Silent Night sheet music in several levels for your piano students. Download an easy version with solid left hand chords, an arrangement with broken chords and inversions, as a lead sheet, or as a duet, offered in two keys. The duet version is also available with a few alphanotes to help out in the bass clef, free!
Here are the duet sheets. Page one shows the duet in the key of D. In the secondo, the stem-down notes are all for the left hand, and the stem-up notes, for the right hand, are exactly the same notes an octave higher:
Page 2 shows the key of C:
The fingering I have left up to you! In the Secondo part, if your students don't already have their fingering down for chord inversions (as seen in my sheets "The Key of C" and etc.) then they are not ready for this music.
Originally, I had thought to make a duet out of the Silent Night music similar to my simple arrangement for the Greensleeves duet, with repeating broken chords in root position. However, the Silent Night chords are not as varied as in Greensleeves, and they don't change as frequently, so repeated root chords would get a little old (in my opinion).
Therefore, except for the first three C chords, the chords alternate between root position and one of the inversions. This is challenging, even in the key of C! But very, very pretty.
Your students who are beginning to use chord inversions may find this Secondo a bit of a challenge, but a rewarding challenge. The "helper" version gives them the inversion notes the first time they appear.
Next, here are the lead sheets:
Last of all, here are the solo versions of the Christmas carol. These are fairly easy, and not very fancy, except perhaps the second page of the broken chord versions. Here is an arrangement in two keys which uses solid chords in the left hand, mostly:
Download carol in the key of C
Here are the same two keys and basic arrangement, but with all broken chords:
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