A joyful celebration of science and the natural world in five movements, borrowing from the traditional form of a mass setting, but using a new, secular text by the composer.
The work's title refers both to the Ionian islands which, In the 6th century BCE, were at the heart of a revolution in thinking about nature, as well as to the musical "Ionian" mode.
Scoring: Mixed voice (SATB) choir (with some divisi) and piano.
Duration: 20 minutes
The five movements are: