Commissioned by author Robert Fulghum and the Newhouse Foundation. Text by Robert Fulghum. Premiered at the World Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, by the Minneapolis Chamber Symphony and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, conducted by Jere Lantz and narrated by Robert Fulghum; September 12, 1991. Approx. duration: 13 minutes. Instrumentation: 2222 – 2200 – timp, perc, harp – strings.