Twelve American Pastorals for Women's Chorus and Cello Ensemble
These Pastorals were written in 1959-1960, while Baber was a student at Michigan State University, for Rita Fuszek and her St. Lawrence Hospital School of Nursing Chorus in Lansing, Michigan. Originally, Fuszek conducted the chorus while accompanying on a portativ organ with only her left hand. Later, when digitizing the score, Baber designated the portativ part for cello ensemble.
Since both the chorus and the cello ensemble employ single lines as well as divisions into two and three parts, the ensembles should consist of multiples of six. However, individual songs could be performed with two or three solo cellos.
Digital purchase includes a conductor's score, vocal score, and cello parts.