Angels We Have Heard on High- Behind the music.

Angels We Have Heard on High is a sacred Christmas carol/hymn from 1862. The melody is from a traditional French song. The song’s subject is the birth of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Luke, the scene where shepherds outside Bethlehem encounter a multitude of Angles singing and praising newborn Jesus.

My arrangement of the song starts off in A Flat Major, Allegretto, Poco Rubato with familiar parts of the melody accompanied by block chords, followed by soft arpeggio patterns. As the song progresses it changes keys several times. From A Flat Major, down a half step to G major, then to B flat major, and back to A Flat Major.

Listen on Spotify HERE

Listen on Pandora. Angels We Have Heard on High Radio HERE

Listen on Apple Music HERE

Want to learn how to play my arrangement of this song on your piano or keyboard? Sheet Music available HERE

2019-12-03T13:38:56-06:00 December 3rd, 2019|Tags: |