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Away in a Manger (arr Wallace)

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Traditional, arranged by Tom Wallace


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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carol
Publisher: Arrangers Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Here's an interesting rendition of the familiar carol. After a straightforward presentation of the tune, a lightly syncopated, upbeat theme follows, giving you a chance to work contemporary sounds into your concert program.

- Program Note by publisher


Away in a Manger is a Christmas carol first published in the late nineteenth century and used widely throughout the English-speaking world. In Britain, it is one of the most popular carols; a 1996 Gallup Poll ranked it joint second] The two most-common musical settings are by William J. Kirkpatrick (1895) and James R. Murray (1887).

The earliest known publication, in The Myrtle in 1884, ascribed the lyrics to German Protestant reformer Martin Luther, explicitly referencing his 400th birthday (which was in 1883). For many years this attribution continued to be made. However, this attribution appears to be false: the hymn is found nowhere among Luther's works. It has been suggested that the words were written specifically for Luther's 400th anniversary and then credited to the reformer as a marketing gimmick.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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