I had the honor of performing in the U.S. premiere of this oratorio on May 27, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. It is a profound work with a message that the world needs to hear and heed. The music varies from sad to chilling to exciting. I cannot praise this work enough. Please listen to the excerpts, particularly "Vexilla" and "Lucis". You will never forget this amazing work by Richard Blackford.