Photograph of Peter Dodds McCormick, composer of Advance Australia Fair
Text of Images of Advance Australia Fair 1879 Sheet Music from the National Library of Australia Music Collection
For we are young and free.
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea.
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page let every stage
Advance Australia Fair
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.
When gallant Cook from Albion sailed.
When other nations of the globe.
Should foreign foe e'er sight our coast.
Images of Advance Australia Fair 1879 Sheet MusicFrom the National Library of Australia Music Collection: http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024
From: Erica Ryan Subject: Australian patriotic music, 1900-1930 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:53:29 +1000 A quick note to let you know that the National Library of Australia has recently digitised a large volume of Australian patriotic music, 1900-1930 and that digital copies of this material are freely available on the web via the Library's catalogue. For example: * Advance Australia Fair http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024 * The Song of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an9821950 and http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an5528000 * Wattle blossom waltz http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24494484 * In the Land of the Kangaroo http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an10669746 and http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an5435830 * The Native Sons of Aussie http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an13714276 * Hurry Up! http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an21907971 * Try searching the Library's catalogue http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/ for the subject heading "Australian patriotic music 1900-1930", or you can of course search for specific titles. You will find some stirring pieces with URLs linking you to the digital images within our sheet music delivery system. Sheet music about war, historical, political and national events as well as our national "anthems" and emblems. Patriotic music http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/music_patmusic_brief.html is only part of our wider program of collection digitisation. For more information, please see http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/program.html. Erica Ryan, Manager Digitisation Project National Library of Australia
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Creator: McCormick, P. D. (Peter Dodds), 1834?-1916. Title: Advance Australia Fair [music] : patriotic song / written and composed by "Amicus". Date: 1879 Published: Sydney : Reading & Co., [1879?] Subjects: Patriotic music -- Australia. National songs -- Australia. Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano. Songs with piano. Material Type: Music Physical Description: 1 score (3 p.) ; 35 cm. Notes: "Respectfully dedicated to the sons and daughters of Australia". "2nd edition". "Arranged as a solo, with pianoforte accompaniment and as a four part song". Cover title. "Sung with great success by Mr Andrew Fairfax". Also available in an electronic form via the Internet at http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024 Amicus Number: 24220024 To cite this item use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024