Butterworth, Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
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Classical music inspired by flowers
19. Butterworth, Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
English composer George Butterworth is best known for his orchestral piece, The Banks of Green Willow, but he also set 11 of A. E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad. The first of these songs describes the beautiful cherry tree in bloom.