Cypress Choral

Prayer of St. Francis

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Elizabeth Ekholm
CP 1727
This prayer for peace is commonly attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi, which begins “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” This piece won the 2016 Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition and was premiered by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir at their Choral Splendour concert in June, 2017. The jury commented: “There is a lovely sense of attention to the text and the overall piece is well thought out and executed. Ekholm uses beautiful, warm harmonic language, inventive transitions and modulations, and has a good melodic sense.”