#MarchIntoEaster at the American Cathedral in Paris: Canon Zach Ullery for

Canon Zach Ullery, Director of Music at the American Cathedral, offers a short musical meditation on the 'Greatest Love Story' sung (live) by the Men of the American Cathedral Choir.

Seigneur, je vous en prie from Quatre petites prières de saint François d'Assise. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963).

"Lord, I beg Thee, let the burning and gentle force of Thy love pervade my soul and withdraw it from all that is beneath Heaven, that I might die through love of Thy love, since Thou didst deign to die through love of my love. " [text, Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)]

"Seigneur, je vous en prie,
que la force brûlante et douce de votre amour
absorbe mon âme
et la retire de tout ce qui est sous le ciel.
Afin que je meure par amour de votre amour,
puisque vous avez daigné mourir par amour de mon amour."

Music is very important to the life of the Cathedral. The musical life of the parish today is rich and varied. Sacred music at the American Cathedral reflects the diversity of our worship styles but is firmly rooted in the Anglican choral tradition with emphasis placed on excellence. For more information about our choirs, music education classes, and choral concerts, contact music@americancathedral.org.