Landfall in Unknown Seas
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Landfall in Unknown Seas is a work for narrator and string orchestra written by New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn in 1944. It was the second in Lilburn's early trilogy of works dealing with the theme of New Zealand identity, following the overture Aotearoa and preceding A Song of Islands. The text of the work is taken from a poem by Allen Curnow, and tells the story of the islands' discovery by Abel Tasman.
A recording of the work exists, narrated by Sir Edmund Hillary.
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