Shining Star – Pop Gospel – Intermediate (Grade 4)

Shining Star – Pop Gospel – Intermediate (Grade 4)

(US) $2.50

(3 customer reviews)

Shining Star is a pop gospel style piano solo in G major for established intermediate players at about the grade 4 (ABRSM) standard.

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Lift your spirits with Shining Star, an exciting pop gospel number, which you can play on it's own, or with the play-along backing track.

The opening melody (sometimes called the 'Head') is based upon a catchy syncopated phrase against the left hand's bass line. The style of this opening section is almost like a Latin bossa nova, but then the chorus shines out with an uplifting a 'pop' gospel refrain.

After the chorus, the middle section modulates to the relative minor and features a smooth left hand arpeggio accompaniment to a thoughtful and delicate melody. We're then back into the 'Head' with a double chorus, finally ending with an atmospheric poco rit. 

This piece will suit established intermediate pianists of Grade 4 (ABRSM) standard and above, and should be played with joy and energy, especially in the 'chorus' sections. To practice at a slower tempo, check out the practice backing track which also comes with this piano sheet music.

Additional information


Established Intermediate (Grade 4)


Sheet music

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing






Pop & Rock



Time Signature


3 reviews for Shining Star – Pop Gospel – Intermediate (Grade 4)

  1. Eliza (verified owner)

    Great and beautiful

  2. Hilary (verified owner)

  3. Ann (verified owner)

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