Cantata for mixed chorus, soloists and orchestra
A setting in Latin of an extract from “De Revolutionibus Orbium Cœlestium” by the 16th century astronomer Nicholaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
It is one part of the Creation Project. My objective is to create a collection of quasi-devotional choral and orchestral compositions tracing the story of the scientific and cosmological discoveries of the past 600 years using the visionary writings of the men and women of science who contributed to this astonishing advance in knowledge and understanding. I want to celebrate their achievements and express in music my own awe and wonder at the beauty and magnificence of the universe they revealed.
The text was taken from the original manuscript of Nicholas Copernicus now held at the library of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland.