Reuben and Rachel – Gooch/Birch – Children’s Song – Very Easy Violin in D Major

Reuben and Rachel is a children’s song with music by William Gooch and words by Harry Birch. It is not as old as some, being published in 1871, but it is not an unknown song. I have only encountered it a handful of times myself. According to the wiki, this …

Chtíc, Aby Spal – Michna – Czech Traditional – Easy Harp or Lead Sheet Music in G Major

Chtíc, Aby Spal is often known as a Christmas carol under the English translated name “She Wants Him to Sleep” or “Wanting to Sleep”. I was told that the backstory is supposed to be Mary trying to persuade her baby to sleep. Chtíc, Aby Spal is a traditional Czech song …

Paper of Pins – Traditional English Children’s Song – Easy Piano or Lead Sheet

Paper of Pins, also known as If You Will Walk With Me or The Keys of Canterbury, is a traditional English folk song known under Roud Folk Song Index #573. It dates to at least 1849. The children’s versions are usually missing a few verses or may use only the …

Silent Night – Gruber – Transcribed Piano Sheet Music with “Bells” Effect

This version of Silent Night is arranged for piano in C major and involves a lot of movement across the piano. I am not the arranger of this particular sheet music; I merely transcribed what I heard. I liked the faux bells, which I had not heard before in an …

Castle Crashers – Flutey – World Map – Simple Violin Arrangement Sheet Music

This arrangement of Flutey – World Map from Castle Crashers by The Behemoth is written for violin. In 2019, a student requested “Castle Crashers – Flutey”. I recognized Castle Crashers as the name of a game but was unfamiliar with what sort of game precisely and unfamiliar with the song. …

Rejoice and Be Merry – Traditional English Christmas Carol – Easy String Quartet Arrangement

“Rejoice and Be Merry”, also known as “A Gallery Carol” or “The Gallery Carol”, probably dates back to the 18th century. This particular arrangement of “Rejoice and Be Merry” was written for a children’s chamber group. The key signature is a standard G major. It is scored to be fairly …

Bonny Jean – Traditional – Fingered for Harp in G Major or Treble Lead Sheet

Bonny Jean, one of many traditional reels known under multiple names (“Bonny Jane” and “Bonny Jean of Aberdeen”), is classified as a traditional Scottish reel. Though popular in the 1700s and the early 1800s, it may have fallen from favour given it was not commonly included in collections afterwards. This …

Merry Widow Waltz – Franz Lehár – Easy Piano Trio Arrangement

This easy arrangement of Lehár’s famous Merry Widow Waltz in G major was put together for a children’s chamber music group. There is 3rd position in the violin part and chords in the piano part. It is slightly beyond beginner music, but it is only beginner shifting. The Merry Widow, …

Playmate, Come Out and Play With Me – Traditional – Very Easy Piano

Playmate, Come Out and Play With Me is a traditional children’s song. This version is an easy piano piece for beginners. The student does not have to change hand positions at all; the hand position is what I commonly hear referred to as “Middle C position”. However, to make this …

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