Composed by PD McCormick and arranged and presented by Mark Leehy, Kevin O’Mara and Tim O’Brien.
This resource is suitable for use with children and adults of all ages.
A fabulous current version of the National Anthem – complete with traditional didgeridoo and contemporary electric guitars! Available to purchase as a Powerpoint kit download with audio and/or video files with current words – “One and Free” or as CD + booklet with the old words “Young and Free”.
This version of Advance Australia Fair was recorded under the guidance of Indigenous Musician, Singer, Composer, Dancer (with the Gunditjmara Karweeyn dance group) and Educator Paul Wright, who continues to perform, do school visits, as well as work in schools with Land Care and other Government bodies. Paul played the didjeridu and clapsticks.
Assembly & Events Version: designed for use at school assemblies and special events. Includes 2 videos and 2 audio tracks, providing you with the option to use the first or both verses of the anthem. The video provides an image of the Australian Flag with the lyrics for children to follow along with.
Performance Version: Perfect for use at school events with a school band or ensemble. In addition to the audio tracks, this version includes guitar chords and scores for vocals, recorder, drums and tuned percussion.
The CD + booklet version contains 8 tracks: Both 1 & 2 verse versions in a SINGABLE key, performed by children; Both 1 & 2 verse backing tracks; demos of descant, treble, tuned & untuned percussion & guitar parts; plus demo of full ensemble.
You can find out more and purchase here.