For bass baritone soloist, SATB chorus & chamber orchestra. First printing. Commissioned by and dedicated to the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. Texts by Carl Sandburg. Contents: Overture; Smoke of the Fields; If the North Wind Comes; Hunted and Hissed; If the North Wind Comes-Reprise; Some of the Smokes; A Bar of Steel; So Fire Runs In; In the Blood of Men; Steel Barb Wire; Luck Moons Come and Go; So Ghosts Hide in Steel; One of Them Said; The Ovens Light a Red Dome; Fire and Wind; Hacked from a Hard Rock Country; If the North Wind Comes-Reprise; Once When I Saw the Curves of Fire; Smoke of the Fields-Reprise and Pearl Cobwebs in the Windy Rain. Study score, 223 p.