An exquisite 4-minute unaccompanied double choir (SATB-SATB) piece with text by the 13th-century Persian mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad, otherwise known as Rumi.

The piece is very still, pure, and possesses a quiet intensity. Slow moving chords overlap and interweave between the two choirs, building to an ecstatic point before falling away to the serene end.

Stephen Barton is a British composer living in Los Angeles who has written music for films and video games including Watch Dogs: Legion, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Apex Legends. He started his musical life as a chorister at Winchester Cathedral.

Part of the VOCES8 Singles range.