Together Forever – Choral Arrangement Set – Digital Download



About “Together Forever”:

Unison to 2 parts with piano accompaniment.
Commissioned by the Dandenong Ranges Music Council.

A beautiful ballad to sing as part of: ANZAC and/or Remembrance days in Australia OR Veteran’s Days.

This story and song commemorates over 100 years since the Penny Drive Project during World War 1 and is a beautiful example that out of war can come generosity, caring and the gift of learning, ensuring that the history will live on in music.

Written, arranged and recorded by Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter

The ‘Together Forever’ collection includes:

This ‘Together Forever’ Digital Download Set Includes:

  • 1 PDF of ‘Together Forever’ which allows:
    • 5 Standard Copy Licences (or 25 AMCOS Licences for teachers within AUS/NZ ONLY — more information below)
      • To preview the song, click on the images above.
      • To listen to a sample of the track, click the play button at the top of the listing.
  • 1 PDF of ‘Together Forever’ Lyrics
  • 1 PDF of ‘Together Forever’ Lyrics with Guitar/Ukulele Chords

Note: File will be available to download immediately upon purchase in .ZIP format.

The Story of ‘Together Forever’:

One small village in France will forever remember the sacrifice of the young Australians who saved them from German occupation and potential destruction in 1918. On 24 April, Villers-Bretonneux was captured by the Germans as they advanced towards the regional city of Amiens.

Two Australian brigades were given the task of retaking Villers-Bretonneux through a swift night-time counter attack. One brigade would assault from the south, while another would attack from the north.

The assault began at 10pm on 24 April. After dawn on 25 April Australian and British troops were involved in fierce fighting to clear the Germans from the village. Later that morning, on 25 April 1918, three years to the day after the Anzacs landings at Gallipoli, French and Australian flags were raised over Villers-Bretonneux.

The Australian flag still flies over Villers-Bretonneux and a town hall plaque remembers the events of that night. Following the war, school children in Victoria Australia were asked to each give a penny to help raise the funds to rebuild the village school, named Victoria School.

A plaque there recalls the Diggers’ sacrifice. 1200 Australian soldiers gave their lives in the heroic recapture of this town and are buried near this spot. Another permanent reminder across a school building and above the blackboards can be found in the words: “N’oublions jamais l’Australie” – “never forget Australia”.


As part of the fundraising effort, Victorian school children were each urged to donate a penny and raised the enormous sum of £12,000 pounds which was dedicated to the building of the Victoria School.

For today’s children of Victoria, the story of the 1919 Penny Drive is long forgotten. But the children of Villers-Bretonneux have never forgotten. For a hundred years every day they have read the “N’oublions jamais l’Australie” (Let Us Never Forget Australia) sign in their schoolyard and school rooms.


Led by The Dandenong Ranges Music Council, the Penny Drive community music project aims to celebrate in song the remarkable story of fundraising by the school children of Victoria to rebuild the school. The story is a beautiful example that out of war can come generosity, caring and the gift of learning. It exemplifies compassion between children and how giving a penny can change a community. It also recognises the worth of a penny, as in difficult times the children of Victoria gave up their pennies and in a united effort achieved such a significant outcome.

In 2017, Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter were commissioned by DRMC to collaborate with children from primary schools in the Dandenong Ranges to compose the Penny Drive song, ensuring that the history will live on in music.

In October they visited schools in the Dandenong Ranges to workshop the project with students from Grades 3 to 6, and over the summer composed and recorded the resulting composition ‘Together Forever’.

PDF & Copy Licence – for Choral Reproduction and For-Profit Performance

Individual Choral Arrangements

All individual choral arrangements are available at the click of a button, and purchases are instantly emailed to you as a PDF, pre-stamped with licence information on the sheet music for legal and licensing purposes. No mail, no queue, no waiting and no delivery costs! Use this legal copy as your master score to make the exact amount of copies that you have purchased and keep the PDF on file for the future!

The minimum fee for every single Choral Arrangement is based on a PDF & Copy licence for 5 standard copies. So, for example, if you purchase a piece for AUD$3.30 – you will pay AUD$16.50 which will allow you to make 5 legally-reproduced copies for your singers (or 25 copies if you are within the AMCOS School Licence Agreement).

  • We recommend printing the Choral Arrangements back to back in booklet form on 100GSM A4 paper or more.
  • Please do not share the digital downloads or make more reproductions (either by physical copy or digital sharing) than what you have legally purchased. Your honesty is appreciated and under international or AMCOS copyright law – to keep composers like us writing and recording.
  • By purchasing from this website, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this agreement.


The AMCOS (Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) Schools Licence Agreement – 25 licenced copies per purchased arrangement set

For all Australian and New Zealand schools only, photocopying laws apply under the AMCOS Schools Licence Agreement. Australian and New Zealand schools are legally permitted to make 5 additional copies per purchased score.
Every choral arrangement digital download set from ‘Welcome to Music’ includes licences for 5 scores (each allowing an additional 5 copies to be made under AMCOS).

Therefore, one purchase of a digital choral arrangement set from ‘Welcome to Music’ allows 25 legal copies to be made by teachers ONLY in Australia or New Zealand.

  • Example: If you have a choir of 50 AUS/NZ students, you will need to purchase 2 choral arrangement sets.


Standard International Copyright Law licence – 5 licenced copies per purchased arrangement set

All other countries and groups including Australian & New Zealand adult or professional choirs, festivals, and all other schools outside of Australia and New Zealand are under the same international standard licence of 1 copy per singer with a minimum of 5 copies. Every choral arrangement digital download set from ‘Welcome to Music’ includes licences for 5 scores automatically.

Therefore, one purchase of a digital choral arrangement set allows 5 legal copies to be made for all standard choral purposes (5 singers).

  • Example: If you have a choir of 50 people/students and you are not a teacher within AUS/NZ schools, you will need to purchase 10 choral arrangement sets (1 licence per singer).


Minimum purchase of 5 copies of an individual Choral Arrangement

We do understand that teachers may not always desire or be able to photocopy the music score for each student for class or choir use – either because the students are too young, you would like to teach the song by rote or the school can’t afford it. In this case, we ask that you purchase one set of a choral arrangement which includes 5 standard licences.


  • How do I purchase a single choral arrangement?
    • As part of a Welcome to Music Choral Pack which is a collection of single arrangements for perusal purposes


  • I have 53 x 5-7 year old singers in my junior choir and I would like each singer to have their own copy of the music. How many copies of the choral arrangement pack do I have to order?
    • If you are a teacher within a school in Australia or New Zealand:
      • For this example, 2 copies of a digital choral arrangement pack will not be quite enough (only allowing 50 legal copies), therefore you will need to purchase 3 copies of the digital choral arrangement pack (allowing up to 75 legal reproductions). Use the extra copies as needed for replacement scores or to save for future years.
    • If you are a teacher/director of any choir (school or professional) OUTSIDE of Australia/New Zealand or are a professional choir (non-school) within Australia/New Zealand:
      • You will need to purchase 1 score per singer. Because our choral arrangements are sold in packs of 5 standard licence copies, you will need to purchase 11 choral arrangement packs (allowing up to 55 legal reproductions) to have enough licences for each of your singers.

Note:  If you only wish to teach the song by rote or reproduce and hand out the lyrics from the Teacher’s Book, you only need to purchase one pack of a Choral Arrangement which will still entitle you to photocopy the master PDF x 5.