By Dindy Vaughan. CD and DVD.
Music Glenelg in collaboration with the Friends of the GSWW, commissioned Dindy Vaughan to write this Choral Symphony, which was debuted in 2008
"Discovery" the symphony was performed by district choral singers and the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra at a packed house at Portland's Civic Centre and again at the Edge Theatre in Melbourne. A video recording by Peter Corbett and a CD audio by Brian Cavagnino were produced to immortalise the event.
The Symphony is in four movements, celebrating the ancient history, and modern construction of the 250km Great South West Walk in Victoria.
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".