Precious Moment (from Songs of Peace)

Scored for: SA and (piano/organ) or (jazz trio)
Level: Medium
Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds.

Other Info: This song is the second movement of Songs of Peace, written in memory of Iris Todd. The text is intentionally ambiguous suggesting both the gift of the Christ child and less specific gift of life. This work could therefore be used as a Christmas carol as well as more generally.

A recording is available on the album Lux Et Veritas on the Signum Classics label in its Classic Choral version.  The Jazz Choral version can be heard on the album Into the Stars on the Guild label recorded by The Fairhaven Singers.

A gift so pure, life so precious, gifted to me.
Touched by your love, I am awakened in this precious moment of peace.
Wild is the storm surrounding me, but here love drives out the cold.
Precious gift of forgiveness, precious moment of peace.

I am alone, but you hold me closely to you.
Your endless love is my protection in this precious moment of peace.
Fear within and fear without, but you are the light in my dark.
Precious gift of forgiveness, precious moment of peace.

And this love is endless, endless moment of peace.


Precious Moment from Songs Of Peace is published by Boosey & Hawkes. The movement and full work are available in printed or digital downloadable format.


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Price: £2.50

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