Out of the Stars (1986)

Instrumentation: SSAATB choir and piano

Text: by Robert T. Weston

Duration: 8:00

Dedicated to Greta Crosby on her retirement as pastor of the Unitarian Church of Wichita, Kansas, and to celebrate the centennial of the church

Premiered at the Centennial Concert, First Unitarian Church, Wichita, Kansas; January 11, 1987.

Notes: The chant-like first section is built, primarily, on the whole-tone scale in order to convey the mysterious nature of Creation. The piece ends in the Lydian mode with joyous contemplation of the wonder of life.

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