Deck The Halls

Deck the Halls piano

These Deck the Halls piano arrangements are aimed at the beginner and intermediate piano player. There are 2 different versions of the sheet music for you to download and print off so you can choose which one is most appropriate for you or your students to have a go at learning.

Deck the Halls Piano Sheet Music

Deck The Halls Piano

      Intermediate Piano Version

Click Here to Download Deck The Halls Piano Sheet Music

The intermediate piano version of Deck The Halls is a lively arrangement that gives the piano player an opportunity to develop a number of skills:

  • Octaves in the left hand – the ability to be able to play consecutive octaves in the left hand is a very important skill for any piano player to develop. These octave sounds provide real strength and power to a performance.
  • Parallel 3rds – the right hand uses parallel 3rds in a large proportion of the melody line. This will test the skill of the pianist as the tempo is quite fast and so these notes need to be played at speed.
  • Articulation and Phrasing – the “life” of this piano arrangement of Deck The Halls is highly dependent upon the articulation and phrasing. The accents and staccato marks in the sheet music need to be performed effectively and the dynamics also need careful expression. Have a listen to the recording of the arrangement as this may well help.

I have also added in a 2 bar interlude between the verses.
This will work really well if you are playing and singing with people as it will give the singers a chance to catch their breath before carrying on with the next verse!

Deck the Halls Easy Piano

Deck The Halls Easy Piano Sheet Music

      Easy Piano Version

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The arrangement of Deck The Halls for Easy Piano is a simplified version of the intermediate one:

  • There are no parallel intervals in the right hand of the music so this will make the performance a lot easier.
  • The left hand part consists of simple notes rather than the octaves. Again, this will make the notes a lot easier to perform.
  • The articulation and phrasing will still give the player an opportunity to bring some expression and “life” to the performance.

Lyrics

1. Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
“Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Fill the meadcup, drain the barrel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troul the ancient Christmas carol
Fa la la la la la la la la

2. See the flowing bowl before us
Fa la la ….
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa la la ….
Follow me in merry measure
Fa la la ….
While I sing of beauty’s treasure
Fa la la ….

3. Fast away the old year passes
Fa la la ….
Hail the new ye lads and lasses
Fa la la ….
Laughing, quaffing altogether
Fa la la ….
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa la la ….