Sheet Music: Away in a Manger

TitleAway in a Manger
Alternate titlesCradle Song
ComposerWilliam J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyD major
Time signature3/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-12-24
Last updated2023-12-24
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Christmas carols, Hymn tunes


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Sunday 24 December 2023

Tune of the Day: Away in a Manger

arranged for three flutes

If you do not recognize the melody of this popular Christmas carol, it is probably because over the last two centuries it has been set to some 40 different tunes! The one we present today is the one most commonly sung in the United Kingdom, which was composed around 1895 by Irish-born American hymnwriter William James Kirkpatrick.

Many thanks to Mark for contributing this arrangement for flute trio!