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Table Grace

Voicing: flexible, 1-8 part canon, a cappella
Text: J. P. Peabody
Language: English
Duration: varies
Commissioned by: Empty Bowls Project at Independent School District #191, Minn.
Premiere date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
Premiered by: Combined elementary school choirs, Ind. District 191, Burnsville, MN
Published by: Abbie Betinis Music Co., AB-050-01
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Table Grace: mp3, 2:00, 2 MB
Performed by the composer (yes, while marching through her living room in a choir robe -- or maybe a bathrobe)

If anyone has a real recording, please contact me.

Table Grace
J. P. Peabody (1874 - 1922)
Hunger of the world,
When we ask a grace,
Be remembered here with us
By Thy vacant place.

Thirst with naught to drink,
Sorrow more than mine,
May God someday make you laugh
With water turned to wine.

Originally titled Before Meat. This poem is in the public domain and may be reprinted from this website for use in concert programs and for promotional use as related to this musical work.

Performed by:

Student body of Independent School District #191 (Andrew Ellingson, conductor), MN
White Bear Lake Central Middle School's 7th Grade Choir (Elizabeth Hermanson, conductor), MN
9th Grade Choir, Prior Lake (Joshua Shank, conductor), MN
Global Harmony Chorus (Jennifer Anderson, conductor), MN
Bel Canto Singers, CA
St. Christopher Parish Church (Jacob Manier, conductor), MN
Mankato West High School (Tami Sellner, conductor), MN
Mixed Precipitation (Scott Reynolds, conductor), MN
Wayne State College (Ronald Lofgren, conductor), NE
Wilmington College of Ohio (Catherine Roma, conductor), OH
From Age to Age, MN

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