In contrast to the singular presence of the divine, the speaker promises to paint in words the sacredness of all human beings, inserting a metaphorical halo above each person's head: "But I paint myriads of heads, but paint no head without its nimbus of gold-colored light, / From my hand, from the brain of every man and woman it streams, effulgently
flowing forever" (lines 20-21).
adapted his speech to satisfy the needs of a contemporary "post-Civil Rights, postmodern, twenty-first- century Black and White audience".
The melodiousness particularly manifests itself in the "pastel colours" of Oenek Pavlik's violin (the fifth movement, the beautiful theme on the G string), Ivan Klansky's effulgently
poignant piano (the third movement, the Allegretto scherzando of the fourth movement, the Lento maestoso of the sixth movement) and Marek Jerie's heroic cello (the second movement--Poco adagio, the Cadenza, the main theme of the fourth movement, the introduction of the fifth movement)...