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My heart ever hungers

  • Premiere: April 23, 2008/ Church of St. John the Evangelist/ Boston, Massachusetts

  • Instrumentation: SATB unaccompanied (opt. Keyboard) 

  • Duration: 3:00'

  • Text from the Prayer of St. Bonaventure 

  • Suitable for choirs of all levels 

  • Appropriate for worship or concert performance



Program Note


The Prayer of St. Bonaventure was a sprawling choral piece written in the likeness of Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia. Completed in October, 2007 in Newton Massachusetts, the complete work was premiered the following April.  A year later, this piece and Be Thou Alone were extracted into separate motets.


A ground bass and expansive harmonic language propel this devotion from the Prayer of St. Bonaventure. A rewarding challenge for amateur choirs and impressive show piece for professionals, this work is appropriate for both liturgical or concert use.



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