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Tune Information

Incipit: 54321 23123 42321
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Welsh dance tune
Copyright: Public Domain

Alternative Tunes


There are many texts for this tune, in both Welsh and English. In Welsh the theme is often more patriotic than seasonal (as in the words "Oer yw'r gwr sy'n methu caru"), but in English by far the commonest text is "Deck the Hall" (or "Halls").



Organ Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 29 Number 2 January February March 2009: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editor Neil Stipp
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2009) pp. 3
  • Organ Music for the Seasons (Volume 1)
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Lani Willis; John Hebden Schaffner
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1998) pp. 42-46
  • Composer/Editor John A. Behnke
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1994) pp. 10
  • Merry Christmas from Diane Bish
    Composer/Editor Diane Joyce Bish
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1994) pp. 19
  • Christmas Favorites for Organ: Christmas Favorites
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1991) pp. 18
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 23 Number 2 November 1988: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Howard Wells; Rex Koury
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 40
  • A Christmas Album for Organ
    Composer/Editor Jean Pasquet
    Published By: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation (1984) pp. 77
  • Christmas Carols for Organ: With Hammond Registration
    Composer/Editor Richard Ellsasser
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1967) pp. 6
  • Christmas Organ Album: Fourteen Characteristic Pieces
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1961) pp. 17

Piano and Organ Duet

  • A Hymnworks Christmas: A Tapestry of Classical Music and Christmas Themes for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Linda McKechnie
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 3

Piano Solo

  • Christmas Memories: 8 Early Intermediate to Intermediate Piano Arrangements of the Season's Most Nostalgic Carols
    Composer/Editor Melody Bober
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2007) pp. 7
  • A Smooth Jazz Christmas: Mellow Seasonal Favorites for Piano
    Composer/Editor Roger House
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 31
  • Bach Around the Christmas Tree: 18 Classic Christmas Carols in the Styles of Great Composers
    Composer/Editor Carol Klose
    Published By: Cherry Lane Music Company (2001) pp. 6
  • Portraits of Christmas: Songs and Carols of the Season for Piano
    Composer/Editor Eugene Butler
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 48
  • Christmas Classics: Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor Carolyne M. Taylor
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 52
  • The Best in Christmas Sheet Music
    Composer/Editor Carol Cuellar
    Published By: Warner Brothers Publications, Inc. (1997) pp. 6
  • Yuletide Treasures: 20 Christmas miniatures for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Jolene Boyd
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1997) pp. 26
  • Christmas Hope: Christmas Carols for Piano
    Composer/Editor Phil Perkins
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 25
  • Classical Carols: Piano Arrangements for the Christmas Season
    Composer/Editor Carolyne M. Taylor
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1992) pp. 6
  • More Christmas with Style: Holiday Favorites Arranged for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Jerry Ray
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (1988) pp. 5, 14
  • The Church Pianist Volume 4 Number 2 November 1987: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Bonnie Barrett
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 17
  • Christmas Reflections for Piano: 11 Fresh Arrangements by Teresa Wilhelmi
    Composer/Editor Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1986) pp. 18
  • Bock's Best Volume III: 25 Outstanding Christmas Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1984) pp. 38
  • The Sounds of Christmas: Piano
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1974) pp. 5
  • Piano Transcriptions of Your Favorite Christmas Carols
    Composer/Editor Spencer Parsons
    Published By: Theodore Presser Company (1958) pp. 41

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Christmas Duet Fantasies: 4 Arrangements for Early Intermediate to Late Intermediate Pianists
    Composer/Editor Robert D. Vandall
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2010) pp. 14
  • Christmas Creations for Two Pianists: One Piano - Four Hands
    Composer/Editor John W. Schaum
    Published By: Schaum Publications, Inc. (1972) pp. 14

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet Two Pianos

  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
    Composer/Editor Chip Davis
    Published By: Dots and Lines, Inc. (1985) pp. 1


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #82

Las Voces del Camino #45

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #23

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Singing the Living Tradition #235


Small Church Music #4630

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #315

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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