An uplifting and joyful concert setting of four texts exploring man's relationship with the earth. Brimming with 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 and meaning of words in music shines throughout the work. The percussion parts are included in the vocal score.