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I Saw Three Ships (Easy Piano Duet; 1 Piano, 4 Hands)

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By English Carol

Piano Duet - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by English Carol. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Christian, Repertoire, Folk, European, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 13 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.278015).

Item Number: S0.278015

Here is a festive mixed level, 1 piano, 4-hands duet arrangement of the popular English carol “I Saw Three Ships.” This arrangement is designed for a beginning student to play the PRIMO while the teacher or an intermediate student plays the SECONDO. All notes in the PRIMO are played singly with the hands in one position centered around middle C and then played one octave higher.  

The original song has at least 9 verses, however, this arrangement only incorporates 4 unique melody-harmony combinations (though it is easy to repeat any of the sections if more verses are desired). This song is written in 6/8 time which will give new players experience with this less-common time signature and practice with a fun, new rhythm. Also, the PRIMO begins with playing the melody, then the melody moves to the SECONDO for 1 verse before concluding with the PRIMO on the final verses.

This quick-paced and joyful arrangement of the classic Christmas song will be a valuable addition to your holiday duet repertoire. The purchase price includes a 6-page score with combined PRIMO and SECONDO parts on each page plus an alternate format with the PRIMO and SECONDO parts on separate pages (3 pages each).

This arrangement is one of the 10 easy piano duets in the collection "Christmas Duets" arranged by Sharon Wilson (item number: S0.278179).

My favorite 3 verses:
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day;
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the angels in Heav’n shall sing,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day;
And all the angels in Heav’n shall sing,
On Christmas day in the morning.

Now let us all rejoice and sing,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day;
Now let us all rejoice and sing,

On Christmas day in the morning.

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  • November 24, 2018 Fun holiday piece

    Bought this to play with family while they were in town. It was simple enough that we were able to play through it right away. Our only real issue was trying to remember that the top hand of the bottom part was base clef instead of treble.

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