Here are some modern songs
which can be played as alternatives to hymns or in addition
to hymns in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Such songs by
current and recent recording artists are also called contemporary songs.
You Hear Australia's Heroes Marching?(australianwarheroes.com.au) - Includes embedded
YouTube videos of the song with and without lyrics, and links to the mp3 audio file
and to the lyrics to download free.
(youtube.com) This is a song from
specially written for use in schools.
Though labelled "Anzac Day song for schools 2015 - 'Lest We
Forget'", it is suitable for use in both Anzac Day and
Remembrance Day ceremonies. 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 Kitfor schools.
Australia Remembers (youtube.com) - sample only
This is a 1min24sec sample of a song from
specially written for use in schools. Watch and listen to
the YouTube video free. The full 3min29sec version is
available for purchase and download from
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
licensing page [pdf]. Note the
following information about free use of four of
*The four songs
marked with an asterisk may be used by schools and
services organisations in Remembrance Day, Anzac Day
and Vietnam Veterans ceremonies without having to
pay a public performance licensing fee as long as
permission is obtained first.
MORE SONGS: Lugh Damen's songs
of special relevance to Anzac Day
are listed on our Modern Anzac Day music page.
See also our John Simpson Kirkpatrick