Shepherds, rejoice, and send your fears away (James Leach)

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  • CPDL #25815:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-03-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the source in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch. The semiquaver C and D in the soprano part in bar 33 are printed in the source as small semiquaver grace notes, slurred from the preceding D (which is printed as a minim), and have been written out editorially.
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General Information

Title: Shepherds, rejoice, and send your fears away
Composer: James Leach
Tune name: Christmas
Lyricist: Isaac Watts (modified from Watts' Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1798 , in A Collection of Hymn Tunes and Anthems on pages 111-115, where it is headed 'CHRISTMAS'.

Description: This set-piece by James Leach, on a text adapted from Isaac Watts.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes.