Video of the Day: Away in a Manger by VOCES8
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
The new arrangement of the classic carol features on new album
Now that we find ourselves in November, today's Video of the Day looks to Christmas - naturally. Here we have a new arrangement by Taylor Scott Davis of Away in a Manger performed by the VOCES8 Foundation Choir and Orchestra conducted by Barnaby Smith. This arrangement features on an upcoming album 'A Choral Christmas' (DECCA) alongside a mix of classic carols and new works by contemporary composers.
The original text of this carol was published anonymously in an American newspaper in 1882 where it was wrongly attributed to Martin Luther himself. Since then many composers have set this text with American composer William J Kirkpatrick's 1895 setting that is the most enduring and the version we hear today.
'A Choral Christmas' (DECCA) releases 3 November. You can listen to more of this album below via Apple Music.