From so Simple a Beginning

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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.

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Ways to buy

PDF and performing licence

Price dependent on number of singers


Individual printed copies

£1.60 (+ p&p)


Bundles of 10 printed copies

Discounts apply*


For printed copies you can select the quantity later

*10% discount applies to 1st bundle, 15% to 2nd and subsequent bundles.