Away in a Manger

James R. Murray

Text Author: Anonymous, John T. McFarland

Arranger: Eurydice V. Osterman

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Vocal Forces: SATB divisi

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Tune Name: Mueller

Text Source: Sts. 1–2: Anonymous; st. 3: John T. McFarland, 1851–1913

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M


Reharmonizing a cherished Christmas carol is not for the faint of heart! But Osterman does it with style, the chord progressions faithful to the original but with delightful deviations. Although the piece begins in a plaintive manner, its climax in the third stanza is grand and glorious to support the text idea of being taken to heaven to live with Jesus Christ. For Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, or Christmas Day.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Day

Topical: Incarnation, Light

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo