Making music with loved ones is a great holiday tradition; it’s free, non-fattening, and naturally lifts your spirits without unpleasant side effects, like eggnog breath. To encourage more seasonal singing and playing, we’ve created our own tradition of sharing free holiday music each holiday season.
New for this year are a dozen holiday lead sheets, created in Finale 2014.5. These are presented in a classic handwritten style, with melody, lyrics, and chord changes:
Also collected are updated versions of holiday titles we’ve provided in the past, including:
- Piano pieces from pre-readers to advanced
- Classical guitar arrangements
- A caroling collection
- Instrumental duets, trios, and solos with accompaniment
- Vocal pieces for SATB and accompaniment
- Easy Holiday Ukulele Song Book
- One piece each for beginner band, jazz band, and string orchestra
- At least one quartet each for strings, barbershop, woodwind, and brass
- The “Tannenbaum!” graphic notation piece seen above and described here
Download this year’s collection here.
On the subject of holiday gifts, be sure to check out our free holiday-themed font, too. Don’t own Finale 2014.5? You can still enjoy these fonts and files all month, for free, using the Finale free trial.
On behalf of everyone at MakeMusic, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year.