An Irish blessing
Music: Sheena Phillips, Words: anon.
Voicing: SA, organ
Performance time approx: 2m 30s
Range S: d'♭ – e''♭ / A: c'♭ – b'♭
Price code: B
This piece was written for the wedding of Chris Scarafile and Clare Brew in 2009. It uses traditional Irish blessings which both voices sing in unison first and then repeat in simple but charming harmony.
Here is an SATB a cappella setting of the same tune.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.