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Bugle calls and anthems for Anzac Day
See also:  Hymns  Modern songs

For REMEMBRANCE DAY, see Remembrance Day music





Sound files and sheet music for bugle calls and anthems
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Source Hymns:
See our

Hymns for
brance Day
Before silence After silence National
AU: 'Advance Australia Fair'
NZ: 'God Defend NZ'
1 and 2 verse versions
Last Post Rouse*
(Normal services)
(Dawn Service)
Sound (audio) files:          
Department of Veterans Affairs - Music to play at commemorations (If you are having difficulty, you can access the files here.) Music files 1m32s (mp3) 0m31s (mp3)   1m10s AU 1v

1m55s AU 2v

0m55s NZ 1v

1m39s NZ 2v

(All mp3 zip) Bugle Calls
(Includes background information)
  1m13s (wav) 0m24s (wav) 1m01s (wav)  
Aust. War Memorial - Last Post. See also FAQ.

Aust. War Memorial - Rouse and Reveille
  1m43s (mp3)
(archived version)

0m35s (mp3)
(archived version)
PMC: Australian National Anthem (Aust Govt).         2m12s Instrum'l (mp3)
2m12s Vocal (solo) (mp3)
2m12s Vocal (choir) (mp3)         Midi file         Midi file (pop guitar version)
Site not working 10Nov2019 mp3 files       Midi file
mp3 file

Sheet music:
 Sheet Music for Bugle Calls   Sheet music Sheet music
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Sheet music
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Wikipedia: Sheet Music   Sheet music Sheet music Sheet music
PMC: Australian National Anthem (updated versions, Jan 2021 - words "young and free" changed to "one and free")         Words, music, full score         Sheet music [pdf]         Guitar tab         Guitar tab
(Unavailable 15Apr2021)

Words (lyrics) and information:
 Hymns Words only       Words only
Wikipedia   Information Information Information Information
PMC: Australian National Anthem         Words
Royal Australian Air Force   Information      

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"ROUSE" rhymes with "cows", but not with "mouse".
"REVEILLE" rhymes with "valley", as in "rah-VALLey".

See also Hymns (Remembrance Day) and Modern song alternatives


When played

The LAST POST is played immediately before the silence.

The ROUSE is played immediately after the silence, except at a Dawn Service where the longer REVEILLE is played instead.

The ROUSE is commonly (though incorrectly) also called the REVEILLE.


Video versions The Last Post - Australian Army YouTube videoYouTube: The Last Post (
Australian Army YouTube video of the Last Post.
Watch live The Last Post ceremony: live video stream (
Watch the Last Post ceremomy live each day at 4.55pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) (YouTube) from the Australian War Memorial.
Hymns For hymns suitable for Anzac Day ceremonies see the ones listed on our page Hymns for Remembrance Day.
Modern song alternatives Go to Modern Anzac Day music.
Modern songs suitable for use in Anzac Day ceremonies were moved to a new page on 8 October 2015.

See also:

Modern Anzac Day music

Organising a ceremony

Remembrance Day: Music for ceremonies



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