Shattering Suns | Nova | Shockwave | The Heart of the Sun | Pale Blue Dot | Viriditas | Stephen Taylor

The fifth movement of Shattering Suns by Stephen Taylor. Duration: 5'30"

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Watercolor and pastel by Hua Nian.

Viriditas, a word coined by Hildegard von Bingen and more recently used by science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, describes the green force of life, expanding into the Universe. The final movement of Shattering Suns is a dance of life: a rhythmic outburst acting as a pendant to the opening, chaotic explosion of a dying star in the first movement. Mixed meters and fast, ascending scales combine to produce a feeling of rushing forward, joyfully, to greet the unknown.

Last updated 6/21/01.
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