Free! Print out sheet music for Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for beginners, Primo and Secondo piano parts! This free kids sheet music for Christmas makes a fun easy solo or duet by playing the melody or Primo part UP an octave. Now with an easy-to-read helper version with a few note names as well...
The Ray Conniff Singers version of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas has always signalled the beginning of the Christmas season to me (sorry about the ad at the beginning - this version which CLAIMS to be the Ray Conniff Singers but ISN'T does sound a lot like them, and is very full of energy):
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is a beautiful easy Christmas song, and it makes a good "Big Sister/Little Brother" kind of piece. Easy to listen to and to sing along with, the primo/solo part is centered around Middle C for beginners.
The Secondo, below, has a predictable pattern with a bit of variation, making it suitable for elementary students who are starting to understand chord formation. As it is in the key of C, there are no black notes to worry about!
Kids enjoy these Christmas song lyrics, and with a gentle chord accompaniment such as the Secondo part I have written, the song makes a very pretty recital piece.
For a more boisterous sound, try blocking the chords (turn the broken chords into solid, all-together chords) or splitting the chords in an "OOM-pah-pah-pah" four-beat pattern!
And here is the arrangement for young beginners with the occasional letter inside the notehead:
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Ukrainian Saint Nicholas Song
I am looking for a Ukrainian song called O xto xto. This is played and sung on Dec 6th for St. Nicholas Day, a Ukrainian melody. My granddaughter has …
I am doing this at home and it is really helping me on my keyboard.
I love this piece because it is the perfect Christmas song! The kids LOVE it and ask me to play it on Christmas every year! :-D