arr. Anna Laura Page - Beckenhorst Press
Anna Laura Page artfully combines the traditional version of Away in a Manger with Cradle Song by William J. Kirkpatrick in a fresh, new way. The Kirkpatrick melody is tenderly presented after the introduction, giving your ringers a chance to show their phrasing skills against a seamless and lightly flowing background. The traditional melody is then introduced before transitioning to an artful combination of both versions with echoes added for interest. Presented almost as a lullaby, the message is powerful in its musical presentation and simplicity, a perfect choice for your Advent or Christmas service.