for children’s chorus, mixed chorus, strings, organ, vibraphone  

Using text from Salman Rushdie’s novel The Ground Beneath Her Feet and from abbreviated versions of the Latin Mass, Keys to the Unseen examines the subject of music itself. Two of its parts, Kyrie and Sanctus, refer to music from the past that survives in our consciousness and continues to exert an influence on the way we hear things today. If We Were Worthy of the World is about the transcendent power of singing and its uneasy connection with what used to be called the sacred. 

Performed by:
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir
Tallin Chamber Orchestra
Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor

This commission was made possible by the Canadian Millennium Partnership Program, a Government of Canada Initiative which has given support to Music Canada Musique 2000