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Music for Saint Francis of Assisi

 

 

Today is his feast day.  The latter is my absolutely favorite setting of “The Prayer of St. Francis”.   It wasn’t actually written by him, but it is definitely in his spirit; and Sarah McLachlan is truly sublime.

 

Canticle of the Sun for St. Francis’s Day

 

From the Missa Gaia.

Prayer of St. Francis

There are many hymns based on the famous “Prayer of St. Francis” (which was not actually composed by him, though very much in his spirit), but this is my favorite musical rendition of it.