The First Nowell/Noel
Flexible pieces may be performed in many ways, from one instrument alone, one instrument with keyboard accompaniment, combinations of brass, woodwind and strings to full orchestra. The possibilities are endless. Download the parts you need from the list—they all fit together. If you can’t find the part you need, you may request a new one (premium subscribers).
Help choosing parts
1. The first Nowell the angel did say,
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
born is the King of Israel.
2. For all to see there was a star
shining in the east, beyond them far,
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]
3. And by the light of that same star
the wise men came from country far;
to seek for a king was their intent,
and to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain]
4. Then let us all with one accord
sing praises to our heavenly Lord
who hath made heaven and earth of naught,
and with His blood humankind hath bought. [Refrain]