Captivating. Adventurous. With just a hint of danger. This feisty minor key setting of William Blake's gripping poem immediately garners attention with a ferocious fanfare. Then a jaunty, detached piano motive (which later becomes a choral counterline), leads to contemporary choral writing firmly rooted in traditional techniques. Angular intervals and syncopated agitation provide energy, vim, and vigor. Guaranteed to be a highlight of rehearsals, concerts, contests, and festivals.