Printable Piano Sheet Music
The Golden Wedding

Printable piano sheet music for:

  • piano solo
  • piano duet
  • keyboard ensemble or piano class, 

Golden Wedding, will be a popular addition to your solo, duet, and ensemble repertoire!

This famous classical music has a strong, easily-remembered minor melody, besides being very beautiful. 

The Golden Wedding theme for piano solo - a minor melody with chords in the left hand

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As a solo, the left hand gets a workout!  It isn't easy for students when they first start making giant leaps like this.

But if they understand the chords the left hand is using, and realize that left hand is walking through parts of the Am chord, the Dm chord (a kind of HYBRID chord with extra tones, in this case), and the E chord, this might be easier.


Here is just the melody, set at Middle C.  For a duet, take this part up an octave:

A Middle C arrangement of The Golden Wedding theme, for beginning piano

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And here is the secondo part to go with the melody - you may notice that it is just the same as the left hand of the solo!

But now, it is split into two hands.  This is actually an excellent way to prepare for that solo left hand, above:

Secondo part for Golden Wedding duet

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Your student may struggle with that suggested fingering.

It may not feel at all natural to start with fingers 5 and 3, shifting to 5-4-2, but they do prepare the hand well for the E chord inversion with finger 2 on the B.

Now below you will see three parts which make up THE VERY SAME MUSIC.  Same thing, just split into three instead of two, or one (the solo).

This arrangement works fairly well for a keyboard class, if the reading ability  is there.

La Cinquantaine (The Golden Wedding)

Part 1 requires students to use the skills of finger replacement and crossing over.  With no left hand part for them to worry about, students can focus on just this skill...

Part 2 uses chords and chord inversions around Middle C position:

Piano duet or trio or ensemble

Part 3 moves slowly. Those students who are shaky reading notes in bass clef will find this part a little challenging, but not intimidating, particularly as it is repetitious. 

Piano duet or trio or ensemble

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Try consolidating parts 2 and 3

 If some of your keyboard class students find this arrangement of Golden Wedding too easy, have them combine parts!

See all the parts at once

A conductor's score is what I like to read from, and sometimes I will pass out copies of this page for my students to play from as well.

It's good practice for them to have to keep track of their part in the full score, and it helps them anticipate entrances. 

Golden Wedding ensemble for piano

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Because the melody has many repeating notes, and moves step-wise, it is not too hard for students to sing the note names aloud as they play.

I like to start them singing, and after a few measures, ask them to join me as we move along reading notes.

What am I singing?  Just the note names, or the beats.  This also works very well for Part 3, and is good bass clef practice. I don't insist on perfection, just that they try.

In a digital keyboard class, it's fun to set the sounds for each keyboard to a different kind of instrument.

Part 3 can round out the sound of the ensemble with a deep, edgy kind of instrument sound such as bassoon. An all-organ selection can be powerful, too.

Golden Wedding can sound brisk and energetic, or slow and dirge-like! ("That sounded like Golden Funeral," I sometimes tell my music students.) Experiment!





The link for the solo:


Download the Golden Wedding for piano solo



The links for the duet:


Download the melody (the Primo)


Download the secondo for the duet Golden Wedding



The links for the trio (ensemble) parts and conductor's score:


Printable piano sheet music for Golden Wedding trio Part 1


Printable piano music for Golden Wedding trio Part 2 


Printable trio sheet music for Part 3 


Beginner piano ensemble Golden Wedding Conductor part 








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