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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Description

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!

Additional information

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing

Instrumentation

Solo

Seasonal

Christmas

Style

Ballad, Jazz Swing

Tempo

Andante

Time Signature

Triple

Level

Established Beginner (Grade 2)

Format

Sheet music

1 review for Silent Night – Waltz Ballad – Beginner (Grade 2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hilary (verified owner)

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