Orchestra Parts

‘Morning Star and Evening Star’: Lyrics adapted by Candace Kruger. Composed by Candace Kruger, Lann Levinge, Isobella Kruger © 2020. Online Orchestra Arrangement: Alex Garsden, Steven Hodgson and David Howell.

Sample of the ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ lead sheet.

Yugambeh Pronunciation Guide

Learn how to pronounce the Yugambeh words in Morning Star and Evening Star by listening to the pronunciation guide spoken and recorded by Candace Kruger. Download the audio guide below.

Download Pronunciation Guide

How Do I Take Part?

Entries for the 2021 Online Orchestra have closed, however you’re welcome to learn and perform this wonderful song at any time!

Just choose your part from the options below, download the PDF and start practising.

You can also download any learning resources you would like to utilise. There is some fantastic information about the cultural history of the narrative and instructions on how to pronounce the Yugambeh words.  Plus much more!

When working with this song material we respectfully ask that you adhere to the following protocols:

  • Acknowledge the language and people of the land on which you gather.
  • Acknowledge the narrative, the song material and inclusion of Yugambeh language from South-East Queensland.

Click Track

You need to record your part using a click track, to keep our Online Orchestra together and in time. Simply download the click track below (right click on the player) and and play it through a set of headphones while you perform your part. For ensembles, the conductor can listen to the click track through headphones while they conduct.

There is a concert A at the beginning of the click track and then a 2-bar count-in before the piece starts. This count-in is indicated on each part.

Download Full click track

Participants wishing to record a shorter version can record either the first half of the song (finishing at the end of bar 58) or the second half (starting at bar 59/letter D). Both of these versions start with a two-bar count-in.

Download First half click track Download Second half click track

Lead Sheet

The Lead Sheet contains the lyrics and chords and is suitable for individual singers and musicians wanting to read chords rather than notation. Don’t forget to download the pronunciation guide for the song’s Yugambeh words. You can also use this to create a part for your instrument if it doesn’t have its own part.

Download Lead Sheet

Songline Resource Booklet

Download the Songline Resource Booklet below for information about the song, its history and how to sing the Aboriginal words. Visit our Learning Resources page for free tools or to access the Suggested Lesson Plans for English, Arts, Dance, Drama, Visual Art and Media (P-10).

Download Songline Resource Booklet


3-part choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor/Bass)*

* Make sure to download the pronunciation guide mp3 to learn how to say the Yugambeh words properly!

Easy Parts

Intermediate Parts

Ensemble Parts

Public Performances of Morning Star and Evening Star

Any performances of Morning Star and Evening Star from September 30, 2021 (ticketed or otherwise) will need to be registered with APRA. No additional licence is required.

The 2021 AMEB Online Orchestra is presented by: