LEVEL — Early Advanced
PERFORMANCE TIME (approx.) — 2:45
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE — Prelude, Offertory, Special Music, Holiday Concert or Recital
ARRANGER NOTES — The first few notes of the introduction are borrowed from the gentle Christmas lullaby: Away in a Manger which sets the stage for this simple contemporary carol. After just one verse in the key of C Major, this arrangement modulates to the key of A Major (bar 15), adding more movement in the LH sixteenth notes. Two choruses follow, the second in the key of Bf Major (bar 39) which should be played more expansively to emphasize the lyrics. Then the arrangement ends where it began: with a short excerpt from Away in a Manger. (Make sure that you are familiar with the lyrics in order to effectively communicate the meaning of Emmanuel: God with us.)
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