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Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo (2 Pages)
Our Ode to Joy | Play and Learn™ Edition (Easy) gives kids an opportunity to do more than just play the music of our great composers. They'll learn about the music and life of the composer with a premium piano arrangement, biography, and two activity worksheets.
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Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770, to Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. Although Beethoven's exact birth date is not known, his family celebrated it on December 16. Beethoven's first music instruction came from his father Johann who was said to have been a harsh instructor. Johann later asked his friend, Tobias Pfeiffer, to teach young Beethoven. Although, it seems that the harsh treatment continued, as Johann and his friend would come home late on occasion to pull young Ludwig from his bed to practice until morning. Read more...
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,
Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!
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