The Prayer by Carole Beyer Sager & David Foster. Arranged by Joel Raney. For 3-5 octave handbell choir with optional 3-5 octave handchimes and synthesized strings. Secular. Level 3. Handbell score. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2628).
This inspirational song was made famous by singers Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli and in 1999 won David Foster the Golden Globe award for best song of the year. Set for 3-5 octave handbells and optional 3-5 octave handchimes and synth, arranger Joel Raney captures the serene beauty of this powerful ballad. Ringers will appreciate the well thought out structure and logical progressions, with minimal bell changes, that build to a satisfying modulation at the end. The addition of synth strings creates an ethereal, heavenly quality enhancing the prayerful mood.