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Away in a Manger



Stepping down the staff from dominant to dominant, an ascending tonic arpeggio, and an advanced ascending minor seventh, m7, so/fa.

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA – music: William J. Kirkpatrick, words: unknown
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta/ ti ta | ta ta ta | ta/a ta |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so la ti do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: advanced: so/re, re\ti, so/do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggioso/fa – m7, re\la
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tonic arpeggio, stepping down the staff from so to so
  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas hymn, Christmas carol, birth of Jesus, holiday song, manger, Lord Jesus, cattle, lowing, awakes, Thee, cradle, nigh, pray, bless, children, Thy, tender care, heaven (note the capitalization of the pronouns: Thee, Thy, and He)

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