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 …

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 …

The Moving Cloud – Traditional Irish Reel – Harp Arrangement or Treble Lead Sheet

The Moving Cloud is a traditional Irish reel. This version is in G major, fingered for harp, and has chords for use as a lead sheet. This song is more modern than what I would usually call “traditional” music because this was composed in the 1900s! It is disputed whether …

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! – Traditional -String Quartet/Ensemble Sheet Music Arrangement

This is an easy arrangement of the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! for a string quartet or ensemble in D major. The text was written by Reginald Heber and the tune by John B. Dykes. It is a well-known Christian hymn that appears in at least 1451 hymnals, …

Ali-Shan and Variations – Traditional – Easy Harp Sheet Music Arrangement

The sheet music offered here is for “Ali-Shan”, a traditional Taiwanese folk song, and 3 variations to make it more interesting. This is an easy arrangement which can be played on a 22-string harp tuned to E-flat major. (I used my Stoney End Brittany the first time I performed my …

Sleep, Baby, Sleep – Traditional Hymn and Children’s Song – Sheet Music Arrangement for Easy Piano

The sheet music offered here is for “Sleep, Baby, Sleep”, a traditional children’s song, hymn, and lullaby. It is arranged for easy piano. Like many other lullabies, this one is short and simple. This version has both hands in C 5-finger positions. The chords may confuse students at first, but …

Angels We Have Heard on High – Traditional – Sheet Music for Piano with Lyrics or Voice

The sheet music offered here is for “Angels We Have Heard on High”, a traditional Christmas carol, arranged for piano in G major with all the lyrics between the staves. The words, by James Chadwick, were arranged to “Gloria” by Edward Shippen Barnes. I transcribed it. It is supposed to …

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