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Written to commemorate the birth of the composer's first child, Kendall. The text, an adaptation of a poem of the Omaha Indian Tribe, was given to Mauldin by his good friend Robert Seufert before the birth. The piece was first performed November 18, 1983 by the Washburn University Concert Choir, conducted by Floyd Hedberg, at a concert of Mauldin's works in Topeka, Kansas. The work subsequently won first-place in a national competition, the Ninth Annual Ithaca College Choral Composition Contest and Festival, where it was performed November 14, 1987 in Ford Auditorium at Ithaca College by the Horseheads High School Choir, conducted by Chuck Griffeth. Voicing/Instrumentation: SATB, pno. ASCAP Title Code: 390461964. Date Composed: 1979. Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin, (c) 2001 Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Duration: 3:30. Score: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (engraved), P.O. Box 41003 Santa Barbara, CA 93140, www.sbmp.com.
Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Choruses (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano
Mauldin, Michael. "Introduction of the Child to the Cosmos." (1989). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/579