Noel is the French word for Christmas, and it is also an early English synonym for Christmas. We do not know who composed the The First Noel, but it was probably written in Cornwall, England, perhaps as early as the seventeenth century. There are five sheet music versions of The First Noel for piano here in the key of G, for beginners to more advanced players.
The beginner version of The First Noel for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of The First Noel for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of The First Noel for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. The intermediate version of The First Noel for piano includes harmony in the left hand. The advanced version of The First Noel 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 The First Noel. 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 The First Noel 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.