French Christmas Carols – Noëls – Sheet Music and Arrangements

The term “Noël” is actually a literary one to begin with: it is used to describe a poem in French, often dialectal language, which is related to Christmas in a broader sense, often depicting shepherds, for example. The songs based on it are therefore not only spiritual, they also belong to the folk tradition. Their origins go back to the 13th century, and the evening singing of Noëls in the home has a long tradition.

Not only the texts often have a rather worldly character. Although the melodies initially mostly go back to well-known Gregorian or hymnal melodies, since the 15th century secular songs have also been used, and to a lesser extent original compositions. Nevertheless, since the 17th century they have found their way into Christmas services, both in sung and instrumental form. The Messe de minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier is based on one or more Noëls in each movement.

Apart from organ masses, which process Noëls, it is above all the numerous variation works for organ known as Noël varié that have made this genre famous.

Composers of French Christmas carols

Frank Martin

Trois Chants de Noël

Drei Weihnachtslieder
für Flöte, Gesang und Klavier

for: Voice, flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 113072

17.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Noël! 3 – Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

The Novello Choral Programme

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano [organ]

Music score

Item no.: 610173

18.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Claude Debussy

Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maisons

pour chant et piano

for: Voice, piano

Music score

Item no.: 331890

8.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
César Franck

Offertoire sur un Noël breton

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 401735

10.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Variations Pastorales Sur Un Vieux - Noel For Harp

Klassik

for: Harfe

Score

Item no.: 266673

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Cantique de Noel

Minuit, Chrétiens - O Holy Night

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 879359

94.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Cantique de Noel

Minuit, Chrétiens - O Holy Night

for: Concert band

Score

Item no.: 882081

13.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Cantique de Noel

Minuit, Chrétiens - O Holy Night

for: Fanfare

Score

Item no.: 883794

13.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Cantique de Noel

Minuit, Chrétiens - O Holy Night

for: Fanfare

Score, Parts

Item no.: 872610

94.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Derek Holman

Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris - There Twixt The Ox

French Carol

for: Women's choir (SSA), piano

Choir score

Item no.: 901729

2.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.

Cantique de Noel

Minuit, Chrétiens - O Holy Night

for: Brass band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 890155

64.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Cantique de Noel

Minuit, Chrétiens - O Holy Night

for: Brass band

Score

Item no.: 884271

13.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Claude Debussy

Noel des enfants qui n'ont plus de maisons

SS a cappella

for: Women's choir (SS) a cappella

Score

Item no.: 867880

3.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Noël 1694

Weihnachtsmusik aus der Zeit Ludwig XIV.

for: 4 recorders (SATB) [recorder orchestra]; harpsichord ad lib.

Score, Parts

Item no.: 685692

26.40 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Henri Martinet

Petit Papa Noël

aus dem Film "Destins"
für Gesang und Klavier

for: Voice, piano

Music score

Item no.: 411885

5.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Chris Rea

Driving home for Christmas

The famous Christmas classic arranged for accordion orchestra

for: Accordion orchestra

Score

Item no.: 680957

18.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Helga Schauerte-Maubouet - Adeste Fideles - Noel Dans La Tradition

Trois Noels francais

Helga Schauerte-Maubouet

Adeste Fideles - Noel Dans La Tradition

CD

Item no.: 472726

15.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Ornament Piano

Christmas tree decoration

Item no.: 483186

14.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Weihnachtliche romantische Orgelmusik

20 Kompositionen von Moritz Brosig, César Franck, Nicolas Jacob Lemmens, Gustav Merkel, Max Reger u.a.

for: Organ

Ensemble score

Item no.: 196530

17.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Marcel Dupré

Variations Sur un Noel op.20

pour Grande Orgue

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 100739

20.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Noël – Weihnachten

Französische und deutsche Weihnachtsmusik
für Melodieinstrument in C und Orgel

for: Melody instrument (C), organ

Organ score, solo part

Item no.: 246573

19.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Jean-François Dandrieu, Louis-Claude Daquin, Claude-Bénigne Balbastre

French Noels for Organ

A rich selection of noels or carols by three renowned 18th-Century French organ composers.

