MUELLER (Murray)

Composer: James R. Murray

L.P.M. (1905, April 12). Obituary. New Church Messenger, p.209. Murray.--At Cincinnati, March 10, 1905, James Ramsey Murray. Funeral services in the Church of the New Jersualem, March 13th. James R. Murray was widely known in the musical world as the author of many songs and song books, and in the New Church in Chicago and Cincinnati as an affectionate, intelligent, and loyal New Churchman. He was born in Andover (Ballard Vale), Mass., March 17, 1841. In early life he developed musical talent, and composed many minor pieces for local and special occasions. Later at North Reading, Mass., he attended Dr. George F. Root's School of Music, and was associated with William Bradbury and Dr. Lowell Mason. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Regi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MUELLER (Murray)
Composer: James R. Murray (1887)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Incipit: 55433 21176 55565
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

With the original two-stanza text, AWAY IN A MANGER was first published in James R. Murray's Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (1887) and initialed “J. R. M.” Murray (b. Andover, MA, 1841; d. Cincinnati, OH, 1905) compiled the songbook and is now thought to be the tune's composer. However, Murray's hymnbook erroneously described this song as: "Luther's Cradle Hymn. Composed by Martin Luther for his children, and still sung by German mothers to their little ones." As a result, the hymn was wrongly attributed to Luther for many years.

As a young man taught by such famous music teachers as Lowell Mason (PHH 96), George Root (PHH 93), and William Bradbury (PHH 114), Murray also studied at the Musical Institute in North Reading, Massachusetts. From 1868 until the Chicago fire of 1871 destroyed the company, he edited the Song Messenger for the publishing firm of Root and Cady. He then returned to his birth place, Andover, and taught music in the public schools. From 1881 to 1905 he was an editor for the John Church Company of Cincinnati, an important publisher of church school materials and gospel music, including the monthly Musical Visitor. Murray composed many gospel songs and tunes and compiled a number of church school songbooks that contained his music.

AWAY IN A MANGER is a simple tune in ABAC form, probably best performed with light organ accompaniment and/ or with flute, recorder, guitar, or Orff instruments. "Away in a Manger" is a fine young children's choir anthem; it could be sung by children alone, with adults humming the harmony.

The hymn is suitable for two-part, four-part, or unison singing. Try also to sing unaccompanied. Maintain one pulse per bar.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Morning Has Broken: Hymn Settings for Worship
    Composer/Editor Arthur Frackenpohl
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017) pp. 11
  • Reflections of Christmas: Quiet Carol Settings for Organ and Optional Flute
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 3
  • The Organist's Library Volume 58
    Composer/Editor Kenneth D. Varner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 57
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 78 Number 2 November December 2014: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Kenneth D. Varner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 23
  • Noel, Noel! Born Is the King!: Christmas Carol Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Kenneth D. Varner
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2013) pp. 30
  • PedalPoint Volume 33 Number 2 January February March 2013: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editor Albert L. Travis
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2013) pp. 26
  • The Joy of Christmas: Six Sparkling Carol Settings for Worship or Recital
    Composer/Editor Diane Joyce Bish
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 16
  • Four Seasonal Pieces for Organ: Advent Christmas Lent Easter
    Composer/Editor Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2012) pp. 6
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 35 Number 1 November December 2012: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Susan C. Carson
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2012) pp. 8
  • Easy Organ Library Volume 48
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 62
  • Greet the New Morn: Piano Music for Advent and Christmas
    Composer/Editor Rachel Chapin
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2008) pp. 12
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 43 Number 2 November December 2008: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 15
  • Be Near Me, Lord Jesus: Five Expansive Organ Preludes for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
    Composer/Editor Robert Lind
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 12
  • Born Is the King: 12 Beautiful Arrangements for Organ Celebrating the Birth of Our Savior
    Composer/Editors Carolyn Hamlin; Tom Hazleton
    Published By: Church Street Music (2005) pp. 58
  • Emmanuel God With Us: Easy Christmas Reflections for Organ
    Composer/Editors Peter Lehman; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 9
  • Simply Christmas for Organ: Thirteen Selections Designed to Simplify the Season
    Composer/Editor Eugene McCluskey
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2002) pp. 17
  • A Christmas Carol Sequence: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Jerry van der Pol
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1999) pp. 12
  • Seven Trios on Christmas Hymns Volume 2: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Lasky
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1999) pp. 3
  • Composer/Editor Paul Rutz
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1997) pp. 3
  • Seasonal Hymn Preludes Volume 2 Christmas Part 1: Op. 7
    Composer/Editor Robin Dinda
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1996) pp. 4
  • Sacred Organ Diversities
    Composer/Editor David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 18
  • Songs of Assurance: Hymn Medleys for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1991) pp. 18
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 51 Number 1 October 1987: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 43
  • PedalPoint Volume 6 Number 1 October November December 1986: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Albert L. Travis
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1986) pp. 7
  • Merry Carols for Organ
    Composer/Editor Gordon Young
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1984) pp. 35
  • More Love to Thee, O Christ: For the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Broadman Press (1983) pp. 6
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 47 Number 1 October 1983: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editor Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 14
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty: For the Church Organist
    Composer/Editor David Lowe
    Published By: Broadman Press (1982) pp. 11
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 5 Number 1 December 1982 General, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (1982) pp. 14
  • The Organist Volume 83 Number 5 November 1979 Christmas and Thanksgiving Issue: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Edward Broughton; Matt Powers
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1979) pp. 50, 52
  • The Many Moods of Christmas No. 2: Easy Organ Music for Worship
    Composer/Editors Roger C. Wilson; James R. Murray
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1974) pp. 42
  • The Amateur Organist Number 63: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1973) pp. 42, 44
  • The Organist Volume 68 Number 5 November 1964: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1964) pp. 38
  • The Organist Volume 68 Number 5 November 1964: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1964) pp. 38
  • Sacred Christmas Music: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1961) pp. 26
  • Christmas Carillon for Hammond Pre-Set and Spinet Model Organs
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Shattinger Publications, Inc. (1959) pp. 2

