Instrumentation: voice and piano

Poem by: Clementine Von Radics

Duration: 5 minutes

Composed: 2016

Premiere: May 25, 2016 by Melody Moore (soprano) and Robert Mollicone (piano) at Carnegie Hall, NYC

Clementine Von Radics’ “A Prayer” gave me chills the first time I read it, and every time since. When Melody Moore asked me to set the text for her 2016 Carnegie Hall debut, I wanted to write something that would let the fragile tenderness of the poem speak, and give Melody room to do what she does so, so beautifully. Recording this song with her (on the album: The Tell-Tale Heart) was incredibly special for us both.

Recordings of A Prayer:

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Read Clementine’s gorgeous poetry!

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