Texts by Holly J. Hughes ("Passings"), Henry David Thoreau, Gert Goebel, Christopher Cokinos, Lucien M. Turner, Paul A. Johnsgard & Alexander Wilson. Thirteen parts: I - Prelude: These Birds (Maren Montalbano, soloist); II - Eyewitness: Henry David Thoreau and the Passenger Pigeon (James Reese, soloist); III - The Naming: Passenger Pigeon (Maren Montalbano, soloist); IV - Passenger Pigeon; V - Eyewitness: Gert Goebel and the Paroquets (Dominic German, soloist); VI - The Naming: Carolina Parakeet (Maren Montalbano, soloist); VII - Carolina Parakeet; VIII - Eyewitness: Lucinen M. Turner and the Migration of the Curlews (Rebecca Myers, soloist); IX - The Naming: Eskimo Curlew (Maren Montalbano, soloist); X - Eskimo Curlew; XI - Eyewitness: Mr. Wilson and the Ivory-bill (Dominic German, soloist); XII - The Naming: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (Maren Montalbano, soloist); XIII - Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.
Poetry & Lyrics by Donna Brown. Donna Brown, soprano; Margaret Maria, multi-dubbed cello. Four of the eight parts: III - Lady Moon; IV - Snakes and Demons; V - Caught Between Worlds; VI - To Grasp Time.