Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Composer
Trevor Shaw
Pages
6
Minutes
4
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Caring, warm
Description

Charles Darwin’s writing is not usually used in choral music, but this particular setting evokes a sense of the sacred within the secular. The introspective motifs and hymn like homophonic sections turn scientific writing into something more spiritual cutting to the ineffable in nature and hinting that perhaps science and spirit aren’t so different after all.

https://youtu.be/CE-jCM0uJ98

Audio Credit
New World Voices - Clinton Bray, conductor
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: Nov/Dec 2016 (Passing Flight)