Queen Esther in the Bible
Esther: For Such a Time as This

Queen Esther in the Bible - This beautiful songbook for piano & voice tells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.

Queen Esther in the Bible - a song book of the dramatic Bible story

Details about this song book can be found on my other website dedicated to telling Bible stories and verses set to music, and sharing hymns and Christmas songs, SingTheBibleStory.com.

But you can download the digital book here as well, or check out the new paperback version at Amazon!

Please have a listen to the first three pages of this 57-page book:

Buy the digital sheet music copy of "Esther, For Such a Time As This," for $14.00 USD

 

or find the paperback version on Amazon.


Wait! Isn't there a more beginner-friendly version of this music?

Yes... almost done. (As of March 7, 2020.)  I have almost completed the finishing touches on a version that is much easier to play, set in in Em instead of Dm, and that has chord symbols to help guitar players.

Easier Em arrangement of piano and voice song,

This easier arrangement keeps every return to the chorus or verses just the same.  There are a few little challenges, as you can see with the final measure of the graphic above, but they aren't too hard, requiring no re-positioning of the hand, and they help preserve the mysterious flavor of the music.

Check back in a couple of days - I will certainly post additional images of the easier arrangement.

A timeless story stranger than fiction

What makes this historical drama such a great and enduring story?

As the foreword to the book itself says,

A queen is banished from the kingdom for disobeying the king.

A beauty "contest" is held throughout the land to find a new queen.

From all of the lovely young maidens, the king chooses a beautiful commoner.

The new young queen keeps her past a secret.

The queen's cousin prevents a plot to assassinate the king.

The enemy of that same cousin plots an evil scheme to destroy him, along with all of his kin and people, not knowing the the queen herself is one of them!


From the book:

What a story!  Like Cinderella - only it is a true story! 

But far worse than sleeping in the ashes, and disappointed love, the fate of a whole people is at stake.  Look at the lyrics in this next video to see what Haman planned for the Jews:


No less than an early Holocaust - a genocide is what is threatened here.

A chorus that returns again & again

Here is the refrain of Esther: For Such a Time as This:

Piano and vocal sheet music for the song

The chorus keeps coming back again; it is the kind of melody easily learned and singable by a group of people who might be just an audience, but would love to join in on the familiar parts!

Music & rhyme are memory aids

If your class or theatre group learns this song or acts it out for a dramatic event, they will not forget the story of the book of Esther!



Again, please check out the much longer page describing this music over at SingTheBibleStory.com.


Buy the digital sheet music copy of "Esther, For Such a Time As This," for $14.00 USD

 

or find the paperback version on Amazon.









Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

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Queen Esther in the Bible

This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This",  available as a digital downloadtells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.

A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!

This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.


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Dana Thynes

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.