The Bedtime Prayer (2004)

SATB a cappella chorus
duration 5:00

"Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take"

-Old English Prayer



The Bedtime Prayer - Matthew Peterson. Grand Forks Central High School Centralian Choir, March, 2013


premiere: St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), September 30 2005
additional performances: Minneapolis Convention Center, February 2006; Chanticleer (San Francisco), October 2006; College of New Jersey College Choir, March 2012; Grand Forks Central High School March 2013

Chanticleer Student Composer Competition Award 2006
MMEA composition award winner 2005:  1st place, Choral division
Published by Hinshaw Music in the Chanticleer Choral series