First performance and radio broadcast of Ian's final choral commission - a new version of 'Away in A Manger', sung in Worcester Cathedral two days after he died on Wednesday, 16th December 2020.

Thank you to Kate Justice at BBC Hereford and Worcester, and Anne Renshaw from the Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir for the interview and such kind words.


Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The Baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
Until morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there