This traditional Christmas melody is usually called "The Huron Carol" or "The Indian Christmas Carol" or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime". A Jesuit missionary in Canada adapted an old 16th Century French tune into a Christmas Carol, adding words in the local Huron language which he taught to the Indians where he was based. This particular arrangement is shown for French Horn and Piano, but the French Horn can be replaced by a range of alternative musical instruments. Other arrangements of this piece on mfiles are one for solo guitar by Glenn Jarrett and one for solo piano based on the guitar version.
For this arrangement the main instrumental parts are the Horn part (or cor anglais) and the Piano Accompaniment (score). In place of the French Horn, you can substitute any of the following instrumental parts: Main instruments in C (flute, oboe, violin), High instruments in C (piccolo), Bass instruments in C (cello, bassoon, trombone), instruments in B-flat (clarinet, trumpet), Alto Saxophone or Viola.
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of The Huron Carol for french horn and piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of The Huron Carol for french horn and piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for The Huron Carol for french horn and piano in PDF format.