Shalom, Pacem, Peace composed by Ruth Elaine Schram. For 3-part choir (any combination of voices) and piano (with optional cello, 2 violin (flute, oboe)). Concert, Festival. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2796H).
Based upon the haunting "By the Waters of Babylon" folk tune, this gorgeous, poignant setting is a call for peace in three languages: Hebrew, Latin, and English. Set as a round, it will work for any combination of voices and will be easily learned by any age group. Optional instrumental parts add depth and beauty to the flowing accompaniment in this piece that is equally effective for school and church.