Silent Night – Waltz Ballad – Beginner (Grade 2)

Silent Night – Waltz Ballad – Beginner (Grade 2)

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Silent Night is a jazz waltz piano solo in Bb major for established beginner players at about the Grade 2 (ABRSM) standard.

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This peaceful jazz waltz arrangement of Silent Night is the simplified version of its Grade 3 sister piece and will suit established beginners at about the Grade 2 standard (ABRSM).

Silent Night was composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg in Austria. Joseph Mohr provided the lyrics and I wonder if they knew just how popular their Christmas carol would become? Apparently, the version sung by Bing Crosby has become the third best-selling single of all time!

In this jazzy arrangement, the melody is accompanied by a swung ostinato in the left hand, which is a familiar figure in many blues waltzes. After a four bar introduction (repeated for each verse), the right hand presents the well-known melody and features a yummy suspended chord on the poco rit. for "Hea-ven-ly pea-ce...".

The sustain pedal comes in during the ending bars, or this can be simplified by only holding it down during bars 27-29.

This Christmas piano sheet music comes with play-along backing tracks (including a slow tempo version), and also features the Silent Night lyrics, so a little sing-along is always an option!

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Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing






Ballad, Jazz Swing



Time Signature



Established Beginner (Grade 2)


Sheet music

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