Promise Musical

Hold dear the promise of love
Music and movement transform this beloved figure. The hand-painted base elevates the figure while it turns beautifully to the classic Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" that many brides select for their ceremony. As it turns, one can see different interpretations of this figure's pose. “I carved this piece so that it could be viewed ‘in the round’. You get a different understanding depending on how you turn the piece. If you view from the side where you can see the man and woman's arms around each other, it looks like they're kissing. If you turn it and view it from where you can see their faces and clasped hands, it looks like they're dancing — and it's a totally different piece. I like this duality of interpretation.” –Susan Lordi
Promise is a much requested gift for engagements, weddings and anniversaries. Adding a Musical element makes the gift even more special. The Promise Musical is a wonderful way to recognize love at any stage!
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  • 8”h hand-painted resin musical. Rotates and plays Pachelbel's ”Canon in D Major”
  • Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
  • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.
Our Story
Willow Tree sculptural art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope… all the emotions of a life well lived. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and individually painted by hand. Expression is revealed through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features signify Willow Tree. It is Susan’s hope that these pieces be meaningful to both giver and receiver.
The Artist

Susan Lordi

Susan Lordi has a keen observation of the human form. Inspired by dance, art history, nature, and personal experiences with family and friends, Susan uses figurative sculpture to reflect our relationship with people and the world around us. In additi on to working in sculpture, Susan has spent years making art with cloth. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design and her fiber art has been exhibited internationally. A monograph of her art textiles has been published in the Portfolio Colle ctionby Telos Art Publishing and she is featured in the book Art Textiles of the World: USA.

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  • Piracicaba - SP - Brasil

    Posted by Sarah on Apr 14th 2014

    My Fiance and i have been together for 6 years. 3.5 years have been spent apart on opposite sides of the country. We both love classical music. Years ago we decided that Pachelbel's Cannon in D Major would be our 'Wedding Song.' Before long periods of time spent apart, we would often share intimate moments where we would hold each other as the figurines are in the piece and sway to Cannon in D Major. We mostly ended up in tears of unrivaled love and promise to return to one another. He has been away with the Navy for 6 months now and our love has been uncertain at times, to say the least. But he promises to always love me no matter what. When I received this piece as a belated anniversary gift from him I was immediately reduced to tears. It has so much meaning to me and to us, it really touched my heart in a way I cannot explain. It expresses the promise of our love and our promise to finally slow dance to Cannon in D Major when we marry. Every time I look at it and hear the music I remember the times we swayed to the song and the intimacy it brought. This piece will surely give so much more meaning to our wedding when we dance to the song and It will surely carry me through the difficult times of separation ahead of us. This is by far the best gift I have ever received. I will treasure it forever.

  • Springfield, ohio

    Posted by Virginie Van Parijs on Apr 3rd 2014

    Hi, My husband and I found the Willow Tree collection during a city trip in Köln (Germany). We fell completely in love with it and bought some statues as Christmas gifts. We will reach our fifth wedding anniversary in May and I need this one, not only because we love Willow Tree but also because this song was played by a folkloric group for our first dance :)

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Posted by Andrea S. on Aug 11th 2013

    I have loved and collected Willow Tree pieces for years. I love the stories they tell and every time I'm given one from someone, they tell me why it means something special from them to me. My husband and I were married in 2008. and a couple of years ago we were window shopping and I saw the Promise Musical piece. I loved it and told my husband I wanted it. When we were married, I walked down the aisle to "Canon in D." We just celebrated our 5 year anniversary, and he surprised me with Promise. I hadn't mentioned it in over a year and was amazed he remembered! I love it and have listened to it several times!! Thank you for the joy and memories you bring to people's lives!

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