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CoverA Prayer Before Sleep [level: Medium]
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1174 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute
INSTRUMENT PART: flute part - FREE Download

Set to a Gaelic prayer translated into English, the flute plays the protagonist, dramatically opening the piece with a slow but flourishing melody, suggesting that this sleep may indeed be special. The choir is chant-like in their response to this opening as they implore “I am placing my soul and my body On thy sanctuary this night.” Sophisticated treble choirs won’t want to miss this most unusual piece.

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CLICK HERE: Read the text
I am placing my soul and my body
On thy sanctuary this night, O my protector.
Turn not thy back upon me.

For Thou, who art both kind and just,
Be keeping me from harm this night and always.

by Alexander Carmichael

Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont, Dawn O. Willis, director, and flutist Laurel Ann Maurer.  [© all rights reserved]
recording available on promo CD for $2.00: track listing


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