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Were You There? (Natalie Sleeth) . . . . . . . . . 1
I Saw Three Ships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Christmas Medley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
(What Child is This, Carol of the Bells, We Three Kings)
Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella . . . . . 22
Star Carol (Alfred Burt). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Susser de Glocken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Stars Were Gleaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
(Infant Holy, Infant Lowly)
Christmas Morning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear. . . 55
Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming. . . . . . 58
Christmas Hymn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Jon Schmidt Catalog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
1 Were You There?
Were You There?
Side Notes: Helpful Hints:
It would be pretty hard to beat my high school choir
experience. Some of my best memories are of when we
Rubato means that you use dynamics and/or tempo to
would perform all over the city during the holidays.
This great song by Natalie Sleeth was one of my
favorites.
create a subtle rise and fall effect whenever you feel
so inclined.
Here is a handy rhythm guide to which you can refer
to for all of the songs, except "Stars were Gleaming":
= 70
,
Tenderly; rubato (see Helpful Hints)
copyright 2002
arranged by Jon Schmidt
= 1 beat ( also equals 1 beat)
= 2 beats ( also equals 2 beats)
= 3 beats ( . also equals 3 beats)
= 4 beats ( also equals 4 beats)
Two of these: = 1 beat
,
,
,
,

-
_
,
written by Natalie Sleeth
1976 Hope Publishing (ASCAP). Used by permission.
1
5
9
The Jon Schmidt numbering system you are about to see is an excellent rhythm aid when counted with a beat
pedal ad-lib except where noted
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 etc. make beat 4 your friend 3 4 5 6
4
2 Were You There?
13
17
21
25
29
4
1 2 3 4 5 6
G
if your hand is big enough, do what I do and play the B down an octave (with the L.H.)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4
3 4 5
3 Were You There?
34
G
38
note (like grace notes but gentler)
for full value and use the pedal markings
This measure sounds best if you hold all notes
41
slow cresc.
45
48
attach these notes to the following
A
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2
1
3 4 5
1
6 &
1 2
1
& 3
5
4 5 6 &
1
5
slow decresc.
3 4 5 6
rit.
4 Were You There?
53
more sensitive and slightly slower
58
G
62
67
71
a tempo
____________________________ ________________________
1 2 3 4 5 6 &
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 &
1 2 3 4 5 6 rit.
a tempo
small hand: play last chord one note at a time slowly beginning with the bottom
rit.
small hand: see below
5 I Saw Three Ships
I Saw Three Ships
8 va - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8
- - - - -
8 va - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15
22
= 120 -135
copyright 2002
intro: kind of a "call / echo" type of ... you know
pedal ad-lib except where noted
1 2 3
(Rhythm impaired? These numbers will help you figure out what each note is worth.)
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 etc.
deranged by Jon Schmidt
traditional
|
now lively yet soft (save room for an underlying crescendo to the song's high point)
feel two strong beats per measure (like a march)
| | | | | | | | | | |
6 I Saw Three Ships
27
5
2
3
1
5
3
2
5
4
32
37
42
46
1
slow cresc.
slow cresc.
simile
1
7 I Saw Three Ships
51
5
2
3
1
5
3
2
5
4
( )
1
2
notes in parentheses optional
4 2 5
55
3
1
5
3
5
2
4
59
63
|
67
|
L.H. option
cresc.
now for the chimes section
8 vb

A
accent simile
might want to use

A at slower tempo
8 vb
cresc.
8 vb
8 I Saw Three Ships
71
4 4
3
5
4
2
75
79
83
1 2 3 1 2
87
5
1
4 3
1
5
|
important
5 2 3 1 2 4 5 1 2 3 4
5
cresc.
simile

A
no pedal this measure
3

A
cresc.
no pedal
R.H. option
cresc.
9 I Saw Three Ships
91
95
5
99
103
4
1
5
107
8 va - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
change to a rock feel with a strong off-beat
simile
simile
cresc.
simile
( )
optional
simile
( )
10 I Saw Three Ships
111
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
115
119
123
127
( ) ( )

