This song was written for the soprano Jemma Mitchell, and was inspired by the Earth's Children series of books by Jean Auel. These books follow the story of a Stone-Age Homo Sapien called Ayla, and follows her adventures in a prehistoric world.
The story of the piece follows a huntress in the middle of a wilderness as she tracks down and slays her prey. The piece features long melodic lines, broad harmonies, and a section where the performer improvises battle cries!
Duration: Circa 4 Minutes