The composition, by Jaakko Mantyjarvi, is dedicated to those who lost their lives on the ferry "Estonia" on September 28, 1994, Europe's worst maritime disaster. The ship was enroute to Sweden from Estonia. There were 852 souls on board, but only 137 survived.
Note: this video, shot at at the 2010 ACDA Northwest Division Conference, was edited to fit the 10 minute limit YouTube had at the time. Small portions of the opening soprano solo and the tenor solo were cut, as well as the last minute and a half.