Free Christmas Sheet Music
We Three Kings

Free Christmas sheet music "We Three Kings", now in SIX levels!

What's new?  Along with a lead sheet with just a few helper notes (letters inside the notes), here is a simplified version of the smaller hand arrangement. 

Hand coordination is easier

Note that when the hands play together on page one, the left hand STOPS on beat 2, and waits for the right hand to execute beat 3 alone. 

Piano music We Three Kings easy

You might think that this small change would not matter much in the ease of playing this song, but think again!  It makes a LOT of difference.

A lead sheet in Em

Lead sheet for We Three Kings, with lyrics and chord symbols

Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable PDFs.

An air of the exotic

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 beautiful, 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: 

An arrangement for beginners

Here is the new "Middle C" version for beginners.  

It has just TWO "helper" notes to remind students where to start, and then they're on their own.  As the melody is mostly moving in a stepwise fashion, they should do alright, especially if they've heard this song before.

As for fingering, you'll need to help them decide.  I had good luck with a young student today by telling him that the thumbs were "taking turns" with Middle C; that seemed logical to him! And indeed, in The Perfect Start for Note Reading, a book I use with beginning note-readers, that is done constantly.

We Three Kings for beginning note readers, set at Middle C position on the piano.  A few

I'm sorry I didn't take the time to put chord symbols above the music.  They would be easy to pencil in, if you desire to turn this into a duet.

Simple melody arranged for piano at Middle C, with the Christmas carol lyrics for We Three Kings

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Solo arrangements

Below is a "fancy" arrangement, very pretty, for small hands.  This is the harder version of the arrangement shown at the very top of this page:

Late elementary/ early intermediate piano arrangement of We Three Kings, with left hand easy chords, arranged for a small hand
Late elementary/ early intermediate piano arrangement of We Three Kings with the Christmas carol lyrics

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here is a similar arrangement, but easier... no moving thirds in the right hand.  

I'm not showing page 2, because IT IS JUST THE SAME as the previous arrangement.  I will admit that page 2 is NOT EASY compared to page 1, in this arrangement.

Easy two-hand solo arrangement of We Three Kings for piano, with easy left hand chords

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

The version for beginning intermediate piano below is the first one I arranged, a few years ago.  

Ignore that grammatical error!

You may notice (on the second page, which I've since rearranged a bit) that the grammar has improved in the lyrics - there is one tiny error (it's for "its").

I'm not going to bother fixing it, since this music is FREE, and it is REALLY TIME-CONSUMING to change.  Perhaps you can use this opportunity to point out to your students this common grammatical mistake!

And other issues...

(Also, if you're curious about why there is a single rest at the beginning of the three newer arrangements above, it is because of a software glitch with my ordinarily superb Finale music-writing software...

I started this arrangement off of another one that had a single-beat pick-up note, and I couldn't delete the measure or hide it.  

I would have had to copy and paste onto a whole new document.  Too time-consuming, at least for right now! )

Free Christmas Sheet Music We Three Kings arranged for intermediate piano, with long chords in the left hand
Christmas Carol Lyrics for We Three Kings, in an intermediate piano arrangement

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

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":

Beginning through intermediate, & lyrics

Download arrangements from early beginning through early intermediate piano. All of the Christmas song lyrics are included so you can sing as well as play the music! 



The lead sheet link:

Download lead sheet arrangement of We Three Kings


The link for the beginner arrangement on Middle C:


Download free Christmas music We Three Kings, Middle C arrangement



The links for the piano solos:



Download new version of arrangement for small hands, with easier left hand on page one (see the first graphic on this page)



Download fancy piano arrangement for small hands, with parallel thirds in the right hand



Download easy two-hand arrangement of We Three Kings, with single melody notes



Download free Christmas sheet music "We Three Kings" with long left hand chords in page one








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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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