Music For Writers: Gregory W. Brown’s Natural Selections

Missa Charles Darwin — And Amino Acids In order to bind the work together I devised an opening idea linked to Darwin, evolution, and genetics. Using a portion of the genetic sequence from Platyspiza crassirostris(a bird from the group commonly known as Darwin’s Finches), I translated the amino acids into notes, thereby deriving a melody. And Gregory W.… Read More

Music For Writers: New York Polyphony’s Grammy-nominated 'Nowell'

700 Years Of New Music  We start from the Medieval carols from England, those are 14th and 15th centuries.  We also have Renaissance music from the 15th and 16th centuries. Then we sing some pieces, actually, from the 19th century and 20th century, America. And then from the 21st century. That’s baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, talking… Read More