Away in a Manger


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Instrumentation: standard Wind Band

This arrangement of the well-known Christmas Carol actually combines two different melodies: the one most commonly sung nowadays and another beautiful tune for this carol, which seems, unfortunately, to have either been forgotten or simply slipped out of favour because of the popularity of the one heard first in this music.

It requires legato playing throughout and good breath control.

If thought desirable, a gentle backing beat can be added by a drum kit, preferably using brushes rather than sticks.