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Kirkpatrick : Away in a Manger
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Kirkpatrick : Miscellaneous Hymns

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Away in a Manger

Kirkpatrick, William James (1838-1921)

Kirkpatrick's beautiful Christmas carol arranged for easy string quartet!   

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Includes : One score and four parts (5 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 3/12

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Program Notes on Away in a Manger by Kirkpatrick :

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).

Sources :

William James Kirkpatrick, Miscellaneous Hymns.

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Sheet music details :


(The Cradle Song - Christmas Carol - Christmas Hymn)
ComposerKirkpatrick, William James (1838-1921) Opus/catalog numberChristmas carol
MovementsAndante Composition/First publication19th century
InstrumentationString quartet StyleChristmas Hymns & Carols
KeyF Major Duration00:50
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 3/12

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Away in a Manger

1. Away in a manger, no crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

2.The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

3. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven to live with Thee there.

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