SD1045: Away in a Manger

Christmas Carols for Harp Ensemble
Away in a Manger
WJ Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
arranged for harp Stephen Dunstone

Cover imageAway in a Manger
Arranged for - 4-part harp ensemble (or flexible group)
Level - Easy

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About this work & Performance Notes

Everyone knows Away In A Manger, but that doesn’t stop it being a sublimely, serenely, beautiful carol.

I’ve tried to make this arrangement as accessible as possible, and the “flexible” mention on the title page means that it’s possible to play without all the parts. The greatest richness of harmony is achieved with everyone there, but it still sounds lovely in the following reduced combinations:

Melody / Melody & Descant / Harmony 1;

Melody / Harmony 1 / Harmony 2 (this is particularly suitable for conservative players who think I’m tampering with a perfectly good carol by adding a descant);

Melody / Harmony 1 / Harmony-2-for-the-first-two-verses-then-switching-to-Descant;

It’s even effective with just Melody / Harmony 1 if you’re really short of players!

Whatever you choose to do, I’m sure you’ll bring pleasure to a lot of listeners...

Library Information

Title: Away In A Manger
Composer: WJ Kirkpatrick
Arranger: Stephen Dunstone
Instrumentation: 4 (or fewer) Lever or Pedal Harps
Level: Easy
Format: A4 stapled score and set of 4 A4 parts
Weight: 140gm
ISMN: 979-0-57046-284-1
Our Ref: SD1045
Publisher: Creighton's Collection
Printer/Distributor: Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: 2018
Origin: UK

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