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ANZAC Anthem is a setting of an abridged version of Te Hokinga Mai (The Homecoming) by Vincent O’Sullivan. The anthem marked the 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings in 1915 and was premiered at a special service in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey, London, on ANZAC Day (25 April) 2005 by The Choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by James O'Donnell.


Following a performance by New College Choir in Oxford in 2006, reviewer Samuel Hogarth wrote: ‘…The work is a slow lament, whose held organ notes act as a drone, and whose choral entries superimpose tension and release. The style is marked out by its simplicity of approach, which however is highly sophisticated in its use of harmonic colour and inflection.’

ANZAC Anthem (for choir and organ)

  • PDF file includes full score for SATB choir and organ. Choir: maximum division 8 parts (S.1, S.2, A.1, A.2, T.1, T.2, B.1, B.2). Intermediate level. Duration 5 minutes. Total 7 pages. NB. All PDF or ZIP downloads are sent to the email address linked to the PayPal account used for purchase.

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