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Song of the Manger

By Arnold B. Sherman

Handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 3-5 octave handchimes - Grade 2+
Arranged by Arnold B. Sherman. Christmas, Sacred. Handbell score. 8 pages.

Item Number: HP.2272

Christmas, Sacred.

Arnold Sherman combines two familiar Christmas melodies in this gentle, flowing, ballad-style setting. It begins with a hint of the familiar Polish Carol ("Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"), then moves immediately into a presentation of "Away in a Manger," set here in a 4/4 meter. The combination is especially pleasing when the Polish Carol reappears in the bass line on the optional handchimes.

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    Schererville, IN
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  • July 11, 2011 A peaceful and gently flowing arrangment

    Arnold Sherman combines "Away in The Manger," with the familiar Polish carol to create a peaceful, and flowing handbell arrangment. Having rung this piece at a festival a few years ago, this make a great choice for massed ringing and also for Christmas worship and concerts throughout the year. At...

    a Level 2+, this is not a difficult piece to ring but will require some sensitive ringing from choirs in order to bring out its true beauty. Chimes are optional but contribute so much to the arrangment.

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