Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Hark the Herald Angels Sing in two new arrangements for progressing piano students!  First, the easier one:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing piano arrangement

The hands do not stay all in one place, but they don't stray too far.

Page two, with all the resounding Hark the Herald Angels Sing lyrics by Charles Wesley:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing lyrics and piano music

A full-sounding arrangement

For students who are comfortable with chord inversions, this vigorous arrangement will be doable:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing intermediate piano

Really, make sure your students can play chord inversions!  There are several repetitions of cadence patterns in this arrangement.

Christmas song lyrics Hark the Herald Angels

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All on one page

The version below is just like the one above, but condensed onto one page... and without verses two and three of the lyrics:

Intermediate arrangement of Hark How the Bells

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A middle-C arrangement for solo or duet

And below, an arrangement not for brand-new beginners, but for:

  • piano students starting to feel comfortable reading notes around the Middle C area, and
  • who know the melody already, preferably, so the rhythm is not an issue
Hark the Herald Angels Sing, a piano arrangement for early beginner piano players, using shared-hands melody

Unlike many melodies set around Middle C, this song arrangement will not allow thumbs to share Middle C.

The right hand is called upon to play a high A, so the right hand thumb is (I suggest) best placed on note D.

Christmas piano song for beginners

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All three of the verses of the lyrics are here.  These words, penned almost three hundred years ago, 

Here is a closeup of page one:

Close-up look at beginner piano music

And page two:

Close-up look at Hark How the Bells

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Do angels sing?

I think so!  In the book of Job, look what we find in chapter 38...

God speaks to Job:

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Guitar arrangements for the Christmas song

Hark the Herald Angels Sing for guitar, with standard notation, and guitar tabs in the key of C

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Here is a closeup of the guitar sheet:

Closeup view of Hark the Herald Angels Sing, showing guitar tabs and lyrics.

And here is a PDF version of the lyrics, to print off for Christmas caroling, or just singing in a group at church:



The piano links:



Download Hark the Herald Angels for elementary piano, simple



Download the hymn for intermediate students, two pages with all lyrics



Download the same intermediate arrangement, all on one page



Download Hark the Herald Angels Sing for Middle C piano


The guitar links:



Download Hark the Herald Angels Sing for guitar, in the key of C



The Christmas carol lyrics:



Download the song lyrics only








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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.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.