Away in a Manger
The Cradle Song - Christmas Carol - Christmas HymnThis 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 for easy mezzo-soprano voice with piano accompaniment.
It is set in the key of E flat Major.
It is appropriate for Grade 2 mezzo-soprano singers.
The vocal range of the mezzo-soprano voice part is Bb3 to C5.
For your greater enjoyment, this score includes the complete lyrics in English (three verses).
The hymn meter for this Christmas carol is 188.8.131.52.
Please note that there exists an alternate version of Away in a Manger, by James Ramsey Murray : Away in a Manger (Murray).
Duration : 00:50 per verse
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