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From So Simple a Beginning (Digital PDF)

Voicing: SATB or 2-part upper voices and piano

Duration: 3' 50"


A setting of the final few words from Darwin's The Origin of Species.


Written for the British Humanist Choir who called it "haunting and uplifting" and "a real treat for the ears (and the heart)". It was premiered by them at the Darwin Day lecture 2015.


A moving-score video is available - select the final image above. You can also view the first performance, by the London Humanist Choir in 2015. (Note that a section of the piece has been modified since this performance).

From So Simple a Beginning (Digital PDF)

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