Christmas Music
with audio playback of Christmas sheet music downloads

 

Activity Page  *  Carols -Traditional & New  * Children's Songs  
Easy and Beginner Piano * Flexible Ensemble Arrangements
 

 Here you will find Flash-audio and lyrics for a range of Christmas pieces. Our Christmas Fun page suggests ways of sharing these online carols with family or friends.

The sheet music for these pieces is available for purchase, in PDF format (What's PDF?). These resources, unique to our Web site, mix the old with the new and give a fresh slant to music for the season.

 

Simply Carols
mix 'n' match sheet music for ensemble arrangements of familiar Christmas carols. Instrumental parts can be played as written or used as the basis for your own improvised music.

Children's Christmas
includes original seasonal songs for children to sing and play and ideas for creative activities. These resources, unique to our Web site, mix the old with the new and give a fresh slant to music for the season.

Miscellaneous Traditional Carols
carols for string quartet, instrumental duets and traditional arrangements for voice & piano.

Easy Piano Arrangements
Easy, full-sounding arrangements, for voice and piano or keyboard, in the keys in which they are most commonly sung. There is also a special section for 1st year pianists.

Christmas CD Rom
An e-book to share with family and friends. All proceeds support the development of resources for people with severe disabilities.

Christmas Downloads
free scores in PDF format


Click on a title to open the music player. To listen to the Flash music on iPad, please visit this page in the Puffin browser (free download from the App Store)


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Carol Arrangements

The 'Simply Carols' series, is arranged for home or classroom music-making. You can play these carols as set out in the full scores, or mix 'n' match the parts to create your own arrangements. Full-scores and parts can be transposed to any key and supplied by email. Contact us to request transposed parts or discuss any special requirements.


PRS015/ Simply Carols: Silent Night/ Score

Simply Carols: PRS015/ Silent Night / Listen

This score represents just one way of performing this carol. You can mix 'n' match the parts to make your own arrangement

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PRS015P/ Simply Carols: Silent Night/ Parts

PRS015P comprises the following music sheets:

Sheet 1
Simply Carols: Silent Night / Recorder & Vocal Parts (melody & harmony)
Our original key is Bb, for a comfortable singing range. In this key, the easy recorder part avoids Eb. Recorder & Vocal parts make a good duet.

Sheet 2
Simply Carols: Silent Night / Instr. Descant & Bass Melody

Sheet 3
Simply Carols: Silent Night / Accompaniments
Option 1: 1-3 melody instruments or 1 keyboard
Option 2: 1 bass instrument and/or 1 melody instrument (our score uses glockenspiel)
Option 1: 1-3 melody instruments or 1 keyboard
Option 2: 1 bass instrument and/or 1 melody instrument (our score uses glockenspiel)

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Click here for a free pdf of words for the Simply Carols series:


Simply Carols: PRS016/ Away in a Manger / Score

Simply Carols: Away in a Manger / Listen

This score represents just one way of performing this carol. You can mix 'n' match the parts to make your own arrangement. Our score has two sections - 1. Melody with Recorder & Tuned percussion; 2. Trio arrangement

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Simply Carols: PRS016P/ Away in a Manger / Parts

PRS016P comprises the following music sheets:

Sheet 1
Simply Carols: Away in a Manger / Recorder & Tuned Percussion

Sheet2
Simply Carols: Away in a Manger / Trio Arrangement of Descant, Melody & Bass parts

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Click here. for a free pdf of words for the Simply Carols series


Simply Carols: PRS017/ The First Nowell/ Score

Simply Carols: PRS017/ The First Nowell/ Listen

This is a very old carol, already traditional in 1822, when it appeared in a collection. The version best known today is that harmonised by John Stainer, in the 19th century. This arrangement keeps fairly close to familiar harmonies but attempts to give the carol a more folk-like atmosphere.

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Simply Carols: PRS017P/ The First Nowell/ Parts

PRS017P comprises the following music sheets:

Sheet 1
Simply Carols: The First Nowell/ Des. Recorder & Melody

Sheet2
Simply Carols: The First Nowell/ Tuned Perc. & Simple Bass

Sheet3
Simply Carols: The First Nowell/ Melody & Bass
 

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Click here. for a free pdf of words for the Simply Carols series


PRS018/ Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet..../Score

Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet... / Listen

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PRS018P/ Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet.../ Parts


PRS018P comprises the following music sheets:

Sheet 1
Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet... / Descant 1

Sheet 2
Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet... / Descant 2

Sheet 3
Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet... / Melody

Sheet 4
Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet... / Bass

Sheet 5
Simply Carols: Blow the Trumpet... / Tuned Percussion

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Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant!

Click here for French text (free PDF)


Click here. for a free pdf of words for the Simply Carols series


PRS019/ Simply Carols: I Saw Three Ships/ Score

Simply Carols : I Saw Three Ships / Listen

The 'Simply Carols' series, is arranged for home or classroom music-making. You can play this carol as set out in the full score, or mix 'n' match the parts to create your own arrangements.This carol has many verses, so it is good to vary the instrumentation, where possible.

