Mother Earth Cries Out!:
(January, 2016) - Inspired by the Laudato si' encyclical of Pope Francis, this dramatic composition for Mixed Choir and
orchestra with dramatic speaker was recently chosen as one of six "Special Mentions" in the large-scale work category of the celebrated International Composition Competition "Maurice Ravel"
(April 24, 2016) .
This occurred after being chosen as both one of 110 semifinalist entries from 48 countries
(March, 2016) , and one of the 20 finalists for the award.
The composition "Mother Earth Cries Out!" is written from the viewpoint of Mother Earth, who observes and comments on the treatment she is receiving from all who interact with her.