One of the most motivating factors for me to practice piano and violin came from the feelings of peace I enjoyed as I played sacred music regularly, even though I admit sometimes I was trying to just play catch up on my orchestra practice record by playing hymns for hours on the violin on the Sabbath😉
Elementary Easter Piano Arrangements
Layton Simplified Primary Songs The primary song arrangements by D'net Layton include just the melody line split between hands primarily written near middle C. Even though a few include accidentals or trickier rhythm patterns, children who are familiar with the song can usually easily play the rhythms by ear.
LM Did Jesus Really Live Again (page 27 Layton Simplified Primary Songs F# and eighth note pair
LM Families Can Be Together Forever page 34 - Eighth Notes, Fermata
LM He Sent His Son page 41 Dotted Quarters, Eighth Notess, Fermata
LM I Know That My Savior Loves Me page 48-49 3/4 Time, Tied Notes, Fermata
Intermediate Easter Piano Arrangements
I love the large variety of Piano Song Download leveled arrangements for various holidays and familiar favorites and was happy to discover a few options for sacred Easter music too!
PSD Jesus Christ is Risen Today Left hand stays in primary chord position, Right hand includes multiple hand shifts at phrase endings.
PSD The Old Rugged Cross - Key of Bflat w/ Left Hand 158 accompaniment pattern
Gethsemane " I Can Play It" from the Friend Magazine
Recommended Intermediate Easter Piano Arrangements for Purchase
He is Risen by Marshall McDonald ($2.95)
Gethsemane arranged by Marshall McDonald ($2.95) Sacred 2 as it does require a lot of left-hand crossovers for the 2 8va arpeggios that can be tricky for students with smaller hands.
Nearer My God to Thee by Marshall McDonald
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