Augsburg Fortress

In a Lowly Manger Born

In a Lowly Manger Born

This transparent setting of Seigi Abe's tune MABUNE ("manger" in Japanese) for two-part mixed choir, piano, and light percussion brings Japanese pastor Kō Yūki's simple, poignant account of the story of salvation to life in a manger that is both earnest and whimsical. A brief foray into the hymn "Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices" (O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE), a fragment of which is then woven into the final stanza of MABUNE, suggests that our own proclamation of the gospel is indispensable to God's kingdom.

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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Sheet Music
  • ISBN 9781451485844
  • Brand Augsburg Choral Library
  • Pages 16
  • Season/Occasion Advent
  • Voicing Unison
  • Difficulty Medium-Difficult
  • Publication Date April 2, 2014