Silent Night is one of the most popular Christmas songs ever written. It is a German carol with music composed by Franz Gruber and lyrics written by Joseph Mohr. Some stories say that it was written because they needed a song with guitar accompaniment because a mouse chewed through the organ bellows. We don’t know if that is a fact, but Silent Night is certainly a beautiful song that expresses the wonders of Christmas. 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 Silent Night for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of Silent Night for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of Silent Night for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. The intermediate version of Silent Night for piano includes harmony in the left hand. The advanced version of Silent Night 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 Silent Night. 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 Silent Night 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.