Composer/Arranger: NRL Indigenous National Anthem
Composer/Arranger for NRL All Stars Indigenous National Anthem
I was commissioned as a composer by Sound Advice, to arrange a backing track for the national anthem performance at the NRL All Stars 2017 match. This version of the anthem was designed to include two verses of the lyrics – one in an Australian indigenous language and another in english. Two singers performed the song live along to this track.
It was broadcast on the 10th of February 2017 on Channel 9 from the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle as part of the pre- match entertainment.
I think it would be great to see indigenous language versions of the anthem adopted more widely, if there is consent from local indigenous people.
“Sounds great – many thanks Chris. You’ve got a real talent there so hope you are sticking at it”
– Brett Hlywa @ Sound Advice Music