← Back To List/Index


Vote for it!

This piece is participating in our music competition and has already earned 139 points!
Add your vote for this piece!

Voting for this year's contest has ended for the year, however, you can still leave a review for the song by using the form below (for instance, to leave feeedback on the piece), the star rating just won't affect the winners.

Choose how many stars: Review (optional, only sent to composer, not displayed, include your name if desired):

Type the name of the day that comes after Saturday (for spam avoidance)?
You can tell your friends via facebook to vote for this song (to make sure it shows in your facebook feed, check the "Also post on facebook" button, then click on "Comment" and finally the "Publish comment" link):

Song background:

Last year, there was an unexpected death in my husband's family. The day after the funeral, I felt a strong push to arrange this song for my family member who had lost her husband.

I've always thought of this song as a funeral song more than anything else, but I assumed the lyrics were the living saying goodbye to the person who had died. However, as I spent a lot of time reading the lyrics and pondering on how to best convey them, I started to get the feeling that a better fit for the song would be those who have passed on speaking to those of us still living.

In classical music, songs were often written in specific keys depending on the feeling the composer wanted to portray. The beginning of this arrangement is in Ab Major, which was traditionally associated with death and the grave. Near the end, the key changes to G Major, which is a very gentle, peaceful key associated with love, friendship, grattitude, and faith. When I was writing it, I had a strong feeling that even though everything seemed dark at the time, eventually there would be peace.

Sheet music playthrough video:
You can also bookmark/save this song arrangement to your personal freeldssheetmusic bookmark save list.






This song has been viewed 533 times on this site. This song's pdf has been viewed/downloaded 70 times.
Report a problem with this song.