Song of the Sky
composer: Rick Bartlett
text: As told by Geronimo / Apache
The text by Geronimo, the Apache is a medicine song. It is a flowing, yet easy-going work. The song tells how, as one sings, they go through the air to a holy place where Yusun (The Supreme Being) will give them power to do wonderful things. The singer is surrounded by little clouds. As they go through the air they change, becoming spirit only. There are some jazz overtones in the chordal transitions of the work.