From two poems by Sir Wallter Scott:
The Lady of the lake
Soldier, rest! thy warfare o’er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking; Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking.
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
“Iranian composer Iman Habibi explores the futility of war and questions its glorification in his piece None But Death. Habibi shuns the contemporay choir cliche and scores the ensemble the way one would for an instrumental concerto.”
– Marcia Adair, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 2009