There are two popular versions of the Christmas carol Away in a Manger. In the United States, the most popular melody to the carol was written by James R. Murray. In England and the rest of the world, the most popular melody was composed by William J. Kirkpatrick. This play-along page for string instruments features arrangements of both carols for violin, viola, cello, and bass, each of which is in the key of C and can be played along with the band arrangements of Away in a Manger.
If the range or key of the music for your instrument doesn’t suit you, visit the lead sheet page for Away in a Manger for more arrangements in seven different keys. That page also features a brief history of both of the composers, Murray and Kirkpatrick.
Select a link below for the arrangement of Away in a Manger for your instrument, or choose an image at the bottom of the page for more Christmas songs for each individual instrument.
New! - Play this song along with piano! Piano accompaniment parts for Away in a Manger are now available to accompany all instruments and singers, in free, printable PDF format.