While shepherds watched their flocks by night (William Knapp)

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  • CPDL #23075:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2011-01-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 457 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Composer: William Knapp
Lyricist: Nahum Tate

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1753

Description: This setting was first published on pages 159-161 of William Knapp's New Church Melody, 1st edition, London: [1753], where it is headed 'The Song of the Angels, at the Nativity of our Blessed Saviour. St Luke 2d Ver 8th. A 4 Voc'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 2100.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at While shepherds watched their flocks by night.