This viola music for Ding Dong! Merrily on High is in the key of C. Select the image below for a printable PDF of the melody. The Ding Dong! Merrily on High string play-along page has more versions of this carol, so you can play it with violin, cello, and bass. The band version of Ding Dong! Merrily on High is also in the key of C, so you can play along with winds and brass instruments. If you are looking for a different key or instrumental range, the lead sheet page for Ding Dong! Merrily on High has versions in seven different keys, in treble, bass, and alto clefs. You can also view and print the lyrics to Ding Dong! Merrily on High.
This arrangement of Ding Dong! Merrily on High has a time signature of 4/4. If you would like to play it at a faster tempo, you can think of it as being in cut time (2/2 time signature). Playing it with the half note equal to one beat will make it easier to perform the carol at a quicker tempo.
See the transposition page for explanations and charts to help you determine the appropriate key to play in when performing with instruments that are not in concert key. More Christmas songs for viola.