These words of American poet Walt Whitman are strong, majestic and noble. The phrases, “lasting time and space,” and “the sky and stars” are awe inspiring, but grander still is “the unseen soul of me.” There is a similar strength and sturdiness in the music, bringing a feeling of fanfare and celebration, but also in contrast, moments of reflection and lyricism. The textures are clear and uncluttered, allowing the choirs to produce a ringing resonance. Duration: ca. 4:00.