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An original short setting of the famous medieval text that conveys a charming, gentle and reflective mood. Two different melodies alternate, giving the piece a wide tonal variety: the first melody, for verses 1, 3 and 5 has a strong modal feeling and is sung by the whole SATB choir; the second, for verses 2 and 4, alternates female and male voices. The independent organ accompaniment is intended to support the voices while adding a great palette of colours which spices up this new carol.
This Norman tune for Away in a manger - less known and performed than the famous Kirkpatrick setting - can surely compete in beauty and charm with the more familiar versions of the same text, with its rocking feeling that fits wonderfully the moving tenderness of the well-known anonymous lullaby, formerly ascribed to Martin Luther.
This an extended choral arrangement of the melody: the first verse is a simple 2-part canon (with different possible voicings), the second is set for double choir (or solo and choir) with one semichorus singing the melody in unison while another hums the harmonies, and the third and last verse linearly but richly harmonises the melody in 4 parts. The choir sings unaccompanied throughout, with the organ acting as link before, between and after the three verses.