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Dive into the harmonious world of “We Three Kings,” a timeless carol that resonates with the spirit of the holiday season. Composed in 1857 by John Henry Hopkins Jr., this captivating song tells the story of the Magi, the three wise men, on their journey to visit the newborn Jesus. It’s a quintessential Christmas carol, rich in history and soaked in the mystique of the East. “We Three Kings” is renowned for its evocative melody and profound lyrics that explore themes of travel, guidance, and the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This song stands out not only for its historical significance but also for its cultural impact, having been covered by countless artists across diverse genres, making it a versatile piece for audiences of all ages.

For those eager to embark on their musical journey, our recorder book for beginners offers an accessible and engaging way to learn “We Three Kings” through picture notation for the recorder. This innovative approach, utilizing picture notes sheet music, allows individuals, regardless of their age or prior knowledge of music, to play this enchanting song with ease. Our recorder songbook with pictures is designed for recorder learners of all levels, from kids embarking on their first musical adventure to adults rediscovering their passion for music. By including “We Three Kings” in our easy recorder songbook, we invite you to experience the joy of music-making through a piece that not only enhances your technical skills but also connects you to a rich tapestry of cultural heritage. Whether you’re a beginner looking for recorder exercises or someone seeking to enrich your holiday repertoire, this song offers a fulfilling and resonant experience.

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Some of the notes on our website contain the full version of the song, and some are excerpts, or for example the very beginning, chorus or verse, etc. Full versions of all the notes can be found in our books and e-books: SHOP.

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