The Earth Must Move
2015 (06:00)
Text by Nicolaus Copernicus

Mens vocal ensemble
Commissioned by Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Program Note
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The Earth Must Move
Mathematicians will not agree
On a method for to reckon this inquiry

Nor considering the ancients who did perceive
Revolutions of the heavens cause to believe
The sun was still
Through observations many and long
Of the movement of the planets, follows therefrom
That they appear now nearer and now farther from the earth…
The earth must move
– from
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) (1543)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543)


Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Kris Burke, Conductor

The Earth Must Move . Catalogue 119 . Copyright © Wally Gunn . March 2015