Christmas Sheet Music

Written by Serena Berger
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Finding Christmas sheet music online should be quick and painless. Many people who have training on an instrument grow up and set it aside. Christmastime may be one of the only times of year when families gather and people return to the instruments on which they can make and share music.

For this very reason, there are many beautiful arrangements of Christmas songs for perhaps atypical ensembles. Anyone from your nephew who plays the trombone to your family friend who played the flute in her college symphony but doesn't get to play any more can take the opportunity to play among friends. While people who play instruments in C such as the flute or violin may be able to look over the shoulder of someone at the piano and pick up a part from the piano music, most people who play instruments in other keys wouldn't be able to sight-transpose, and benefit from having their own copies of Christmas sheet music in the right key for them.

Christmas Sheet Music for Families to Share

More intricate arrangements also necessitate sheet music for all players. There are lovely renditions of classic Christmas carols for string and brass ensembles which turn these standard pieces into entirely new works of art. With a little searching, you can find Christmas sheet music arranged for the instruments with which you are most likely to be playing. Even if you have to substitute a saxophone for a clarinet here and there, you can still bring joy to the holidays by making music with your family and friends.

There are also many sacred works which are frequently played around the holidays despite not being written expressly for that time. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," or an "Ave Maria," as arranged by Bach, Schubert, or one of the other great composers may be a welcome addition to your Christmas repertoire. If you browse online, you are likely to find arrangements for piano, voice, violin, flute, and many other instruments or ensembles.

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