A Christmas Lullaby by David Shaler. For SAT/C choir, congregation, piano, optional handbells. Christmas. Easy to Moderately Easy. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-1109).
A combination of two favorite Christmas carols. A verse of Silent Night is contrasted with a haunting, minor-key setting of Away in a Manger/Mueller. The tenor part lies in a narrow range (appropriate for cambiatas) but contains creative melodic and counter-melodic writing. The arrangement concludes with another verse of Silent Night set triumphantly with a motif of pealing bells. SAT/C, Piano, and opt. Handbells.