Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Taking an upbeat approach to this popular lyric, Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi features a popular-style piano accompaniment and a variety of vocal moods and voicings. There are extended passages of unison tutti singing in the outer sections. A quiet (optional) a capella section builds to a climax before a return to the rhythmic main theme and a rousing finish. This piece is dedicated, with love, to the composer’s son, Harry (2010, revised 2012)

S D4-F5

A C4-F5 (F5 in tutti passages only)

T D3-F4

B A2-D4 (D4 in unison with tenors)