Opus 460

A Cosmic Prayer (2002)

for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied

Text by Howard Georgi

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Duration: 2 min.

Dedication: for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, and in memory of William Mathias on the 10th anniversary of his death

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Performance materials available from the publisher.

N.B.: The published octavo from Wayne Leupold Editions contains an error on page 3, measure 2 — the bass note on “energy” should be C natural (not C flat).

“O God of the heavens and the earth, of the astronomical and the subatomic, of the living and the dead, of science and history, of life and love. We give you thanks for the miraculous variety of your creation. We pray for the energy and time and patience and talent to learn more about the world you have made, and for the humility always to recognize how little we know. Amen.” — Howard Georgi (b. 1947), Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University