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25 Days of Jazzmas:"Away in a Manger"

Dec 15, 2011

Oscar Peterson's version of "Away in a Manger" comes from An Oscar Peterson Christmas. the album was recorded in 1995, with Peterson on piano and Dave Samuels on vibes, Jack Schantz on flugelhorn, Lorne Lofsky on guitar, David Young on bass and Jerry Fuller on drums.

The song was first published with two verses in an Evangelical Luther Sunday School collection, Little Children's Book for Schools and Families (1885), edited by James R. Murray (1841–1905), where it simply bore the title "Away in a Manger" and was set to a tune called "St. Kilda," credited to J.E. Clark. For many years the text was credited to the German reformer Martin Luther, but the song has never been found in Luther's works.