"Yurgen's Tune" from The Wingfeather Saga

A beautifully simple tune from Andrew Peterson's fantasy series "The Wingfeather Saga." Explore this early intermediate level piano solo arrangement by Jennifer Eklund.

This post is part fourteen of the Sonic Surprises Sheet Music Series.
"Yurgen's Tune" from The Wingfeather Saga

About “The Wingfeather Saga”:

“The Wingfeather Saga” is a fantasy series written by Andrew Peterson, consisting of four main novels and a collection of short stories set in the same universe. The series follows the adventures of the Igiby siblings—Janner, Tink, and Leeli—as they navigate a richly imagined world filled with danger, magic, and heroism.

The main novels in the series are:

  1. “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness” (2008)
  2. “North! Or Be Eaten” (2009)
  3. “The Monster in the Hollows” (2011)
  4. “The Warden and the Wolf King” (2014)

The story is set in the land of Aerwiar, a place threatened by the evil ruler Gnag the Nameless and his monstrous creations known as Fangs. The Igiby siblings, along with their companions, embark on a quest to discover their true identities, uncover ancient secrets, and ultimately confront the forces of darkness threatening their world.

The series blends elements of epic fantasy, adventure, and humor, with themes of courage, sacrifice, family, and the power of hope woven throughout. Peterson’s lyrical prose and imaginative world-building have garnered praise from both readers and critics alike.

“The Wingfeather Saga” has gained a dedicated fanbase and has been celebrated for its engaging storytelling, memorable characters, and poignant themes. In addition to the novels, the series has inspired supplementary material such as graphic novels, audiobooks, and a tabletop role-playing game, further expanding the rich lore of Aerwiar created by Andrew Peterson.

About “Yurgen’s Tune”:

“Yurgen’s Tune” is a pivotal and poignant song featured in “The Wingfeather Saga,” a fantasy series by Andrew Peterson. The song plays a significant role in the story, particularly in the third book, “The Monster in the Hollows.”

In the series, “Yurgen’s Tune” is a haunting melody associated with the character Yurgen, a mysterious and enigmatic figure who lives in the Hollows, a remote and dangerous region of the land of Aerwiar. Yurgen is known as a Weaver, a rare individual with the ability to create powerful and magical songs that can shape reality.

The song itself is described as beautiful yet melancholic, with the power to evoke strong emotions in those who hear it. It is often played on a violin or fiddle, adding to its haunting and ethereal quality.

Throughout the series, “Yurgen’s Tune” serves as a symbol of hope, redemption, and the enduring power of music. It plays a crucial role in the characters’ journey, inspiring them to persevere in the face of adversity and reminding them of the beauty and wonder of their world.

As with many elements of “The Wingfeather Saga,” “Yurgen’s Tune” showcases Andrew Peterson’s talent for creating evocative and immersive storytelling, capturing the imagination of readers with its richly woven tapestry of music, magic, and adventure.

“Yurgen’s Tune” Early Intermediate Piano Solo

Note from the arranger:

This was a request for a young student with smaller hands who could not yet reach an octave. I created a hybrid version of this tune that combines elements from a couple different recorded versions of the song.

  • Early Intermediate level
  • 6 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:00

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.


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