SATB choir, with Persian Ney, or Alto Flute
Songs of Transformation, commissioned by Dr. Eugene
Rogers for the Macalester College Choir, is inspired by the poetry of the 14th-century Persian poet Hâfez
and the music of Hossein Omoumi.
The first song, Kashti-ye bâdeh, is an arrangement of
Professor Omoumi's original composition "Gusheh-ye Kereshmeh." The second song "The Earth lifts its
glass..," a setting of "A Crystal Rim" by the contemporary poet
Daniel Ladinsky, juxtaposes the choral setting with the ney/flute solo,
arranged by Hossein Omoumi. Both texts
are centered in Sufi philosophy.
$11.50 first copy; additional copies for performance, call for prices