(1) The title is drawn from the Song of Solomon - a paean to life at its most intense.(2) Its central atrium is literally breathtaking, a joyous paean of luminous space, with which the office floors engage in terraces, balconies and platforms.(3) The first single, ├ö├ç├┐Echo's Answer, ├ö├ç├┐is a musical paean to foggy nights in a coastal village.├ö├ç├û(4) In the armies of classical Greece, the paean or war-chant was the standard opening to set-piece battles.(5) But the book was ultimately a paean to man's fighting spirit.(6) The whole production, really, is a paean to the beauty of Olivia, who, as played by Blais, displays none of the blandness this character sometimes falls into.(7) So the opera ends with another paean to Nature, again in D flat major, and only a shade less triumphant than the wedding song of the mated foxes at the end of Act II.(8) The movie Hoosiers is a paean to basketball in Indiana, a fable born of reality, the Cinderella heroes coming from a small town named Hickory.(9) The book is an unabashed paean to the actresses, and their roles, who account for so much of its interest.(10) The film, then, works both as a paean to old age and a bittersweet look at a bygone era.(11) a paean of praise for the great poets(12) This is an opera unlike any other - an unabashed paean to music, to nature, and to the mystical path to joy seen in the figure of Francis (sung movingly by baritone Willard White).(13) The play is a character-driven comedy but also becomes a paean to the joy that achieving even modest goals can bring.(14) The act ends with a paean of created Nature as the wordless chorus - sung with the characteristic ebullience of the Opera North Chorus - takes up the Wedding Chant.(15) In its fuller exposition, the poem is a paean to the westward expansion of the country.(16) Interwoven with the tale of the group sighting the great bustard is a paean to the kind of childhood that has all but disappeared, and a study of a father-and-son relationship of both huge emotional distance and tender intimacy.