Silent Night Sheet Music - Piano Arrangements, FREE!

Silent Night sheet music in several levels for your piano students. 


  • beginner solos & duets, NEW!
  • an easy version with solid left hand chords, 
  • an arrangement with broken chords and inversions, 
  • a lead sheet, or 
  • a fancier duet, offered in two keys.  The duet version is also available with a few alphanotes to help out in the bass clef!

New easy solo or duet arrangement

Silent Night music for beginner piano

I gave this arrangement to two very happy little girls today.

Piano sheet music Silent Night

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The same version, with chord symbols

Silent Night beginner music with chords

The chord symbols enable a duet partner to add harmonies.

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An easy version with harmonies

This next arrangement is actually just the same as the shared-hands melody above, but with a bit of harmony supplied by the left hand.

Lots of fingering will help your young students!

Silent Night with easy harmony for beginning piano

This arrangement is very pretty, and not too hard.

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A very easy Secondo part!

Piano duet sheet music Silent Night

This broken chords duet accompaniment is a NO-BRAINER for any student who has mastered broken chords, which come easily, once pentascales ending in a 3-note chord are learned (see my Piano Scales Sheet Music page - I'm talking about Scales & Chords 2).

Sheet music for piano duet Silent Night

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In fact, I have my students play this set of chords BEFORE they begin the Silent Night melody.  I play the melody along with their chords, and their hearts are melted with the beauty of this Christmas carol.

First, I say, "Remember the Greensleeves chords?"  Then I quickly play the Am, to G, to F, to E broken chord pattern from that piece.  All of my students receive that sheet music early on. 

This secondo arrangement is just like that.  There is only one difficulty - the Bb chord!  But if your students have been practicing major pentascales, they will be able to handle this one quickly.  "Tonic, whole, whole, half, whole..." makes the scale, and fingers 5, 3, and 1 make the Bb chord.

A different kind of Silent Night duet: much more difficult

free Silent Night sheet music

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Page one shows the duet in the key of D.  This may be harder to read than the beginner versions higher up the page, as the Primo part is all on one staff, and I've put NO FINGERING in.  Sorry! 

In the Secondo, the hands are MOSTLY playing exactly the same notes - parallel chords - just an octave apart.   Scroll down the page for the free PDF download links.

The stem-down notes in the Secondo are all for the left hand, and the stem-up notes, for the right hand, are exactly the same notes an octave higher.

You have probably looked at the melody by now and said to yourself, 

"My beginners can't play this!"


Silent Night is a difficult melody with a range greater than the ten fingers, and piano books tend to have younger students cross the left hand over the right hand in order to achieve that highest note of the melody!

That is exactly what happens in this Christmas book by the Fabers, which many of my students have enjoyed over the years, and it is what I have done in the new arrangements at the top of this page.

Page 2 shows the key of C:

Piano duet with Silent Night chords

The fingering I have left up to you!  

In the Secondo part, if your students don't already have their fingering down for chord inversions (as seen in my sheets "The Key of C" and Basic Chords & Scales) then they are not ready for this music.

Root chords & also inversions

Therefore, except for the first three chords, the chords alternate between root position and one of the inversions.  This is challenging, even in the key of C!  But very, very pretty. 

Your students who are beginning to use chord inversions may find this Secondo a bit of a challenge, but a rewarding challenge.  

The "helper" version gives them the  inversion notes the first time they appear.

Next, here are the lead sheets:

Silent Night Holy Night lyrics and music for all instruments: lead sheets, free!

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Solo arrangements of Silent Night

Last of all, here are the solo versions of the Christmas carol.  These are fairly easy, and not very fancy, except perhaps the second page of the broken chord versions.  Here is an arrangement in two keys which uses solid chords in the left hand, mostly:

Silent Night music for easy piano, free
Free Silent Night chords and music for easy piano

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Here are the same two keys and basic arrangement, but with all broken chords:

Easy piano arrangement of Silent Night, free
Early intermediate arrangement Silent Night for piano

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A much fancier version

Silent Night Christmas song lyrics

Are you interested in a more challenging arrangement for your intermediate students?

Then check out this free arrangement, in the keys of C & also Bb, at my other website,  This arrangement is 4 pages long, with a different setting for each of the three verses of Silent Night.

The history of Silent Night

Lots of people have read the Silent Night story, and how the song's lyrics and tune were composed for a Christmas Eve service to be played on guitar, as the church organ was broken (perhaps from mice nibbling at the bellows).  

That may be just a story, though it isn't impossible...

The Silent Night Holy Night lyrics were composed by a young priest, Joseph Mohr, in 1816, and the music was composed two years later by schoolmaster and organist Franz Gruber in 1818 at Mohr's request, just in time for Christmas.

The links for the new Middle-C duet arrangements:

Download shared-hands melody duet

Download Silent Night duet melody with chord symbols

Download Silent Night melody, solo or duet, with added harmonies

Download the easy broken chords Secondo part

The download links for the more difficult duets:

Download Silent Night piano duet in the key of C

Download Silent Night Holy Night lyrics and music in D

Silent Night duet music sheet with a few lettered notes, a "helper version"

Here are the lead sheet PDF links:

Download Silent Night lead sheet in  A

Download  lead sheet in the key of Bb

Download Silent Night carol in the key of C

Download lead sheet in the key of D

Download free Silent Night sheet music in the key of Eb

Download Silent Night lead sheet in the key of F

Download Silent Night key of G

The PDF download links for the Christmas carol SOLOS:

Download Silent Night chords and melody, easy piano in Bb

Download carol in the key of C

The solos with broken chords:

Download piano solo with broken chords in Bb

Download piano solo with broken chords in C

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Kay, US:
...wanted to let you know that I love using your early beginner sheet music with the alphanotes.

I have 10 beginners who began piano this fall, and your materials are great, especially the Christmas pieces, to bridge that time of just starting to read a few notes and being able to play more complicated rhythms. 

Your site has helped my studio a great deal.  Thank you for sharing!!!!    Merry Christmas!

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Thank you so much for all the information and materials! Your site is very thorough and well organized!

I am a piano teacher in New Orleans, LA and in the process of putting together my own curriculum and recordings. You have inspired me to make my materials available to all online!

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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of, and a newer site,

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.

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