Inspired by the iconic photograph taken by astronaut William (“Bill”) Anders during the Apollo 8 mission on Christmas Eve 1968. Commissioned in his honor by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival and generously underwritten by the Valerie & William Anders Foundation. Composed for Anita Orne and the Miró Quartet. (Duration approx. 7 minutes) First performance: August 16, 2017 at the Orcas Center in Eastsound WA.