Dancing around the Christmas songs: sheet music for carol singers & players

The books range from illustrated songbooks, to instrumental sheet music. Dive into the library’s wide range of song books and sheet music and find the hidden gems. You can search the catalogue for more carol sheet music.

Usborne Christmas songbook
“A fabulous clothbound hardback book with simple arrangements of traditional Christmas music for voice and piano. There are lyrics for all the carols, and chords for playing on a guitar, and the melody line can also be played on a recorder or violin. A charmingly illustrated collection of traditional Christmas carols , in a luxurious clothbound edition including sheet music and song lyrics. This book is good for very young audience to learn the songs as well as the professionals. ” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

The Christmas guitar big book : 100 great songs and carols
“Alfred’s Guitar Big Book series presents the best songs of each decade and each genre in complete note-for-note guitar tab transcriptions. Most books in the series are well over 250 pages and contain 30 to 40 or more songs each. With over 20 books in the series, the Big Books are a great way to build a complete reference library of all your favorite songs. Titles in this 100-song collection include (and these are just the “I”s): I Believe in Santa Claus * I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day  .” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Simple Christmas carols : the easiest easy piano songs.
“(Easy Piano Songbook). Play 50 classic carols in the easiest of arrangements, presented simply, with lyrics. Includes: Away in a Manger * Deck the Hall * Ding dong! Merrily on high*  The First Noel * Go, Tell It on the Mountain* Good King Wenceslas * Hark The Herald Angels Sing * It Came upon the Midnight Clear * Jingle Bells * O Holy Night * O Christmas tree *O come, all ye faithful Silent Night * The Twelve Days of Christmas * What Child Is This? * and more.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

100 most beautiful Christmas songs.
“Songs include: All is well — Almost there — Angels from the realms of glory — Angels we have heard on high — As long as there’s Christmas : from Beauty and the Beast, the enchanted Christmas — Away in a manger — Baby, it’s cold outside : from the motion picture Neptune’s daughter — Because it’s Christmas : (For all the children) — Believe : from Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Polar Express — The birthday of a King — Blue Christmas. And more. (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Christmas carols.
“(Super Easy Songbook). It’s super easy This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, and basic left-hand chord diagrams. This edition includes 60 timeless carols: Away in a Manger * Coventry Carol * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Op. 71a * The First Noel * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * Hark The Herald Angels Sing * It Came upon the Midnight Clear * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Holy Night * Silent Night.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Christmas songs.
“(Strum Together). The Strum Together series enables players of five different instruments or any combination of them to “strum together” on over 40 great songs. This easy-to-use format features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams for standard ukulele, baritone ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Songs include: Angels We Have Heard on High * Away in a Manger * Blue Christmas * Deck the Hall * The First Noel * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * A Holly Jolly Christmas  and more.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Songbooks at Te Awe

Calling all musicians and aficionados of musical theatre! Did you know that we have a collection of Songbooks at our newest Central City branch, Te Awe Library on Brandon Street?

Before Central closed, it was home to a large collection of Songbooks and music Scores. These are all now available to reserve from our warehouse. But if you would like to browse some Songbooks in person, you can find them upstairs at Te Awe, nestled amongst the CD collection, and next to the music magazines. There is a great selection of songs held there including, rock, pop, standards, musicals, folk, and movie songs, with instructions for piano, vocal and guitar.

You can find our Te Awe branch just off Lambton Quay at 29 Brandon Street, or you can enter from Panama Street. In addition to the Songbooks and CDs upstairs, you will find young adult books, non-fiction and Māori books, DVDs and Blu-ray. On the ground floor there are magazines, a children’s area, adult fiction, large print, audiobooks, bestsellers, and a café! So take a look today!