|Charles Darwin - Birthday: Feb. 12, 1809
Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth
A muscal-dramatic presentation of the life of Charles Darwin. This consists principally of Darwin's own words from his publications, letters and autobiography. It begins with the Beagle voyage and continues to his death. (duration: approximately 90 minutes) It can be optionally performed as an unstaged, concert presentation also.
Singing Roles: Charles Darwin (tenor), John Henslow (tenor), Caroline Darwin (contralto), Emma Wedgwood (soprano), small chorus (offstage).
Speaking roles: Captain Robert FitzRoy, William Darwin, Jos. Wedgwood, Joseph Hooker, Alfred Russel Wallace, Offstage voices
Instrumental Ensemble: Piano, Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello
Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - Full Score
Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - Piano Vocal Score
The script and all instrumental parts are available for download HERE.
Individual pieces from "Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth" available separately:
A Multitude of Beings for Tenor Solo and Piano
And From the Summit for SATB chorus and Piano
The Elegance of the Grasses for Tenor Solo and Piano
I Began to Understand for Tenor Solo and Piano
I Heard the Most Pitiable Moans for Tenor Solo and Piano
If You Could See What I Have Seen for Tenor Solo and SSA Chorus with Piano
It Was As If in the Night for SATB chorus and Piano
The Long-Continued Accumulation for SATB chorus and Piano
Pain for Tenor Solo and Piano
We Saw the Sun Rise for SATB chorus and Piano
What Strange Pleasure This Excites in Me for Tenor Solo and Piano
With All These Exalted Powers for Tenor Solo and Piano