The Prayer of Cyrus Brown Male Quartet BUY ONE PRINT MANY

Year of composition
1983
Lyricist
Sam Walter Foss (Public Domain)
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Other
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

Male Quarter and Piano. The lyrics are by Sam Walter Foss, (1859-1911) who wrote hundreds of poems. This one is is an argument about the proper way to pray. Tthe theologians and churchmen have their say, but it is Cyrus Brown who has the final word, saying that his most sincere prayer was when he fell in Hodgkins well and was, "…a standin’ on my head!" The music starts out minor, the argument gets louder and higher and then Cyrus responds (in a major key) in barbershop harmony!

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