text: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Langston Hughes, Vachel Lindsay, Gary Snyder, Sojourner Truth, Walt Whitman, and
Haudenosaunee words for turtle, water, rock, earth and peace
duration: 25min 
instrumentation: SATB chorus, young people's chorus, fl, ob, alto sax, bsn, trpt, 2 perc, piano, rocks, leaves, brook
field recording
movements: Earth-Song, Prayer for the Great Family, The Earth Itself Speaks
premiere: Irvington Middle School Chorus and Irvington High School Concert WInd Ensemble, John Nurmi, conductor; Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY on 05/31/1990
commissioned: John Nurmi