"To Gabrielle, Address: Heaven"
& "Angel in the Sky"
To: Gabrielle, Address: Heaven, & a second song, Angel in the Sky, were written when a local young girl, greatly loved, died quite suddenly. Music is necessary in these times.
This page with its two songs is dedicated to Gabrielle E.
The first song, To: Gabrielle -- Address: Heaven, was sung at the memorial service for a beautiful young girl in our town. Writing this song helped me in the first shock of my own grief.
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
This girl died very suddenly
Gabrielle was only 13 when she died suddenly of pneumonia, a condition which grew rapidly upon her all in one week.
Her death stunned us who had known her, because she was everywhere, and so alive.
So alive, so artistic, so good-natured
Very active in dance, she was a singer and talented pianist (one of my students), she was a fine fiddler in a Bluegrass/Celtic string group called "The Fiddleheads," and she was a friend of my daughter and of just about every young girl in town close to her age.
We do not sorrow as the world sorrows
This song expresses my personal feelings, and I know the feelings of many others, at losing her to our time and place... but our sorrow will be only for a short space of time, because Gabrielle knew Him Who set the stars in their course.
Perhaps this song can bring some comfort to others
This song is offered here for free on my website in the hope that it will help comfort some who are currently going through the hell of that most dreadful kind of loss, the death of a child.
And an additional memorial song
This second song, written by a student of mine, was also composed out of a broken heart when Gabrielle died. Many others of my students have played, sung, and loved Maura's song "Angel in the Sky."
The simple repetition of the chord pattern in the left hand has made this song very easy to conquer for a lot of students.
Please remember that both of these songs are copyrighted, and any use of them aside from private gatherings (non-monetary in nature) is forbidden.
The links to the piano music "To Gabrielle: Address, Heaven":
Download To Gabrielle: Address, Heaven, in the key of A
Download the memorial song in the key of Bb
Download Gabrielle Address Heaven in the key of C
Download Gabrielle's song for a memorial in D
The link to Angel in the Sky:
Download "Angel in the Sky"
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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.