A
dim.
11 I Saw Three Ships
131
135
139
144
149
bring out melody
as before
A
A
12 I Saw Three Ships
154
159
8 va - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
164
- - - - - - - - -
169
173
cresc.
dim.
no pedal lift until last note
rit.
13
Freely
Christmas Medley
Side Notes: Helpful Hints:
I had Simon & Garfunkles famous tune: "Are you going to
Scarborough Fair" in mind when I did this arrangement
(for optimal performance, keep the feel of that song in
mind).
Dont rush, period (the only possible exception might
be on 3rd and longbut be careful of the screen or the
quarterback draw).
copyright 2002
= 125

arranged by Jon Schmidt & Chuck Myers


Christmas Medley
"What Child Is This" : Traditional
"We Three Kings" : Traditional
"Carol of the Bells" : P. Wilhousky, M. Leontovich
8
14
now gentle, with a laid back approach to the rhythm
(otherwise it can start sounding like too many notes)
pedal ad-lib except where noted
rit.
a tempo
"Carol of the Bells" 1936 Carl Fischer Inc. (ASCAP) used by permission
14 Christmas Medley
19
(pp)
24
29
34
(pp)
39
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3
|
4 5 6
1 2 3
1 1
1 2 3
1
5
2
2
4
4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 23 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 1 2 3
|
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3
2
1
3
15 Christmas Medley
43
bring out melody
48
53
58
(L.H.)
63
1 2 3
simile
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3
2
5
1
4
1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
5
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3
1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 34 5 6 1 2 3
1
5
4
2
16 Christmas Medley
68
L.H.
73
bring out melody
77
84
90
1 2 3
G
4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
A
6
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3
1 2 3 1 2 3
1 2 3 4 1234 5 6 1234 5 6
17 Christmas Medley
96
101
start a slow build to the high point
106
accent simile
111
116
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6
1
5
2 3 1 4 2
2
3
4
2
18 Christmas Medley
121
E
126
over to the next measure
131
8va...........................................................................................................................
(8va means play an octave higher)
molto rit.
136
(L.H.)
over
you might want to try this section
without the crossover notes at first
(L.H.)
(L.H.)
8va.............
141
8va................................... end 8va
(L.H.)
let the pedal hold this note
F

|
1
5
4
3
2
5
1
3
2
4
3
5
keep the tempo laid back
2 3 1
............................
4
3 2 1
3
8va.....................
2
4
3 1
8va.....................
still treble
E
C
2
3
1
3
5
2 1 3
B
B
(R.H.)
19 Christmas Medley
145
149
__________________
153
__________________________________________________________________
157
161
4
2
3
2
1 3
3
slow decresc.
1
4
4
5
3
E
decresc.
20 Christmas Medley
165
169
173
177
181
3
4
5
4 1
3
L.H. Melody
small hand: roll this chord
|
21 Christmas Medley
185
190
195
200
bird's eye holds ahead
206
Finger substitute so you can hold the E through the pedal lift
2
5
1 2 3 1 2 3
small hand roll last chord
(including the E)
22
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
arranged by Jon Schmidt
traditional French Carol
copyright 2002
Jon was here
= 160

Side Notes: Helpful Hints:


