Hymns and Music for a Commemorative Event

Music can have a profound effect on the atmosphere of any event and for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies the music selected is usually serious yet inspiring.


Three hymns that are often chosen for commemorative ceremonies are:

  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  • O Valiant Hearts
  • Abide With Me.

See: A download page for MP3 audio files of these hymns

Contemporary music

Contemporary music can be equally effective and there is a wealth of songs that can be sung or performed to enrich your ceremony.

The choice of music for your commemorative ceremony is endless and ultimately depends upon the tone you hope to create and what you decide will have the most impact upon your audience.