The sea we cross over (Claude Buchanan)

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  • (Posted 2010-10-29)  CPDL #22242:   
Editor: Claude Buchanan (submitted 2010-09-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 17 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The sea we cross over
Composer: Claude Buchanan
Lyricist: Jenny Bornholdt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, and Solo medium
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2010
Description: The text was commissioned and is engraved on a bronze bolder placed in the ANZAC memorial in Canberra Australia.

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Original text and translations

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The sea we cross over and over.
Tides turning on gold and sheep.
On rain. On sand.
On earth the fallen lie beneath.
On geography.
On women standing, Matilda waltzing.
On people of gardens and movement.
On trade and union.
This sea is a bridge of faith.
This sea we are contained and moved by.