Grade 1 - 3 Music Program

Have you seen the amazing video of people across Australia singing, and signing "We Are Australian?" It's a beautiful collection of videos that have put together to make one video. You can watch it here.


The AMEB Online Orchestra creates a similar project each year and perhaps you'd like to be part of it! You don't have to be part of the final video performance, but please learn the song with us anyway so we can add it to the list of songs our whole school can sing together when we eventually meet again. Below is a video performance of Morning Star, as well as the lyrics. 



Monique Boggia 

Music Teacher


Watch the video performance of Morning Star:



Here are the lyrics for Morning Star:



Here's what the AMEB have to say about this year's song:


The 2021 Orchestra will perform a new song commissioned by AMEB called Morning Star and Evening Star

written by Candace Kruger, a Yugambeh yarrabilgingun (songwoman) and Indigenous ethnomusicologist

from South-Eastern Queensland, along with co-writers Lann Levinge and Isobella Kruger. The song is based on

an Aboriginal lullaby sung to Lottie Eaton (nee Levinge), who then shared it with her family members including

Candace and Lann.


Back in 2019, AMEB CEO Bernard Depasquale and a few other staff members visited Candace Kruger and her

family on North Stradbroke Island to discuss the use of the Morning Star and Evening Star Aboriginal narrative in

the Online Orchestra project. A permission document was signed by a number of elders and our collaboration

began. We are very grateful for the advice and guidance from the following elders: Ian Levinge, Ivan Nott,

Rose Nott, Graham Dillon, John Graham, Hazel Kennedy, Patricia O’Connor and Ted Williams. Without their

acceptance and guidance this project would not have come to fruition.


Candace Kruger has been the driving force behind this project, undertaking hours of research, collaboration

and creativity that has led to Morning Star and Evening Star, the song and the Learning Resources. AMEB is

very grateful and honoured to have worked with Candace.


We are very excited to launch this brilliant song into the world and can’t wait to hear our Online Orchestra

performers playing it.



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