Clare Shore's God Bless the Animals
(St. Francis' Day Introit)

for Unison Chorus & Piano

Click here to listen to God Bless the Animals
(c. 40 seconds)

The words for this whimsical anthem are by the composer: "Is your puppy jimmerjawed?
Does your cat have four left paws? Does your turtle lack a tail?
Does your parrot really smell? Oh, God bless the animals, pretty, witty animals.
God bless the animals, large and small, furry, hairy, stinky, smelly, slimy, feathered,
finned and scaly. God bless the animals (one and all)."

God Bless the Animals was written for the 2010 St. Francis' Day "Blessing of the Animals" service at
Calvary United Methodist Church in Lake Worth, Florida, and is dedicated to that congregation

USE: St. Francis' Day services, concerts

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:  easy - for church choirs, middle and high school choruses

God Bless the Animals is included in The SPRING 2011 NEW ISSUES of ECS PUBLISHING;
this recording was made on April 5, 2011 in the Fraser Recording Studio at WGBH, Boston, MA,
by the
Philovox Ensemble, directed by Robert Schuneman

To order copies of God Bless the Animals, call E.C. Schirmer toll-free: 1-800-777-1919

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