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The First Nowell

The First Nowell is a "Christmas carol" sheet music from Cornwall for the Vocals. The composer of this score is unknown, but it is known that this music was written in c. 1700. The lyrics of this sheet music are traditional.

Composer Unknown (c. 1700)
Author Traditional
Origin EuropeEurope > United KingdomUnited Kingdom > EnglandEngland > CornwallCornwall
Kind Christmas carol
Instruments 4 voices
Key signature D major
Rythm 3/4
Downloaded 24426
License Public Domain Public Domain


You can download this free sheet music for the Vocals below:

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pdf The_First_Nowell.pdf  151.90 KiB
txt The_First_Nowell.txt  1.00 KiB
The First Nowell - 1 The First Nowell - 2
The First Nowell

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. This star drew nigh to the North-West,
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

5. Then entered in those Wise Men three,
Fell reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

6. 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 hath bought.

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