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Free Christmas Sheet Music for Piano & Vocals
Printer-Friendly Piano Music for the Holidays
By Brandy Kraemer, About.com Guide
 Christmas piano music 

Free Christmas Piano Music

It’s always easier to learn a song you’re already familiar with, so what would be better than to entertain yourself with your favorite holiday tunes while you practice? The following Christmas songs were chosen by you, arranged by yours truly, and were designed to exercise beginner/intermediate piano techniques and sight-reading skills.

The following sheet music is available in printer-friendly PDF and JPEG image formats, and comes pre-packaged with lyrics:

What Child Is This?
Set to the tune of the traditional English “Greensleeves.” This f# minor arrangement travels the octaves and experiments with texture, so it works best as a solo piano piece:

Silent Night / Stille Nacht
A tranquil D Major arrangement of the beloved Austrian classic. Sheet music includes English and German lyrics, and is suitable for any playing-level:

Adeste Fideles / O Come, All Ye Faithful
Another worldwide favorite, this chord-based version in G Major is simple and to-the-point. Lyrics are available in Latin, English, French, Spanish, and German:

Away In A Manger
Learn a calm, yet bright arrangement of the carol’s “Mueller” variation, set in the key of D Major. Perfect for the intermediate pianist, or the beginner who is comfortable with rhythm in the bass:

The First Noel
Choose from two versions of this English carol: Simple, designed for the beginner or as a background for vocals; and elaborate, which boasts fuller chords and a bit more rhythmic freedom (in the key of D Major):

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
This may be the most mysterious-sounding of all the Christmas carols. I kept the bass line simple in this arrangement to bring out the medieval qualities of its melody, so it’s appropriate for all skill-levels (written in the key of e minor):

O Christmas Tree / O Tannenbaum
A wintery ode to the evergreen, this tune originated in Deutschland and became one of the most recognized Christmas songs the world over. Choose between a simple piano/vocal score and an intermediate arrangement with more frills; both written in F Major:

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