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.
For a child who is a beginner guitar player, making music can be BAFFLING. Teach them how to play guitar in small baby steps.
Frere Jacques, with lyrics in both French & English. Versions for voice (the vocal round), and for piano.
I Gave My Love a Cherry (The Riddle Song) is a very pretty folk tune with clever lyrics. Download sheet music in 3 arrangements, 4 keys.
Seek Ye First lyrics, chords, & sheet music is written for early piano. This pretty melody happens all inside 5 fingers! An optional descant is also provided.
This simple piano sheet music, Canoe Song, is high energy and singable. Just right for students who are beginning to tuck fingers under in scales, or can JUMP.
Songs Old & Songs New
All the first-year material I give my beginner students.
Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!
Queen Esther in the Bible
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available 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, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have 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.