for choir SATB, violin and organ (1998)
duration: 8’
text by Ross Baglin
GRT • 051

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Australian Music Centre

program note
Ross Baglin’s poem, Discoveries, takes the vantage point of an adult remembering a childhood 'discovery' whose implications are not really understood until later in life. This reflection is in some ways a metaphor for Australia as a colonised nation. The lines:

What is new in each discovery
Of Australia is ourselves

are an invitation, however, to view 'discovery of Australia' in a personal context.