Thursday, September 29, 2011

"O Christmas Tree", or "O Tannenbaum"

Entertain your family and friends this Christmas with free X-mas sheet music available on
Todays addition is, "O Christmas Tree", also known as "O Tannenbaum",  a Christmas carol of German origin.
A Tannenbaum is a fir tree (German: die Tanne) or Christmas tree (der Weihnachtsbaum). Its evergreen qualities have long inspired musicians to write several "Tannenbaum" songs in German.
The best known version was written in 1824 by the Leipzig organist, teacher and composer Ernst Ansch├╝tz. The melody is an old folk tune (Lauriger Horatius). The first known "Tannenbaum" song lyrics date back to 1550
This free PDF can be downloaded, printed, and played for free and includes suggested fingerings and bowings. More free sheet music available on

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