Manger Trilogy, A
Three Christmas carols, "I Am So Glad Each Christmas Day," "When Christmas Morn Is Dawning" and "Good Christian Friends, Rejoice!" make up this trilogy centering on the manger of the Christ child. The organ take the tune in the first section against full dotted-quarter chords. The mood calms and the bells take over to play a straight-forward rendition of the second tune. Both instruments take part in melody and accompaniment for the closing, bright carol.