text: Samuel Beckett, Pablo Neruda, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Albert Camus, Toni Morrison, Amartya Sen, Paul Samuelson, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Mother Teresa, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Eli Wiesel, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rigoberto Menchú, Dag Hammarskjold, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela
duration: 1h 15min
instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, baritone, children's choir, SATB Chorus and Orchestra: 3 (pic)-3-3-3/4-3-3-1/timp, 3 perc, piano/strings
movements: Preamble for Known and Unknown Worlds, I. LITERATURE: War is Wide II. CHEMISTRY: Anthem and Elements, Proclamation for Economic Justice, III. ECONOMICS: To have and have not, IV. PHYSICS: Universal Scherzo, Proclamation for the Sick and Suffering, V. PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE: Chaconne for Healing, Narration/Peace Chant, VI. PEACE: Circles of Compassion, Postlude for the Rights for All
commissioned: Gustavus Adolphus College to commemorate the Centennial of the Nobel Prizes
Commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prizes.