Basic Details

Title
Praises and Prayers
Availability
Available
Category
Vocal (Solo or Small Ensemble)
Instrumentation
voice-pft
Duration
20'
Publisher
G. Schirmer Inc.
First Publisher
Unknown
Premiere
  • World: Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, October 24th, 1963 (Betty Allen, mezzo-soprano; Virgil Thomson, piano)
Edition/Catalog #
Hal Leonard 50483335
Member Works
  1. From "The Canticle of the Sun" (1963)
  2. My Master Hath a Garden (1963)
  3. Sung by the Shepherds (1963)
  4. Before Sleeping (1963)
  5. Jerusalem, My Happy Home (1963)

Cataloging Information

Copyright
©1965 G. Schirmer; ©1991 Virgil Thomson Estate
Year Composed
1963
Date Composed
March 1963
M.S. Location
The Virgil Thomson Papers at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
Cardell Number
C20[A]
Meckna Number
W146

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Disambiguation

Praises and Prayers - Disambiguation

Praises and Prayers for voice and piano, each originally published separately

1. From "The Canticle of the Sun," (St. Francis of Assisi; translated by Matthew Arnold)

2. My Master Hath a Garden, (anonymous), also arranged for mixed or women's chorus and piano (1963; W91)

3. Sung by the Shepherds (from "Hymn to the Nativity" by Richard Crashaw)

4. Before Sleeping, (anoynymous)

5. Jerusalem, My Happy Home (from The Meditations of St. Augustine, Chapter XXV)

Each member work also appears in "Collected Songs for High Voice" and "Collected Songs for Low Voice"