Free Tab for December 2017 - "Cradled In A Manger Meanly"

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Free Tab for December 2017 - "Cradled In A Manger Meanly"

Postby Tull » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that the tab for November has been posted on my website, Eagle Creek Music. This month's tab is an arrangement of the Christmas hymn "Cradled In A Manger Meanly". The words were written by British theologian George S. Rowe in 1879. Rowe trained for the Wesleyan Methodist ministry at Didsbury College, Manchester. He served in a number of Wesleyan Methodist churches until he was appointed Professor of Pastoral Theology at Headingley College, Leeds. While at that post, he also became the editor of a missionary periodical, At Home and Abroad, in which his hymn, "Cradled in a Manger, Meanly" first appeared. Rowe authored a number of other hymns that are still included in the Methodist hymnal today, including "Come Children All And Praise" and "When They Brought Little Children".

Originally, the hymn was paired with the tune "St Winifred", and that is still the tune most commonly associated with in churches throughout Europe. In the United States, however, it is usually paired with the tune "Saltash", a traditional dance tune that was named after a town in the Cornish region of England where it originated. Ralph Vaughan Williams first arranged it for the hymn "Jesus Thou Divine Companion", and since then, it has been paired with over 100 other hymns, including "Pleading Jesus", "Sing of Mary Pure and Lowly", and "Heavenly Father May Thy Blessing".

Here is a link to a YouTube video of this hymn being sung by the Hope Chapel Christmas Choir.

This is a 2-part arrangement, melody and harmony, so find a playing partner, and get it ready for your Christmas celebrations.

Wishing you all peace, joy, and music this Christmas season, and throughout the coming New Year!

In music and friendship,

Tull Glazener
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