A sensuous setting of a Coleman Barks translation of the beloved Sufi poet, Rumi. Opening with a unison declamation, the vocal texture becomes more intense/dense as Rumi's text carries the listener deeper into his ecstatic realization: I can't explain the goings or the comings, you enter suddenly and I am nowhere again Inside the majesty. The rhythmic harp accompaniment was inspired by the traditional kora music of Mali, West Africa). The accompaniment work translates well to piano.
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"The Freshness was delightful to work with ... I got a lot of comments that it was people's 'favorite piece'" — Betty Busch, Director, Jubliate!