In the style and spirit of Favorite Hymns, this Easter favorite has been simplified for early intermediate performers. Students get a finger workout in both hands and will play with terraced dynamics.
The tune EASTER HYMN first appeared in the 1708 collection Lyra Davidica. In 1749 it was altered into its current version by John Arnold. The “alleluias” are what make this hymn so special. This hymn, written by Wesley for Easter Day, is a perfect processional or song of celebration on Easter morning. It would be fitting to either open or close a service with this hymn, to come in and leave rejoicing in the victory of Christ.
Key: C Major
Pedagogy: counterpoint between hands, terraced dynamics, fingering