Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, commonly known as the Christmas Concerto has become a celebrated masterpiece.

Get Christmas Concerto (Corelli) |Pastorale ad libitum for Easy Piano Solo

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It was commissioned by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni and published in 1714. The concerto includes the inscription:

Fatto per la notte di Natale which means “Made for the Night of Christmas”

The actual composition date is unknown, but there is a record of Corelli offereing a public performance of his work in 1690 for the enjoyment of his new patron.

This work consists of six movements, was written for a string ensemble and continuo.

  1. Vivace
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
  4. Vivace
  5. Allegro
  6. Largo. Pastorale ad libitum

This sheet music linked to is this post is for the celebrated final movement – a peaceful movement, written in pastoral form.

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About the Composer
Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist, composer and teacher from the Baroque era. His music was key in the development ofsonata and concerto forms, in establishing the violin as a predominant musical instrument (it was a new instrument at the time), and for his contribution to tonality and functional harmony.

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Looking great recital pieces for your middle through late elementary-level piano students. Jingle Jazz piano book provides five colorful jazz arrangements that introduce young students to the world of jazz – and make it easy!

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Contents

Jingle Bells Boogie (Very Easy)
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Easy/Intermediate)
Angels We Have Heard on High (Easy/Intermediate)
Away in a Manger (Easy)
O Christmas Tree (Easy/Intermediate)

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Are you looking for a piece that your kids can start practicing for your New Year’s Eve party? This arrangement is perfect for students that have had 2-3 years of piano lessons.

Get Silent Night | Easy/Beginner Piano Solo

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Lyrics

Silent Night
Holy Night
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin
Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

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Are you beginning to think about music for your upcoming Christmas recital? This wonderful piano piano by composer Italian-born organist and composer Pieto Yon will make a welcomed edition to the recital. The sheet music is available in PDF format and there’s an audio button on the site to listen to it to see if you like it and for practice purposes.

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Lyrics
When blossoms flowered ‘mid the snows Upon a winter night
Was born the Child the Christmas Rose, The King of Love and Light
The angels sang, the shepherds sang, The grateful earth rejoiced
And at His blessed birth the stars Their exultation voiced.

O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Again the heart with rapture glows To greet the holy night
That gave the world its Christmas Rose, Its king of Love and Light
Let ev’ry voice acclaim His name, The grateful chorus swell
From paradise to earth He came That we with Him might dwell

O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Up on the Housetop is a popular Christmas song written by Benjamin Russell Hanby. Hanby was a minister, teacher and composer of songs, including Up On The Housetop. The Hanby house, lived in from 1853 to 1870, is currently maintained by the Westerville Historical Society.

Free Sheet Music

Here are two arrangements for this popular Christmas song. Both are available in PDF format, and have a listen button so you can hear what it sounds like.

Up on the Housetop | Free Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

Up on the Housetop | Free Piano Sheet Music for Intermediate Players

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Lyrics

Up on the housetop reindeer pause
Out jumps good old Santa Claus
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones, Christmas joys

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick

Get more lyrics on Kididdles.com

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“The First Noel” is a traditional English Christmas carol. Noel is an early modern English synonym for “Christmas”.

Free Sheet Music

Here’s a simple arrangement for the beginning piano student. It’s available in PDF format and you can listen to the arrangement to see what it sounds like.

The First Noel | Free Sheet Music for Piano

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Lyrics

The first noel the angels did sing
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay
In fields fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep
Noel, noel, noel, noel
Born is the king of israel
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night
Noel, noel, noel, noel
Born is the king of israel
Noel, noel, noel, noel
Born is the king of israel.

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Coventry Carol | Free Sheet Music
This free printable arrangement of Coventry Carol is perfect for the intermediate piano student

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Coventry Carol | History
Coventry Carol is a Christmas carol that first appeared around 1591. It was performed as part of a play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. It is the only carol that has survived from this play.

Coventry Carol | Lyrics
Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we sing
By, by, lully, lullay.

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All children young to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever morn and day,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

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