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Sic Itur Ad Astra (Music)

See Also JUBILATION (Music)
See Also COLLEGE TOAST (Music)

The song, "Sic Itur Ad Astra", is a musical tribute to the Geelong College composed by Paul Jarman to commemorate the 2011 Sesquicentenary of the College. It was composed for massed choir, piano and symphony orchestra and commissioned by the College although it has been sung more recently as a school song.

Go here to listen to the concert version of the Geelong College School Song on YouTube.

The lyrics are as follows:

Sic Itur ad Astra

Under your wings of wisdom
Journeys begin within our dreams
Close your eyes and imagine
The joy this world can bring
Stars appear one by one
To light the paths we seek
Under your wings of wisdom
Show me the way to the stars

Ride on the wings of wonder
Finding my way never alone
Look to the stars, we will guide you
To where your dreams are born
Together we'll learn for tomorrow
And illuminate our lives
Ride on the wings of wonder
Show me the way to the stars

Spreading my wings of freedom
Carry the flame, follow my dreams
Reaching for goals with you by my side
There is nothing in our way
This is my time, set me free
You have taught me how to fly
Spreading my wings of freedom
Show me the way to the stars

By doing, we know how to be and to live
And learn from the passage of time
Honour the colours of blue and green
We walk these halls with pride
Whispers from the past, calling to the future
Voices from the ivy covered walls
Our steps worn in stone will always belong
Among those who've flown before

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