If there is to be peace is a setting of words by the Chinese Philosopher Lao-Tse (Lao-Tsu) who dates from about 600 years BC and was written in 1995 and first performed in Norwich Cathedral on 22nd October 1995 at a service to mark the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations by the local chamber choir Sine Nomine directed by myself.
The simple setting is for four part unaccompanied choir.
If there is to be peace in the world there must be peace among nations.
If there is to be peace among nations there must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities there must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours there must be peace in the home
If there is to be peace in the home there must be peace in the heart.


It was sung on Saturday 9th November 2002 in the Royal British Legion Festival replica watches of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall under the direction of Peter Halliday by a choir comprised of trebles from Croydon uk replica watches Parish Church, St. Mary's Hitchin and St. Peter's Great Berkhamstead with adults from these choirs replica watches uk plus five from the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir.

Michael Fleming in his review in the Church Music Quarterly in July 1996 wrote.......

    Every choir should have this prayer for peace in its repertoire