How Quietly composed by Joel Raney. For handbell choir accompaniment (3-5 octaves, 24 bells). Hymntune, Children, Christmas, Sacred. Handbell part. 2 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5436HB).
Written for adult choir with optional children's choir or soloist, this pairing of an original composition with a Christmas classic affords a unique way to present "Away in a Manger" during the holiday season. The simple part for the children's voices fits perfectly with Raney's gentle, original lullaby. The flowing piano accompaniment provides a lush underpinning for this re-telling of the night Christ was born. This setting originally appeared in Joel Raney's popular Christmas musical, Celebrate the Season. In 2007 the SATB setting was our top-selling anthem. An SAB voicing is also available. The orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Synth, Percussion, Bass, Harp, Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, French Horn, Violin, Cello and Handbells.