Oh Holy Night Sheet Music
Piano Music for Beginners

Oh Holy Night sheet music for elementary piano - now with an additional, easier secondo accompaniment for duet playing.

A secondo duet part to accompany

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Both the right hand broken chords and the left hand bass notes and open chords are a bit more stationary than my original accompaniment (which is more beautiful and nuanced, but harder).

Here is a closeup of that first page:

A closeup look at an arrangement of O Holy Night for piano duet, with broken chords in the key of F.

There are some broken chord INVERSIONS along with root position broken chords, but they do not stray far from the main chord, the F.

Here is a look at page two:

Page two of the newer, easier secondo duet part for O Holy Night piano duet.

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

It is a tricky duet to put together, partly because the primo and the secondo parts are very different in their difficulty level.  

What I mean is that the student playing the easy part (shown below) may have trouble WAITING for the secondo partner's many notes!  

There is some counting skill necessary for the successful execution of this song.

Alternatively, students will find they can stay together if they will SING THE LYRICS.  Knowing how the song feels will make all the difference.  

Here are a couple of my students preparing this song for our Christmas recital; they definitely improved by singing the words!

The primo (or solo melody, if you choose):

O Holy Night for Elementary Piano, with the melody shared between both hands.

The melody works out very nicely when shared between the two hands, thumbs side-by-side; the span is only from F below Middle C to A above Middle C. (If you are looking for a more challenging version, visit this page.)


The key of F is really too low for young kids to sing along with as they play (which is the ideal, I believe), but they can still sing many of the phrases.  

For performing as a duet, this arrangement will of course sound more beautiful with the melody played an octave higher than written.

I chose this key because it makes the accidental from B flat to B natural very easy to play.

 I'd rather have the left hand 2 negotiating that change, than a thumb going from C to C sharp, for example, as would be the case if the song were set in the key of G.

Oh Holy Night easy piano arrangement Christmas, for piano duet or solo

Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable music sheets.

Sorry about the timing!  I know 6/8 is not going to LOOK as easy as your students might wish - but don't worry - they'll catch on quickly, especially if you sing the words.

In the more difficult version for solo piano (and also vocal duet), there is an additional measure after measure 9.  I decided to leave it out for younger players, as it doesn't feel that natural, and most people find the shorter pause easier.

Here is the original Secondo accompaniment.  

It is more suitable for teachers than students, unless those students are approaching the late intermediate stage, and have time to work on this arrangement!   It is quite lovely, but difficult.

Duet chords for Christmas music O Holy Night
Duet chords for Christmas music O Holy Night secondo

Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable music sheets.

The duet Secondo is primarily LH bass and RH broken chords.  

It's definitely not elementary level, but it isn't out of reach for a student who understands chords (and is willing to put in the time). 



The links to the piano music:


The new slightly easier secondo part for piano duet


Oh Holy Night Sheet Music easy solo for elementary piano


O Holy Night with lettered notes for easy note reading, same as above link but easier to read (not shown)


Download Secondo part for Oh Holy Night, hardest arrangement









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