Six Piano Arrangements for Transfiguration Sunday (Last Sunday Before Lent)

A lot of focus is placed on Lent – which is just around the corner – but the last Sunday before Lent (Transfiguration Sunday in some churches) tends to get short shrift. A bit of an odd duck in the Sundays of the year, the lectionary readings for Transfiguration Sunday are both fantastical and challenging. But it’s a great time to break out some uplifting sheet music before the solemness of Lent starts! So today I’m sharing six piano arrangement ideas to celebrate this unusual Sunday.

Disclosure: All links to Sheet Music Plus are both commission-based and affiliate links. Learn more.

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision Piano Sheet Music
Echoing the idea of vision found in the gospel reading, this gentle piano arrangement can enhance quieter moments during Transfiguration Sunday church services. But it’s also a nice selection to have for the weeks in Lent and for weddings, funerals, and memorial services.

  • Format: PDF Sheet Music Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:32
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

 


Christ the King Medley

Christ the King Medley Piano Sheet Music
Transfiguration Sunday turns our focus on Christ’s kingship and this piano medley is all about celebrating Christ’s majesty. Ideal as a prelude, offertory, or postlude, it combines four very regal hymns – Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata), Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun (Duke Street), All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Coronation), and O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Azmon).

  • Format: PDF Sheet Music Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:26
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Fairest Lord Jesus (Beautiful Savior)

Fairest Lord Jesus Piano Sheet Music

Another majestic piano arrangement, this setting of hymn tune Schönster Herr Jesu is a striking prelude, offertory, or postlude for more advanced pianists. It has a slightly tricky middle section that borrows ideas from Liszt’s Liebesträume but it can truly make an impression – and it’s handy for weddings and recitals, too.

  • Format: PDF Sheet Music Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:16
  • Level: Advanced Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

O Worship the King with Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

O Worship the King with Immortal Invisible God Only Wise Piano Sheet Music
If you’re looking for something a little zestier for Transfiguration Sunday church services, this spirited, syncopated piano medley might be the ticket. Combining hymn tunes Hanover and St. Denio, it’s quick to prepare and fun to play – especially as a postlude!

  • Format: PDF Sheet Music Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 1:27
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (a.k.a. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Piano Sheet Music
This is another piano arrangement with snappy syncopation that can excite listeners and its alternate text, Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness, fits well with Transfiguration Sunday themes. Easier than it sounds and enjoyable to play, this setting makes a great prelude, offertory or postlude.

  • Format: PDF Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:22
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (a.k.a. Alleluia! Song of Gladness)

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven Piano Sheet Music
Ascending key signatures in this piano arrangement of hymn tune Lauda Anima can really raise listeners’ spirits heavenward. It’s alternate text Alleluia! Song of Gladness is a traditional favorite as we bid farewell to using the word “alleluia” on the last Sunday before Lent begins.

  • Format: PDF Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:28
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Have a blessed Lent everyone!

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s