This document contains the words and free sheet music to the traditional Christmas carol , The First Noel,  The carol dates back many centuries and was first officially published in the early 1800's.  Parts are provided for all common concert band instruments including voice.

The full score below is provided for reference.  Individual parts and the lyrics to the song are available for download farther down on the page.

 

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The First NoelThe First Noel

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11The First Noel PercussionThe First Noel Percussion11.33 KB477 times
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21The First Noel Alto SaxophoneThe First Noel Alto Saxophone12.7 KB794 times
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The lyrics (words) to The First Noel:

The First Noel, the Angels 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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw 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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both Pause and stay
Right o'er the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel! 

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

 


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