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Away in a Manger

This is my 1960s style arrangement of “Away in a Manger”. It is intended to be similar in sound to something the Shadows might have done had they every made a Christmas album. Apparently Hank Marvin’s Jehovah’s Witness beliefs precluded them ever producing a Christmas record.

The original of the words to “Away in a Manger” is not clear. Some credit them to Martin Luther. There are two well-known musical settings. In the USA, the more popular setting was composed by James R. Murray and published in 1887. Outside the USA, the better known melody is that composed by William J. Kirkpatrick and published in 1895.

In my arrangement I have included both.

December 22, 2015 at 7:02 am Leave a comment


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