Sunday, December 2, 2012

The First Noel - Christmas Piano Songs

Away In A Manger - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 4th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

The First Noel or also known as The First Nowell is one that just invites peace when you hear the song.  The melody drifts me off into a place where few songs can take me.  Of course, any song that talks about angels, I'm mesmerized by and this one definitely does that. It tells the basic Christmas story as we have come to know it.  Such a simple song, but so profound in the emotions that it invokes.

Hopefully you will enjoy my version of this song on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

You can also download a free pdf of many Christmas Carols that I have put together.  I did this so if you are looking for something that is already formatted on a page, it is ready to print and distribute to your Christmas Carolers.  It always seemed like no one could find the lyrics to many of these songs, so I tried to help by putting this free pdf together.  To download this pdf, just go to

Listen or purchase Christmas Piano Songs on Amazon or iTunes.

Lyrics To The First Nowell (Noel)

The first Nowell 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.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, 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.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, 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 stop and stay, Right over the place where Jesus lay,
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Born is the King of Israel.

Then enter’d in those wisemen three, full reverently upon their knee,
And offer’d there, in his presence, their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Born is the King of Israel.

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