Good King Wenceslas is a very old carol that dates back to the sixteenth century, or perhaps earlier. The lyrics were written by John Mason Neale, who translated the lyrics for Good Christian Men, Rejoice. There are five sheet music versions of the song for piano here in the key of C, for beginners to more advanced players. The beginner version of Good King Wenceslas for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of Good King Wenceslas for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of Good King Wenceslas for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. Good King Wenceslas for piano intermediate version 4 has a harmonized accompaniment. Good King Wenceslas for piano advanced version 5 features a more complex arrangement with harmony and moving notes in the left hand. Select one of the images below for a free printable PDF of the carol.
For a lead sheet with chords, visit the main sheet music page for Good King Wenceslas. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, as well as links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. The lyrics to Good King Wenceslas are also available. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, as well as sheet music for many more songs.
New! - Play this song along with singers and instrumentalists! Good King Wenceslas piano accompaniment parts are now available to accompany all instruments and singers, in free, printable PDF format.