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Prayer for Peace

for SATB a cappella

Year:  2006

Year:  2006

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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This short piece was written at the request of conductor Elise Bradley for the NZ Secondary Students' Choir. The choir had been invited to sing in a broadcast performance while on their 2006 tour, and needed a short work on the subject of peace. The central part of the text for the work is the Prayer for Peace which first appeared in England in the early 1980s. It is of unknown origin, and has no direct link with any particular religious or spiritual group. Added to this short text, is the Dona nobis pacem from the Latin Mass, and a pair of lines in the Māori language from the Anglican communion service.

Commissioned note

Written at the request of Elise Bradley for the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir to sing at a broadcast concert in China in 2006

Text note

Text from Prayer for Peace in English; Dona nobis pacem in Latin, and the Anglican Communion Service in te reo

Performance history

05 Jul 2006: Performed by the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir cond. Elise Bradley; Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

Performed by the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, conducted by Elise Bradley.

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