Masters In This Hall
Free Online Christmas Music

Masters in This Hall sounds like it is straight out of a Charles Dickens' Christmas story, and indeed, it does hale from England.

Here are four different arrangements, including an almost-beginner version that you can turn into a duet, with a partner to play chords in the bass!

Masters in This Hall piano sheet music

Scroll down the page for the links to the free printable PDFs.

Listen to an elegantly sung version of Masters in This Hall.  Very nicely executed, Veritas Concert Choir from Newberg, Oregon performs "Masters In This Hall":



Here is a closeup of the first arrangement:

Christmas carol Masters In This Hall

And page two:

Masters In This Hall Christmas carol

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

One of my daughters made the following arrangement as a teenager. 

This energetic one-chord arrangement has an irresistible drive that makes it fun to play and sing.

Free online Christmas music Masters in This Hall

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here is a closeup of that one-page arrangement:

With its unchanging chord, the music has something of the flavor of the Middle Ages. 

No, this particular Christmas arrangement does not have an easy treble part.  In fact it is a bit of a challenge, for beginners!

How to finger this song

You will have to play through it carefully as a teacher and decide what fingering would work best for your student.

I favor contracting the right hand and placing the 5 finger on the C at measure 16, because that works nicely for ME.  

However, your student may do better with picking up the hand and re-placing the finger, or (horrors) they may cross over several times.  

Be prepared for that!  I always tell them that the best fingering for their piano music is usually the most efficient, with the minimum of changes.  

A beginner version

Now here is the version for beginners.  It does have some ledger line notes... Oh no!  

Well, think of it as an OPPORTUNITY to stretch them a bit, just in time for Christmas:

Shared-hands melody "Masters in This Hall"

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A closeup look:

Christmas carol music

The timing is doubled for beginners.  I like to count this as "1-2, 1, 1-2, 1, 1-2-3, 1-2-3"  instead of with six beats.  "Unit counting," instead of "band counting," is what we call it at my studio.

Lastly, the following arrangement is just like the one at the top of the page, but with single notes in the right hand, instead of little chord shapes.

Piano Christmas music

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A closeup:

Christmas sheet music

And page two:

Medieval Christmas music

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Here are the lyrics!

I have only put two of the verses onto the sheet music, but the entire Christmas carol lyrics are also downloadable as a PDF below: 

Christmas song lyrics Masters in This Hall


The links for the piano music:



Download hardest Am arrangement of Masters in This Hall, from the top of the page



Download free online Christmas music Masters In This Hall, Dm one-chord arrangement



Download Middle C (almost) arrangement for beginners, with shared hands melody



Download Am arrangement with single melody notes above the left hand



The link to the lyrics:



Download Christmas carol lyrics for Masters In This Hall


Here is another very fun video, shot in what appears to be a music store; I love the combination of instruments.  A consummate performance!


I hope you and your students enjoy this Christmas music! 


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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.