This traditional Christmas Carol has been a favourite for centuries, and seems to have originated in England or possibly Cornwall in the early 1800s. The Carol will be familiar to many people, and was famously used by the composer Victor Hely-Hutchinson in the 3rd movement of his "Carol Symphony" composed in 1929. This was in turn used as the theme tune for both the Radio (1943) and TV (1984) series adaptations of John Masefield's children's fantasy novel "Box of Delights".
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of The First Nowell (Noel) for piano or various instruments or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of The First Nowell (Noel) for piano or various instruments.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for The First Nowell (Noel) for piano or various instruments in PDF format.