Tout puissant, très saint
for choir with four male voices a capella

Second prayer of the collection Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise dedicated to the Friars Minor of the Franciscan monastery of Champfleury (Yvelines). Poulenc added to the dedication the words: and especially to Brother Jérôme, in memory of his grandfather: my uncle, Camille Poulenc. The other three prayers are entitled: Salut, Dame Sainte - Seigneur, je vous en prie and O mes très chers frères. These are French translations of texts attributed to Francis of Assisi.

Composed in 1948
Sung in French

From the collection