Missa Charles Darwin
a multi-movement composition written by Gregory Brown '98
Phillips Exeter Academy
Class of 1945 Library
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
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The Missa Charles Darwin is a multi-movement composition scored for unaccompanied male vocal quartet written by Gregory W. Brown '98 using texts from Darwin compiled and edited by New York Polyphony bass Craig Phillips. Based on the standard five-movement structure of the Mass, the Missa Charles Darwin honors the compositional and harmonic conventions of its musical antecedents. Unlike traditional Mass settings, however, the sacred texts have been replaced with excerpts from On The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, and Darwin's extant correspondence.
Questions? Please contact Sarah Sanford '89 at (413) 542-2127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.