The orchestrated version of this arrangement as well
as a free four hour collection of my music can be heard
for free at mp3.com/jonschmidt. By listening to this
collection you can actually push me higher in the daily
mp3 charts for the whole world to see! (This message
may be copied for home or incidental use.)
For a better first impression, start learning this
song at measure 33. (Also avoid body piercing and wild
hair dos.)
1
6
11
1 2 3 4
pedal ad-lib except where noted
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
1 2 3 4
2
1 2 34 5 6 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
23 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
17
22
27
32
F
38
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 5 6 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 5 6
3
1 2 3 4
5
2
5 6
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 5 6
4
1
3
24 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
43
48
53
58
63
G
A
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 5 6
1 2 3
1 2 3
cresc. 1 2 3 4
25 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
68
74
79
85
91
12 3 4
1
1 2 3 4 5 6
half ped
5 6
(lift pedal part way so the previous notes still ring a little)
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 34 5 6
1 2 3
5
2
1 1 2 1
4
2
3
3
5
5
3
1 4
1 2
3 4
2
2 1
2 1
2
1 2 3 4
3
1
5 6
4
26 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
97
103
Don't worry, this obnoxious key signature only lasts 3 lines
108
113
118
1 2 3 4 5 6
decresc. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
27 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
123
128
133
138
143
______________________
5 3 4
2 3
4
5
3 1
1
5
4 3
5 1
5
2
1 3 2
2
1
5
2
1
5
5
2
5
1
4
5
1
cresc.
5
R.H.
3
1
1
1
1
________________________
3
4
5
28 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
148
153
158
163
168
5
1
1
3
1
half ped
3
1 1
3
3
F
4
5
5
1
4
1
1
1
2
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6
5
5 6
4
1
4 3 3
1
half ped
1
3
1
1
4
2
3
1
1
4
3
4
3 1
4
3
29 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
173
178
183
188
193 D
1 2 3 4
5
3
4
1
2
3
1
5
3
5 6
half ped
4
2
3 4
1 2
4
3 2
3
4
1
half ped
1
1
half ped
4
ped simile
5
2
3
1
2
5
1
2
5
3
1
5
3
5
2 2
1
decresc.
F
30 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
199
206
212
218
224
Feel free to continue this scale run up to the next B flat within the same amount of time.
(To hear an example of this, go to mp3.com/jonschmidt)
3
3
3
(B

)
let bass note ring a bit with half pedaling
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 34
5
4
1
5 6 12 3 4
_____________________
5 6
12 3 4 5 6
3
1
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
straw- ber-
1
4
ry pear straw- ber-
1
straw- ber- ry
1
ap- ry pear ap- ple ple
31 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
229 D
steady decrescendo to the end
234
239
244 keep F pressed down through pedal lift
|
( )- optional
1
2
4
5
2
4
5
1
4
2
4
1 2 3 4
let ring
|
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6
let ring
|
1 2 3 4 1 2 34 5 6 1 2 3 4 56 5 6
__________________________
rit.
32
Star Carol
Star Carol
arranged by Jon Schmidt
written by A. Burt
copyright 2002
very sensitively
= 65-75

Side Notes: Helpful Hints:


This lesser-known choral piece is my favorite
Christmas Carol of all. In my opinion, the harmonies
and chord progressions Alfred Burt originally used are
too brilliant to change. Thus, the first and third
verse remain true to Burts original score. Only the
second verse and the ending have been altered.
Performance options:
1: Have a solo instrument double the melody on the first
verse, let the piano take a solo on the second verse,
then let the solo instrument join back in playing the
descant on the last verse.
2: If you have a low enough alto voice, you could play
the first 2 verses solo piano. Then, on the last verse,
let your voice join in with a soft "ahh" or "ooo" on the
3: If you can sing high and soft you could do the 2nd
option singing the descant up an octave. (This is how
Be careful not to rushit will take the beauty right
out of the song.
descant part.
it is on the album.)
Hollis Music Inc. Used by permission.
pedal ad-lib except where noted
slight rit. a tempo
slight rit. a tempo
slight rit. a tempo
Keeping this tie pressed down through the pedal lift will help the dissonance to resolve
slight rit. simile
33 Star Carol
F
E
Keep a finger on the ties so they survive the pedal lifts
Small note may be added by small hand -
( )
Small hand omit the parentheses notes and add small notes ( )
A
34 Star Carol
(See bottom for optional 3rd verse descant)
molto rit.
Optional 3rd verse descant part for solo instrument or voice (may be transposed up an octave if needed)
molto rit.
35
Ssser de Glocken
Ssser de Glocken
arranged by Jon Schmidt
traditional German Carol
Gently flowing
copyright 2002
= 240

Side Notes: Helpful Hints:


