For unaccompanied SATB or TTBB choir. Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke; translated by John L. Mood. Commissioned and introduced by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington in 1996: revised for performance (TTBB) in December 2009 by Empire City Men’s Chorus (Christopher Clowdus, music director) and for performance in April 2010 and recording in September 2010 (SATB) by the New York Virtuoso Singers; Harold Rosenbaum, music director. Six minutes duration.