October 30


Let There Be Peace On Earth

By Thomas Gunther

October 30, 2023

Christmas Music, Solo Piano Arrangements

Solo piano arrangement of Let There Be Peace On Earth by Thomas Gunther

Here you can listen to and purchase the sheet music of my contemporary solo piano arrangement of Let There Be Peace On Earth.

Buy the beautifully written sheet music (chord symbols included) of this arrangement at SheetMusicDirect for a special discount ($7 instead of $12) for a limited time.

I arranged Let There Be Peace On Earth for intermediate level piano players. Although it is not particularly jazzy, it includes a touch of jazz harmony and jazz voicings. The reason why I did not want to make it too jazzy is because I think this beautiful melody shines most when combined with less colorful harmony and an almost classical accompaniment style. Having said that, I included chord symbols so that jazz pianists can do their thing if they so desire. 

Tip: I recommend to everyone who wants to play this arrangement to also study the lyrics (which I didn't include with the sheet music, because it is after all a solo piano arrangement). Knowing the words will undoubtedly help with interpreting the music more adequately from an emotional point of view. Of course most people that want to play the song probably already know the lyrics.

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be

With earth as our mother
Family all are we
Let us all walk together
In perfect harmony

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me!

Thomas Gunther

About the author

Thomas Gunther (alias Thommy Günther) is a versatile internationally active jazz pianist and keyboardist, music producer, and music educator. Born in Germany, Thomas moved to Chicago after receiving his masters in teaching popular music and jazz, with focus on piano and electronic keyboard performance from State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart/Germany.
In Chicago he soon become the principle pianist with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble let by Stan Kanton's music arranger and composer William Russo. Soon he formed his own bands playing piano and keyboards all over town and touring Europe regularly.
He has produced and recorded lots of music as a leader and sideman, appearing on over a dozent albums. He also offers music arranging and orchestration services. Thomas currenly serves as adjunct Professor of instruction at Columbia College Chicago where he designs and teaches courses for the Contemporary Jazz & Urban Music Program. The courses he has been (or is currently) teaching include Pop-Jazz Keyboards, Music Theory, Applied Music Production, Contemporary Arranging & Music Production.
Thomas is also the creator and owner of several educational websites such as PopJazzKeys.com and MusicTrainingOnline.com. He also teaches group and private lessons on Zoom.
Visit http://www.ThomasGunther.com for more info.

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