Aragorn and Arwen's Theme,
Aragorn and Arwen, in The Fellowship of the Ring, stand on a bridge in Rivendell and commit themselves to each other while this beautiful music is sung by Enya.
"Aníron" means "I Desire" in Elvish. You can read the translation from Elvish into English in this video:
It is difficult to capture the stillness of this amazing music on the piano. When you come right down to it, the piano is a PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT, and this song is like a long, long breath.
What can be done? I'm a pianist and I want to play it on the piano! To the rescue: a very light touch and lots of pedal will help.
Here is the arrangement for piano, just part of the page. This music is copyrighted, and the only way I can offer it to you, unlike most of the music on my site, is to send you over to SheetMusicPlus.
This beautiful music is two pages. I'm showing you just the top half of page one.
The notes of this piano arrangement are not difficult; what may be a challenge is the CONTROL that is necessary for a subdued sound in the left hand that still allows the right hand melody to sing!
The grace notes are very easy; they might be your student's first exposure to little extra notes added to the melody.
More challenges for your early intermediate student: the left hand sneaks up into treble clef several times. And the right hand is playing up in the rafters! Good reading practice.
This is probably the SOFTEST and most tender of all the music from The Lord of the Rings, except perhaps in The Hobbit when Kili is healed by the beautiful elf Tauriel (NOT in the book!). More music is coming, rougher and fiercer!
This "simple" song is the kind of piece that makes an audience hold their breath at a recital. Let your student make that happen! Check it out at SheetMusicPlus.com.
The Spanish Lady is a fun, pretty, and fast-moving song from Ireland. NOW with EASY beginner piano version & duet secondo, plus fiddle & guitar tabs!
Celtic music - listen and download this beautiful Gaelic music for piano. NOW with an EASY-TO-READ lead sheet with chords for your students to improvise with.
FREE guitar tabs, now with an EASY-to-read 2-page version. These arrangements include standard treble clef notation as well.
Download piano sheet music "All the Pretty Little Horses", now as a lead sheet for budding chord players. Also with beginner arrangements & a duet secondo!
Free printable sheet music "Irish Wedding". A SIMPLE, intuitive version for your 1st-year kids is the newest of the arrangements of this fun, pretty piece!
Come By the Hills is a pretty Gaelic song your singers will learn to sing EASILY and will love. NOW with piano, guitar tab, and lead sheet arrangements.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site, and also from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.