This is a reverent and moving arrangement of “Away in a Manger.” It is written a capella, and although a piano could be used, I think it would impede the sensitivity of the piece. There are many moving parts and dissonances (not the bad kind, but ones like suspensions, anticipations, etc.). I would not try this piece with an unsteady choir. It could be done effectively as a quartet or double quartet if your whole choir isn’t up to the task. After the verses have been sung, there is a verse sung on “Ah,” “Oo,” and “Hm” with a descant. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has cut this verse entirely on one of their recordings. The recording linked above includes it. It takes the sopranos up to a G above the staff, so that’s something to consider. I would love to hear this as part of my ward’s Christmas program.