A small mystery surrounds the writing credits of this Christmas Carol. It is usually attributed to John Francis Wade (1711 – 1786), an English hymnist and music copyist.
However, there is written evidence of this carol in Latin, which is older than Wade’s version, in a library in Portugal.
On this page you can find a glockenspiel tutorial video, sheet music with a glockenspiel chart that will help you find the notes on the musical instrument and a printable PDF for free download. If you would like to watch and sing this song, click here for the sing-along version.
Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video
Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart
The melody of Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) is moderately difficult and it consists of 8 notes (6 natural and 2 sharp ones) as you can see on the chart following the notes of the song.
Watch the video a couple of times and study each part at your own pace until you get the hang of it. Remember to use both mallets as much as you can – not only the one that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.
To save this free music sheet of “Adeste fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”. Alternatively, you can download the PDF file below.
Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart and Lyrics
To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.
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