Free Christmas sheet music "We Three Kings" for early intermediate piano. All of the Christmas song lyrics are included so you can sing as well as play the music!
When I was a child, this Christmas song held a kind of mystery for me. The strange words combined with the minor plaintiveness of the melody seemed so lovely that I loved to sing it. Together, the verses create a mood as they hint of the whole life-and-death drama of the Christ Child's story by weaving a tapestry of pictures and feelings.
Listen to this lovely choral version of We Three Kings of Orient by the King's College singers:
Download free Christmas sheet music "We Three Kings"
This piano arrangement will be easy for students who have already played Harp Ballad or Brian Boru's March. It moves slowly enough that the parallel thirds in the right hand will not be difficult.
In the chorus, chord inversions are used in both hands (but again, slowly) so that familiarity with those is useful. (See my page Twelve Major Keys Chords and Scales, and download "The Key of C" if this concept is new to you.)
Here are some cute children reenacting the story of "We Three Kings":
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A thousand thanks for your beginning piano and guitar songs. I've already printed several for my children, including the Pretty Little Horses TAB and Carol of the Bells for piano. What a wonderful resource!
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Kim in Washington:
My son is hooked...I've been introducing piano to my son on and off for a year or so, but he's not had much interest. Then I gave him "Monsters Everywhere". He loved playing it with the organ sound on our piano. He memorized it that week and I'm printing off the other Halloween songs to keep him going. I love the detailed instructions on teaching since he is my first student! Thanks so much.
That is so neat that your son has experienced the magic and mystery of music through this little song. That is so exciting to me. Thanks for writing, Kim!
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