Hymns, Anthems, & Patriotic Songs
Hymns, anthems, and patriotic songs are part of the lifeblood of a nation and a people.
Here are some that you surely know, in multiple keys and arrangements for you or your students.
- Treble clef
- Guitar tabs
- Bass clef
- Viola clef
The ones at this page are all simple melodies, like lead sheets.
Amazing Grace lyrics & intermediate-level sheet music
Several keys & several versions here!
All much harder than the arrangements in the previous link.
America: My Country 'Tis of Thee
One of my favorite songs as a child.
This arrangement is for late elementary. See other arrangements at the link below.
Lead sheets for:
- guitar (with tabs)
- bass clef
- treble clef
America the Beautiful
This piece is often called for in church settings.
It is also popular for vocal auditions, as there are several tricky interval leaps in the melody!
This is a lead sheet only, but in multiple keys, in:
- treble and
- bass and
- viola clefs!
The Army Theme Song (Caisson Song)
An exciting piece that young boys may enjoy!
Good practice for adding chords... this song is only in lead sheet format on my site so far.
Available in 8 keys!
Be Thou My Vision
Come Ye Sinners (Beach Spring melody, from The Sacred Harp)
Come Ye Sinners (I Will Arise and Go to Jesus)
Donum Maximus, a 24-page Mass
For Health & Strength & Daily Bread, a round
For the Beauty of the Earth
Just As I Am, Without One Plea
To: Gabrielle, Address: Heaven
I'll Fly Away
Softly and Tenderly
What Wondrous Love
What Wondrous Love for Four Parts
When He Cometh (Jewels)
Come By the Hills is a pretty Gaelic song your singers will learn to sing EASILY and will love. Piano, guitar tab, and lead sheet arrangements.
Jane Austen "Emma" music - a beautiful piano arrangement based on some of the themes from one of the Jane Austen movies. Hear a video of the piano music.
Thank you so much for this list! You saved me a great deal of time for me, not to have to reinvent the wheel! I’m going to teach a beginning singing
Aragorn and Arwen, in The Fellowship of the Ring, commit themselves to each other while the beautiful music "Aniron" - "I Desire" - is sung.
This is the most famous "Titanic music" from Titanic the movie, arranged for intermediate piano. Not too easy, but very lovely.
Little Drummer Boy lyrics and sheet music for piano - this easy version has a full sound, a changing but predictable rhythm, & all the lyrics!
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.