Variations on The Willow Song for 2 clarinets and guitar


The Willow song is a traditional tune (first documented in a lute book dated 1583)
which was used for Desdemona’s lament “The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree”
in Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello.
I have given the tune and a variation on the tune to clarinet 1
while clarinet 2 provides countermelodies.