Prayer (printed copy)
Simple and eloquent, with beautiful tone clusters at the end.
Voicing: SA divisi choir, violin, and piano
A universal message of hope, faith, light, joy, and love is the centerpiece of this lovely piece for treble choir, violin and piano. It works well for developing choristers, especially if they have never sung tone clusters before.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
With a few tweaks, a flute could easily be substituted for the violin. Simply omit measures 24 and 25, as well as the first beat of m. 26.
– Jocelyn Hagen