play THE MUSIC

Stick a bit of tinsel on your music stand and join in on recorders, flutes, oboes, ukuleles, violins, trumpet...and more!

This year we have rewritten our sheet music to make it more accessible to everyone, so less experienced players won't have so many sharps and flats to worry about. The music here is like a massive Christmas Carol kit - use any of our word sheets, instrumental parts or recordings and they are all compatible - in the right keys, with the same harmonies and the correct rhythms! Download what you need - we only ask that you respect our copyright and don't use any of the materials for commercial gain. If you wish to share the materials further, please repeat this request and credit Doorstep Carols.

Further down this page, you'll also find the piano part for our official jingle for 'Carols on the Doorstep' by George Rink, aged 12 - why not have a go and post a video on our Facebook page @DoorstepCarols2021?

YOUR GUIDE TO USING THE DOORSTEP CAROLS

DOWNLOAD THE WORDS & SHEET MUSIC :

DOWNLOAD THE WORD SHEET

MUSIC and words FOR CHOIRS: SATB

INSTRUMENTS IN C: VIOLIN, EASY FLUTE, OBOE, RECORDERS, KEYBOARD...

High Instruments in C: flute, 1st violin

Low Instruments in C (bass clef): 'cello, bassoon, trombone, tuba

UKELELE AND GUITAR: WORDS WITH SIMPLE CHORDS AND CHORD CHART

INSTRUMENTS IN B FLAT: CLARINET, SOPRANO & TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, CORNET

INSTRUMENTS IN F: FRENCH HORN

Instruments in E FLAT: ALTO SAX, TENOR HORN

 

NEW FOR 2021!!!:

Music Accompaniments to stream or download!

Use these mp3s to practise to, or why not put together your own carol concert? Care homes, schools, churches, street parties and even family gatherings can combine ordinary voices, choirs and many different instruments in Carols on your own Doorstep! Written brass band parts may be available to organisations which apply with a covering letter of support from your local BBC radio station - apply by clicking here.

 

PIANO BACKING MP3s:

  piano accompaniments - use our carols in the same order as the sheet -  or customise your own concert!

1. O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL    2. ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY  3. O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

4. THE FIRST NOWELL   5. WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED   6. IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER  

7. DING, DONG! MERRILY   8. GOOD KING WENCESLAS   9. AWAY IN A MANGER  10. GOD REST YOU MERRY

11. SILENT NIGHT     12. THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS  13. HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

14. JINGLE BELLS   15. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS 

... and to ensure the backing tracks stream well, even on the BIG DOORSTEP CAROLS SING night, click on this button for Soundcloud:

OUR SOUNDCLOUD PIANO PLAYLIST

 

BRASS BAND AND THE DOORSTEP CHOIR MP3s:

The carols were recorded by BBC Radio Shropshire in November (and the rain held off!) with the Shrewsbury Brass Band and the 'Doorstep Choir' many of who started the whole Doorstep Carols idea rolling during lockdown 2020 - these recordings are available RIGHT HERE if you prefer to accompany your own carol concert with brass band and/or singers instead of piano. Thanks to Paul, Tim and the rest of the BBC team for helping to make this material available to YOU.

1. O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL      2. ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY   3. O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

4. THE FIRST NOWELL   5. WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED    6. IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER  

7. DING, DONG! MERRILY   8. GOOD KING WENCESLAS    9. AWAY IN A MANGER   10. GOD REST YOU MERRY

11. SILENT NIGHT   12. THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS  13. HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

14. JINGLE BELLS   15. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS  

... and to ensure the backing tracks stream well, even on the BIG DOORSTEP CAROLS SING night, click on this button for Soundcloud:

OUR SOUNDCLOUD BRASS AND CHOIR PLAYLIST

BRASS BAND/ without/without voices ORIGINAL RECORDINGS (.wav)

DROPBOX LINK 

(thanks to Tim at BBC Radio Shropshire)

 

Shrewsbury Brass Band - conducted by Jeremy Lund: arrangements copyright Doorstep Carols (Jeremy Lund)

Doorstep Choir - chorusmaster Adrian Kindred (Director of Music, Prestfelde School)

We strongly advise that if you are using these tracks for your own concert on December 15th in the evening, you DOWNLOAD THEM IN ADVANCE. Streaming by too many people all at once may slow or even crash the website!!!

 

 

QWERTY7UIOP

Zxcvbnmuijkolp;'[