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PRS019P/ Simply Carols: I Saw Three Ships/ Parts


PRS019P comprises the following music sheets:

Sheet 1
Simply Carols : I Saw Three Ships / Descant 1 & Melody

Sheet 2
Simply Carols : I Saw Three Ships / Melody & 2 Bass Parts
The bass parts, one simple and one more advanced, can be played by two separate players, where preferred.

Sheet 3
Simply Carols : I Saw Three Ships / Descant 2 & tuned Percussion
These are printed as separate parts (i.e. not duet format) to make it easier for beginners to follow the score.

This carol has many verses, so it is good to vary the instrumentation, where possible.

PDF sheet music download


Click here. for a free pdf of words for the Simply Carols series


PRS020/ Simply Carols: Hark the Herald Angels Sing/ Score

Simply Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/ Listen

This score represents just one way of performing this carol. You can mix 'n' match the parts to make your own arrangement.

PDF sheet music download


PRS020P/ Simply Carols: Hark the Herald Angels Sing/ Parts


PRS020P comprises the following music sheets:

Sheet 1
Simply Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Melody & Descant

Sheet 2
Simply Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Parts 2 & 3 (harmony)

Sheet 3
Simply Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Melody & Bass (Parts 1,4)

Sheet 4
Simply Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Part A1
This additional part, with its mainly step-wise movement, is suitable for beginners on a wide range of instruments. It is presented here without the melody, in order to make it easy for beginners to follow the score.

Sheet 5
Simply Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Melody & Part A1
Part A1, with its mainly step-wise movement, is suitable for beginners on a wide range of instruments. It can be played as a duet with the melody, as here.
 

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Click here for a free pdf of words for the Simply Carols series


Miscellaneous Carol Arrangements

PRS021/ Christmas Clarinet

Christmas Clarinet / 5 carols for 1st -year clarinettists / Listen

Five carols, all "below the break", for 1st-year clarinet-players

PDF sheet music download


PRS022/ Five Carols for Bass Instruments.

5 Carols for Bass Instruments / Listen
Includes:
We Three Kings
Infant Holy
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful

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PRS023/ Five Carols for Bass Instruments (Low)

5 Carols for Bass Instruments / Low Version / Listen

Includes:
We Three Kings
Infant Holy
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful

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PRS031/ Six Carols For Two Flutes

Six Carols For Two Flutes / Listen

Melody & Descant: The First Nowell (D major, Silent Night (D major), Away In a Manger (F major), Blow the Trumpet (F major), I Saw Three Ships (G major), Hark the Herald Angels Sing ( G major)

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PRS031A/ Six Carols for Flute & Clarinet

Six Carols For Flute and Clarinet / Listen

Melody & Descant: The First Nowell (C major, Silent Night (C major), Away In a Manger (F major), Blow the Trumpet (F major), I Saw Three Ships (G major), Hark the Herald Angels Sing ( G major)

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PRS031B/ Six Carols for Violin & Cello

Six Carols For Violin and Cello

Melody & Descant: The First Nowell (D major, Silent Night (D major), Away In a Manger (F major), Blow the Trumpet (F major), I Saw Three Ships (G major), Hark the Herald Angels Sing ( G major)

 PDF Sheet music download


PRS063/ Traditional Carols for Quartets/ Score

PRS063/ Traditional Carols for Quartets/ Listen

Four part arrangements for string quartet or other ensembles. You can mix 'n match some carols with the 'Simply Carols' series.

O Come All Ye Faithful - G major
Once in Royal David's City - G major
Away in a Manger - F major
The First Nowell - D major
See Amid the Winter Snow - G major
Hark the Herald Angel's Sing
 

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PRS063A/ Violin or Part 1




PRS063B/ Violin or Part 2




PRS063C/ Viola

 PRS063D/ Cello or Part 4


PRS063E/ Part 3 in Bass Clef

 


Traditional Carols for Voice & Piano / Organ
 

PRS064/ The First Nowell/ Voice & Organ

The First Nowell / Voice & Piano or Organ / Listen

A traditional arrangement with full 4-part harmony

PDF sheet music download


PRS065/ Away in a Manger/ Voice & Organ

Away In a Manger/ Voice & Piano or Organ / Listen

A traditional arrangement with full 4-part harmony.
 

PDF sheet music download


PRS066/ Once in Royal David's City/ Voice & Organ

Once in Royal David's City / Voice & Piano or Organn / Listen

A traditional arrangement with full 4-part organ harmony


PDF sheet music download


Easy Piano Arrangements

Easy, full-sounding arrangements, for voice and piano or keyboard, in the keys in which they are most commonly sung.

 

PRS067/ Once In Royal David's City/ Voice & Piano or Organ (Easy)

Once In Royal David's City / Listen

PDF sheet music download


PRS068/ O Little Town of Bethlehem / Voice & Piano (Easy)

O Little Town of Bethlehem / Listen

PDF sheet music download


PRS069/ Jingle Bells Voice & Piano (Easy)

Jingle Bells / Listen

PDF sheet music download


PRS070 / Silent Night/ Voice & Piano (Easy)

Silent Night / Listen

PDF sheet music download


Carol Starters for Piano

Pieces in the "Carol Starters for Piano" series are arrangements suitable for 1st-year pianists. Where there are two versions, they are numbered in order of difficulty.
 

