Saint Anthony Prayer
This piece celebrates Saint Anthony, patron saint of lost things, known especially for his love for children and the poor. Composed for the Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis) parish choirs, it features adult and children’s choirs, and is cradled by viola at the beginning and end of the piece.
Commissioned by the St. Mary’s Basilica Choir and Fred Colen, St. Paul, MN
Premiered: October 28, 2007