ribbons, andpencils during the holiday season. It was later embellished andpublished as a short story. It's a beautiful, yet somber song, thatreminds us that not everyone is jolly during the Christmas season.This is a good piece for the middle of a concert to provide acontrast to the typical Christmas genre or to bring awareness andsupport to those that struggle during the season.

Pretty Paperis typically a simple country song with swinging 8ths, but I'vearranged it with full harmonies and straight 8ths for a completelydifferent feel. You could still perform it with swinging 8ths ifyou'd like more of the original character of the piece. I originallythought it would be an a Capella arrangement and arranged all of thevoice parts first, but felt it needed a bit more rhythmic pull andadded the piano. It could still be performed a Capella for a moresimple, thoughtful performance.

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