For the Bread Which You Have Broken

MorningStar Music

SATB, piano

A beautiful prayer for communion. Mostly unison and two-part writing, with one four-part verse and optional a cappella sections it concludes with a lovely twofold Amen. Appropriate for use at communion services throughout the church year.

The first verse is for two-part mixed choir, and the second slower verse uses four parts with optional passages for unaccompanied choir. Tempo I returns for the third verse, which dissolves into a brief, contrapuntal Amen ending that also may be sung unaccompanied. The easy keyboard music helps create a flowing character. Especially useful for a small church choir.

The Diapason

April 2013

For the Bread Which You Have Broken

Timothy Shaw