Before the Bread (SSSS)

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SSSS a cappella (children's choir)

This traditional English blessing is given a lyrical canonic setting, celebrating the cycle of planting, growth and harvest. With an arching melody suggesting the limitless bounty of the world, this piece is a welcome addition to celebrations of gratitude and thanksgiving.

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

Boston Children's Chorus (Boston, MA)
Cathedral Church of the Nativity Festival Choir / Joy Hirokawa (Bethlehem, PA)
Evanston Children's Choir / Kate Ulett (Evanston, IL)
First Unitarian Church Children's Choir / Jennifer Haywood (Ithaca, NY)
WomanKind Retreat Singers / Virginia Whitemore (Richmond, VA)

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