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This version of "Away" has been revised for the Noel Project CD, "Splendor Bright." Some timing issues were fixed, and some of the percussion has been removed from the original version posted a few days ago.

"Away" combines two tunes used for "Away in a Manger." One you will recognize as the popular Christmas carol by James Murray. The other, lesser known version is by William James Kirkpatrick, and is sometimes called "The Cradle Carol," although the lyrics to both songs are the same.

Arrangement, keyboard: Tom Atwood

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Uploaded: Nov 26, 2005 - 12:50:39 PM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2005 - 07:29:47 AM Last Played: Jun 20, 2019 - 05:11:26 PM
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Cori Ander said 4958 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
Wonderful
Really wonderful. I am not familiar with these tunes. Anyway I think they
are lovely and has lots of Christmasy mood.

Very good treatment by you Tom!
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said 4958 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
No...
lyrics??? Surely someone on this site could do them. I'd love to hear a
version with them. Let people know what CHRISTmas is really about. As
it stands, the meaning is lost, and may only be felt by those that know
or believe. This could be an outstanding song with the lyrics.
Thoroughly enjoyed!
Noel Project said 4958 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
No...
Thanks Mhz. This piece is part of a the Noel Project CD (Splendor Bright) that
includes 15 Christmas and Advent songs. It will be released Dec 1. Many of
those songs do have lyrics and we needed some instrumentals to vary the CD.
So, this piece was arranged without lyrics for that reason. Thanks for listening
and for your kind words.
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Noel Project said 4929 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Merry Christmas!
Thanks for listening. See you next Christmas!
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Noel Project said 4929 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Merry Christmas!
You make it all sound so easy...
Authored by: Mystified on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 00:26:46 -0600
and so very beautiful.
It's a privilege to work with you on this CD, Tom. I'm glad you had a
chance to create your very own work, at last, for it.

The simplicity and serenity of this is lovely--and exactly what I needed to
listen to right now.

Thanks for this.
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You make it all sound so easy...
Authored by: Noel Project on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 07:38:49 -0600
We're sure atwood1956 appreciates those kind words, Mysti, but we here in
corporate are concerned about the hours you are keeping. Perhaps you have
forgotten the terms of the contract you signed. The sleep provisions
contained therein? This is the time of year when we can hardly afford to be
handing out "sick days." (The phrase itself makes us queasy.) Remember,
proper rest, regular vocal exercises, and on time for class (US Music Industry
History 2, M-W-Th-F at 8 am).
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The Noel Project guidelines....
Authored by: Mystified on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 10:37:14 -0600
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah....ok. Right. Uh huh. :P
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Very nice
Authored by: aclarke on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 08:15:58 -0600
I want to let you all know how much I appreciate you exposing us (at least
me) to holiday music that is out of the norm... even though it may be
more traditional. It's been a pleasure listening to all of the different
songs, even if I haven't been able to comment on each. Your hard work
and dedication to the "Project" is commendable and appreciated.
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Very nice
Authored by: Tom Atwood on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 10:17:55 -0600
Thanks AC. I appreciate that. Mysti and I (and mando, rebs, curry,
midiorleans) are trying to do something different, and it
has been fun so far. Thanks again!
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Cuddly
Authored by: pgreenstone on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 14:13:29 -0600
Beautiful, soft music that makes me want to cradle a baby to sleep. Nice
melding of themes to make something unique.
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Cuddly
Authored by: pgreenstone on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 14:15:15 -0600
Oh, and let us know when the CD will be available.

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Cuddly
Authored by: Tom Atwood on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 14:39:22 -0600
We are working out the details of the CD distribution, Peter. We are hoping it
will be available Dec 1 or shortly thereafter. I like the signature link to your
CD (on your comments). Looks like yours is here?
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Sounds great, Tom.
Authored by: John Stebbe on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 18:41:59 -0600
Well-constructed and well-executed. Very atmospheric and rich in
beauty.

I once did an arrangement of both of those tunes myself, back in the
early 80s, when I directed the choir at the Lutheran campus chapel at
Ball State University. Your piece takes me back! It was for piano and
oboe.

I like the mildy symphonic ending, with the cymbal swell.
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Sounds great, Tom.
Authored by: Tom Atwood on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 19:15:15 -0600
Thanks John. Glad I could take you back. I would like to hear that piano/wind
version you arranged at Ball State. As for the ending, my son (16) said lose it,
but I really like the ending. It's my favorite part. Makes me feel young, like
listening to a Christmas album from the 60s. Thanks for mentioning it.
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!
Authored by: mandolinquent on Thu, 24 Nov 2005 01:43:26 -0600
How do you DO that? Very impressive arranging.
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!
Authored by: Tom Atwood on Thu, 24 Nov 2005 08:27:55 -0600
Congratulations Wm. You have now tied for the shortest comment title ever
received by the Noel Project. Although we did have a "." once, which I guess
technically is shorter than "!" (Or is it? Hmm, this may require another late-
night discussion in the Project library. You and Rebsie, of course, will be
expected to attend.)

Anyway, thanks for listening, and for helping us with the CD. Mysti and I
really appreciate it.
Comments from previous version (now removed)
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Divine night
Authored by: Tadashi Togawa on Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:15:50 -0600
Quiet, gentle tone at night.
The ensemble is wonderful.
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Divine night
Authored by: Noel Project on Thu, 24 Nov 2005 09:23:43 -0600
Tadashi, thanks. Always glad when you stop by and wax poetic.
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