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 177026

23.70 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
André Jolivet

Pastorales De Noël

Klassik

for: Flute, Bassoon and Harp

Score, Parts

Item no.: 268086

34.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Anhänger Fagott Christbaumschmuck

17,5 cm

for: Bassoon

Christmas tree decoration

Item no.: 681304

15.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
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Felix Alexandre Guilmant

Offertoire Nr. 1

sur les Noëls: "Grand Dieu!" et "Allons Pasteurs, que l’on s’éveille"

for: Organ

Sheet music

Item no.: 1444

2.50 €
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Jean-Jacques Charpentier

Noël en duo

for: Organ

Sheet music

Item no.: 2672

2.00 €
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Adolphe Adam

Cantique de Noël

Minuit, Chrétiens

for: Voice (medium/low), piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 2474

2.50 €
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César Franck

Vieux Noël

aus "L’Organiste - 63 pièces composées spécialement pour l’orgue - harmonium"

for: Organ [harmonium]

Sheet music

Item no.: 3175

2.00 €
Instantly available.
Michel-Richard Delalande

Symphonie Des Noels 3

for: 2 recorders (SA), basso continuo

Score, Set of parts

Item no.: 172996

12.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Denis Bédard

Deux Noëls

pour orgue

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 560683

16.65 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Alexandre Guilmant

Offertoire sur deux Noëls für Orgel op.19/2

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 488278

6.40 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Felix Alexandre Guilmant

Noël Alsacien (Elsässische Weihnacht) aus op.93 für Orgel

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 602534

6.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Messe de Minuit H 9

Partitur (Urtextausgabe) (Urtext)

for: Flöten, Violine, 2 Violetimmen, Bassviolinen, Singstimmen (SATB)

Score

Item no.: 280763

26.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Ornament Saxophone

for: Saxophone

Christmas tree decoration

Item no.: 483196

22.10 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Ornament Trumpet

for: Trumpet

Christmas tree decoration

Item no.: 483188

13.20 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
Jean Bouvard

Noels traditionnels

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 348935

27.30 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Ultimate Christmas Instrumental Solos

A Holly Jolly Christmas ( Play-along )

Ultimate Christmas Instrumental Solos

for: Trombone

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 632776

20.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
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Seht den Stern dort hoch am Himmel

for: Voice (high), piano [organ]

Sheet music

Item no.: 739029

2.99 €
Instantly available.

Ornament Bass

Christmas tree decoration

Item no.: 483182

11.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Anhänger Pianino Christbaumschmuck

Christmas tree decoration

Item no.: 681305

14.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Michel-Richard Delalande

Symphonie De Noels 2

for: 2 recorders (SA), basso continuo

Score, Set of parts

Item no.: 413621

13.60 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Francis Poulenc

Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps De Noël

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 208999

11.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

We Wish You A Jazzy Christmas

11 leichte Bearbeitungen

for: Piano

Item no.: 312045

10.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Nicolas le Bègue

Noëls

Drei Weihnachtsstücke mit Solostimme in C und B

for: Trumpet (C/B-flat), organ

Score, Parts

Item no.: 418406

13.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Weihnachten rund um die Welt

22 Lieder aus aller Welt
in leichten Sätzen

for: 2 descant recorders

Ensemble score

Item no.: 490336

13.20 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
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Zerbin, Wolfgang

Dem Licht entgegen

for: Voice (low), piano [organ]

Sheet music

Item no.: 757492

2.99 €
Instantly available.
Louis-Claude Daquin

Nouveau Livre de Noëls

12 Stücke für die Weihnachtszeit
Archives des Maitres de l'orgue

for: Organ (manuals) [harpsichord]

Music score

Item no.: 287771

22.00 €plus shipping
In reprint. Delivery time unknown.
Michel-Richard Delalande

Symphonie Des Noels Bd 1

for: Treble recorder [flute/oboe/violin], basso continuo

Score, Set of parts

Item no.: 140075

11.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
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Louis-Claude Daquin

Noël Étranger (Nr. VIII)

aus "Nouveau Livre de Noels pour l’Orgue et le Clavecin"

for: Organ [harpsichord]

Sheet music

Item no.: 3220

2.00 €
Instantly available.

Incognita Organo 43 - Noëls

for: Piano [organ]

Book

Item no.: 401739

13.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

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