A Prayer

Ken Burton / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Choral leaflet
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British composer Ken Burton uses the writing of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906), the black American son of emancipated slaves, in his 3-minute work A Prayer. The text of the three verses is bitter-sweet, filled with hope and sadness, and the music combines with this to make a rhythmically simple reflective evening hymn. Burton draws on Spiritual, Gospel and Blues to write a piece for SATB with divisi that will be a popular piece both to sing and to hear.

  • New commission from The Jason Max Ferdinand Singers and premiered in their inaugural concert as part of the online LIVE from London – Spring Festival 2021
  • Follows Descend to Earth, VOCES8’s own commission of Ken Burton in the LIVE from London – Christmas Festival 2020
  • UK-based Ken Burton is known for his work on UK television programmes, particularly in BBC TV’s Songs of Praise
  • Burton was choirmaster for the multi Oscar winning and Grammy winning Marvel film Black Panther

Additional Information

Item Number: EP73580
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 8
Duration: 3 Mins
Publication Date: 29/03/2021
Barcode: 9790577021539
ISMN: 9790577021539
Format: 190 x 272 mm
Voices: SATB
Instrumentation: SATB
Language: English

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