Having immigrant parents, I grew up with many of the
beautiful German Christmas carols. This is one of my
favorites.
Performance option:
The left hand may be played in the key of 3 flats if
desired (it may not sound very good though).
You might want to learn the hardest part of this song
first: measures 73-79. (I would recommend learning the
hard parts first with any song, actually.)
(sweet Afton)
1
5
etc.
8
1
pedal ad-lib except where noted
2 3 4 5 6 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
36 Ssser de Glocken
11
14
17
21
25
37 Ssser de Glocken
29
( )
L.H. option for small hand
33
37
Bring out the melody
42
46
3
5
4
38 Ssser de Glocken
50
-
54
58
62
66
-
5
2
5
5 5
1 2
simile
2 1
5
4
1
5
4
5
5
5
2
5 5
simile
39 Ssser de Glocken
70
74
78
82
86
5
3
1
5
1
3
5
2
4 1
1
5
1
3 4
2
4
1 4 1
1
2
1
4
5
4
2
1
5
4 2
4
1
1 2
__________________________________________________________________
l.h.option
bring out left hand melody
40 Ssser de Glocken
90
94
98
102
106
slower and rubato
3 1 4 2 5 6
decresc.
41 Ssser de Glocken
111
A
119
127
134
as at first
139
(play bass note with the top R.H. note)
Small hand roll the last chord
molto rit.
42 Stars Were Gleaming
Side Notes: Helpful Hints:
This little known Polish carol is an overly well-kept
secret that I wanted to let people in on. If youre
from America, you might recognize the last section as
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." If you are from
Germany, it might remind you of, "Morgen Kommt der
Weinachtsman (Tomorrow, Santas Coming)."
I generally like to avoid basing my transcriptions on
the double flag, but believe it or not, what you see
below is the simplest possible way to transcribe this
song.
This song is a rhythm nightmare.
Instead of counting the dreaded "1 - ee - and - a
- 2 - ee - and - a etc." just count to 4 over and
over (it works a lot better). I have provided some rhythm
#s at the beginning of the song to help you get the idea.
Here is a little rhythm "map key" of sorts that will
enable those with a little determination to play not
only this song, but any song riddled with double flags.
Stars Were Gleaming
(Infant Holy, Infant Lowly)
copyright 2002
= 60
Gently
,
arranged by Jon Schmidt
= 1 beat ( also equals 1 beat)
= 2 beats ( also equals 2 beats)
= 3 beats ( . also equals 3 beats)
= 4 beats ( also equals 4 beats)
,

,
,
,

= 6 beats ( . also equals 6 beats)


