Three years after traveling to Bethlehem on Christmas Eve of 1865, American preacher Phillips Brooks composed the poem O Little Town of Bethlehem. His church organist, Lewis Redner composed the music in 1868, after hearing the melody in his sleep. There are five sheet music versions of the song for piano here in the key of G, for beginners to more advanced players.
The beginner version of O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. The intermediate version of O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano includes harmony in the left hand. The advanced version of O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano 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 O Little Town of Bethlehem. 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 O Little Town of Bethlehem 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.