Two folk tunes set for voices (choir and congregation), organ, and brass quartet. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, a paraphrase of the popular prayer by St. Francis of Assisi, is sung to a folk-like melody by
Sebastian Temple (PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS) and supported by a constant gentle syncopated rhythmic figure in the organ accompaniment for the verses and a scaler countermelody for the Refrain. A warm and legato brass adds breadth and forward direction to the refrains in addition to providing a canonic/imitative treatment for verse two. The setting for Jane Marshall's text, You Call Us, Lord, to Be, sung to the Welsh folk melody RHOSYMEDRE, includes a brass/organ arrangement of Vaughan Williams' organ setting as its Introduction and Coda.
Voicing: Congregation, SATB
Instruments: Organ, Brass Quartet