Easter Instrumental Music to Set the Mood

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Looking for some beautiful instrumental music to help set the mood this Easter? Look no further! Here are our top 10 picks for the best Easter instrumental music to help create a peaceful and serene atmosphere.


Easter is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians all over the world. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is considered to be the most important holiday in the Christian faith. For many people, Easter is a time for family, friends, and good food. However, it can also be a time for reflection and introspection.

One way to set the mood for Easter is through music. There are many different types of Easter instrumental music that can be enjoyed. Whether you are looking for something upbeat and cheerful or somber and reflective, there is an Easter instrumental song out there for you. Below are just a few examples of the many different types of Easter instrumental music that are available.

The Best Easter Instrumental Music

Easter is a time of year when we celebrate new beginnings, and what better way to set the mood than with some beautiful Easter instrumental music? There are many great choices out there, but we have narrowed it down to our top 10 favorites.

“Easter Parade” by Irving Berlin

“Easter Parade” is a song written by Irving Berlin in 1933. The lyrics were first published in Easter Parade, a songbook compiled by May Robson and released in conjunction with the 1934 film of the same name. The song is sung by Fred Astaire in the film while dancing down Fifth Avenue withAnn Miller.

The best-known version of “Easter Parade” was recorded by Judy Garland on March 18, 1948, for Decca Records. It spent 11 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s chart of “Best-Selling Popular Record Retailers”, from April 10 to June 26, 1948, and was Billboard’s biggest hit for 1948. Other charting versions in 1948 were by Dick Haymes (#4), Bob Crosby (#14), and Vaughn Monroe (#16). The biggest hit rendition of “Easter Parade” in Britain was by Max Bygraves who reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart in 1953.

“Easter Bonnet” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne

This classic Easter tune was written in 1950 by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. It has been covered by many artists over the years, but the most popular version is probably the one recorded by Judy Garland in 1954. “Easter Bonnet” is a lighthearted and fun song that is perfect for setting the mood on Easter Sunday.

“Here Comes Peter Cottontail” by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins

This 1955 classic is one of the most popular Easter songs of all time. It was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, and originally performed by Gene Autry. The song tells the story of Peter Cottontail, who comes down the bunny trail every Easter bringing gifts for all the good little girls and boys.

“Easter Parade” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

“Easter Parade” is a popular song composed by Irving Berlin. It was originally written for the Broadway musical As Thousands Cheer in 1933, but it did not become popular until it was featured in the 1946 film Easter Parade, starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. The song was also a hit for Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the 1954 film High Society.

“I Want a Hippopotamus for Easter” by Frank Loesser

This popular song was written by Frank Loesser in 1950. It tells the story of a little girl who wants a hippopotamus for Easter. The song has been recorded by many artists, including Shelly Fabares, John Lithgow, and Raffi.


We hope you enjoyed our roundup of Easter instrumental music to set the mood. Whether you’re looking for classical pieces or modern renditions, there’s something here for everyone. We wish you a very happy Easter!

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