text: Barack Obama
duration: 4min  30sec
instrumentation: narrator, string quintet and percussion (chimes, 2 Hula stones, sea glass shaker, suspended cymbal (large) and Tam-tam)
premiere: Lou Bellamy, narrator; Chamber Music Society of Minnesota: Arian Kim and Young-Nam Kim, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; James Jacobson, cello; David Williamson, bass; Timothy Lovelace, piano; Bojan Hoover, percussion; First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN on 02/15/2009
commissioned: Young-Nam Kim for the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota


A musical setting of President Obama’s election night speech for string quintet, percussion and narrator.