Fraction Anthem by Doug Starr. Unison choir, with optional parts for keyboard and guitar chords.
A newly formed contemporary ensemble of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Harrods Creek, Ky., called me for ideas days before September 11, 2001, the day on which this piece was composed. I wrote this setting of the pascha nostrum in a fog, writing nothing else for months afterwards. The setting is suitable for use in Holy Eucharist. It may be accompanied by keyboard alone or with bass and guitars. The vocal part is in unison, with an optional divisi ending.