I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls

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A song that has been sung as a lulliby in my family for generations and continues on to the next ones. Composed by Michael William Balfe for his 1843 opera The Bohemian Girl.

O Holy Night

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Originally composed by Adolph Adam using the text from Placide Cappeau’s Cantique de Noël. The literal translation to English go a little something like this:

Midnight, Christians, is the solemn hour,
When God as man descended unto us
To erase the stain of original sin
And to end the wrath of His Father.
The entire world thrills with hope
On this night that gives it a Saviour.
People, kneel down, await your deliverance.
Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer,
Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer!

I’m glad they chose to tweak the lyrics to the final version.

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O Come All Ye Faithful

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Hark! Ring Bells! Let the Angels sing!

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Lulajze Jezuniu – Sleep Little Jesus

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

This one goes out to my Polish friends! It’s called “Sleep Little Jesus” in English.

Hush little Jesus, my little pearl,
Hush my favourite little delight.
Hush little Jesus, hush, hush
But you lovely mother, solace him in tears

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Little Drummer Boy

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Very simple chord progression, but depending on who plays this, I find that I never know when each verse continues. That’s why I always fly solo on this one… me and my drum.

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Another good carol for croonin’.

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Here We Come A-Wassailing

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

This always makes me think of A Claymation Christmas Celebration‘s “Here we come a-waffling”.  Good stuff.

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Hark, The Herald Angels Sing

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

I really think we should bring back the word “Hark!”. It’s a pretty nifty word.  “Nifty”, that’s another word that should make a comeback too.

Fun Fact: Mendelssohn composed the music to this carol to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. It wasn’t until William H. Cummings came along and plugged in the words we know so well today to the melody.

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

One of the oldest Christmas carols we know of, dating from the 16th century or earlier.

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Go Tell it on the Mountain

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

I bet they wished there was an Internet connection up on the mountain so they could just send an email.

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