You are listening to the following music, which was one of Philip's favorite pieces: Optimam partem elegit, from Gradualia by William Byrd (1543-1623)
The Music Department at the University of California, Riverside, has chosen a site at the Arts Building to dedicate as the Philip Brett Memorial Peace Garden. Since Philip was instrumental in moving the Music Department into this building, it is fitting that a garden in his honor should be constructed at this site.
Philip was an artist who loved gardening, and the Philip Brett Memorial Peace Garden, in the style of a traditional Japanese dry garden and designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Dr. Takeo Uesugi, is a place that he would himself have loved. Here, his legacy will be honored, and the garden will serve as a living testimony to his accomplishments and his exemplary service to music, musicology, and the University of California. It would honor him greatly if this garden were to serve as an inspiration to others to uphold his standard of aesthetic and intellectual service and contribution.
We are inviting friends and colleagues to make contributions in support of this project. All donations will be honored by inscribing the donor’s name on a brass plate that will be installed in the garden itself.
A dedication ceremony was held on
October 17, 2008, 12 noon, one day after the sixth anniversary of
Philip's death. If you would like to contribute, please donate on line (On
Designate This Gift To, please select Other and
write in "Philip Brett Memorial"), or download donation form.
Thank you for considering this request.
George Haggerty, Professor of English
Walter Clark, Chair, Music Department