SunRays
  SunRays,
with poetry by Maya Angelou

The focus of SunRays is California and its people, many of whom are immigrants from different parts of the world. Through the music the composer expresses a deep concern for the burdens many of them carry and also an optimism for their future. She finds hope in the natural beauty of deserts and the coastline of the Pacific, in upbeat attitudes of young people and in opportunities found in schools and universities. Like electricity created by the impact of the sun's rays as they dance and interact, this music is meant to be at times graceful and at times energetic.

Ordering Information

Track # Title Length
To The Children of War
17:04

1 Life Doesn't Frighten Me
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2 Recitative #1
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3 We Saw Beyond Our Seeming
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4 Recitative #2
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5 Tears
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6 Recitative #3
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7 Alone
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8 Recitative #4
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9 Give Me Your Hand
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10 Recitative #5
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11 Ships?
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Diversions

12 Desert Impressions
1:49

13 Surf Dance
0:39

14 Crossroads' Alley Trio
1:00
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15 L'Alma Jubilo
0:43
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Big Sur Triptych


16 Sea Otters
1:22
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17 Redwoods
2:40
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18 Crags
1:57

19 Hexachord
3:02

20 Fearful
3:39
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21 Stile Antico
6:36

22 Affects: A Santa Barbara Rhapsody
9:28
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23 A Dad's Prayer
1:46
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