Piano Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 39 Number 2 January February March 2019: The Magazine for Church Pianist and Organists
    Composer/Editor Richard Kingsmore
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2019) pp. 28
  • Christmas Keys: Stylized Carol Favorites for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Dan Sigmon
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 22
  • The Church Pianist Volume 28 Number 2 November December 2011: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry F. Pugh; John Purifoy
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 58
  • Prayludes for Winter: Flexible Piano Medleys for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
    Composer/Editor Ruth Elaine Schram
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 15
  • Songs of Christmas: Christmas Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Bible Truth Music (2009) pp. 20
  • PedalPoint Volume 27 Number 1 October November December 2007: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editor Cathy DeRousse
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2007) pp. 11
  • Unto Us . . . A Child: Christmas Favorites for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Heather Sorenson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2005) pp. 22
  • A Quiet Christmas with Christ: Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Cary Schmidt
    Published By: Bible Truth Music (2004) pp. 16
  • The Church Pianist Volume 19 Number 2 November December 2002: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors David Sarandon; Suzanne Arant Brantley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2002) pp. 22
  • Big Blue Book of Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 105
  • Christmas & Carols: Holiday Classics for Solo Piano - Includes Optional C Instrument Solo Parts
    Composer/Editors Jim Hammerly; Bill Wolaver; Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1998) pp. 28
  • Christmas Classics: Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editors Carolyne M. Taylor; Mary Charlotte Ball
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 6
  • Carols of Christmas: In Baroque Style - Solo Piano Intermediate
    Composer/Editor Carrie Kraft
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1997) pp. 10
  • The Church Pianist Volume 14 Number 2 November December 1997: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Terry Osman
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 14
  • Pianoforte Christmas
    Composer/Editor Jeremy Young
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1996) pp. 18
  • Songs of Bethlehem: Solo Piano for Christmas
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1996) pp. 42
  • PedalPoint Volume 14 Number 4 July August September 1995: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Terry Honeycutt
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1995) pp. 30
  • Kaleidoscope of Praise: Hymns, Gospel Songs, and Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor Victor Labenske
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1990) pp. 30
  • Christmas Reflections for Piano: 11 Fresh Arrangements by Teresa Wilhelmi
    Composer/Editor Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1986) pp. 12
  • Christmas with Style: 10 Carol Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Jerry Ray
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (1986) pp. 14
  • The Church Pianist Volume 1 Number 2 November 1984: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; James Denton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1984) pp. 56

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • An Organist's Book of Hymns: The Liturgical Year: 3 Part Hymns and Chorale Preludes
    Composer/Editor Noel Jones
    Published By: Frog Music (2014) pp. 122
  • Hymn Harmonizations by Hayes Volume 2: Creative Accompaniments for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 46
  • PedalPoint October November December 1995 Volume 15 Number 1: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Mary Charlotte Ball
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1995) pp. 30
  • The Last Verse for Christmas: Fifteen Free Hymn Accompaniments for the Christmas Season
    Composer/Editor Janet Linker
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1994) pp. 37
  • Hymn Harmonizations Set 2
    Composer/Editor Edmund Shay
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1993) pp. LL
  • Basic Hymn Accompaniments Volume I
    Composer/Editor Thomas R. Pearce
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1988) pp. 8
  • Hymn Arrangements: For the Church Choir
    Composer/Editor Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1954) pp. 18

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Sunday Morning Organist Volume 11: Organ and Piano Christmas Duos
    Composer/Editor Robert Graham
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2013) pp. 21
  • Seasonal Duets for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors Ron Sprunger; Linda Sprunger
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1999) pp. 12
  • PedalPoint Volume 15 Number 1 October November December 1995: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Mary Charlotte Ball
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1995) pp. 30
  • Christmas Duets for Organ and Piano: Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1970) pp. 7

Voices: Organ and Voices

  • Festive Hymn Settings for the Christmas Season Set 1
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1995) pp. 9

Instruments: Instrumental Solo with Piano

  • PedalPoint Volume 37 Number 2 January February March 2017: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Randy Smith; Jay Rouse
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2017) pp. 16

Instruments: Instrumental Solo

  • Repeat the Sounding Joy!: 15 Christmas Favorites for Solo Instrument with Tracks or Piano
    Composer/Editors David S. Winkler; Fletch Wiley
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1990) pp. 52

Voices: Keyboard and Voices

  • Hymn Arrangements: For the Church Choir
    Composer/Editor Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1954) pp. 18

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