My piece The World is Filled with Creatures is now available at St. James Music Press. This is a fun and easy one-rehearsal piece to sing at your Blessing of the Animals Service. I originally wrote this song for the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, they’ve been singing it for 20 years! At last, it’s available for everyone and I no longer have to email licenses!
See the music, all the words, and buy it:
Here’s what they say at St. James Music Press:
Choir (or solos) and Organ or Piano. The Blessing of the Animals: Yes, it’s that time of year when all God’s creatures come down to be blessed! Okay, you might not want to sing this for a traditional worship service, but when you have dogs, cats, goldfish, guinea pigs, turtles, pygmy hedgehogs, and the occasional llama traveling down the center aisle to be blessed, what could be more fun than this? Set the organ to “calliopy” and sing away as the blessings begin (in more ways than one!) Use as many verses as you need.
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