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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, and letters of Emma and his friends.
 
There are two versions of this dramatic presentation:
A Staged production and an unstaged Concert version.

The Concert version is an abbreviated from the complete production.  It eliminates the years prior to the Beagle voyage and Darwin's conflict with his father, it also eliminates the
courting years between Charles and Emma, and the death of their daughter, Annie.  It also has fewer singing roles than the complete production.  It lasts about 90 minutes, where the complete production is slightly over 2 hours.

CAST:

Singing Roles: Charles Darwin (tenor), William Darwin (Baritone), John Henslow (tenor), Caroline Darwin (contralto), Emma Wedgwood (soprano), small chorus (offstage).
Speaking roles: Captain Robert FitzRoy, Jos. Wedgwood, Joseph Hooker, Alfred Russel Wallace, Fanny Darwin, Offstage voices
Instrumental Ensemble: Piano, Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello

Staged, full version:
Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - Full Score

Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - Piano Vocal Score

Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - choral score

 
Concert version:
Concert Version: Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - Full Score

Concert Version: Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - Piano Vocal Score


Concert Version: Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth - choral score


The script and all instrumental parts are available for download HERE.
(All sound files are electronic versions.)
play   The Beagle Interlude

Individual pieces from "Charles Darwin - To Love the Earth" available separately:

play     A Multitude of Beings for Tenor Solo and Piano
play  And From the Summit for SATB chorus and Piano
play   The Elegance of the Grasses for Tenor Solo and Piano
play   I Began to Understand for Tenor Solo and Piano
play    I Heard the Most Pitiable Moans for Tenor Solo and Piano
play    If You Could See What I Have Seen for Tenor Solo and SSA Chorus with Piano
play     It Was As If in the Night for SATB chorus and Piano
play     The Long-Continued Accumulation for SATB chorus and Piano
play     Pain for Tenor Solo and Piano
play    We Saw the Sun Rise for SATB chorus and Piano
play     What Strange Pleasure This Excites in Me for Tenor Solo and Piano
play     With All These Exalted Powers for Tenor Solo and Piano