Amazing Grace- Free Sheet Music For All Instruments

As hymnsongs go, Amazing Grace is one of the most recognized of all traditional Christian hymns. It has been used in many ways over the last two hundred years since its composition in 1772 by John Newton, a former slave trader who had converted to Christianity. It has always been seen as a somber, Christian hymnsong with strong references to human rights and freedom.

 

Amazing Grace - Sheet Music To The Famous Hymn Song

The History of the Song Amazing Grace:

Recently the history of the song Amazing Grace was used as the basis for a screenplay of the same title, released in February of 2007, and is a very moving story of legal battle against the European slave trade in the 1800's.  The Amazing Grace movie is to be released in late 2007 on VHS and DVD. 

For more information on the story behind this song there are several authoritative essays provided by the United States Library of Congress.  The first, "The Creation of Amazing Grace," tells of the story surrounding the composition of the song by John Newton. The second, "The Dissemination of Amazing Grace," chronicles the spread of the song from its birth in London to its current world-wide recognition.  A third essay, "Amazing Grace and Shape Note Singing" gives an interesting look at the music notation practices that were common in the 1800's and how Amazing Grace changed them.

The sheet music available here at MusicEdMagic.com is of the main melody only, arranged in a key that is easy to play on all common concert band instruments.   

 

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3Amazing Grace TubaAmazing Grace Tuba (Details) (View)9.92 kB2702 times
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7Amazing Grace Trombone BaritoneAmazing Grace Trombone Baritone (Details) (View)9.84 kB5462 times
8Amazing Grace Trombone BaritoneAmazing Grace Trombone Baritone (Details) (View)17.8 kB1535 times
9Amazing Grace Tenor SaxophoneAmazing Grace Tenor Saxophone (Details) (View)10.14 kB484 times
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19Amazing Grace Clarinet In BbAmazing Grace Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)17.84 kB2524 times
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The Words or Lyrics To Amazing Grace:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Throe many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

  For more detailed information about this song consider visiting the Amazing Grace page at Wikipedia .

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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  • Guest - Julia

    In reply to: Guest - Sheb

    there is. i play violin too and you just play the medley and then make stuff up and play by ear. Hope you figre out hoe to play it.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

    [quote]It's so cool you wrote down all the verses there's so many thanks for doing it but why ins't there Amazing Grace for violin?
    <br />You can actually play this music on the violin, just pick from the flute, clarinet, or sax parts and give it a try. The key may be different than you are used to, but hopefully it would work. The other option would be to use the full score in the Scorch window above and use the "transpose" keys to change the music into a key that you are comfortable with.[/quote]

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  • Did you know that this song can be played on only the black keys?<br />Jeannine

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  • Guest - Ian

    This is my favorite song of all time, and I finally found music for it. I never knew there were so many verses.

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    Looking for a duet arrangement of Amazing Grace for B flat clarinet and E flat saxophone

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    by the way try outs are tomorrow

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  • Guest - sherridan

    hello i am playing at muy aunts concert and was wondering if u hade any sheet music violin for amazing grace i eould reaslly appriciate of u could get iot or tell me a website were to get it at thanks

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    i need some sheet music for the violin so i can at church but i cant find any good sites.???

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  • Guest - Christal

    I am in choir and i have a concert coming up and i have to sing Amazing Grace for my class I have a solo and a duet it will be fun..........i think atleast i hpoe it will be fun if any one can direct me to a site that would be the best thing in the world

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  • Guest - Mary Anne

    When we've been there 10,000 years, Bright shining as the sun, <br />We've no less days to sing God's praise <br />Than when we first begun.

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    I like how. This song is played at every baseball game

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