"Child in a Manger" is a Scottish Christmas Carol sung to a traditional folk melody. The lyrics of the Carol were originally in Scottish Gaelic written by Mary M. Macdonald (1789–1872) and were later translated into English. The melody was then given the name "Bunessan" in hymnals, after a small village on the Island of Mull near to where Mary Macdonald lived. When the melody became more widely known in the UK, the English writer Eleanor Farjeon (1881–1965) was commissioned to write alternative verses which became the hymn "Morning Has Broken" first published in 1931. The song has been recorded by many folk, gospel and popular artists, most notably Cat Stevens who included the song on his album "Teaser and the Firecat" with a distinctive piano introduction & interludes by Rick Wakeman of the rock band "Yes". The hymn was also recently heard in Series 2 of "The Handmaid's Tale". This piano arrangement by Jim Paterson can be seen below or download the Sheet Music, Midi file or Mp3 file.
For other instruments we have more sheet music for Guitar (including Tabs and Chords), Main (Flute, Violin, etc. in C), High (Oboe, Flute, Piccolo, etc. in C), Bass (Bassoon, Cello, Trombone, etc. using bass clef in C), Clar (Clarinet or Trumpet in B-flat), Cor Anglais, French Horn, Alto Sax and Viola, and an appropriate Piano Accompaniment with guitar chords. Child in a Manger is also available as a Duet for Flute and Bassoon.
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