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Song of Australia

by Carl Linger

Audio Sample

Performance by Sydney Youth Orchestra, Tommy Tycho from the CD Advance Australia fair

This sample is of the Full orchestra version of this work

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Advance Australia fair : the Australian national anthem.

Full orchestra Not for loan $POA  

Work Overview

Carl Linger emigrated to South Australia from Germany in 1849. In 1859 his work Song of Australia won the Gawler Institute's National Song Competition against 80 competitors and in 1880 the state government of the colony of South Australia instructed that the piece be sung in all state schools. In 1977 Song of Australia was one of four songs included in a national plebiscite to choose Australia's national anthem.

Work Details

Duration: 3-4 min.

Words by Caroline Carleton.

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