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The Prayer of the Dove

for SATB choir

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  2m 30s

Year:  2003
Duration:  2m 30s

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This is a gently flowing, mainly homophonic piece for SATB in Db major and 5/4 time.

The Dove wants to offer a sprig of hope and joy to the waiting ark, to the future. The melodic lines are mainly stepwise and the overall feeling is one of simplicity. It requires sustained tonal control.

Difficulty note

intermediate to advanced

Text note

Text from "Prayers from the Ark" by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold in French, translated by Rumer Godden 1962

Performance history

Performed by Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble at Queen Margaret College in 2003