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"The Music of the Spheres" is a concept composers have explored in many different ways. The earthly and the heavenly art mirror each other: as above, so below. And so I've given each voice part its own circular ostinato, and one by one set them revolving around the downbeat; but like heavenly bodies they exert a magnetic pull on each other as their orbits cross in various ways, leading to counter-rhythms. The revolution of the planets stirs up memories of revolutions on earth: "peace, land and bread" and "when the moon is new" refer to two different kinds of revolution, both of which went wrong. Allusions to nursery rhymes that teach us the days of the week bring up another kind of revolution, the sort that our measurements of time are based on. For children's choir in unison and mixed choir (SATB).

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