This we have now
"This We Have Now" is a five-movement work inspired by various spiritual texts, some liturgical, while others more secular in approach. Each one is connected by several motives that are eventually reunited within the final movement. The title comes from a poem under the same name by Rumi (1207-1273), which serves as the crux for the underlying, grander arch of this spiritually inspired work. This synthesis of sacred and secular, traditional with contemporary, is a personal expression of my own beliefs and a musical representation of the interconnecting belief systems throughout the world.