In the center of the fire is beauty way
for SATB choir
This short work for chorus grew out of my interest in mythologies from around the world, past and present and was inspired by the poem of the same name by Judith Kennedy Mazis. I encountered this strange and evocative story of a girl experiencing the natural world in a kind of dreamy surrealistic way. I use the voices to create musical imagery that attempts to evoke the dreamy and mysterious moments. I am grateful to Judith Kennedy for her permission to set her poem.