"The River of Life and Death" (SAT divisi with solo) evokes the textures and moods of water, which plays a significant role in many cultures and religions due to its dual status of both life-bringer and destroyer.
Lasting approximately one and a half minutes (~1:30 min.), "The River of Life and Death" has three sections and ever-shifting tonality with a modal quality. The wordless text is written in IPA. While scored as SAT, all-female groups with strong low altos can perform it. It is appropriate for a wide variety of contexts, including concerts.