Leonard Cohen was a true artist: a singer/songwriter, writer, painter and poet, he created music which blended different elements. Leonard Cohen songs therefore possess a depth which few other artists could achieve, and it's not surprising that his music continues to wow the world of music today.
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen has become one of the most important songs of our time. Although it was not particularly popular after its initial release, it became wildly successful after it reached a larger audience through several cover versions and constant use in film and television. Leonard Cohen wrote 80 drafts of this song and it took him over two years to finish it. In turn, at his live shows, the lyrics varied from time to time. The piece is therefore at times melancholic, vulnerable, but also hopeful and heart-warming.
Despite the many versions, the tranquil melody of the song always hits the same way. Even the cover versions by John Cale and Jeff Buckley (amongst others), which sometimes have different lyrics, use the same beautiful melody. The song also sounds wonderful on other instruments, as is the case with most Leonard Cohen songs.
Play Leonard Cohen sheet music with Tomplay: Our arrangements of Hallelujah, as well as Bird on the Wire, are available in several levels of difficulty. You can also play Leonard Cohen sheet music on different instruments, accompanied by the backing track.