Discovery : Choral symphony No. 1 : celebrating the Great South West Walk
by Dindy Vaughan (2007)
The Symphony is in four movements, celebrating the ancient history, and modern construction of this 250km walk.
- First movement, 'Sea Cliffs', envisages the monumental explosion of the volcano Budj Bim, with the clearly visible volcanic activity frozen in time at Cape Bridgewater.
- Second movement, 'The Sea - Discovery Bay to Cape Bridgewater', reflects the biting wind, the thick sand and the wild song of the sea, with the seals in their element, as all nature beats with one wild heart.
- 'The Forest - Cobbobonee', imposing, majestic, ancient, reconciled.
- 'Glenelg River -Gariwerd to Nelson' - "Heart's blood pulsing, Bathing landscape, Nurturing/ Mighty river Broadly sweeping, Gariwerd to Southern Ocean".
Instrumentation: Orchestra and Massed Choir SATB.
Duration: 35 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Music Glenelg
First performance: 2008. Portland Civic Hall, Vic
Words and music by Dindy Vaughan
Performances of this work
2008: Portland Civic Hall, Vic
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