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      Dear Musician and Music lover, you are welcome to this Virtual guide. Since many of our customers and our guests asked us to make some pages-guides regarding some specific topics about the classical music world, you can start right from here where we'll discuss how to do the right choice in scores for this great celebration (always downloadable instantly on this site).


      Whether you need some ideas to prepare a "little concert" for the Christmas Night or you need a simple carol for your children, you need to know more information about the famous pieces in order to find some good composition, some beautiful music for your joy.

      The most know compositions are:



Let's try to describe them...


Jingle Bells:

Dashing through the snow
On a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob-tail ring,
making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight
A day or two ago,
I thought I'd take a ride,
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank;
Misfortune seemed his lot;
He got into a drifted bank,
And we, we got upsot.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.


A day or two ago,
the story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there
I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.
Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay
two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.


      This very famous carol was written by James Pierpont (1822-1893 ) and originally entitled "One Horse Open Sleigh", a jaunty composition which is sung around the Christmas holidays. Pierpont is born in Medford (Massachusetts) and his story resemble furthermore to a legend that a true story. When Pierpont wrote Jingle Bells, lived with his young wife, Eliza Purse, with whom he had 6 or 7 children, the daughter of a Civil War mayor of Savannah, Georgia, and his father, Reverend John Pierpont, the pastor of the First Medford Unitarian Church always in Medford. A day James Pierpont went to the home of Mrs. Otis Waterman, who owned the only piano in town, and he of course went there to play the carol. After he played the piece for her. Mrs. Waterman's reply was that it was a very merry little jingle, and he should have a lot of success with it. That, of course, is where the James got the idea for the song's name. Jingle Bells was finally published and copyrighted by the year 1857.




We wish you a Merry Christmas:

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year!
Please bring us some figgy pudding
Please bring us some figgy pudding,
Please bring us some figgy pudding,
Please bring it right here!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!


We won' t go until we get some,
We won' t go until we get some,
We won' t go until we get some,
Please bring it right here!
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!


      The origins and the composer of this composition is at the moment unknown. If anyone know more information about this very famous, and traditional carol, please let us know. We'll be very glad to publish any suggestion on this page. Thank you in advance for any help.




O Christmas Tree:

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright:
They're green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me
When oft at joyous Christmastime
Your form inspires my song and rhyme.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me.


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson
That constant faith and hope sublime
Lend strength and comfort through all time.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.


      "Oh Christmas Tree" has its own origins (like Silent Night) from the German pre-Christian tradition where is well know as "O Tannenbaum". There are many legends about the first Christmas tree. One of these tells about a woodcutter who helps a small hungry child. The next morning, the child appears to the woodcutter and his wife, and is none other than the Christchild. The child breaks a branch from a fir tree and tells the couple that it will be a tree that, at this time, will bear fruit. As foretold the tree is laden with apples of gold and nuts of silver.

      That this song was popular in the United States, not only as a Christmas song, can be documented easily. The melody of "O Tannenbaum" is used by four states, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, and New Jersey, for their state hymn. The opening line of Maryland's state song is: "Maryland, O Maryland!".

      About the composer or the composition origins of this song, you can check out this page.




Silent Night:

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav' nly hosts sing "Alleluia!"
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!


Silent night, holy night!
Wondrous star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Saviour is here,
Jesus the Saviour is here!


      Even this very famous song, like "Oh Christmas Tree", has its own origins from the German tradition where is well know as "Stille Nacht!". Seems that it was sang the first time in a village church in Oberndorf in Austria about 180 years ago. This is the song most translated with over 147 versions.

The first words of the song, were written by Joseph Mohr in 1816, always in Austria. His friend, Franz Gruber, composed the music theme two years after and the first performance seems happened at St. Nicholas Church near near Arnsdorf. By the time the song had become famous throughout Europe and, afterwards, in the entire world.




      For the moment that's all, if you need other information at regard or you think that we should add more information on this page, feel free to contact us from here or post your suggestions on our Forums.

Thank you for your attention.


The Virtual Sheet Music staff


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