These modern or
"contemporary" songs can be used as alternatives to hymns or in addition
to hymns in Anzac Day ceremonies.
Anzac songs with video
This song from
Dogmatic Music is specially written for use in schools.
Watch and listen to the YouTube video free. The same
3min17sec version is available for purchase and download
cdbaby.com. It is also sold as part of Dogmatic Music's
Anzac Day Kit for schools.
Title track (instrumental): Cry For My Country (depicts Australia's history as a nation
- ranges from the didgeridoo through to Waltzing Matilda).
download the album or individual tracks you
need to pay through Lugh Damen's
page. For information about
public performance licences for the downloaded songs see the
licensing page [pdf]. Note the following
information about free use of four of these songs.
*The four songs
marked with an asterisk may be used by schools and services
organisations in Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and Vietnam Veterans
ceremonies without having to pay a public performance licensing fee
as long as permission is obtained first.
John Schumann's song Anzac Biscuits is inspired by
the book Anzac Biscuitsby Phil Cummings (published by Scholastic).
There currently (2015) appears to be no full free version of the song
available, but you can listen to this 30-second sample from the JB HiFi page
- There is also a recorded interview with John Schumann including a
50-second sample of the song (at the end of the interview) on this ABC page
●See also our Remembrance DayModern song
alternativespage, as some songs listed there are also suitable for use in Anzac