Sojourn of Dreams is comprised of four sections, each taking its designation from an African musical source. The opening is entitled, KATSANZAIRA (“Gentle Rain Before the Storm”) and, similar to its African counterpart, features the Dorian mode. The principal melodic motif throughout the work is based on a folksong that was sung by the Zimbabwean villagers of Chombo during Jeff’s life celebration. The opening also utilizes instrumentation and orchestration that pays homage to the sound colors of African shona and mbira music and appears throughout the entire work. Jeff was a phenomenal percussionist and the opening section features a solo rudimentary drum call that, building in intensity, is subsequently joined by the remaining percussionists. The playful second section, entitled NYAMAROPA (“Togetherness Through Music”) features melodic and harmonic motives derived from Jeff’s name and the opening Chombo village song. Modal preference is given to Mixolydian – the mbira’s and Nyamaropa’s most common tuning, while Jeff’s full name provides the impetus for a greater complexity of chordal sonorities. A transition leads to the delicate and lyrical NEMAKONDE section. The African Nemakonde is associated with funeral ceremonies and is usually performed in the Phrygian mode. This section juxtaposes the “Jeff” motif with inversions of the Chombo village song. A three-voiced Phrygian fugue accelerates to a festive Mixolydian statement of the Chombo village song, but not before a Zimbabwean Mbende/Jerusarema dance rhythm is introduced in the percussion. A transition diminishes the energy and arrives at the final, peaceful section, entitled DAMBATSOKO (“Ancestral Burial Grounds”). Akin to its African Dambatsoko counterpart, this section features the Ionian mode. The Mbende/Jerusarema dance rhythm is reprised throughout the closing section and encompasses the entire ensemble. A new theme – a variant of the “Jeff” motif, is presented at the outset of this section and featured alongside the plenary Chombo village song. The buoyant, middle portion incorporates sophisticated harmonies – derived from Jeff’s full name, and serves as a rich accompaniment to the Chombo village song. The final statement of the work features a lone drum that, fading over time, performs the Mbende/Jerusarema dance rhythm.