Still Still Still

Still Still Still is a beautiful carol that originated in Austria in the 19th century. I have arranged and performed this with several choirs and it is always a favourite! I am sure that you will enjoy playing this fairly simple piano sheet music arrangement.

Still Still Still Piano Sheet Music

Still Still Still Sheet Music

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The arrangement is in the key of D major (2 sharps – F sharp and C sharp).
The melody line is reasonably simple, but the fingering does take a bit of time to master. The key aspect to work on is to try to get the top line of the right hand part to “sing out” as the melody line whilst the other notes of the right hand act as an accompaniment.

I have kept the left hand very simple – it effectively acts as a gentle bass part that anchors the sound.

The piece does have lyrics that are in German and I have added an interlude that works nicely between the verses. This will be particularly helpful if you want to play and sing the carol as a solo or with a group of singers.

Still Still Still Lyrics

The lyrics to Still Still Still are in German by Georg Götsch (I have included the English translation of the 1st 2 verses below them):

Still, still, still, weil ‘s Kindlein schlafen will.
Maria tut es niedersingen,
ihre keusche Brust darbringen.
Still, still, still, weil ‘s Kindlein schlafen will.

Schlaf, schlaf, schlaf, mein liebes Kindlein, schlaf!
Die Englein tun schön musizieren,
vor dem Kripplein jubilieren.
Schlaf, schlaf, schlaf, mein liebes Kindlein, schlaf!

Groß, groß, groß, die Lieb’ ist übergroß.
Gott hat den Himmelsthron verlassen
und muss reisen auf den Straßen.
Groß, groß, groß, die Lieb’ ist übergroß.

Auf, auf, auf, ihr Adamskinder auf!
Fallet Jesum all’ zu Füßen,
weil er für uns d’Sünd tut büßen!
Auf, auf, auf, ihr Adamskinder auf!

Wir, wir, wir, wir rufen all’ zu dir:
Tu uns des Himmels Reich aufschließen,
wenn wir einmal sterben müssen.
Wir, wir, wir, wir rufen all’ zu dir.

English Translation of Verses 1 and 2:

Still, still, still, He sleeps this night so chill.
The Virgin’s tender arms enfolding,
Warm and safe the Child are holding.
Still, still, still, He sleeps this night so chill.

Sleep, sleep, sleep, He lies in slumber deep.
While angel hosts from heav’n come winging,
Sweetest songs of joy are singing.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, He lies in slumber deep