Away in a Manger (aka "Cradle Song" composed by William J. Kirkpatrick)

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Annotation

listen to this Kirkpatrick melody version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HWW_Away_in_a_manger.ogg

The tune "Cradle Song" was written by William J. Kirkpatrick for the musical Around the World with Christmas (1895) and is an adaptation of the melody originally composed in 1837 by Jonathan E. Spilman to "Sweet Afton", with lyrics to the third stanza likely contributed by Charles H. Gabriel. One example is Sergio Franchi, who covered it on his Billboard Top 40 RCA Victor album, The Heart of Christmas. Thus, there are two different melodies for "Away in a Manger". Each setting has a harmony version for S, A, T, B. the other version is the earlier-published Murray/Mueller composition "Away in a Manger" (first published 1885)

Annotation last modified on 2017-08-13 10:07 UTC.

Relationships

additional lyricist: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1892)
composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1895)
lyricist: [anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist)
arrangements: Away in a Manger (arr. Rutter)
Away in a Manger (for brass, Graham)
Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks)
is based on: Sweet Afton
is the basis for: A Lullaby
later translated versions: Käy kanssamme Jeesus
referred to in medleys: Medley: Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly / Away in a Manger / O Little Town of Bethlehem / The First Noel

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1967 Away in a Manger instrumental The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble 2:29
2011-07-03 – 2011-07-06 Away in a Manger The Chapel Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, Mark Williams 2:56
2014-04-07 – 2014-04-08 Away in a Manger Vox Turturis, David Quinn, Andrew Gant 3:04
Away in a manger CoroPiccolo Karlsruhe, Christian-Markus Raiser 2:37
Away in a manger Ikon directed by David Hill 2:58
Away in a Manger The Singers—Minnesota Choral Artists, Matthew Culloton 2:44
Away in a Manger Vera Lynn 2:44
Away in a Manger cover Voces8 2:57
Away in a Manger Yvonne Kenny, Juris Ezergailis, Suzanne Handel 2:50
Away in a Manger Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 2:10
Away in a Manger Mario Lanza 3:30
Away in a Manger Aselin Debison 3:33
Away in a Manger The Five Fifths 3:51
Away in a Manger instrumental [unknown] 3:15
Away in a Manger instrumental George Greeley ?:??
Away in a Manger Roger Whittaker 1:39
Away in a Manger Sergio Franchi 1:57
Away in a Manger The Roches 2:09
Away in a Manger The Singers—Minnesota Choral Artists, Matthew Culloton 2:53
Away in a Manger Mario Lanza 2:58
Away in a Manger Bobby Womack 2:52
Away in a Manger Kirkpatrick; Luther 2:52
Away in a Manger William James Kirkpatrick 2:28
Away in a Manger Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 2:36
Away in a Manger Canadian Brass 2:35
Away in a Manger Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Christopher Gower, Simon Lawford ?:??
Away in a Manger The Moscow Boys' Choir 2:55
Away in a Manger Sergio Franchi 2:00
Away in a Manger Casting Crowns 3:36
Away in a Manger instrumental Caribbean Steel Drum Ensemble 1:28
Away in a Manger Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:30
Away in a Manger Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt 3:11
Away in a Manger Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Michael Leighton-Jones 3:17
Away in a Manger Nat King Cole ?:??
Away in a Manger St Mary's Marlborough Cathedral Choir 2:54
Away in a Manger Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury 1:59
Away in a Manger Dean Sorenson 4:48
Away in a Manger Our Orchestra and Choir 2:14
Away in a Manger The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 2:32
Away in a Manger Laudibus, Michael C. Brewer 2:20
Away in a Manger William James Kirkpatrick 2:37
Away in a Manger cover and instrumental Virgil Fox ?:??
Away in a Manger Bing Crosby 1:17
Away in a Manger Tonus Peregrinus 2:21
Away in a Manger Choir of Trinity College, Richard Marlow 2:40
Away in a Manger Bing Crosby 1:43
Away in a Manger instrumental [unknown] 2:31
Away in a Manger instrumental Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra 1:29
Away in a Manger cover Tanya Tucker 2:19
Away in a Manger Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 2:01
Away in a Manger Worcester Cathedral Choir, Raymond Johnston, Donald Hunt 3:13
Away in a Manger Ilford Songsters ?:??
Away in a Manger Mario Lanza 2:47
Away in a Manger Tonus Peregrinus 2:21
Away in a Manger William James Kirkpatrick 2:34
Away in a Manger [unknown] 2:29
Away in a Manger Paul Nicholas with Cats Co. (New York) 3:06
Away in a Manger The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle 2:32
Away in a Manger The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge 2:29
Away in a Manger Take 6 3:37
Away in a Manger Ed Ames 2:23
Away in a Manger Amanda Rheaume 4:17
Away in a Manger cover Pentatonix 3:04
Away in a Manger instrumental André Gagnon 3:59
Away in a Manger (a) [unknown] 2:19
Away in a Manger (extract) partial Ikon, David Hill 1:12
Away in a Manger / Hark the Herald Angels Sing instrumental Bill Gabrys 5:34
Away in the Meow Meow cover Newtown 2:45
Medley: Deck the Halls / Away in a Manger / I Saw Three Ships / Good King Wenceslas / We Three Kings of Orient Are / Angels We Have Heard on High medley Bing Crosby 6:43
O jul med din glede / Komt, verwondert u hier mensen / Away in a Manger medley The Swingle Singers 3:54
まぶねの中に cover Hayley Westenra ?:??