Enigma Australis - Pope
An SATB Choral work from 'Australian Soundscapes' by Anna Pope C21 - evoking the mysteries and contradictions of the Australian landscape.
The piece can be heard at https://youtu.be/-0WbToyys2k
or on the 'Australian Soundscapes' CD in our shop https://www.luminavocal.com.au/buy-cds
Based on the poem by Anna Pope:
Can you hear? Can you hear the silhouette of many trees As they dance along the wind?
Can you see the echoing of ev'ry day as it passes on the sand?
Can you taste the hardness of the heat as it captures ev'ry tear?
Can you feel the brightness of the sun, the glare of the air as it hunts out ev'ry shade?
Can you breathe the spirit of the haze?
Can you dream, can you sense the many ages past who have whispered on the wind, who have hidden in the sun, who have wandered through the days, who have been here before we knew? Have you heard?