The Lord’s Prayer
by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
“Simply delicious musical portraiture of this ancient prayer.”
Homer Ferguson, North Carolina, USA
Based on a setting of The Lord’s Prayer from Preces & Responses by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
For SATB (unaccompanied)
Published by RSCM
I initially wrote this setting of The Lord’s Prayer as part of my Preces & Responses. Following its publication, I received so many lovely comments about it that the RSCM has now published the prayer as a stand-alone piece. As is often my intention with music intended to be sung within a liturgical context, I have kept the melodies simple and the harmonies approachable with plenty of interest in every voice part.
It is my hope that this setting may become a staple of many parish church choirs.