Monday, July 3, 2017


“Oração” [Prayer], music and lyrics by Leo Fressato, performed by the composer and A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade [The Most Beautiful Band in Town].

A thing of beauty is a joy since 2011. I’m late to the show: in the last six years, “Oração” has had nearly twenty-seven million views on YouTube. Ace musicians Claire and Sam provided a beautiful instrumental version of the song for Ben and Mari’s wedding.

Here’s some background on the song and the band. And here are the lyrics, in Portuguese and in English translation.

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millstones said...


Michael Leddy said...

You’re welcome. I’m happy to be able to share it.