Prayer for the Graduate – SATB

SATB Voices and Piano, with Cello
Music by Earlene Rentz
Words by Greg Funderburk
Moderate Difficulty
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet,
Individual Voice Parts MP3s, Solo Voice editions (Low/Medium/High) – Individual
Cello Parts for SATB, Low Voice, Medium, and High Voice
Duration ca. 3:45

The graduating class of 2020 was the most unique in recent history. Students in every level of education were generally unable to graduate in a traditional graduation ceremony due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Fortunately, educators have been some of the most creative individuals in history, and every possible attempt was made to demonstrate empathy amid disappointment. Students, teachers, and families were grieving the loss of celebrations that have represented success in educational accomplishments for generations. Their commencement into life’s next phase was bittersweet, as was the ending of their educational journeys. Greg Funderburk’s poignant words take us into the bittersweet days of disappointment, leading victoriously into a hopeful future of strength and purpose. A solo cello joins the journey with the voices. This SATB setting may be used for church/baccalaureate services, and Low/Medium/High Solo Voice editions are free with purchase to accommodate singers whose choirs are not active during social distancing.