GRANT US PEACE

by David Archer

Home > Composers > David Archer > GRANT US PEACE

Inspired by the struggles of family members through stroke and Alzheimer’s, this piece is a reflection on fond memories with loved ones. David’s poignant poem precedes his setting of a “Dona Nobis Pacem” in English. Multiple entrances, echoing motifs and intuitive voice leading support melodic lines.

On a bright afternoon we stood together
The lake was still
The wind moved silently
It was a year ago – or maybe two – or maybe three

On an autumn evening we stood together
as fog swept in, shading the evening star
and then the moonlight, we watched
the breeze

We were alone at dusk
we said kind things
as lights dimmed
You held my hand

We said a prayer together
O, Lord, hear my prayer
Grant us peace
O Lamb of God
grant us peace

VIEW SCORE

SATB SCORE (PDF)

ORDER SHEET MUSIC

SATB – with piano $2.35 CP 1322 – 5:20