for SATB and optional percussion An uplifting and joyful concert settingof four texts exploring man's relationship with the earth. Brimming wit h energy, the work has a wonderful freshness and vitality. Chilcott selects a range of evocative texts from ancient Chinese, Aztec, Eskimo, and Native American cultures. Chilcott's skill for capturing the essence andmeaning of words in music shines throughout the work. The percussion pa rts are included in the vocal score.