-
_
traditional Polish Carol

Two of these: = 1 beat


,
1
4
7
l.h.
1 2 3 4
pedal ad-lib
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
1
5
1
5
12 3 4
1
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 12 3 4 12 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 12 3 4 1 2 3 4
12 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
43 Stars Were Gleaming
10
13
16
19
22
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 & 1 2 3 4 and so forth (see helpful hints)
slow cresc.
1
1
3
slow decresc.
44 Stars Were Gleaming
24
27
30
33
36
8va........................................
1
1
1 2 1
anticipated chord change
|
slow cresc.
slow decresc.
2
45 Stars Were Gleaming
39
8va....................................................
3
42
45
"Twinkle Little Star" section
a little slower and rubato
48
51
3 4 straw- ber- ry 3 4
2
l.h.
46 Stars Were Gleaming
54
57
59
62
as at first
64
...........................................................................................................................
8va
1
2
5
2
F
G
1
1
> Play with thumb
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
r.h.
rit.
a tempo
rit.
slow down the arpeggio as you go up
47 Christmas Morning
Christmas Morning
written by Jon Schmidt copyright 2002
Paint the picture
= 188
Side Notes: Helpful Hints:
This tune is an original composition of mine. For
a long while, I couldn't think of a title for it. I
considered calling it "Santa's Workshop" or "The Train
Song," but neither felt right. Then, one day I stumbled
upon the title "Christmas Morning." As I played the
piece with that image in mind, I began to remember a
scene from a previous Christmas. Like a movie sound
track, the song fit perfectly as the memory unfolded. I
was suddenly experiencing Christmas morning 1996 through
the eyes of my two-year-old Annie and four-year-old
Spencer: the Christmas lights, a train running on a
track around the tree, a new doll house, and a remote
control car. That was a Christmas morning I'll never
forget!
The rhythmic precision of a drummer is most helpful
when playing this song.
1
3
5
1
pedal ad-lib except where noted
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 & 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
48 Christmas Morning
7
9
11
13
16
1 &
5
2
2
3 4 & 5 6 7 8 1
5
2
2
3 4 5 6 7 8
1
5
2
2
3
&
4 5 6 7 8
5
1 2
1
3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1
F
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
49 Christmas Morning
19
22
25
28
31
& 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
& 1 2 & 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1
thumb plays C & D
2 & 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 & 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1
5
cresc.
2
1
1
2
3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1
1
remember, these numbers only work when they are counted with a beat
2 3 4
2
1
5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
50 Christmas Morning
34
37
40
44
47
advanced option: adapt these double flag notes into triple flag grace notes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 & 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4
5
1 & 2 3 4 & 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1
decresc.
234 56 7 8
1 2 34567 8
1 2 3 4
&
5 6 7 8
( )
small hand delete notes in parentheses
1 2 3 4
&
5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4
&
5 6 7 8
51 Christmas Morning
50
53
56
59
62
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1
( )
small hand: omit parenthesis notes
2 & 3 4 5
( )
( )
6 7 8
1
( )
2 3 4 5
( )
6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
decresc.
1 2
&
3 4 5
cresc. 1 2
&
3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4
&
5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 & 7 8
52 Christmas Morning
65
68
71
74
76
The word "shaboom" will give you the right feel on all syncopated 8th notes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 & 6 7 & 8 1
go easy on pedal
2
1 2 3 4 5 6
(G)
7 8
(F)
(G)
1 2 3 4
yes, that's right
5 6 7 8
no pedal until further notice
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
1 2 3 & 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
pedal again
8
sha-
53 Christmas Morning
78
"Charlie Brown Christmas" rip off section (For best results, learn this part at a very slow but precise tempo)
(used by permission *)
81
84
87
90
1
A
boom
2 3 4 5 6 7
sha-
8
boom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
sha-
8
1
boom
2 3 4 5 6
sha-
7
boom
8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
sha-
1
boom
2 3 4 5 6 7
sha-
8
boom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
sha-
1
boom
2 3 4 5 6 7
decresc.
sha-
8
boom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5
"Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi
1965 Claimant: David Guaraldi & Dia Guaraldi used by permission
6 7 8
54 Christmas Morning
93
Big hold
96
99
102
Do like 50 more repeats of this part just to see what your Mom does
fade away to end
105
& 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
molto rit.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
a tempo
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 34 5 6 7 8 1 2 3
molto rit.
4 5 6 7 8
hold pedal to the end
55
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
5
9
13
Slowly and softly; use dynamics and/or tempo to create
a subtle rise and fall effect within each phrase.
copyright 2002
pedal ad-lib except where noted

= 60
written by Edmund Sears and Richard Willis
arranged by Jon Schmidt
3 4 5 6
3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6
3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Original key version can be downloaded at www.jonschmidt.com)
56
17
21
25
29
33
(A)
no pedal lift
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
rit.
57
37
41
45
48
51
a tempo cresc.
3 4
dim.
no pedal lift
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
rit.
58 Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming
Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming
arranged by Jon Schmidt
traditional German Carol
copyright 2002
Freely
= 75

Helpful Hints:
Dont pay any attention to the time signature changes.
Just let your natural musical instincts tell you how it
should be played.
1
6
11
15
slower
on repeat: play R. H. an octave higher to end of first line
pedal ad-lib
rit.
59
Christmas Hymn
written by Jon Schmidt
copyright 2002
Simply; with expression
= 60
Side Notes: Helpful Hints:
Heres a little insiders secret: This song was
actually a first year music theory assignment in
college. (I think it got an A minus.)
Dont pay any attention to that man behind the
curtain.
Christmas Hymn
1
3
5
pedal ad-lib
60 Christmas Hymn
7
,
9
Phrasing simile
11
13
F
15
,
( )
rit.