I hear the land (Philip Legge)

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Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2008-01-06).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: I hear the land
Composer: Philip Legge

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularAnthem

Languages: English, Latin
Instruments: Tenor drum, keyboard accompaniment ad libitum

Published: 2008

Description: Bogus composition submitted to a competition under the pseudonym, “Hieronymous Botsch”. Loosely inspired by the author's dissatisfaction with the (recently defeated!) Howard government, and a song from a They Might Be Giants podcast.

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Original text and translations

English.png English and Latin.png Latin text

I hear the land calling:
terra, terra
I hear the land calling me
terra australis: non est terra incognita
I hear the land calling me
To walk on ochre soil under starry skies
A million days I saw the sunrise
And a million nights I danced
I hear the land calling me
Terra, grandis terra australis.