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 easy string quartet : violin I, violin II, viola and violoncello.
It is set in the key of F Major.
It is appropriate for Grade 3 string players.
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
Source : William James Kirkpatrick, Miscellaneous Hymns.
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