The Prayer


from the film Quest for Camelot

Words and Music by David Foster
and Carole Bayer Sager

Arranged by Carla Boardman Padrón


This song, made famous by the performance of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, won the 1999 Golden Globe award for best original song.  The lyrics make it very popular for weddings. 

Key Starts in F major.  Key change to B-flat.
Performance length Approx. 4 minutes
Instrumental or Vocal Accompaniment
  • Quartet and trio arrangement can be performed as an instrumental or used to accompany vocalists. 
  • The Violin-Cello duet arrangement is an instrumental but is not recommended for vocal accompaniment.

Does your vocalist need a different key?  Contact me before ordering.

Vocal Score
If your vocalist needs a score, the original piano-vocal sheet matches the string arrangements bar for bar.  Most local music stores have this very popular sheet, but you can also click the graphic at the right to order it on-line from Sheet Music Plus (opens in a separate window).
Catalog # Instrumentation

Audio samples (MP3)

(USA $)

P0002-Q1 String Quartet
Performed by the After Five String Quartet
P0002-T1 String Trio: 2 violins and cello $8.00
P0002-T2 String Trio: violin-viola-cello $8.00
P0002-D2 Violin-Cello Duet $8.00


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