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Away in a Manger

Murray, James Ramsey (1841-1905)

Murray'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 Murray :

This beautiful and famous Christmas carol Away in a Manger is set to the tune Mueller by James Ramsey Murray.

It was first published in 1887 in Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (New York : J. Church Co., 1887).

At that time, Murray gave it the subtitle Luther's Cradle Hymn, refering to the German reformer Rev. Martin Luther (1483-1546).

However, it is now generally accepted that Luther did not compose this song, but that Murray himself did.

The authors of the lyrics remain unknown.

This score is an arrangement for easy string quartet (violins I and II, viola and cello).

It is set in the key of A Major.

It is appropriate for Grade 3 string players.

The violin I, violin II, viola and cello parts may all be played in the first position.

Please note that there exists an alternate version of Away in a Manger by William James Kirkpatrick : Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick).



Sources :

James Ramsey Murray, Miscellaneous Sacred Songs.




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Sheet music details :

AWAY IN A MANGER

(Mueller - Christmas Carol)
ComposerMurray, James Ramsey (1841-1905) Opus/catalog numberChristmas carol
MovementsAndante Composition/First publication19th century
InstrumentationString quartet StyleChristmas Hymns & Carols
KeyA Major Duration00:46 per verse
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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