featuring the Cypress Studio Singers
A Prayer in Spring brings to life Robert Frost’s timeless poem, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Mirroring the pastoral text through expressive lines and simple harmonies, this work reflects Frost’s views of the splendor of Creation in the spring. Scored for SATB choir with piano accompaniment, A Prayer in Spring also features a solo instrument which ‘converses’ in dialogue with the piano.
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
poem by Robert Frost