Angel of God
Instrumentation: SATB & Organ.
Text: Traditional prayer.
Performance ready in two rehearsals
This piece was written in memory of my father, Frank B. Pesci, Sr., and for my daughter, who was born three weeks after my father's death. The text is a traditional prayer that my family would say at the beginning of our road trips. It was something I learned by rote and didn't think much about. With the coinciding of my father's departure and my daughter's arrival, I set this text, with its plea for guardianship in travel, as a dedication to both.
Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom, God's love commits me here,
Ever this day be at my side
To light, to love, to rule and guide.