Richard Lambert Music

Away in a Manger (Op.48 No.1)

A new modal setting of the traditional carol for a cappella SATB choir

This is a completely new setting of the well-known carol. The three verses are set strophically and homophonically in a modal A minor, but ending, each time, on the flattened seventh chord – a "stable" G major.


  1. 20 December 2009 at Harringworth Church, Northants. Church choir (composer).
  2. 15 December 2014 at Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London. Lazards Choir, conductor Paul Ayres
  3. 22 December 2019 Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Uppingham Parish Church (augmented) choir, Rutland, UK (composer).
  4. 20 December 2020 church of St Peter & St Paul , Preston, Rutland UK



This recording of Away in a Manger was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.


You can purchase the score of Away in a Manger from Encore Publications

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