Away in a manger (William Kirkpatrick)

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This page lists settings using the tune "Cradle Song" (above). For settings using the tune "Mueller", see Away in a manger (James R. Murray).

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Editor: Gabriel Brown (submitted 2020-12-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 658 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: F Major. SATB Long Score with Vaughan Williams solo soprano descant.
Editor: Henk Vogel (submitted 2020-01-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Descant for 'Away in a manger' (or in Dutch: 'Wij staan aan en kribbe') with organ accompaniment.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 12 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB a cappella
Arranger: Andrew Sims
Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-11-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 25 kB   Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany
Edition notes: SATB a cappella.
Arranger: Christoph Lahme
Editor: Burkhart M. Schürmann (submitted 2008-12-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SAB.
Arranger: Burkhart M. Schürmann
  • (Posted 2009-01-14)  CPDL #18428:  Network.png PDF and MP3 Instrumental files.
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2009-01-14).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
Arranger: Rod Mather
  • (Posted 2004-05-20)  CPDL #07035:  Network.png PDF and MIDI files available.
Editor: Edward L. Stauff (submitted 2004-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 21 kB    Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Listed as "Cradle Song", voiced as SATB. Site also hosts the version with tune "Mueller" by James R. Murray.
Editor: Douglas Brooks-Davies (submitted 2003-10-31).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 188 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB.
Arranger: Douglas Brooks-Davies
Editor: Christopher Moore (submitted 2002-12-17).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 93 kB    Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB.
  • (Posted 2000-11-27)  CPDL #01665:  Network.png GIF and MIDI files available.
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Score information: Unknown   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: SA. Listed under "Cradle Song". Site also hosts the version with tune: Mueller by James R. Murray
  • (Posted 2000-07-02)  CPDL #01018:  Network.png PDF file available.
Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: For piano, organ, optional C instrument, and unison congregation. There is also a Ford arrangement with completely different music by George Careless (with optional words I thank Thee, dear Father).
Arranger: Sally DeFord

See also

Away in a manger (James R. Murray), (tune: Mueller), the version most common in the United States.
Away in a manger (J. Ashley Hall), mixes two melodies associated with this text, "Mueller" and "Cradle Song"
Away in a manger (M. Ryan Taylor), mixes three different melodies which have been associated with the text.

General Information

Title: Away in a manger
Composer: William Kirkpatrick
Tune: Cradle Song

Number of voices: 1, 2, or 4vv   Voicings: SATB, SA and Unison
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 65. 65. D or 11 11. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Away in a manger.