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Music by Ryan Lewis

Originally Performed by Ke$ha

The track originated from Ryan Lewis, who contacted Kesha and offered her an early version of the song. "Praying" was written by the singer with Ben Abraham, Andrew Joslyn, and its producer, Lewis, and co-produced by Jon Castelli. Musically, the song is a gospel and soul-influenced pop piano ballad that features minimal production and accompaniment from violins, violas, strings, celli, backing vocals and drums. Inspired by suicidal thoughts she has had in the past, Kesha said that "Praying" is about hoping that anyone, even abusers, can heal. "Praying" was written to showcase the singer's vocal range and to represent her as a person, and also features her nearly screaming at the top of her register. Various reviewers suggested that the song is about Dr. Luke, whom Kesha accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse in a lawsuit, although Luke is never mentioned in the song by name.

    Release Date: 2017



Kesha's 2017 hit ballad was also the talk of the night at the 2018 Grammy awards. The song, nominated for a 2018 Grammy for best pop solo, is about power and taking control and healing and the message is one that your women will resonate with.

Voicing: SSA

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Pentatonix : PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1 : Songbook : 888680755263 : 1540030652 : 00278900

Pentatonix : PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1

This sixth studio release from a cappella masters Pentatonix is their first to include new bass vocalist Matt Sallee. Our songbook features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements for all 11 of the pop/R&B classic songs on the album: Attention - Finesse - New Rules x Are You That Somebody - Havana - Perfect - Feel It Still - Despacito x Shape of You - Issues - Praying - Sorry Not Sorry.

Songlist: Perfect, Stay, Havana, Despacito, Attention, Shape Of You, Finesse, Praying, Feel It Still, Sorry Not Sorry, New Rules, Issues

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4593b | Songbook | $17.95 | Companion CD Available

Beijing Angelic Choir : <span style="color:red;">Praying</span> : 00  1 CD : 5023

Beijing Angelic Choir : Praying

Folk songs from Japan, America and Germany are heard along side some popular songs including some by Stephen Foster. The songs are sung in Chinese with the exception of "Old Black Joe" and "Home Sweet Home" which are sung in English as well as Chinese. The Beijing Angelic Choir sings with varied accompaniment. The liner notes contain English translations.

Songlist: Praying, Love, Old Black Joe, Home Sweet Home, Colorado Night, Nostalgia, Verdant is the Pasture, Silent is the Starry Night, Little Bird, Old Folks at Home, River Moldau, Flower, Long, Long Ago

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7231c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella

King's Singers : Finding Harmony : 635212060728 : SGUK607.2

King's Singers : Finding Harmonynew

Singing together binds us together. From the Protestant Reformation in Europe during the 1500s to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, there have been countless moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes. This is still the case in today's world. Finding Harmony is evidence that music has always been our common language. A unique collection of pieces that span the globe - including music that's too often forgotten - each song is the key to a powerful true story about who we are and how we've got here. Together, Finding Harmony proves how deeply we can be moved by all kinds of stories when songs connect us to them, and to each other.

Songlist: One Day, If I Can Help Somebody, S'dremlen Feygl, Tsintskaro, Bread and Roses, Heliseb Valjadel, Mu Isamaa on Minu Arm, Cielito Lindo, A Mighty Fortress, Ne Irascaris, Domine: Civitas Sancti Tui, Praying, Puirt a Beul, Mi Na M˜rbheanna, Shen Khar Venakhi, Ayihlome - Qula Kwedini, Nkosi Sikelel' Iafrika (God Bless Africa), One Last Time, Strange Fruit, This Little Light of Mine

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4036c | $16.95 | A Cappella

Pentatonix : PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1 : 00  1 CD : 190758364728 : RCA583647.2

Pentatonix : PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1

2018 release. Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix release PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I. The inaugural release for the group's PTX Presents series features 11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, including an arrangement of Camila Cabello s "Havana."

Songlist: Attention, Finesse, New Rules x Are You That Somebody?, Havana, Perfect, Stay, Feel It Still, Despacito x Shape Of You, Issues, Praying, Sorry Not Sorry

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3086c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella | Companion Songbook Available

Individual Folios

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Praying : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Ryan Lewis : Ke$ha :  1 CD : 00266484 : 888680733131

Audrey Snyder : Praying

Kesha's 2017 hit ballad was also the talk of the night at the 2018 Grammy awards. The song, nominated for a 2018 Grammy for best pop solo, is about power and taking control and healing and the message is one that your women will resonate with.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Ryan Lewis Performed By: Ke$ha

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00266484 | Showtrax CD Available

Praying : SATB divisi : Rebecca Dale : Kesha Sebert : Kesha : Sheet Music : 00303015 : 888680967857

Rebecca Dale : Praying

The King's Singers have included this new arrangement of the Kesha song on their new recording Finding Harmony. This song became synonymous with the #Me Too and #TimesUp movements from the Kesha recording Rainbow. This arrangement by British composer/ arranger Rebecca Dale captures the turmoil and bitterness of the words.

Arranger: Rebecca Dale | Composer: Kesha Sebert Performed By: Kesha

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00303015

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