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Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen sheet music arranged by Sylvia Woods

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen sheet music arranged by Sylvia Woods

For lever or pedal harp.

Leonard Cohen’s popular 1985 song Hallelujah has been recorded over 300 times. It gained a new generation of fans in 2001 when it was featured in the DreamWorks motion picture Shrek.

Sylvia Woods' 6-page arrangement of this classic song can be played by harpists of all levels. The first verse is easy, and each subsequent verse gets a bit more advanced. Beginners can play the first 1 or 2 verses, and more advanced players can continue on to the later verses. There are a total of 4 verses, and you may also repeat any verses that you'd like.

The music is in the key of C with chords, lyrics and fingerings. No lever changes are required.

The range needed for verses 1 to 3 are 20 strings, from a G up to an E. If you have a small harp with less than about 30 strings, you’ll need to play the music an octave higher than written. Verse 4 requires an extra octave, with 27 strings from G up to E. The very last note also goes down to a lower C, but this can be left out if necessary.

Want it now? This music is also available as a PDF download.

Click on the play button next to a track to listen to a preview.

Click on the note icon to see a sample of the first few lines of music.