This piece was first written for an equal voice choir (ref. ACJ 9293). Alexandre Rydin said: “Ever since I discovered the beautiful and joyful poems by Omar Khayam, I did not wait to compose a choir song with those amazing quatrains. The poet lived in the 1050s in the Middle East. Every page exudes joie de vivre, metaphors are suggestive, and Omar Khayam mention the flower, the tulip, and the rose with sweetness ‘verre de vin, la jolie comme la tulipe, les soupirs du matin’ (glass of wine, the belle like the tulip, morning sighs).”
This piece is rather tonal, tempo is fast and rhythm is simple. It can easily be performed by an amateur choir.
(Translated from French)