PRS024 / Rocking / Carol Starters-Piano

Rocking / Listen

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PRS025/ The First Nowell/ Carol Starters -Piano

The First Nowell / Listen

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS026/ O Little Town of Bethlehem/ Carol Starters -Piano

O Little Town of Bethlehem / Listen

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS027/ O Little Town of Bethlehem (2)/ Carol Starters -Piano

O Little Town of Bethlehem (2) Listen

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PRS028/ Once in Royal David's City (1) Carol Starters -Piano

Once In Royal David's City / Listen

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PRS029/ Once in Royal David's City (2) Carol Starters -Piano

Once in Royal David's City (2) / Listen

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PRS030/ Jingle Bells/ Carol Starters -Piano

Jingle Bells ? Listen

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PRS032/ Away in a Manger/ Carol Starters -Piano

Away In A Manger

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PRS033/ We Three Kings/ Carol Starters -Piano

We Three Kings

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Children's Christmas
For our Christmas Fun page, Click Here

 

PRS007/ Jesus Came To Show It's True / Voice & Keyboard
Words & Music by Audrey Podmore

Jesus Came To Show It's True /   keyboard version /Listen

PDF sheet music download


PRS007A/ Jesus Came To Show It's True / Full Score

Jesus Came To Show It's True /   full version

Jesus Came To Show It's True!   Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 

Right click to download free mp3 of full version to use as a backing track


PRS009/ Procession of the Kings/ Voice, Recorder, Piano

Procession of the Kings Audio

Procession of the Kings  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS010/ Birds of Bethlehem/ Voice, Bird calls & Piano
Words & Music by Audrey Podmore


This little piece is an ideal opportunity to give less coordinated youngsters a simple, but effective, instrumental solo. It requires an assortment of bird calls, pan-pipes and warblers. These can be found in most music shops and are a useful addition to the music cupboard, for special effects. Of course, more able children can improvise solos on flutes, clarinets, etc. Warblers should play in the piano's decorated bars, while the voice is silent. Cuckoos and drier sounds, like the Quail, can be played quite effectively during sung sections. Preferably, there should be a conductor, in addition to the accompanist.
 

Birds of Bethlehem   Audio

Birds of Bethlehem   Lyrics
 

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS011/ Sorry, Joseph!/ Voice, Percussion, Piano

Sorry, Joseph!    Audio      

Sorry Joseph!     Lyrics

Warning - this play-song could go on all night!

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A Christmas Round
 


We are delighted to present these original children's carols by poet & author, Tim Hopkins. Further Christian music from this songwriter will be found in the Sacred Music section.

PRS041 Hopkins: Tomorrow Wakes The World / Voice & Keyboard

Listen   |  Lyrics

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PRS057 Hopkins: Kneel At the Cribside / Voice & Keyboard 

Listen     |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS040 Hopkins: Not Like Other Kings / Voice & Keyboard   

Listen   |  Lyrics
 

PDF sheet music download


 


PRS043 Hopkins: The Wealth of Our King / SSA  

Listen   |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download


PRS047  Hopkins: Two Thousand Years / SATB    

Listen   |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS042 Hopkins: Sleep, Gently Sleep / Voice & Keyboard  

Listen   |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS055 Hopkins: The Saviour King / Voice & Keyboard 

Listen  |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download


PRS039 Hopkins: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar / Voice & Keyboard 

Listen    |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 

 


Christmas Songs

 

PRK003 Kirby: As the Bells Ring Out/ Voice & Keyboard 

Watch a performance on YouTube by the Exmoor Carolers:

A set of instrumental parts is available from the composer on request. Contact

PDF sheet music download

 


PRK004  Kirby: The Bethlehem Road/ Voice & Keyboard 

Watch a performance on YouTube by the Exmoor Carolers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB-BGSIwLgM

A set of instrumental parts is available on request. Contact

PDF sheet music download



PRS005 Lullaby for the Christ Child / Voice and Piano
A setting of powerfully simple lyrics by Martin Luther.

Listen   |  Lyrics

PDF sheet music download


PRS005SP Lullaby for the Christ Child /String Quartet

An arrangement for voice and strings.

PDF sheet music download

 

 

PRS006  A Christmas Prayer/ Voice and Piano    

Listen   |    Lyrics

Pdf sheet music download


PRS006SP  A Christmas Prayer/String Quartet

An arrangement for voice and string quartet

PDF sheet music download

 


PRS008 Simeon's Lullaby/ Voice & Piano        
A modal tune

Listen    |    Lyrics

PDF sheet music download

 


Song of the Highland Shepherd  |   Lyrics
A song inspired by walks in the Scottish Highlands. It reflects on the pl ight of those who were affected by 'The Clearances' and wonders at the Christ-Child's identification with poor and weak.


(See also our Christmas CD-ROM