Before the Bread (SATB)

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB a cappella

This traditional English blessing is given a lyrical canonic setting by Elizabeth Alexander, celebrating the cycle of planting, growth and harvest.

Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
SEA-023-01
Duration: 
3:00
Performances: 

Camerata Singers / Floyd Farmer (Muskegon, MI)
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Choir / Kate Ulett (Evanston, IL)
Unity Church-Unitarian Choir / Ruth Palmer (Saint Paul, MN)
First Universalist Society Choir / Patricia Talbot (Hartland Four Corners, VT)

Text
Text Author or Source: 
English prayer
Language: 
English
Text: 

Before the bread the mill,
Before the mill the grain,
Before the grain, the sun and rain,
The beauty of God's will.

English folk blessing