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Away in a Manger

By Howard Helvey

SATB choir
Composed by Howard Helvey. Sacred. Octavo. Beckenhorst Press #BP1550. Published by Beckenhorst Press (BP.1550).

Item Number: BP.1550

The combination of handbells, cello, flowing keyboard accompaniment and seamless vocal writing creates a mood that takes this simple carol to a new level of sophistication. Mr. Helvey's layering of the two tunes, CRADLE SONG and AWAY IN A MANGER, is the crowning glory of this exquisite arrangement.

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  • 5

    Cape Cod, MA
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  • October 15, 2019 Solid gold holiday piece with great flexibility

    I have done this anthem with various instruments and voices. It satisfies the longing to have new treatments of beloved carols. It is the kind of piece you can give to any bass instrument soloist. Once I did it with a talented electric bass player and pickup choir and a...

    bell tree - everyone had fun with it. Thank you, Howard Helvey for yet another wonderful anthem.

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  • December 19, 2008 Very nice

    It sounds the best with the added bells and cello part. If you don't have access to these, the pianist needs to add lib to fill in the holes. Still very pretty!

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