Away in a Manger
The Cradle Song - Christmas Carol - Christmas Hymn
This beautiful and famous Christmas carol Away in a Manger was composed by William James Kirkpatrick.
It is set to the tune Cradle Song, which Kirkpatrick composed for the musical Around the World with Christmas in 1895.
The authors of the lyrics remain unknown.
The first two verses of the lyrics were first published in 1884.
The third verse was first printed in Gabriel's Vineyard Songs in 1892.
This score is an arrangement for four-part choir (SATB).
It is set in the key of F Major.
It is appropriate for early-intermediate choirs.
For your greater enjoyment, this score includes the complete lyrics in English (three verses).
The hymn meter for this Christmas carol is 22.214.171.124.
Please note that there exists an alternate version of Away in a Manger by James Ramsey Murray : Away in a Manger (Murray).
Duration : 00:53 per verse
Source : William James Kirkpatrick, Miscellaneous Hymns.
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