Prayer for the Living- for strings (2020)   

Duration: ca. 8'40"

Program Notes:

Prayer for the Living’, written for string orchestra, was composed in 2020 during the deadly pandemic of Covid-19 that has affected millions of people around the world.  The purpose in writing this piece is to express the composer’s heartfelt compassion, and to serve as a message of hope and comfort as we all go through this very difficult time together.

The melodic themes are introduced and passed back and forth between the respective string instrument sections.  Numerous solo melodic passages, featuring the principal players of each section, are intertwined throughout the piece to provide an additional sparkle and colorful aura to the composition’s solemn sentiment.

‘Prayer for the Living’ concludes with a gentle ascending melodic passage that conveys peace, uplifting resolve and hope.