Away in a Manger (“Slane” melody)

Away in a Manger (“Slane” melody)

Familiar lyrics (with an extra verse of my own) are set to an old Irish melody called “Slane,” which we traditionally sing using the words to “Be Thou My Vision” or “Take Time to be Holy.” For solo or SSAATB choir.

He is Born, the Child Divine

He is Born, the Child Divine

13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. Arranged for SATB choir, children’s chorus, flute and bells.

Guard Him, Joseph

Guard Him, Joseph

Guard him, Joseph, as He slumbers; There behind the stable doors.

Gesù, Bambino

Gesù, Bambino

Music by Pietro Yon; Text by Frederick H. Martens; Arranged by Sally DeFord. For Solo, SATB or SSA, with optional flutes.

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Traditional Christmas carol, arranged for simple jazz piano solo.

Born to Wear a Crown

Born to Wear a Crown

Born to wear a crown of glory; Brighter far than earth affords; For this Child laid in a manger Is King of kings and Lord of lords.

Born is the Light of the World

Born is the Light of the World

As I was looking at a beautiful painting of the Christ Child and His mother, I focused on the areas of ligh. This lyric describes that painting.

Beautiful Savior

Beautiful Savior

The traditional hymn, arranged for choir, piano, organ, and flute or other C instrument.

Baby In a Manger

Baby In a Manger

My 2007 Christmas card carol, written for my first grandson, Damien.