See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano and Keyboard


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As part of our mastering Christmas carols on piano and keyboard series, here’s our guide to playing See Amid The Winter’s Snow.

See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Introduction

See Amid The Winter’s Snow is written here in F major, which is a comfortable key for most people to sing it in, and is in 4/4 time — that is there are four beats in every measure (bar).

See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Main Melody

Here’s the complete melody written out on the treble clef stave, as you’d play it with the right hand:

See Amid the Winter's Snow melody score

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Note that bars 1-2, 5-6 and 13-14 have the same melody.

Also bars 9-10 and 11-12 are identical.

Listen to the melody (MIDI file, should play directly in your browser. Alternatively, iTunes or Quicktime will play it).

Those notes are:

F G F E | D C C | F G Bb A | A G G |
F G F E | D C C | F G A Bb | G F F |
C C Bb A | G F E | C C Bb A | G F E |
F G F E | D C C | C A F Bb | A G F |

See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Single Note Bass Line

Here’s how to add single bass notes to add some harmony. Notes are all half notes (minims).

See Amid The Winter's Snow simple bass score

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Listen to the MIDI file

Note that, although the melody of bars 13 and 14 are the same as bars 1 and 2, the bass notes are different.

See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Melody with Chords and Bass

The final version features the playing of chords in the right hand, with the melody as the highest note.

Watch the first chord in measure 14 which is a G major chord (in other words, the B is a natural note not a flattened one.)

See Amid The Winter's Snow chords score

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Listen to MIDI file

See Amid the Winter’s Snow: Lyrics

See amid the winter’s snow,
Born for us on earth below,
See the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.

Chorus
Hail, thou ever-blessed morn!
Hail, redemption’s happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He who throned in height sublime
Sits amid the cherubim.

Chorus

Say, ye holy shepherds, say
What your joyful news today;
Wherefore have ye left your sheep
On the lonely mountain steep?

Chorus

“As we watched at dead of night,
Lo, we saw a wondrous light; [1]
Angels singing peace on earth
Told us of the Saviour’s birth”.

Chorus

Sacred infant, all divine,
What a tender love was thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this.

Chorus

Teach, O teach us , Holy Child,
By Thy Face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy Sweet humility!

Chorus

I hope you find this guide useful for helping you to play See Amid The Winter’s Snow.

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