An Audible Christmas Card from Andrew

A Settled Rest

“Away In a Manger” (after Mack Wilberg)

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This unedited recording of Andrew playing a 5-part horn setting of “Away In a Manger” is based upon a choral arrangement by Mack Wilberg of the tune, Cradle Song, and was one of the things he was working on when he died.  Using his keen musical ear, a recording of Wilberg’s setting by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on his iTunes and a computer program on his laptop, he had dubbed himself in five successive tracks to create a horn choir effect.

My memory of first hearing this is sweetly associated with my very last visit with Andrew in October of 2010.  I had arrived to his home in Cincinnati after driving 500 miles on Sunday afternoon and evening.  We went out to eat together and upon returning to his home, it was one of the first things he showed…

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